Long Plain Drive
There are several huts which are easy to access from the unsealed roads in the Long Plain Area. A suggested itinerary would be to enter the northen part of Kosciuszko National Park from the Snowy Mountains Highway and to turnoff onto Long Plain Road and take a scenic drive to the following historical huts:
- Long Plain Hut- A single large building that dates back to 1916 and restored in 2002
- Cooinbil Hut - Originally built in 1866 and replaced in 1905, restored in 1987
- Coolamine Homestead - The first house built in 1883 and a fine example of colonial bush architecture.
Then continue your journey down to Blue Waterholes, a camping and picnic area where you will find an amazing karst landscape of small caves and gorges. Here you can choose to rest and take in the beautiful landscape, enjoy a picnic or take a short walk along Cave Creek, view small cave entrances and head down into Clarke Gorge. Allow 1 to 2 hours return for this walk. An alternative walk from Blue Waterholes is through Nicole Gorge to Murray Cave at least 3 to 4 hours return. Remember to take drinking water and at least one reliable torch per person if entering the caves.
Access to Long Plain Road is closed from NSW June long weekend to NSW October long weekend and other times due to weather. The Blue Waterholes Trail is unsealed and access by 4wd vehicle is recommended and 2wd vehicle in dry weather only.
For further information including road and trail conditions, please contact the Tumut Region Visitor Centre.