Kosciuszko National Park
The Selwyn area is your perfect base to 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, a winter favourite for families, first timers and pros, is open daily during ski season (June to October long weekend). 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, and in its heyday was home to Australia's highest, coldest and shortest gold rush. This historic precinct along the Snowy Mountains Highway is open, but the precinct buildings are closed due to severe fire damage.
There are plenty of activities year-round so why not find a quiet campsite by Three Mile Dam campground. 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. There’s fine trout fishing for anglers in the streams and reservoirs, or at Eucumbene Dam, near Adaminaby.
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.
Get your All Parks annual pass before you leave for your Snowy Mountains break. Buy online and start using straight away. It's a faster, easier way to buy and use your annual pass.
- 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 Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Selwyn area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kings Cross Road and the Khancoban-Cabramurra Road are closed in winter (June to October long weekends). Some campgrounds in the Selwyn area close in winter.
Park entry fees apply in winter on Link Road
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 (24hrs). Single and Multi-Day passes available from entry stations, NPWS visitor centres, pay machines or via the Park'nPay app.Buy annual pass
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