Kosciuszko National Park

Accommodation

The NPWS provides accommodation in the park such as Yarrangobilly Caves House where you can enjoy the comfortable isolation of the picturesque valley.

You'll find privately-run accommodation around the park. The following website might be a good starting point:

Creel Lodge (4 bedrooms, up to 8 people)

View from Creel Lodge, Waste Point, in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: K Coomber/OEH)High in the snowy mountains in Kosciuszko National Park, spacious Creel Lodge offers all the comforts of home with the luxury of a mountain chalet. Overlooking Lake Jindabyne, it’s the perfect setting for an indulgent holiday with friends or a special family get-together.

Meet the neighbouring kangaroos as you tuck into a hearty breakfast on the deck. Gaze across beautiful views of the mountains and lake, then wander down for a spot of fishing or take one of the nearby walks.

With all that fresh mountain air, you’ll be ready to cook up a feast in the big kitchen and share a memorable meal around the large dining table. After dinner, head outside and stoke up the outdoor fireplace and start planning your next day’s adventure in Kosciuszko.

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Activities: picnics and barbecues, birdwatching, fishing

Getting there: Creel Lodge is in the Waste Point precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Drive up Kosciuszko Road, past the park entrance, and take the first right turn.
  • Drive along and turn left at ‘to lodge’ sign, and it’s a 200m drive along an unsealed road.

Road access: Sealed road - 2WD vehicles.

Vehicle entry fee: $27 per vehicle per 24 hours during the winter ski season (midnight Friday of the June long weekend – midnight Monday October long weekend) or $16 per vehicle per 24 hours outside of the winter ski season. Please note visitor entry fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees. Purchase your entry passes at the local NPWS office or buy an annual pass online.

Accommodation fees:

  • Seasons: Off peak - Friday of October long weekend to Thursday before June long weekend each year; Shoulder - Friday of June long weekend to 27 June 2014 and 31 August 2014 to Thursday before October long weekend. Christmas/New Year (21 December 2013 – 5 January 2014). Easter (11 April 2014 – 27 April 2014); Peak - 28 June 2014 to 30 August 2014.
  • Minimum 2-night stays (minimum 7-night stays during Easter and Christmas/New Year period).

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable.

Contact: Jindabyne, Phone: (02) 6450 5600

Living room in Creel Lodge, at Waste Point in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: K Coomber/OEH)Bedroom in Creel Lodge, at Waste Point in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: K Coomber/OEH)Bathroom in Creel Lodge, Waste Point in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: K Coomber/OEH)Bedroom in Creel Lodge, Waste Point in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: K Coomber/OEH)Bedroom in Creel Lodge, Waste Point in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: K Coomber/OEH)Dining room in Creel Lodge, Waste Point in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: K Coomber/OEH)Kitchen in Creel Lodge, Waste Point in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: K Coomber/OEH)

Currango Homestead (4 bedrooms, up to 9 people)

Currango Homestead in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)Nestled among the snowgums, Currango Homestead offers unique heritage eco-accommodation in the Australian Alps in Kosciuszko National Park. Registered on the National Estate, the historic homestead was built around 1895. It’s ideal for large groups and families who want to experience the spectacular High Plains in true pioneer style.

On approach to Currango, you’ll see the majestic pines that line the driveway, while resident kangaroos relax on the lawns. Running by solar power and with no mobile phone signal to distract from your break, you can experience the rustic charm of station life in this beautifully restored homestead.

When you’re ready to explore, saddle up the horses and start your adventure along one of the trails accessible from Currango Homestead. If you’re after more heart-pumping action, go mountain biking to Oldfields Hut and other historic huts in the area.

At the end of the day, as the sun goes down, relax on the verandah and soak up the spectacular views as the surrounding plains turn to gold.

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Activities: walking, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing, photography, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Cultural heritage: The complex of buildings, including homestead, cottages, sheds and out buildings, is one of the most intact examples of a high country station in Kosciuszko National Park.  The main homestead was built around 1895 and is the centre of Currango Station and the residence of the caretakers. The Homestead, 'Pines' and 'Daffodil Cottage' are part of an intact complex of buildings representing station life during the late 1800s and early1900s.  These three buildings offer rustic accommodation and an experience of life in the high country over 100 years ago.

Location:  shown on Blue Waterholes - Currango map

Getting there: Currango Homestead is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park.

