Kosciuszko National Park
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.
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.
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In winter, ski or snowboard the slopes at Thredbo, Perisher or Charlotte Pass. Perisher is the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. Try cross country skiing or snowshoe the pristine trails amongst twisted snow gums.
As the snow melts you'll discover a walker's paradise. Tracks range from short riverside strolls and moderate day walks, to multi-day hikes. Conquer Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest mountain, on the Thredbo to Kosciuszko walk. You can also take the longer Summit trail or Main Range walk. Have your camera ready for mountain panoramas, dazzling summer wildflowers, and the famous Snowy River.
Thrill seekers can hit some of Australia's best mountain bike runs, including Thredbo Valley track. The scenery is also a stunning backdrop for festivals, summer fishing, or even a wedding at historic Bullocks Hut.
With year-round alpine activities you'll need several days to make the most of the Snowies. Why not pitch your tent at a riverside campground, or stay at Creel Lodge or Numbananga Lodge. Can't find your campground online, see our lesser-known campgrounds.
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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 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.
- 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 Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road
Winter (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. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.
Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.
Passes: Day passes, 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 information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).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
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