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Thredbo-Perisher area

Kosciuszko National Park

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What we're doing

Park management and conservation activities

Thredbo-Perisher area is in Kosciuszko National Park. Kosciuszko National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

NSW National Parks Visitor Infrastructure Program

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is undertaking a range of projects to enhance visitor facilities and create new, iconic visitor experiences in our national parks. These include world class mountain biking and multi-day trekking experiences in Kosciuszko National Park. These projects aim to increase nature-based tourism in NSW, to boost regional visitor economies and improve community wellbeing.

Learn more about the Thredbo Valley track extension

Learn more about the Snowies iconic walk project

Understanding landscapes and geology

Geo conservation efforts play an important role in protecting the delicate ecosystems of Kosciuszko National Park's fragile alpine landscapes. Rehabilitation and maintenance works to limit the impact of erosion and degradation, and monitoring the effects of climate change and visitation, are ongoing.

Preserving biodiversity

Kosciuszko National Park plays an important role in conserving NSW's biodiversity by protecting its vulnerable, threatened and endangered species. Conservation activities, such as the southern corroboree frog and mountain pygmy-possum conservation programs, are carried out in the Thredbo-Perisher area. These activities include monitoring species' habitats, distribution and population.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact on the ecosystems and habitats within the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park. Reduction of pest species, such as deer and goats, is an important part of the work NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) does to protect the integrity of wilderness areas, water, and important biodiversity.

Historic heritage in our parks and reserves

The historic heritage of Kosciuszko National Park is preserved through a variety of NPWS programs that embrace its past. Heritage revitalisation and adaptive reuse projects, such as Bullocks Hut, are ongoing in this area of the park.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

NPWS is committed to developing facilities for the enjoyment and safety of visitors in Kosciuszko National Park. Visitor feedback and environmental sustainability are key considerations in park maintenance, and upgrades are ongoing. Campgrounds, picnic areas, trails and lookouts are continually maintained and upgraded, and NPWS regularly reviews the park’s recreational opportunities, identifying areas for improvement or addition. Hazard assessments are also ongoing.

Kosciuszko National Park has achieved Australia’s first Ecotourism Destination Certification, through Ecotourism Australia, recognising best practice sustainable tourism and visitation in protected areas.

Managing fire

NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world due to our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.

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 (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
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Upcoming alerts

For all planned management events such as hazard reduction burns and pest control operations see the alerts page.

Get involved

Hunting mouse-ear hawkweed

Hunting mouse-ear hawkweed

Help eradicate mouse-ear hawkweed in Kosciuszko National Park. Volunteers have done invaluable work searching for it since it was first found in the area in 2015. Join the fight in a week-long camp.