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Kiandra heritage track

Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Overview

Kiandra heritage walk is short and easy track in central Kosciuszko National Park offered insight into Australian gold rush history.

Where
Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
1.2km loop
Time suggested
30min - 1hr
Grade
Grade 3
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, clothes for all weather conditions
Please note
Kiandra heritage track was damaged by fire in 2020 but has re-opened. Some infrastructure along the track is still damaged and awaiting maintenance. 

This fascinating walk was a popular way to explore the history of Kiandra, home to one of the shortest gold rushes in Australian history, from November 1859 to March 1861.

At its peak in April 1860, up to 8,000 people were staking their hopes on the Kiandra diggings. Within a few years, they had given up and the population of this remote mountain town had stabilised at just 350.

The short self-guided walk started at the former courthouse, in the fire-affected Kiandra Heritage precinct, and provided plenty of informative signs along the way to show what life might have been like in this historic town.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Also see

  • Kiandra heritage precinct, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

    Kiandra heritage precinct

    Kiandra heritage precinct buildings are closed due to severe fire damage. Located on the Snowy Mountains Highway, near Adaminaby, Kiandra was home to goldmining and skiing heritage.

  • Snowy Mountains Highway, Koscisuzko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

    Snowy Mountains Highway

    Snowy Mountains Highway is a scenic driving route between Tumut and Cooma, taking in caves, campgrounds, ski fields, trails for hiking, biking and horse riding in northern Kosciuszko National Park.

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

Conservation program:

Southern corroboree frog conservation project

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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