To get there from Cooma:

  • Take Snowy Mountains Highway via Adaminaby for approximately 46km
  • Turn right onto Tantangara Road (unsealed) for 18km, then continue past Tantangara Dam onto Pocket Saddle Road for 6km.
  • Turn left onto Port Phillip trail for 2km and turn right into Currango

 To get there from Tumut:

  • Access is not possible via Long Plain Road if Tantangara Dam has a flooded crossing. Contact Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6947 7025 for latest water levels.
  • Take Snowy Mountains Highway for approximately 111km
  • Turn left onto Tantangara Road (unsealed) for 18km, then continue past Tantangara Dam onto Pocket Saddle Road for 6km.
  • Turn left onto Port Phillip trail for 2km and turn right into Currango

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles. 4WD required in wet weather.

Facilities: electric power, flush toilets, gas/electric barbecues (free), carpark, trackhead/access point

Toilets: Pit Toilets (Pines and Daffodill Cottage)

Water supply: Drinking water is filtered from local streams, however it is recommend you boil all drinking water for at least 1-5 minutes.

Electric power: Currango Homestead runs off a generator/solar

Other facilities: Solar power at Pines and Daffodill Cottage

Accommodation fees:

  • Seasons: Peak- Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, all school holidays periods in NSW, ACT & VIC plus public holiday Mondays. Off-peak- Monday to Thursday.
  • $45 per person per night (peak). $40 per person per night (off-peak).

Other fees: $5 per horse per booking period.

Permitted here: Horses. A maximum of 10 horses are permitted to be booked in at any one time.

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Currango Homestead bedroom in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)The hallway in Currango Homestead, Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)Kitchen area in Currango Homestead, Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)Currango Homestead verandah entry in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)Old farm machinery at Currango in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)Family having a picnic at Currango in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)

Daffodil Cottage (2 bedrooms, up to 6 people)

Daffodil Cottage was once the overseer’s residence for the historic Currango Homestead. Located high in Kosciuszko National Park, it now offers a glimpse of life on a pastoral station in the rugged high country, over 100 years ago. With no mobile phone reception, it’s the perfect getaway from the modern world.

Have a cuppa on the shady verandah and watch the kangaroos grazing on the lawns. Explore the majestic plains and rugged mountains of the Australian Alps along a range of walking tracks, or experience Yarangobilly Caves. Try your luck at fishing in the crystal clear mountain streams, or saddle up your horse and ride the trails in true pioneer fashion.

In the evening, you’re bound to taste the difference as you’re tucking into a mouth-watering roast cooked on the heritage woodstove. Round it all off with a log fire, a bottle of the finest red and a selection of your favourite after-dinner munchies.

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Activities: picnics and barbecues, birdwatching

Getting there: Daffodil Cottage is near Currango Homestead in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park.

To get there from Cooma:

  • Take Snowy Mountains Highway via Adaminaby for approximately 46km
  • Turn right onto Tantangara Road (unsealed) for 18km, then continue past Tantangara Dam onto Pocket Saddle Road for 6km.
  • Turn left onto Port Phillip trail for 2km and turn right into Currango

To get there from Tumut:

  • Access is not possible via Long Plain Road if Tantangara Dam has flooded crossing. Contact Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6947 7025 for latest water levels.
  • Take Snowy Mountains Highway for approximately 111km
  • Turn left onto Tantangara Road (unsealed) for 18km, then continue past Tantangara Dam onto Pocket Saddle Road for 6km.
  • Turn left onto Port Phillip trail for 2km and turn right into Currango

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles. 4WD required in wet weather.

Accommodation fees:

  • Seasons: Peak - Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, all school holidays periods in NSW, ACT & VIC plus public holiday Mondays. Off-peak - Monday to Thursday.
  • Peak: $100 per night
  • Off-peak: $70 per night

Other fees: $5 per horse per booking period.

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Lyrebird Cottage (2 bedrooms, up to 4 people)

Wheelchair access: hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty owing to the width of bathroom doorways.

'Going bush’ doesn’t have to mean going without. Lyrebird Cottage, tucked away in Yarrangobilly Valley within the remote northern section of Kosciuszko National Park, offers all the creature comforts of home with none of the distractions. This luxury eco-cottage, built in 2011, is a real find: intimate yet spacious, off a private road so away from the public eye, with two bedrooms sleeping four, and an extensive deck offering a picnic spot right on your doorstep.

Awaken to a chorus of lyrebirds and currawongs, or walk at night to glimpse possums and sugar gliders moving through the trees. You may be almost alone in terms of people, particularly in the evening, but the bush is bursting with wildlife.

Yarrangobilly Valley is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, or even a holiday with friends and family. Take advantage of cottage facilities, relaxing with a book on the verandah over a long barbecue, or use it as a base to strike out into the wilds of the park. As well as Yarrangobilly Caves to explore and Discover Tours, there are plenty of easy walks close by, and a heated thermal pool offers a natural spa to soak away the tension.

