Kosciuszko National Park
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.
Highlights in this area
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.
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A driving or motorbike tour along Alpine Way scenic drive is a great way to discover the spectacular mountain views, serene campgrounds, magnificent walks, rides, and heritage of southern Kosciuszko National Park.
- in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Khancoban area is open all year, but access along the Khancoban to Cabramurra Road is closed in winter (June to October long weekends).
Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way
Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.
Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.
Entry passes available from Khancoban Visitor Centre's 24-hour vending machines.Buy a pass
- Khancoban Visitor Centre
02 6076 9373
02 6076 9382
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm. Closed 12.30pm to 1pm.
- Corner Scammell Street and Alpine Way, Khancoban NSW 2642
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- Khancoban Visitor Centre