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Thredbo-Perisher area

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

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 ThredboPerisher 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.

Highlights in this area

Perisher Range Ski Resort, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: A Lloyd/ Perisher

Ski

Perisher

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Bullocks Hut, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold

Learn

Bullocks Hut

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Education Centre, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Dan Nicholls/OEH

Experience

Explore the Kosciarium

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Rainbow Lake walking track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Explore

Rainbow Lake colours

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Illawong walk, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer

Walk

Illawong walk

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Parc Cafe, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH

Dine

Parc Cafe

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A walker on Illawong walk in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer

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Contact

  • 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).

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    • Perisher Valley office
      02 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday, 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Summer: Monday to Friday, 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Winter snow and snow gums in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer