Kosciuszko National Park

Camping

There are campgrounds throughout the park. Although some require a 4WD vehicle, many are accessible by 2WD vehicles. Roads are paved. Most campgrounds have sealed pit toilets and access to water and most have picnic tables and fire pits. There are a range that are suitable for caravans, camper trailers and camping beside your vehicle.

Yarrangobilly Caves, Currango Homestead, Blue Waterholes, Kiandra and Three Mile Dam are popular areas to visit for the day.

Backpack camping is permitted almost anywhere in the northern part of the park except for Currango Homestead, Yarrangobilly Caves and Blue Waterholes day use and gorge areas. Huts are for emergency shelter only. Some campgrounds are closed during winter - contact one of the visitor centres for more information.

General information on camping in national parks

It's a good idea to pack a gas or liquid fuel stove for camping trips in national parks. Wood and solid fuel fires are not permitted in some parks, and although you'll find open fireplaces in many campgrounds, firewood may not be supplied. In many parks it's forbidden to collect firewood from the bush

In parks where campfires are allowed, make sure you completely extinguish all fires before leaving an area or going to bed. A small amount of glowing embers can start a huge bushfire. Heavy fines may apply if campfires or other unshielded flames are left unattended

Please don't feed native animals - it can damage their health and make them dependent on campers for food. To avoid attracting scavengers, store food and garbage in a secure container. Find out more about the dangers of feeding native animals: how it can affect them, their behaviour and you. See other ways to tread softly when you camp.

Campgrounds

Behrs Flat campground

There are no set campsites at this campground.

Activities: walking

Location:  shown on Khancoban - Geehi Flats map

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Blue Waterholes campground

Blue Waterholes in Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Murray Vanderveer/Murray Vanderveer)This beautifully positioned campground is the perfect place to stay if you’re planning to hike the Clarke Gorge and Nichols Gorge walking tracks, visit the caves or want to see the spectacular limestone cliffs and turquoise waterholes in this part of Kosciuszko National Park.

From the campsite there are lovely views of the limestone cliffs of Clarke Gorge and Cave Creek and you’re surrounded by nature, with kangaroos casting a curious eye at the campsite and eagles soaring overhead.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, motor vehicle use, swimming, picnicking, playing and socialising, geological/geomorphological appreciation, educational activities, sightseeing, photography

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Location:  shown on Blue Waterholes - Currango map

Getting there: Blue Waterholes campground is in northern Kosciuszko National Park, 25km north east of the Snowy Mountains Highway via Long Plain Road and Blue Waterholes Trail.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark, lookout, trackhead/access point

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Bradley's/O'Brien's Hut

There are no set campsites at this campground.

Activities: walking

Location:  shown on Kiandra map

Getting there: Access is via the Cabramurra-Khancoban Road.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Bradneys Gap campground

There are no set campsites at this campground.

Location:  shown on Khancoban - Geehi Flats map

Getting there: Access from Cabramurra-Khancoban Road.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Broken Cart campground

This campground is adjacent to Broken Cart Trail near the intersection of Feints Trail. There are no facilities at this campground.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, camping, sightseeing

Natural setting: dry eucalypt forests

Location:  shown on park map

Getting there: You can get to the campground via Broken Cart Track off Long Plain Road or northern Boundary Road, Bramina, Barnetts and Brindabella roads. Broken Cart Trail and Long Plain Road are subject to closure between the June and October long weekends. This period may be brought forward or extended due to weather conditions. Check with the local NPWS office for more detailed road information.

Buddong Falls campground (4 sites)

For a weekend getaway far from the crowds, pack up the 4WD and head for Buddong Falls campground, in the remote north-west region of Kosciuszko National Park, near Talbingo township. This rustic creekside camping spot is close to picturesque waterfalls and walking tracks, ideal for independent campers seeking a tranquil haven.

Set amongst tall forests of smooth-barked ribbon gums, choose your spot to pitch your tent before exploring the nearby creek and waterfall. If you’re ready to stretch your legs, Buddong Falls walking track leads to two pretty waterfalls and forms part of the longer Hume and Hovell walking track.

During the day, parrots and tree-creepers may be seen flitting amongst the branches. At night, settled in around a campfire, you might glimpse possums and gliders.

Activities: walking, birdwatching, overnight walking, camping, picnics and barbecues, sightseeing, photography

Natural setting: wet eucalypt forests

Location:  shown on Talbingo Reservoir map

Getting there: Buddong Falls walking track is in the north-western precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From Talbingo:

  • Travel south to Tumut 3 Power Station. Turn onto gravel power line road, approximately 1km after passing behind power station.
  • Follow power line road until you reach the Buddong Falls sign. Turn right and travel 3km to Buddong Falls campground.
  • Turn off on the power line road can also be reached by travelling north from Elliott Way
  • Alternatively, drive via Yellowin, Snubba, Browns and De Beauzevilles tracks through Bago State Forest.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark, trackhead/access point

Water supply: Boil water collected for drinking from Buddong Creek or use other purifying methods.

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Bullocks Hill campground

Vehicle based camping with horses is permitted at this campground. A horse yard is provided on site.

Activities: horse riding, walking, mountain biking, fishing, camping

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Location:  shown on Yarrangobilly - Long Plain area map

Getting there: You can access the campground via Bullock Hill Trail off the Snowy Mountains Highway. Bullocks Hill Trail is subject to closure between the June and October long weekends. This period may be brought forward or extended due to weather conditions. Check with the local NPWS office for more detailed road information.

Facilities: non-flush toilets

Clover Flat campground

There are no set campsites at this campground.

Location:  shown on Khancoban - Geehi Flats map

Getting there: Access is via Cabramurra-Khancoban Road.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Cooinbil Hut campground

Wheelchair access: medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area.

Cooinbil Hut is a reminder of how pastoralists lived on the high country plains of Kosciuszko National Park during the early 1900s. Looking out over treeless Long Plain and the headwaters of Murrumbidgee River, it’s now the central feature of Cooinbil Hut campground, open to everyone. This is a prime spot for anyone wanting to explore the northern attractions of the national park.

This campground is packed with activities to fill your day, including walking, fishing at nearby streams, setting up a picnic and exploring local heritage sites. If you’re more of a thrill-seeker, then stack the mountain bike on the car for a heart-racing ride through grassy woodlands.

You can also bring your horse if you have one, as Cooinbil Hut campground is great for horse riding adventures and offers facilities to accommodate large vehicles and loading ramps. Ghost Gully campground is an alternative area which can accommodate horse facilities such as portable horse yards.

Snow gums surround the campground and rare flowering plants, such as monaro golden daisies and Australian anchor plant, take centre stage in spring. Gang-gang cockatoos and crimson rosellas can be found all year round, so remember to pack your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, horse riding, camping, sightseeing, picnicking, playing and socialising, paddling, fishing, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Cultural heritage: Cooinbil Hut is an example of the type of dwelling used by early pastrolists on the high country plains during the early 1900s. It is one of many examples in the area.

Location:  shown on Blue Waterholes - Currango map

Getting there: Cooinbil Hut campground is in the Long Plain precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From Tumut Visitor Centre:

  • Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 72.8 km, and then turn left onto Long Plain Road.

From Adaminaby:

  • Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 56.2 km, and then turn right onto Long Plain Road.
  • Follow Long Plain Road for approximately 14km, then turn right to reach Cooinbil Hut campground.

Facilities: non-flush toilets, amenities block, fire rings (bring your own firewood), carpark

Other facilities: Loading ramp and horse yard

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground. For more information, contact the Tumut park office.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Cooleman Mountain campground

Wheelchair access: medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area. The pit toilet has wheelchair access.

Sheltered by a grove of mountain and snow gums, Cooleman Mountain campground is a quiet base for exploring some of Kosciuszko National Park’s most amazing natural formations. A walk from the campsite takes you to Cooleman Mountain karst system, a series of spectacular limestone gorges and caves, as well as Blue Waterholes spring.

Hike or go mountain biking along Clarke Gorge and Nichols Gorge walking tracks. Bring your camera, too, because you’ll want to photograph the incredible geological formations. Eastern grey kangaroos and many species of birds, including crimson rosellas, can also be seen around the campground and further afield.

The campground is just 3km from Coolamine Homestead, a residence built in the early 1900s and still in tact, and open between the October and July long weekends each year. It’s well worth the visit while you’re there.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, camping, exploring cultural heritage, sightseeing, wildlife watching

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Cultural heritage: The campground is within walking distance (approximately 2 km) of Coolamine Homestead.  This homestead is an intact example of an early 1900 pastrol snow lease residence and complex.

Location:  shown on Blue Waterholes - Currango map

Getting there: Cooleman Mountain campground is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • From either Tumut Visitor Centre or Adaminaby, drive along Snowy Mountains Highway.
  • Turn right onto Long Plain Road
  • Drive north along Long Plain Road for about 17km, then turn right onto Blue Waterholes trail.
  • After 2.5km, you’ll arrive at the campground.

Opening hours: This campground is open from the October to July long weekends each year.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, boat ramp, carpark, fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Water supply: A tank at the campground provides non-potable water.  Boil all drinking water for at least 5-10 minutes before using.

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Coonara Point campground

There are no designated sites at this boat-based campground.

Activities: fishing, stillwater canoeing/kayaking, water Skiing, camping

Natural setting: dry eucalypt forests

Location:  shown on Talbingo Reservoir map

Getting there: The campground is accessible from the water only.  Boat ramps can be found at O'Hares Rest Area (off the Elliott Way) and Talbingo Dam Wall (south of Talbingo).

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: It is recommended that all drinking water collected from the reservoir be boiled for at least 5-10 minutes prior to consumption.

Denison campground

The campground provides access to Eucumbene River/Dam.

Activities: fishing, walking, mountain biking, motor boating, camping, picnicking, playing and socialising

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Location:  shown on Kiandra map

Getting there: Access is off the Snowy Mountains Highway just north of Gang Gang Creek.

Facilities: picnic tables, non-flush toilets, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood)

Dubbo Flats campground

There are no set sites at this campground.

Location:  shown on park map

Getting there: Access is via Broken Cart track.

Eucumbene River campground (Four Mile Trail)

There are no set campsites or facilities at this campground, however camping is permitted 30 m from the Eucumbene River. 

Activities: fishing, walking, mountain biking, camping, photography

Natural setting: grasslands

Location:  shown on Kiandra map

Getting there: Four Mile Trail can be accessed off the Snowy Mountains Highway, approximately 20 m north of The Rest House (Sawyers Hill). Four Mile Trail is subject to closure between the June and October long weekends.  This period may be brought forward or extended due to weather conditions.  Check with the local NPWS office for more detailed road information. During summer there is no vehicle access beyond the Eucumbene River.

Eucumbene River campground (Snowy Mountains Highway)

This is a popular trout fishing spot where vehicle based camping is permitted, however there are no facilities or designated camping areas. 

Activities: fishing

Natural setting: alpine plant communities

Location:  shown on Kiandra map

Getting there: Access is adjacent to the Eucumbene River, off the Snowy Mountains Highway at Kiandra. As there are no defined camping areas, please keep vehicles on formed tracks and camp at least 50m from the river.

Water supply: Boil all drinking water for at least 5-10 minutes.

Not permitted here: Solid fuel fires.

Geehi Flats campground

Wheelchair access: easy

This area is fully wheelchair accessible

Get the best of all the wild worlds at Geehi Flats campground. The site is immersed in spectacular montane forest on the banks of Swampy Plains River, which really allows you to connect to nature.

Take a walk, bike ride or saddle up the horse – there are many trails in the area, including the Bicentennial trail. There are also some historic stone huts in the vicinity, and the river is ideal for some swimming, tubing, or kayaking. Bring your artificial lures and flies, because fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout is a popular pastime here.

Even relaxing around the campground can be incredibly rewarding. Geehi is home to eastern grey kangaroos who graze nearby all day, as well as large numbers of wombats. Between June and September, you’ll even see babies with their mums grazing around the campground. As it gets close to dark, you might see shy red-necked and swamp wallabies, as well as possums.

Activities: walking, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing

Location:  shown on Khancoban - Geehi Flats map

Getting there: Geehi campground is in the southern area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • From Khancoban, turn left onto Alpine Way and continue along this road for 36km. Turn right into Geehi Flats campground, just before the bridge.
  • From Jindabyne, travel west along Kosciuszko Road for 3km then turn left on to Alpine Way. Continue for 78km, cross the bridge at Swampy Plains River, and turn left into Geehi Flats campground.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, fire rings (bring your own firewood), carpark

Contact: Khancoban, Phone: 02 6076 9373 or 02 6076 9382

Ghost Gully campground

Ghost Gully is a small, hidden gem tucked away off Long Plain Road within Kosciuszko National Park. The area offers a variety of activities, making it an appealing option for people looking to get the most out of a solo visit.

