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 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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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.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 02 9585 6831
- 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 annual pass
Khancoban Visitor Centre
02 6070 8400
Contact hours: 9am to 5pm daily, 7 days a week. Closed 12.30pm to 1pm. Closed Christmas Day.
- 2 Scammel Street, Khancoban NSW 2642
- Khancoban Visitor Centre