Thredbo-Perisher area is your gateway to Mount Kosciuszko. Find NSW's favourite ski resorts, top alpine hikes, mountain bike trails, and endless adventures in the Snowy Mountains.
Kosciuszko National Park
Fire affected area
Some areas of this park were affected by fire in 2019/2020. You’ll notice some changes to the landscape, as well as signs of recovery. Some areas may remain closed for longer to allow habitat to recover or because we’re repairing park infrastructure. Stay safe with these after-fire tips for visitors.
2021 snow season
The NSW snow season opens 12 June 2021. The only requirement for entry to Kosciuszko National Park is a valid NSW Parks Pass, however if you're planning to camp overnight you must pre-book your campground or campsite before leaving home.
Check with your ski resort for specific COVID-19 restrictions and read our COVID-19 updates to learn more about snow play and other restrictions this year.
Kosciuszko National Park spoils you with snow sports, walks and mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains. Go camping, explore caves, climb Australia's highest mountain, or stay in heritage accommodation.
Read more about Kosciuszko National Park
From Jindabyne to Tumut, NSW's largest national park will keep you busy for a weekend or for weeks. Ski or snowboard the highest runs in the country at Thredbo and Perisher. Try cross-country skiing. Hike to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko, or descend underground to magical Yarrangobilly Caves.
Adventure seekers can get their thrills on the many walks and mountain bike trails. Why not challenge yourself on Main Range walk or ride popular Thredbo Valley track. Saddle up for a horse ride in the High Plains or near Khancoban.
There are also historic huts, dazzling wildflowers, and awe-inspiring lookout views to discover. Need inspiration? Ask at the park's visitor centres about tours.
There's great fishing and paddling in the lower Snowy and upper Murray rivers. Throw a line in a mountain stream or reservoir like Blowering, Eucumbene and Tantangara. The scenic Alpine Way and Snowy Mountains Highway drives are the perfect way to get around and see it all.
After a day exploring this certified Ecotourism Destination, relax at a riverside campground. Try one of our lesser-known campgrounds. You can also book your own mountain cottage to recharge for a new day of adventures.
There are 7 areas in this park:
The Lower Snowy River area embraces the wild south of Kosciuszko National Park. Camp by the Snowy River, explore the scenic trails on a walk, bike or horse ride. See another side of the Snowy Mountain...
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 J...
The Selwyn area is your perfect base to explore the walks, rides and top fishing spots of central Kosciuszko National Park. Selwyn Snow Resort and historic Kiandra are closed due to severe fire damage...
The Yarrangobilly area is a highlight of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Explore jaw-dropping caves on a guided tour and swim in the thermal pool. Stay at historic Caves House and enjoy the walks a...
The Tumut area is your launch pad into northern Kosciuszko National Park. Discover water sports and wildlife at Blowering Reservoir. Camp and explore hidden walks and waterfalls in the foothills of th...
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...
- 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 the Snowy Mountains region
Kosciuszko National Park is open all year but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or park management issues. For details, click the local alerts or contact the park's visitor centres.
Park entry fees:
Winter peak (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June long weekend to end of October long weekend: $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day (24hrs). Find out more about the Winter entry surcharge.
Rest of the year (Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road only) $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day (24hrs).
Yarrangobilly Caves (year-round) $4 per vehicle per day, unless park entry has been paid.
Passes: Day passes (based on daily entry fees above), multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for more information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Available only at local visitor centres, and operating vehicle entry stations on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road.Buy annual pass
Snowy Region Visitor Centre
02 6450 5600
Contact hours: 8.30am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
- Snowy Region Visitor Centre
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
Khancoban Visitor Centre
02 6070 8400
Contact hours: 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday. Closed 12.30pm to 1pm. Closed Christmas Day.
- 2 Scammel Street, Khancoban NSW 2642
- Khancoban Visitor Centre
Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
02 6454 9597
Contact hours: 9am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day
- 50 Yarrangobilly Caves Road, Yarrangobilly, NSW 2720
- Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre
Perisher Valley office
02 6457 4444
Contact hours: Winter (June to October long weekends): Daily 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm. Rest of year: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm weekdays, all day Saturday and Sunday.
- 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
- Perisher Valley office
School excursion inquiries - Kosciuszko Education Centre
02 6451 3700
- School excursion inquiries - Kosciuszko Education Centre