Located in a valley at the junction of two creeks, Ghost Gully campground is surrounded by black sallee eucalypt trees. The site is sheltered and spacious, perfect for portable horse yards. Bring your trailer and gear up to explore Mosquito Creek trail, which reaches north to Hainsworth and Old Currango huts, blending colonial heritage with gorgeous natural beauty.

If you want to get your heart pumping, take a short mountain bike ride and cool off afterwards at either Murrumbidgee River or Tantangara Dam. You can also take a short drive for an afternoon swim, so be sure to pack your swimmers. Yarrangobilly Caves are just down the road too, and there are plenty of nearby walks to warm up your muscles.

In spring, wildflowers bloom and envelope the area with a burst of colour, while autumn brings cool clear nights and a sky full of stars. Combine opportunities for fishing or birdwatching – to spot the pot some grey shrike thrush – with plenty of picnic spots available, and you have a compelling reason to stay for days.

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

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Location:  shown on Yarrangobilly - Long Plain area map

Getting there: Ghost Gully campground is in the Long Plain precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From Tumut Visitor Centre:

  • Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 72.8km
  • Turn left onto Long Plain Road

From Adaminaby:

  • Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 56.2km
  • Turn right onto Long Plain Road
  • Follow Long Plain Road for approximately 14km
  • Turn right onto signposted Cooinbil Hut campground

Facilities: non-flush toilets, fire rings (bring your own firewood), trackhead/access point, carpark

Other facilities: Loading ramp and horse yard

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground. For more information, contact Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on (02) 6454 9597.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Halfway Flat campground

Right on the banks of Snowy River sits Halfway Flat campground, one of Kosciuszko National Park’s best-kept secrets. Pitch your tent, then go swimming, fishing, or take a relaxing walk through the bush.

With just a few unmarked sites, this riverfront campground, just off Barry Way, is surrounded by eucalyptus, cypress pines and wattle, making it a quiet and peaceful spot. By day, kangaroos, wallabies and emus can be seen, while as the sun sets, wombats and quolls make their appearance.

Late summer into autumn is a particularly good time for families or small groups to visit, as the days aren’t too hot, but the water is warm. You may even have the entire campground to yourself.

Activities: swimming, walking, camping, fishing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Lower Snowy map

Getting there: Halfway Flat campground is in the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Take Barry Way south from Jindabyne for 53.3km
  • Halfway Flat campground is on the left, adjacent to the road.

Facilities: picnic tables, fire rings (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark

Bookings: Bookings are not available for this campground.

Contact: Jindabyne, Phone: (02) 6450 5600

Humes Crossing campground

Wheelchair access: medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area.

Located on the eastern shores of Blowering Dam, Humes Crossing campground is an ideal place for a picnic or a camping holiday. With lots of space to spread out, it’s great for large groups and families. Bring a footy or a cricket set and enjoy playing sport with the glistening blue waters of the dam behind you.

Be sure to bring your fishing rod along to Kosciuszko National Park. Blowering Dam is a great place to try your luck at fishing for cod or redfin. You can then take advantage of the facilities nearby and cook up a storm on the barbecue. In the warmer months, the dam is also a beautiful place for a swimming in picturesque surroundings. 

You’ll be spoilt for choice of attractions to visit while at Humes Crossing campground. Go walking on nearby trails like Blowering Cliffs walking track and if you want to stretch your legs further, then head to Kiandra Heritage walking track. Take a short drive to visit the magnificent Yarrangobilly Caves and see the spectacular limestone cliffs and turquoise waterholes near Blue Waterholes campground.

Activities: paddling, sailing and boating, fishing, swimming, liloing, picnics and barbecues

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Location:  shown on Blowering Reservoir map

Getting there: Humes Crossing campground is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Follow the directions to Tumut Region Visitor Centre
  • Then continue for approximately 24km south along Snowy Mountains Highway
  • Humes Crossing campground is adjacent to the highway next to the dam.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, boat ramp, carpark

Water supply: This campground is within 200m of Blowering Dam high water mark, however the water level is variable. All water collected for drinking should be boiled for approximately 5-10 minutes.

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Island Bend campground

Fire/closure alerts currently apply to this location. See details below.

There are no set campsites at this campground.

Activities: fishing, walking

Location:  shown on Along the Kosciuszko Road map

Getting there: Access is off Guthega Road, 6km from its junction with Kosciuszko Road.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets


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Closure

Island Bend campground partially closed due to maintenance

Partial closure of Island Bend campground due to maintenance. Camp sites are now available at the lower camp at Island Bend in Kosciuszko National Park. Some sites have been fenced and will remain closed for 6 to 12 months following capping works to ameliorate the asbestos risk and to allow for revegetation. Other sites have been gated or fenced and will remain closed due to ongoing asbestos risks. Please observe all signs and closures. For more information, please contact Andrew Miller at the NPWS Jindabyne Office on 0427 437391 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page. Download a map of the closed areas.

Ends Sunday 1 November 2015, 11:19AM

Jacobs River campground

Wheelchair access: medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area.

Jacobs River campground is a special spot, just a short drive from Jindabyne and Barry Way. Found right by the riverbank and surrounded by gum trees, the campground might be easy to reach from town, but once you arrive, the sense of solitude makes it feel miles away from civilisation. Outside of school holidays and long weekends, you can often have the entire area to yourself.

Bring a tent and pass a long weekend fishing and swimming in the river, or bring a mountain bike and hiking boots and use it as a base for exploring further afield. The campground caters to the very active, day-trippers looking for a picnic spot, and visitors who are simply scouting for somewhere to kick back in serene nature. And nature is everywhere: kangaroos, wallabies and emus like to forage in the undergrowth, while native birds roost in the trees, so don’t forget your binoculars if birdwatching is an interest.

During winter, the campground also offers a great – and warmer – alternative to Jindabyne and the ski resorts, and the area blooms with stunning wildflowers.

Activities: fishing, liloing, paddling, swimming, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Lower Snowy map

Getting there: Jacobs River campground is in the southern (Lower Snowy) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Snowy Region Visitor Centre:

  • Drive 1.5km along Kosciuszko Road
  • Turn left onto Barry Way and drive 51.7km south
  • Turn left at Jacob’s River campground access track

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, fire rings (bring your own firewood), carpark

Bookings: Bookings are not available at Jacobs River campground.

