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High Plains area

Kosciuszko National Park

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Extended closure in 2024

This area will be closed from 4 April 2024 to 4 October 2024 (inclusive) for critical feral pest control operations. Read more about this closure.

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. Try one of the horse-friendly campgrounds, like Ghost Gully campground on Long Plain. Explore the treeless plains, snow grass valleys and mountain woodland. Or visit 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 National 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.


NSW National Parks annual pass

Get your All Parks annual pass before you leave for your Snowy Mountains break. Buy online and start using straight away. It's a faster, easier way to buy and use your annual pass.

A hand holds a mobile phone in front of an alpine landscape in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Robert Mulally/OEH


Think Before You TREK

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.

Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE

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