High Plains area
Kosciuszko National Park
The High Plains area spoils you with summer walks, horse rides and bike trails to mountain huts, caves and gorges. Camp, stay in Currango’s heritage cottages, and discover Kosciuszko’s wild north-east corner.
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Venture off the Snowy Mountains Highway, between Tumut and Cooma, to discover this remote but rewarding corner of Kosciuszko National Park.
In summer, camp at popular Blue Waterholes campground, or one of the horse-friendly campgrounds, like Ghost Gully campground on Long Plain. Pitch your tent or trailer then set off amongst the treeless plains, snow grass valleys and mountain woodland. Explore the limestone gorges, caves and waterfall along Clarke Gorge walk or Nichols Gorge walk.
Mosquito Run is a favourite with mountain bikers and horse riders, taking in historic Hainsworth Hut and Old Currango Homestead. Enjoy the views from Batlow Rocks at Tantangara Dam, or from Tantangara Mountain near Rocky Plains. You can even try part of the epic Australian Alps walking track or Bicentennial trail which pass through this area, visiting Oldfields Hut on Murray Gap trail.
For a real taste of this area’s rich colonial heritage, rustic Currango Homestead and its charming cottages offer group or exclusive accommodation.
Nearby, Tantangara Dam is a popular summer spot for fishing and boating. Yarrangobilly Caves is less than an hour away.
Highlights in this area
Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.
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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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
Long Plain Road and Tantangara Road (beyond the dam wall) are closed in winter from June to October long weekends. This period may be extended so it’s a good idea to contact the Tumut Visitor Centre. Areas may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.
No park entry fees apply in the High Plains area. See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.Buy annual pass
Tumut Region Visitor Centre
02 6947 7025
Contact hours: 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- The Old Butter Factory, 5 Adelong Road, Tumut NSW 2720
- Tumut Region Visitor Centre