Contact: Jindabyne, Phone: (02) 6450 5600

Jounama Creek campground

Jounama Creek campground in Koscisuzsko National Park (Image: Jo Caldwell/DECCW)When it’s time to head for the great outdoors, load up the van and head out of town to Jounama Creek campground in Kosciuszko National Park. Fringed with trees and gently undulating hills, this idyllic creekside spot is the perfect nature getaway. Ideal for families, there’s open grassy areas where the kids can play and ample space for self-sufficient campers to park a caravan or trailer.

In the warmer months, it’s a great base for boating, swimming and fishing at nearby Blowering and Talbingo reservoirs. Experienced walkers will enjoy the challenge of Old Mountain road track and those who are keen on mountain biking will be keen to explore cycling routes such as Cumberland Trail.

As the shadows lengthen, gather together for a campfire barbecue of freshly caught fish and settle back to enjoy the sounds of the surrounding bush.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, paddling, sailing, swimming, fishing, birdwatching

Natural setting: dry eucalypt forests

Location:  shown on Blowering Reservoir map

Getting there: Jounama Creek campground is in the north-west precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Take Snowy Mountains Highway south from Tumut for about 42km
  • Turn left at the campground sign opposite the turn-off to Talbingo township
  • Drive 500m to the campground

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, fire rings

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Jounama Creek campground 2

This is a small area adjacent to Jounama Creek, approximately 1 km up stream of Jounama campground 1. There are no set campsites or facilities.

Activities: swimming, fishing, walking

Natural setting: dry eucalypt forests

Location:  shown on Blowering Reservoir map

Getting there: The campground is approximately 1.3 km off the Snowy Mountains Highway, opposite the Talbingo turn off, 39 km south of Tumut. 

Water supply: Boil all drinking water for at least 5-10 minutes.

Kosciuszko camping grounds

There are many camping grounds throughout the park, though most have only basic facilities such as pit toilets and fireplaces.

Getting there: There are campgrounds throughout the park. Although some require a 4WD vehicle, many are accessible by 2WD vehicles -

Facilities: wood barbecues, non-flush toilets

Leatherbarrel Creek campground

There are no set campsites at this campground.

Activities: walking

Location:  shown on park map

Getting there: Access is via the Alpine Way, which is narrow and winding between Geehi and Khancoban. This section is unsuitable for large caravans or large trailers.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Log Bridge Creek campground

There are no designated campsites at this campground.

Activities: paddling, sailing and boating, swimming, fishing, day walking

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Location:  shown on Blowering Reservoir map

Getting there: Access is via the Snowy Mountains Highway, approximately 17 km south of Tumut.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, boat ramp

Water supply: This campground is within 200 m of Blowering Dam high water mark, however the water level is variable. All water collected for drinking should be boiled for approximately 5-10 minutes.

Long Plain Hut campground

Vehicle based camping with horses is permitted in the designated area east of Long Plain Hut (horse yards on site). Walk-in and other vehicle-based camping are provided north of the hut.

Activities: horse camping, walking, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing, camping, picnicking, playing and socialising, picnics and barbecues

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Cultural heritage: Long Plain Hut provides an example of grazing and pastrol activities during the late 1880s and early 1900s.  Evidence of alluvial sluice mining can also be found in the area.

Location:  shown on Yarrangobilly - Long Plain area map

Getting there: Long Plain Hut access track via Long Plain Road and Snowy Mountains Highway. Long Plain Road is subject to closure between the June and October long weekends. This period may be brought forward or extended due to weather conditions. Check with the local office for more detailed road information.

Facilities: non-flush toilets, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), picnic tables, carpark

Ngarigo campground

Wheelchair access: medium

Assistance may be required to access this area and the toilet.

Tall alpine ash forest along the banks of Thredbo River gives Ngarigo campground an incredibly scenic setting that you might not expect just off of one of Kosciuszko National Park’s major roads. There’s a large, cleared grassy area too that’s perfect for groups.

There's plenty to do around Ngarigo. Fly fishing for rainbow and brown trout is very popular along the river. If you’re quiet, you might spy a shy platypus when you throw your line in, as they live in this part of the river. It’s also close to Thredbo Alpine Village and the many trails that offer excellent bushwalking and mountain biking, including Thredbo Valley shared-use track and Kosciuszko walk. If you’re not feeling quite so energetic, touring Alpine Way in your car is a great way to see many parts of the park.

For experienced, well-prepared campers, this can be a good base for skiing, although, as you might expect, it gets very cold.

Activities: fishing, walking, astronomy and star gazing, picnicking, playing and socialising

Location:  shown on Towards the alpine area map

Getting there: Ngarigo campground is in the southern part of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Leave Jindabyne on Kosciuszko Road
  • Turn left onto Alpine Way after 3km
  • The campground is on Alpine Way, approximately 23km from Jindabyne on the right.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, fire rings (bring your own firewood)

Bookings: Bookings are not available for this campground.

Contact: Jindabyne, Phone: (02) 6450 5600

O'Hares campground

O'Hares campground in Kosciuszko National Park was a former Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme site. Today, it provides convenient boating access to the southern end of Talbingo Reserve.

This peaceful campground is surrounded by eucalypt forests, mountain gums and peppermint trees, and offers lovely lake views. Here, you’ll also find picnic tables, wood barbecues, non-flush toilets and a boat ramp, making it a convenient family camping spot.

This is a great spot to pitch a tent and take advantage of all that Kosciuszko National Park has to offer, as well as to enjoy paddling, sailing, boating and fishing on the nearby reservoir.

Activities: paddling, sailing and boating, fishing, motor boating, camping, picnics and barbecues, birdwatching

Natural setting: dry eucalypt forests

Location:  shown on Talbingo Reservoir map

Getting there: O’Hares campground is in the western precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Travel 46km east of Tumbarumba on Tooma Road, and then Elliott Way.
  • Follow Elliott Way north for 24km from Cabramurra

Facilities: amenities block, picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), boat ramp

Water supply: Boil all drinking water collected from Talbingo Reservoir for at least 5-10 minutes.

Not permitted here:

  • Dogs.
  • Other domestic animals or pets.

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Old Geehi campground

Wheelchair access: hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty

Set right on Swampy Plains River, this secluded campground is a beautiful, peaceful place to pitch your tent by the water and enjoy up-close encounters with the area’s native animals – among them, eastern grey kangaroos, red-necked and swamp wallabies, wombats, possums and even platypus in the river.

Old Geehi campground has great highlights all year around, from cooling off in the river in summer, to the abundant wildflowers in spring, or the chance to experience amazing views of the last snow on Main Range in winter. 