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Activities: walking, liloing, adventure caving, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising, snow sports

Getting there: Lyrebird Cottage is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From the Monaro Highway:

  • At Cooma, take the Snowy Mountains Highway and continue for approximately 110km
  • Turn left into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
  • Follow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves
  • Continue past the visitor centre and turn into the first road on the left and continue for approximately 200m

From the Hume Highway:

  • At Gundagai, take the Tumut exit and follow Gocup Road to Tumut
  • Continue on Snowy Mountains Highway south for approximately 75km
  • Turn right into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
  • Follow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves
  • Continue past the visitor centre and turn into the first road on the left and continue for approximately 200m

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles. Snow chains required after snow.

Vehicle entry fee: Please note vehicle entrance fees are not included in your accommodation or camping fees. Purchase at the Yarrabgobilly Caves Visitor Centre on (02) 6454 9597 when checking in or buy an annual pass online.

Accommodation fees:

  • Seasons: Peak – Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, all public holidays and school holiday periods in NSW, QLD, ACT & VIC, plus all of July and August. Off-peak – Monday to Thursday. Minimum 2-night bookings (3 nights for long weekends).
  • Off-peak: $300 per night.
  • Peak: $350 per night.

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Visitor Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757)

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

Contact: Yarrangobilly Caves, Phone: (02) 6454 9597

The Pines Cottage (6 bedrooms, up to 18 people)

For a reminder of the important things in life, try this rustic getaway, high in the Australian Alps in Kosciuszko National Park, near Adaminaby. The Pines Cottage is part of an historic complex of buildings that include Currango Homestead and Daffodil Cottage, dating back to the late 1880s. Originally built to provide accommodation for stockmen, it’s perfect for large groups.

Once you’ve unloaded the car, breathe in that clean, crisp mountain air and take in the sweeping plains under the curious gaze of kangaroos grazing on the lawn. From here, you can explore the high country with a wide range of activities that include walking, horse riding, mountain biking and fishing.

When the sun sinks and the night fills with stars, it’s time to head indoors, stoke up the wood stove, and cook up a feast fit for a stockman. Settle in for a night of wine and song around the big open fire.

Stay in Kosciuszko National Park this spring and take advantage of our special offer

Activities: picnics and barbecues, birdwatching, fishing, swimming

Getting there: The Pines Cottage is near Currango Homestead in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park.

To get there from Cooma:

  • Take Snowy Mountains Highway via Adaminaby for approximately 46km
  • Turn right onto Tantangara Road (unsealed) for 18km, then continue past Tantangara Dam onto Pocket Saddle Road for 6km.
  • Turn left onto Port Phillip trail for 2km and turn right into Currango

To get there from Tumut:

  • Access is not possible via Long Plain Road if Tantangara Dam has a flooded crossing. Contact Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6947 7025 for latest water levels.
  • Take Snowy Mountains Highway for approximately 111km
  • Turn left onto Tantangara Road (unsealed) for 18km, then continue past Tantangara Dam onto Pocket Saddle Road for 6km.
  • Turn left onto Port Phillip trail for 2km and turn right into Currango

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles. 4WD required in wet weather.

Accommodation fees:

  • Seasons: Peak: Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, all school holidays periods in NSW, ACT & VIC plus public holiday Mondays. Off-peak: Monday to Thursday.
  • Peak: $180 per night
  • Off-peak: $120 per night

Other fees: $5 per horse per booking period.

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Wolgal Hut (3 bedrooms, up to 8 people)

Wolgal Hut, in the historic subalpine Kiandra district, combines a remote location for self-sufficient travellers with the look and feel of a 60s retro ski lodge. It’s a great base for exploring the spectacular high country of the Australian Alps in Kosciuszko National Park, near Adaminaby.

Once you’ve settled into the classic stone and timber lodge, you’re ready for action. Nearby Mount Selwyn is a great ski spot in winter and there’s excellent bushwalking and trout fishing during the warmer months. Try the nearby New Chum Hill trail or Goldseekers trail, which is also great for snow shoeing in winter.

If you feel like something a little more laid-back, indulge in some birdwatching from the outdoor deck. Look for wedge-tailed eagles and in winter you might catch a glimpse of the vibrant flame robin.

As the evening descends, enjoy a hearty meal together before relaxing round the gas fire.

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Activities: snow sports, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues, fishing

Getting there: Wolgal Hut is in the Kiandra precinct of Kosciuszko National Park.

From Cooma, take Snowy Mountains Highway via Adaminaby towards Kiandra for approximately 90km.

From Tumut travel south on the Snowy Mountains Highway for almost 100km.

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles. Snow chains required after snow.

Vehicle entry fee: No fees to access Wolgal Hut. Visitors wishing to visit Selwyn Snowfields will need to pay $27 winter season (1 June – 31 August) unless Annual Pass is obtained. Fees are per vehicle, per day.

Accommodation fees: $250 per night (minimum 2-night stay).

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Yarrangobilly Caves House (20 bedrooms, up to 38 people)

Wheelchair access: hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

  • Caves House 1917 has a wheelchair-accessible suite

Yarrangobilly Caves House in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)For a weekend away from it all in picturesque Yarrangobilly Valley, head for Yarrangobilly Caves House in the northern edge of Kosciuszko National Park. Escape the crowds and revel in the wonder of a bygone era in your own lovingly restored, self-contained wing, or individual room, of the heritage building.

Perfect for conferences, family gatherings and romantic getaways, Yarrangobilly Caves House is a lovely spot for enjoying the splendour of all four seasons. Yarrangobilly Caves offers bushwalking, self-guided and guided cave tours, Discovery tours, and fishing in the clear mountain streams. It’s only a short drive to the Selwyn snowfields to enjoy a day of skiing the slopes.

After a hard day of adventuring, dive into the naturally heated thermal swimming pool. Round it off with a relaxing drink on the verandah, gazing across at scenic views of the limestone bluffs.

Completely renovated in 2012, the 1917 section of Yarrangobilly Caves House has won the following awards:

  • National Trust – 2013 Heritage Award for Conservation – Built Heritage Government and Corporate
  • Australian Institute of Architects - 2014 Heritage Conservation Architecture Award – Architectural Projects

Stay in Kosciuszko National Park this spring and take advantage of our special offer

Activities: picnics and barbecues, birdwatching

Location:  shown on Yarrangobilly - Long Plain area map

Getting there: Yarrangobilly Caves House is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From the Monaro Highway:

  • At Cooma, take the Snowy Mountains Highway and continue for approximately 110km
  • Turn left into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
  • Follow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves House.

From the Hume Highway:

  • At Gundagai, take the Tumut exit and follow Gocup Road to Tumut
  • Continue on Snowy Mountains Highway south for approximately 75km
  • Turn right into Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road
  • Follow the unsealed road for approximately 6km to Yarrangobilly Caves House.

Road access: Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles. Snow chains required after snow.

Accommodation facilities: electric power, flush toilets, gas/electric barbecues (free), picnic tables

Water supply: all water is UV treated.

Accommodation fees:

  • Seasons: Peak - Friday, Saturday & Sunday nights, all public holidays and school holiday periods in NSW, QLD, ACT & VIC, plus all of July and August. Off-peak - Monday to Thursday. Minimum 2-night bookings (3 nights for long weekends).
  • 1901 Section - Caves House East & West Wings: $250 per wing per night for up to 4 guests (Peak); $180 per wing per night for up to 4 guests (Off-peak). Additional guests: $20 per person per night.
  • 1917 Section - Standard Double (Queen): $170 per night (Peak); $145 per night (Off-peak) includes 2 guests.
  • 1917 Section - Double No Ensuite (King or Split): $115 per night (Peak); $90 per night (Off-peak) includes 2 guests.
  • 1917 Section - Deluxe Double (King or Split): $190 per night (Peak); $165 per night (Off-peak); includes 2 guests.
  • 1917 Section - Suite (King or Split + Sofa Bed): $190 per night (Peak); $165 per night (Off-peak); includes 2 guests. Additional guest $25 per night.
  • 1917 Section - Family & Interconnecting Rooms (2x King or Split): $230 per night (Peak); $205 per night (Off-peak); includes 4 guests.

Online bookings: use a secure payment facility to book online

Alternatively, please contact the Customer Experience Team on 13000 PARKS (13000 72757).

NB: All reservations incur a booking fee of 2.5% in addition to the total amount payable

Contact: Yarrangobilly Caves, Phone: (02) 6454 9597

Yarrangobilly House in winter, Kosciuszko National Park (Image: N Beckett/OEH)Inside Yarrangobilly Caves House, Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)On the deck of Yarrangobilly Caves House in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)Bedroom in Yarrangobilly Caves House, Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)Bedroom in Yarrangobilly Caves House, Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)Scenic view at Yarrangobilly in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)On the deck of Yarrangobilly Caves House in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Michael van Ewijk/DECCW)Caves House and ticket box at Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park (Image: OEH)The Yarrangobilly River in winter, Kosciuszko National Park (Image: OEH)Caves House in winter, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park (Image: OEH)Jillabenan, the Bath of Venus, a cave formation at Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosiuszko National Park (Image: OEH)Elm Avenue in winter, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park (Image: N Beckett/OEH)