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Selwyn area

Kosciuszko National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about the Selwyn area.

Getting there and parking

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    To get to this area of Kosciuszko National Park:

    From Cooma via Adaminaby:

    • Travel south through Cooma for 7km
    • Turn right at the signs to Adaminaby and Kiandra, to continue along Snowy Mountains Highway for around 90km to Kiandra 
    • For Mt Selwyn, turn left onto Link Road at Kiandra

    From Tumut:

    • Take Snowy Mountains Highway south for around 90km to Kiandra

    From Tumbarumba:

    • Take Tooma Road south and turn onto Elliott Way

    From Khancoban:

    • Take Khancoban to Cabramurra Road (closed winter)

    The nearest fuel and supplies are located in Adaminaby, Cooma, Talbingo, Tumut, and Tumbarumba. Limited services in Cabramurra.

    If you’re driving to Kosciuszko National Park, you’ll now pass traffic monitoring cameras on the way to Selwyn Snow Resort. Learn more.

    Park entry points

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    Road quality

    Snow chains:

    The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) recommends snow chains are carried by all vehicles driving in the park in winter, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Visit the Live Traffic website for current conditions.

    Road closures:

    The Khancoban to Cabramurra Road and Kings Cross Road are closed in winter (June to October long weekends).

    Best times to visit

    The Selwyn area has plenty of activities to tempt you year-round. Here are some of the highlights.

    Autumn

    Autumn brings milder temperatures and clear blue skies that are made for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding in the Snowy Mountains. It's also your last chance to fish in the mountain streams before winter.

    Spring

    Rediscover the great outdoors and breathe in the fresh mountain air with a bushwalk, mountain bike ride, or camping getaway. The October long weekend brings the opening of fishing season for rivers and streams, so try your luck hooking a trout on the Eucumbene River.

    Summer

    With wildflowers at their peak, it's a fine time for a day walk to historic Four Mile Hut or Gooandra Hut. Pitch your tent or pull up your camper at one of the designated campgrounds for a night under the stars. Summer's also the best time to discover the heritage attractions at Kiandra or the Khancoban to Kiandra scenic drive.

    Winter

    Hit the slopes at Selwyn Snow Resort. From skiing and snowboarding, to tubing, tobogganing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, Selwyn put on some of the most affordable snow sports in NSW.

    Facilities

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    Fees and passes

    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).

    See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.

    Safety messages

    All Kosciuszko National Park visitors planning a long hike, off-track or overnight adventure, or visiting a remote part of the park, are recommended to fill in the trip intention form and carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). Find out more about hiring a PLB and completing a trip intention form on the dedicated iPads available at Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Tumut Visitor Centre and the Perisher NSW National Parks office.

    Alpine safety

    Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

    River and lake safety

    The aquatic environment around rivers, lakes and lagoons can be unpredictable. If you're visiting these areas, take note of these river and lake safety tips.

    Permitted

    Cycling

    Cycling is permitted on public roads, and on management trails outside wilderness areas. Within the Jagungal Wilderness Area, you can cycle only on Round Mountain trail, Dargans trail, Hellhole Creek trail, Valentine trail, and Grey Mare trail. Riders please give way to walkers.

    Fishing

    You can fish in rivers and streams between the October and June long weekends. A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required to fish in all waters. Fishing in dams and lakes is permitted year-round, but some waterways may close temporarily or have restrictions. Refer to the NSW Recreational Freshwater Fishing Guide for information.

    Horses

    Horse riding and mountain biking are permitted on most management trails on the eastern side of the Snowy Mountains Highway, except wilderness areas. You can also ride the first section of Four Mile Hut walking track. Please stay on established trails. Bike riders should give way to walkers and horse riders.  

    Campgrounds with facilities to camp with horses include: Wares Yards, Rocky Plain, and Bullocks Hill campgrounds in the Selwyn area; Cooinbil Hut, Long Plain Hut, Ghost Gully, and Old Snowy campgrounds in the High Plains area.

    Prohibited

    Firearms, chainsaws and fossicking are not permitted in Kosciuszko National Park. 

    Pets

    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

    Smoking

    NSW national parks are no smoking areas. The alpine resorts of Selwyn, Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Ski Rider and Kosciuszko Tourist Park are exempt, though some commercial and outdoor places within these resorts may have no smoking areas.

    Map of Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park. Image: OEH

    Contact

    Nearby towns

    Adaminaby (14 km)

    Visit the fascinating Snowy Scheme Museum at Adaminaby to learn about the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme.  Find out about the achievements of the engineers, the workers, the machinery and the role the project played in the development of the modern Australian nation. The museum is open on weekends.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Tumbarumba (50 km)

    Cooma (65 km)

    The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre is a state-of-the-art visitor facility showcasing the story of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme from the early construction days to the role the scheme plays today in the development of Australia.

    www.visitnsw.com

    Tumut (79 km)

    Tumut is a country town on the northern foothills of the Snowy Mountains. The Rolling valleys, mountain streams and alpine mountain ranges make it popular for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

    www.visitnsw.com

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