This area is also particularly notable for its spectacular array of wildflowers. There are a dozen threatened plant species that live in and around Geehi, including elusive cress and black-hooded sun orchids.

Activities: fishing, walking, liloing, paddling, swimming, stillwater canoeing/kayaking, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Khancoban - Geehi Flats map

Getting there: Old Geehi Hut campground is in the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From Khancoban:

  • Turn left onto Alpine Way and continue along this road for 36km
  • Turn right into Geehi Flats campground and picnic area, just before the bridge.
  • Cross over Swampy Plains River and onto Behrs Flat. (Note: when the river is too high to cross, you can access Behrs Flat by leaving Geehi PCA and turning right onto Alpine Way, crossing over Swampy Plains River bridge, and turning right directly after the bridge. This is a 4WD access track only. The track will lead you into Behrs Flat campground and Keebles Hut. Once you cross Behrs Flat, cross Swampy Plains River for the second time onto Round Flat, follow the road till you get to the intersection, and turn left towards Old Geehi Hut campground. From Geehi PCA, it’s 2.5 km north.)
  • You can also access Old Geehi Hut campground from Geehi Walls trail. To do this from Khancoban, turn left onto Alpine Way and continue along this road for 34.5km, then turn right onto Geehi Walls trail. Follow this road for 3.5km until you reach an intersection and turn left and travel south for 1km until you reach the campground.

From Jindabyne:

  • Travel west along Kosciuszko Road for 3km and turn left onto Alpine Way
  • Continue along Alpine Way for 78km and cross the bridge at Swampy Plains River, then turn left into Geehi Flats campground and picnic area and follow the instructions above.

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, amenities block, picnic tables, fire rings (bring your own firewood), trackhead/access point

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Khancoban, Phone: 02 6076 9373 or 02 6076 9382

Old Snowy campground

Visit this lovely, quiet campground in Kosciuszko National Park and find out why time spent in the unspoilt beauty of the Snowy Mountains region is the ultimate stress-reliever.

Nestled beside Gurrangorambla Creek and sheltered by black sallee gums, Old Snowy campground offers invigorating valley views, along with frequent visits from kangaroos and wallabies.

Bush surroundings, unmarked sites and rudimentary facilities are all part of the campground’s back-to-basics charm. Set up your tent or trailer and then head off on a bushland mountain bike ride, exploring the northern end of Currango Plain. Bushwalking is a treat in this scenic area, too, so why not come in spring to wander through the wildflowers?

Old Snowy campground is ideal if you want to combine camping with horse riding. You’ll find convenient, dividable horse yards, and it’s a great starting point for the heritage-packed Pocket Ride.

Birdwatchers, too, are in for a treat with thrushes, treecreepers and currawongs in abundance. And if a spot of trout fishing takes your fancy, you’re well-catered for in the nearby creeks and streams of Kosciuszko National Park.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, camping, birdwatching

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Location:  shown on Blue Waterholes - Currango map

Getting there: Old Snowy campground is in the northern (Currango/Tantangara) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Adaminaby:

  • Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 19.4km
  • Turn right onto Tantangara Road
  • Continue past the Tantangara reservoir wall, where the road turns onto Pocket Saddle Road.
  • After driving for 14km along Pocket Saddle Road, you’ll see Old Snowy campground on the right.

Facilities: non-flush toilets

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Pinch River campground

Wheelchair access: hard

Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

Pinch River campground, in the southern (Lower Snowy) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, offers a large, peaceful camping area nestled by the river, surrounded by tall eucalypts, cypress pines and flowering wattles in spring and summer.

Enjoy swimming, fishing, liloing and paddling from dawn to dusk, or set out on bushwalking, mountain biking or horse riding adventures on some of the many great trails in this section of Kosciuszko National Park, including Pilot Wilderness mountain bike ride.

Autumn and spring are warm enough to enjoy the water, without the extreme heat that summer can bring. During winter, this area also provides a place to escape the cold and ski resort crowds in Jindabyne.

Resident kangaroos, wallabies and emus can be seen around the campground during the day, while wombats and quolls can be spotted in the evening.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, road cycling, motor vehicle use, paddling, horse riding, liloing, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues

Location:  shown on Lower Snowy map

Getting there: Pinch River campground is in the southern (Lower Snowy) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From Snowy Region Visitor Centre:

  • Drive 1.5km to the Barry Way turn-off
  • Turn left on Barry Way and drive 58.4km south along Barry Way
  • Turn right into Pinch River campground (just before Pinch River Bridge).

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, fire rings (bring your own firewood), carpark, trackhead/access point

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Jindabyne, Phone: (02) 6450 5600

Ravine campground

Ravine is a popular destination for vehicle based camping and fishing during summer. There are no designated sites or visitor facilities. Most vehicle based campers choose natural camping sites near the river. It is recommended that camps be set up at least 50 m from Yarrangobilly River.

Activities: walking, fishing, sightseeing, swimming, geological/geomorphological appreciation

Natural setting: dry eucalypt forests

Cultural heritage: The Ravine was a village around late 1800 and early 1900 and it supported a community vested in copper and tin mining. Very little evidence of occupation is present today.  The remains of the Washington Hotel can be found on the southern side of Yarrangobilly River and numerous mine shafts can be seen else where in the valley. There are many other relics related to mining in the area.

The landscape is part of the Ravine pseudo-karst (limestone) geological area.  Examples of open air caves and formations can be found along the Milk Shanty and Stable Walls. 

Location:  shown on Talbingo Reservoir map

Getting there: Lobs Hole Ravine Road provides access to the Ravine from the Snowy Mountains Highway (60 km south of Tumut) and the Kiandra Cabramurra Link Road (8.5 km west of Kiandra). It's approximately 38 km and passes through Yarrangobilly River, a natural river crossing.  Please use caution when crossing the river as water levels may vary.

The southern end of Lobs Hole Ravine Road is suitable for 2WD vehicles (including caravans) to Wallaces Creek Lookout (approximately 2.2 km from the Link Road). There is a turn around suitable for caravans 200 m past the lookout. Beyond the turn around, 4WD vehicles are recommended.

The northern entry route on Lobs Hole Ravine Road road is suitable for 2WD up to the intersection with Blue Creek Trail. Blue Creek Trail passes by Jounama Heritage walk and is the access point to Jounama Homestead ruin. Beyond the Blue Creek Trail intersection, south along Lobs Hole Ravine Road, is 4WD only.

Contact the Tumut Region Visitor Centre for the Lobs Hole Ravine Road visitor guide.

Water supply: Drinking water collected from Yarrangobilly River and tributaries should be boiled for 5-10 minutes prior to consumption.

Rock Flat campground

There are no designated sites at this campground.

Activities: fishing, stillwater canoeing/kayaking, swimming

Natural setting: dry eucalypt forests

Location:  shown on Blowering Reservoir map

Getting there: Access is via Lacmalac Road (sealed) approximately 25kms south east of Tumut.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Rocky Plain campground

Vehicle based camping with horses is permitted at this campground. There is a loading ramp adjacent to the toilet facilities.

Activities: horse camping, walking, camping

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Location:  shown on Kiandra map

Getting there: The camping area is within 300 m of the Snowy Mountains Highway, approximately 200 m south of The Rest House (Sawyers Hill). The Rock Plain access track is subject to closure between the June and October long weekends. This period may be brought forward or extended due to weather conditions. Check with the local NPWS office for more detailed road information.

Facilities: non-flush toilets

Running Waters campground

Wheelchair access: hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this campground, including toilets, with some difficulty. Wheelchair access to the river is not available.

Nestled between the river and the roadside of Barry Way, Running Waters campground is a terrific place to escape the crowds of Jindabyne during winter – and even better in the warmer months. Surrounded by eucalypts and cypress pines, it offers plenty of space for small and large groups alike. Bring the extended family and settle down for a long weekend of picnics and relaxation in this stunning Kosciuszko National Park setting.

With plenty of resident kangaroos, wallabies and emus, photography opportunities are everywhere. Birdwatchers will also find much of interest, and a short drive to the nearby Jacks lookout offers stunning scenic views and further chances for a spot of birdwatching to observe the local birds close-up.

But where this campground particularly shines is in its offering of water sports. Easy access to the river means this is an ideal spot for fishing, paddling, and liloing. Pack a tent and wood for the barbecue, but be sure to prioritise swimmers (and maybe a kayak) to make the most of your natural escape.

Activities: paddling, liloing, swimming, fishing, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues, camping

Location:  shown on Lower Snowy map

Getting there: Running Waters campground is in the southern (Lower Snowy) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Follow Barry Way south of Jindabyne for 61km
  • Turn left into Running Waters campground

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, fire rings (bring your own firewood), carpark, amenities block

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Jindabyne, Phone: (02) 6450 5600

Scotchies Yards campground

Wheelchair access: medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area, but there is no wheelchair access to the river.

For great views of Snowy River right out of the tent, you can’t go past Scotchies Yards campground, situated directly on the riverbank. Drift to sleep to the sounds of water rushing south to Victoria, and wombats foraging in the undergrowth.

Scotchies Yards campground is attractive at any time of year, offering an escape from Jindabyne and the ski resorts during winter, and a cool retreat during warmer months. Basic facilities make it well-suited to a casual picnic. Autumn and spring are ideal seasons to bring some swimmers and go paddling in the water without the harsh glare of the summer sun. Consider packing a fishing rod, too – the area is a popular spot to snag wild trout.

If birdwatching is of interest, Kosciuszko National Park is home to a staggering variety of native birds, particularly in the southern wilderness. Keep your binoculars handy to spot everything from currawongs to kookaburras soaring overhead or nesting in the trees.

Activities: paddling, liloing, swimming, fishing, picnics and barbecues, camping

Location:  shown on Lower Snowy map

Getting there: Scotchies Yards campground is in the southern (Lower Snowy) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Follow Barry Way south of Jindabyne for 68.8km
  • Turn left into Scotchies Yards campground, immediately adjacent to the road.

Facilities: picnic tables, fire rings (bring your own firewood), carpark

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Jindabyne, Phone: (02) 6450 5600

The Pines campground

The Pines campground is only a stone’s throw from Blowering Reservoir and on the edge of Bogong Peaks Wilderness. Located in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, it’s a perfect spot for adventure-seekers who love to revel in the great outdoors.

Pull up the van or boat beside the reservoir and set up camp. With so many options for outdoor activities, and a huge stretch of water to play on, it’s a great base for water sports including paddling, sailing, boating, waterskiing and fishing.

As the sun goes down over the water, it’s time to stoke up the barbecue for a feast of fresh fish. Then kick back and settle in for a night around the fire under a blanket of stars.

Activities: paddling, sailing and boating, picnics and barbecues

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Location:  shown on Blowering Reservoir map

Getting there: The Pines campground is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there, drive south of Tumut on Snowy Mountains Highway for approximately 21km.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, boat ramp, carpark

Water supply: This campground is within 200 m of Blowering Dam high water mark, however the water level is variable. All water collected for drinking should be boiled for approximately 5-10 minutes.

Bookings: There is no booking available for this campground.

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

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Thredbo Diggings campground

Wheelchair access: medium

Assistance may be required to access this area and the toilets

You want mountain views, a river setting, and a peaceful spot among the snow gums? Thredbo Diggings campground is definitely the site for you.

During summer, lots of families and fishermen enjoy this place by Thredbo River. The former like to go on mountain walks along Thredbo Valley shared-use track looking for kangaroos before splashing in the water. The latter aren’t too fond of all that splashing but try to hook brown and rainbow trout with a spot of fly fishing. For hardcore skiers, who are also very well-prepared, Thredbo Diggings campground is a short drive to the ski fields at Thredbo Alpine Village and the ski tube to Perisher.

Thredbo Diggings campground is also a short drive to Ngarigo campground as well as local attractions including Wild Brumby Schnapps Distillery, Lake Crackenback Resort and Bullocks Hut.

Activities: fishing, walking, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, picnicking, playing and socialising, mountain biking

Location:  shown on Towards the alpine area map

Getting there: Thredbo Diggings campground is in the southern part of Kosciuszko National Park.

To get there:

  • Leave Jindabyne on Kosciuszko Road
  • Turn left onto Alpine Way after 3km
  • The campground is on Alpine Way, approximately 19km from Jindabyne on the right.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, fire rings (bring your own firewood), trackhead/access point

Bookings: Bookings are not required for this campground.

Contact: Jindabyne, Phone: (02) 6450 5600

Three Mile Dam campground

Snow gum on the shoreline of Three Mile Dam, Three Mile Dam, northern Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Jo Caldwell/DECCW)This lakeside campground is about as scenic as they come. As well as being unbeatable for fishing, bushwalking and a good dose of outdoor relaxation, Three Mile Dam campground offers Aussie heritage in spades.

