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Selwyn area

Kosciuszko National Park


The Selwyn area is your perfect base to enjoy family-friendly Selwyn Snow Resort and historic Kiandra. Explore the walks, rides and top fishing spots of central Kosciuszko National Park.

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Located between Cooma and Tumut, the Selwyn area is the main gateway to central and northern Kosciuszko National Park.

Selwyn Snow Resort is a winter favourite for families, first timers and pros. Only 2.5hrs from Canberra, it offers some of the best value day skiing and snow play in NSW.  

Nearby Kiandra is where skiing got its start in Australia. Today, this historic town is an easy stop along the Snowy Mountains Highway. Stretch your legs on the short Kiandra heritage track while you're here. It's a great way to learn about life in Kiandra’s heyday during Australia’s highest, coldest and shortest gold rush. 

There are plenty of activities year-round so why not stay at historic Wolgal Hut, or find a quiet campsite by Three Mile Dam. Then set out on foot amongst the heath and snow gums along Goldseekers track. In winter, swap hiking boots for cross-country skis or snowshoes. 

The high plains east of the highway boast a network of summer mountain bike and horse riding trails. You can also visit historic Four Mile Hut near Selwyn. There’s fine trout fishing for anglers in the streams and reservoirs, or at Eucumbene Dam, near Adaminaby. 

When you’re ready to move on, visit Australia’s highest town, Cabramurra, along the scenic drive to Khancoban or Tumbarumba. Yarrangobilly Caves is around 30km north along the highway.


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

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Selwyn Snow Resort

Selwyn Snow Resort in central Kosciusko National Park is a great place for families and beginners looking for an affordable snow holiday.

Selwyn Snow Resort, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: K Heatley/NSW Government


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Purple mountain hovea wildflowers, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer