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Selwyn area

Kosciuszko National Park

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Overview

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.

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.

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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 closed due to severe fire damage. Only 2.5hrs from Canberra, it offered 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 town along the Snowy Mountains Highway is also closed due to 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. Base yourself at one of our lesser-known campgrounds, like Denison campground.

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.

 

Think Before You TREK

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.

Bushwalkers in Wollemi National Park. Photo: Daniel Tran/DPIE

 

Digital NSW National Parks passes

Get your annual pass before you leave for your winter snow break. NSW National Parks annual passes are now digital. Buy online and start using straight away. It's a faster, easier way to buy and use your annual pass.

A hand holds a mobile phone in front of a snow-covered road in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer Artwork: DPIE

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