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Khancoban area

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Khancoban area is the western gateway to Kosciuszko National Park. Discover Geehi and Tom Groggin’s camp spots, fishing and riding. Marvel at the Western Fall views, or explore huts and hikes in the Jagungal Wilderness.

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From Khancoban, head south on Alpine Way towards Thredbo. You'll be rewarded with epic views of the Western Fall’s jagged peaks. This is the steepest part of the Snowy Mountains, and a detour to Scammells or Olsen’s lookout is essential to take in the panoramic views. 

Set up camp, or picnic by the Swampy Plains River at Geehi Flats or secluded Old Geehi campground. Spot platypus, red-necked wallabies and wombats, and watch the sun set on Australia’s highest mountains. Tom Groggin campground is a favourite with campers and mobs of eastern grey kangaroos alike. Fishing fans can see if the rainbow or brown trout are biting in the clear waters of the upper Murray River.

The Bicentennial trail runs from Tom Groggin, via Geehi horse camp, north to Selwyn area. There are also plenty of walks and trails to tempt you to enjoy the scenery. Discover the area's historic huts by foot, mountain bike, or 4WD. 

In summer, the winding Khancoban to Kiandra drive climbs to central Kosciuszko. Visit Cabramurra, Australia’s highest town or, if you’re well-prepared, hike the wild and remote back country of the Jagungal Wilderness. 

The Khancoban Visitor Centre is a handy stop for help with inspiration, maps and entry passes before you explore.

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Kosciuszko trip intention form

Are you planning a long hike, off-track and overnight adventures, or visiting a remote part of Kosciuszko National Park? We recommend you fill in a trip intention form and carry a personal locator beacon (PLB) for your safety. Find out more about the free trip intention form.

A walker on Illawong walk in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer

Things to do:

Kosciuszko – Alpine Way drive

A driving tour along Alpine Way Drive in Kosciuszko National Park offers spectacular scenic mountain views, historic and Aboriginal heritage, with camping and walking options.

Alpine Way Drive, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

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Olsens lookout, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer