National Parks / Natural World

Kosciuszko National Park Jindabyne

Where is it at?

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Kosciuszko National Park
Kosciuszko Road
Jindabyne
NSW
2642
Tel: 02 6450 5600

Directions

The park is 10km from Jindabyne, 15km from Tumut and 190km from Canberra. From Canberra via Cooma, travel 95km along the Monaro Hwy, then travel through Cooma onto Jindabyne Road. From here you will see signs for Kosciuszko.

Where are we going today?

Who's ready to explore the rugged alpine landscape of the iconic (and sometimes hard to pronounce!) Kosciuszko National Park!?

This super fun park offers beautiful snow in winter, and fresh clean air in summer. It also offers families a seemingly endless list of activities to take part in! Kids won't be able to get enough of it!

During winter, the famous Perisher or Thredbo makes a great trip away for the family. Skiing and snowboarding are popular sports to try here, and completely suited to beginners or advanced - and any age!

If you want something a bit more challenging, try snow-showing or cross country skiing among the snowgum woodlands!

During the warmer months, you can climb the country's highest mainland mountain (Mt. Kosciuszko of course!), or enjoy some time with the water as you go out boating and fishing. Take a guided tour or take a hike and enjoy the alpine flowers!

If that STILL isn't enough, there is rock climbing, mountain biking and caving to get those hearts racing!

There are recreational tour operators too if you didn't want to try it on your own. They are often a popular choice for families with smaller kids who are still learning. 

The cirque wall at Blue Lake is a popular rock climbing destination within the park, and fun fact: the only place on mainland Australia regularly used for ice climbing!

Flat-water canoeing is a popular activity for families, and rafting trips are undertaken along sections of the numerous rivers in the park. 

Your best bet is to head straight to Jindabyne Visitor Centre after your drive from Canberra, which is right before the entrance to the park.  Here, staff can help with any questions, and give you advise on the best things suitable for you and your family. 

Don't forget your hat and sunscreen, but more importantly, don't forget your fun and energy!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsParking charges apply (June to October $27 all day per car)
LAST UPDATED 2014

When can we go?

Open all year round but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or other park

Teachers corner

The area is popular for school excursions, because of the history, nature and sporting activities. Also great to help them celebrate great grades!.

I'm Hungry!

In the northern end of the park, there are numerous picnic areas where you can bring your own food and enjoy a lovely family lunch in the midst of nature and all it's wildlife!.

Any Top Tips?

Enjoy the views from many of the park’s lookouts! You can see spectacular limestone gorges, old mining settlements, waterfalls, spectacular 360 degree views of the Selwyn Snowfields and beautiful limestone cliffs at Cave Creek...to name just a few..

Need a little extra help?

From the Blue Waterholes carpark there is easy access to the toilets. The path to the Blue Waterholes viewing area is a hardened gravel surface and may be considered 'hard' for wheelchair access..

More information

IMPORTANT: All water taken from streams or provided at back country huts within Kosciuszko National Park should be boiled for at least one minute, or purified with other methods, before drinking. Make sure you stay healthy!.

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    It was great even tho I live in Sydney but the mountains were good toboganning was good just the snowstorms they keep blowing stuff away.

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    Great location for a holiday all year round. Not just the winter. Lots of bush camping during the summer. Don't forget to look at the hydo power system while your here. Lots of history.

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    Amazing!!!

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    Very good location for holidays

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    Hihsc

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