Established during the Kiandra gold-mining era, the dam provided water for sluicing operations via race lines to Kiandra (New Chum Hill). Its eastern side was part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme.

There are no marked sites at this Kosciuszko campground, but you’ll find plenty of room for caravans, camper trailers and camping beside your car. Camp amidst the grassy sub-alpine woodland, bask in the shelter of the surrounding snowgums, and make use of the handy facilities including barbecues and picnic tables.

It’s a stunning spot to visit at any time of year. Carpets of snow daisies and billy buttons enhance a summertime camping trip, and its proximity to Selwyn Snowfields make it a great spot during winter, too.

Activities: fishing, stillwater canoeing/kayaking, skiing (cross-country), photography, swimming, astronomy and star gazing, birdwatching, camping

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Cultural heritage: Three Mile Dam was established during the Kiandra gold mining era providing water for sluicing operations via race lines to Kiandra (New Chum Hill).  The eastern side of the dam was once a former Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme site.


Location:  shown on Kiandra map

Getting there: Three Mile Dam campground is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park, located on Link Road between Kiandra on Snowy Mountains Highway in the east and Cabramurra in the West.

There are two entrances leading to the eastern and western sides of the dam (please note western entrance is closed during winter).

To get there from Adaminaby via Kiandra:

  • Drive 37.7km along Snowy Mountains Highway to the turn-off at Kiandra-Cabramurra Road (signposted Link Road).
  • It’s then 5.7km to Three Mile Dam

To get there from Tumut:

  • Drive 75.5km along Snowy Mountains Highway to the turn-off at Kiandra-Cabramurra Road (signposted Link Road).
  • It’s then 5.7km to Three Mile Dam

Facilities: wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, picnic tables, carpark, trackhead/access point

Water supply: Drinking water collected from Three Mile Dam should be boiled for 5-10 minutes before consuming.

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

3 Mile Dam Snow Gum, Three Mile Dam peninsular, northern Kosciuszko National Park (Image: Jo Caldwell/DECCW)

Three Mile Dam West campground

This campground is located along the peninsular of Three Mile Dam, sheltered amongst the snow gums.  There are basic public facilities and no designated campsites.

The surrounding plains provide a spectacular wildflower display during early to mid-summer. Take Gold Seekers Walk to enjoy the scenery of the snow gums, heath and wildflowers as well as relics of the mining era. Gold Seekers Walk starts adjacent to the carpark next to the Three Mile Dam peninsular access road.

Activities: fishing, stillwater canoeing/kayaking, walking, skiing (cross-country), picnics and barbecues, photography

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Cultural heritage: Three Mile Dam was established during the Kiandra gold mining era providing water for sluicing operations via race lines to Kiandra (New Chum Hill). The eastern side of the dam was once a Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme site.

Location:  shown on Kiandra map

Getting there: Access is via a short dirt road off the Kiandra and Cabramurra Link Road. Access to this site is closed between the long weekends of June and October.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: Drinking water collected from Three Mile Dam should be boiled for 5-10 minutes before consumming.

Tom Groggin campground

Wheelchair access: medium

  • Assistance may be required to access this area

Tom Groggin campground is set on the banks of the upper Murray River in the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. There’s plenty of room for relaxed camping in open informal areas in a lovely valley setting with stunning mountain and riverside backdrops. It’s a great camping location if you’re doing a car tour of Kosciuszko National Park and the surrounding high country areas, as it’s easily accessible for 2WD vehicles off Alpine Way. The weather conditions are also generally milder in the valley than areas of Kosciuszko National Park at higher elevations.

The campground provides access and a base camp for horse riders, mountain bikers and bushwalkers tackling the iconic Bicentennial trail. It’s also an ideal spot for car touring to nearby sites, including Thredbo Alpine Village.

The campground and surrounding open grassland areas in the valley are home to a large population of resident eastern grey kangaroos. Emus, echidnas, brush-tailed possums, lyrebirds, kookaburras, flame robins, crimson rosellas and grey currawongs can all also be spotted regularly around the campground.

Activities: paddling, fishing, swimming, birdwatching, picnics and barbecues, camping

Location:  shown on park map

Getting there: Tom Groggin campground is in the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From Jindabyne (Snowy Region Visitor Centre):

  • Drive 3km along Kosciuszko Road towards Perisher
  • Turn left at Alpine Way, then drive 55km along Alpine Way.

Facilities: picnic tables, fire rings (bring your own firewood), trackhead/access point

Bookings:

  • Bookings are not available at this campground
  • Park use fees for Kosciuszko National Park apply. Permits available in Khancoban, Jindabyne or Alpine Way Vehicle Entrance Station at Bullocks Flat.

Contact: Khancoban, Phone: 02 6076 9373 or 02 6076 9382

Wares Yards campground

Wheelchair access: hard

  • Wheelchairs can access this area with some difficulty.

Wares Yards campground is conveniently located just off Snowy Mountains Highway and offers an ideal base to explore the area, including Boggy, Nungar, and Kellys Plains.

Sheltered among snow gums in subalpine woodland, Wares Yards campground is a great place to go horse riding and kick back for a relaxing weekend escape. Those who enjoy bushwalking or mountain biking can also explore plenty of meandering trails nearby. The abundance of birdlife makes this campground a birdwatching wonderland, and nearby Tantangara Dam is well-suited for swimming, fishing, and boating or kayaking in the warmer months.

Keep watch for local wildlife around Wares Yards campground as the site is also home to eastern grey kangaroos and flame robins, so remember to bring the camera.

Activities: walking, mountain biking, horse riding, horse camping, camping, paddling, paddling, sailing and boating, swimming, fishing, birdwatching

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Location:  shown on Kiandra map

Getting there: Wares Yards campground is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

From Tumut Visitor Centre:

  • Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 109.6 km and then turn left onto Tantangara Road

From Adaminaby:

  • Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 19.4 km and then turn right onto Tantangara Road
  • After approximately 7km along Tantangara Road, turn left into Wares Yards campground.

Facilities: non-flush toilets, carpark

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground. For more information, contact Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre on (02) 6454 9597.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Yachting Point campground

This campground provides access to the Blowering Foreshores which is a popular place for water activities. There are no designated sites at this campground.

Activities: paddling, sailing and boating, water skiing, fishing, swimming, walking

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Location:  shown on Blowering Reservoir map

Getting there: Access is via the Snowy Mountains Highway, approximately 34 km south of Tumut.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets

Water supply: This campground is within 100 m of Blowering Dam high water mark, however the water level is variable. All water collected for drinking should be boiled for approximately 5-10 minutes.

Yarrangobilly Village campground

Yarrangobilly Village campground is ideal for a touring holiday of Kosciuszko National Park and offers a great base for walking, fishing, as well as exploring the historic and natural wonders in the northern precinct of the park. This picturesque riverside camping spot is located beside historic Cotterill’s Cottage, the oldest building in Kosciuszko National Park.

Set among grassy woodlands, just off the highway, it has easy parking for caravans and trailers. The campground is only a short drive to Yarrangobilly Caves and a range of walks such as Jounama heritage walking track. If you’re after a 4WD adventure, nearby Lobs Hole Ravine 4WD trail offers incredible scenic views across Great Dividing Range.

Set on the banks of meandering Yarrangabilly River, try your hand at fishing or enjoy a leisurely picnic. You might spot a few eastern grey kangaroos grazing or relaxing in the shade.

Activities: camping, walking, fishing, geological/geomorphological appreciation, birdwatching, paddling

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Cultural heritage: Cotterill's Cottage is within the camping grounds. The building is one of the oldest in Kosciuszko National Park and has not changed since its construction in the 1890s. In the 1930s the village consisted of approximately ten houses and was once a part of the Jounama State Forest. Jounama Homestead ruin and heritage walk are within 10 km of the campground.


Location:  shown on Yarrangobilly - Long Plain area map

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

  • Travel 62km south along Snowy Mountains Highway from Tumut
  • The campground is near the highway where it crosses Yarrangobilly River

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark

Water supply: It is recommended that all drinking water collected from the Yarrangobilly River be boiled for at least 5-10 minutes before consumption.

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

Yolde campground

Quiet and secluded, yet easily accessible from both Talbingo and Tumut, Yolde campground is the ideal option for a weekend of water sports in Kosciuszko National Park.

There’s a boat ramp here, so bring the boat, your water-skis, canoe or kayak. And with Blowering Dam known for its plentiful perch and redfin, you won’t want to forget your fishing gear.

Once you’ve arrived at the campground, nab a shady spot by the dam’s edge. Then, after you’ve set up your tent, trailer or caravan amongst the red gums and stringy barks, select your activity of choice and hit the water.

The area’s home to countless kangaroos, as well as emus, wallabies and echidnas, so there’s opportunities for some wildlife-spotting while you’re there.

You’ll find picnic tables and barbecues at the nearby picnic area, too – just the right ingredients for enjoying that fish you hooked earlier.

Activities: fishing, paddling, sailing and boating, swimming

Natural setting: dry eucalypt forests

Location:  shown on Blowering Reservoir map

Getting there: Yolde campground is in the northern (Blowering foreshores) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Tumut Visitor Centre:

  • Drive south along Snowy Mountains Highway for 33.4km
  • Turn into Yolde campground – this dirt track is well signposted and easily seen from the highway.

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, fire rings (bring your own firewood), boat ramp, carpark

Water supply: This campground is within 100 m of Blowering Dam high water mark. The water level is variable and may be strong due to releases from Jounama Dam. All water collected for drinking should be boiled for approximately 5-10 minutes.

Bookings: Bookings are not available for this campground.

Contact: Tumut, Phone: (02) 6947 7025

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Land's Edge also offers inexpensive group accommodation on the foreshore of Sydney Harbour. The Land's Edge Sydney Harbour education/accommodation facility is located on the foreshore of Chowder Bay, on Sydney's lower North Shore and adjacent to Sydney Harbour National Park.

Offering spectacular Harbour views, the venue accommodates 75 people in fully refurbished dormitory-style rooms. A large, light-filled dining room in a bushland setting seats 80 and can be used for multiple purposes. 

More info: Land's Edge, Phone: 02 9969 0038 (international +612 9969 0038)

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Rafting Australia

Rafting AustraliaLive your other life experiencing some of the greatest whitewater journeys on Earth!

Murray River Hells Gates Whitewater Experiences. High in the pristine alpine rainforest of the Snowy Mountains you will find the Murray Gates, turbulent birthplace of the Murray River. This narrow gorge descends rapidly between enormous boulders and towering cliffs, providing one of the world's premier wild water adventures.

We offer over 29 years whitewater experience, the latest equipment, friendly guides and staff. Our life and passion is whitewater rafting.

More info: Rafting Australia, Phone: 02 6077 1164 (international +612 6077 1164)

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Reynella Rides

Located near the town of Adaminaby in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Reynella is a 2000-acre working sheep and cattle property.

This remote high country property is home-base for the world renowned Reynella Alpine Horseback Safaris through Kosciuzsko National Park (Australia's second largest national park and home to the 'Man From Snowy River').

With nearly 40 years' experience in operating mountain safaris, your hosts John and Roslyn Rudd will make your stay in Australia's 'Man From Snowy River' country a truly memorable one.

Our excellent guides and horses happily take beginners and experienced riders. Tuition is also available. Our philosophy is a 'bushwalker on horseback' enabling people less active to participate and enjoy the stunning high country. We offer three day/four night and five day/six night treks from November through to April.

More info: Reynella Rides, Phone: 02 6454 2386 (international +612 6454 2386)

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The Collaroy Centre

The Collaroy Centre is owned and operated by The Salvation Army. We self fund our programs by providing quality facilities and programs for our guests. Every cent of profit from these programs is used to run activities and camps for the needy and marginalised of society.

The Collaroy Centre specialises in hiking expeditions for the Adventurous Journey component of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. We offer practice and qualifying hikes across Bronze, Silver and Gold levels in each of the school holidays, and can also customise trips specifically for your school or corporate group.

The Collaroy Centre is always focused on its clients, and all programs are tailored to specific needs and desired outcomes.

More info: The Collaroy Centre, Phone: 02 9982 9800 (international +612 9982 9800)

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The Outdoor Education Group

Bushwalking ProgramsThe Outdoor Education Group (OEG) is a unique, independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides experiential adventure-based learning programs to schools throughout NSW and Victoria. OEG runs programs in a diverse range of natural environments throughout NSW.

Our programs run from one day up to 30 days and offer activities such as bush walking, canoeing, rafting, cycling, snow shoeing and many more.

OEG envisages a world where more people respect and take responsibility for themselves, others and the natural world, and act to support positive relationships, healthy communities and the sustainability of life.

Our mission is to deliver excellence in outdoor education through partnerships with schools in order to prepare young people for the personal, social and environmental challenges in their lives.

More info: The Outdoor Education Group, Phone: 02 4869 6700 (international +612 4869 6700)

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