Local Tips & Advice
Within Kosciuszko National Park some tracks and trails are only open from the Long weekend in October until the long weekend in June. Always contact the Tumut Region Visitors Centre before exploring the park to obtain up to date regulations and expert advice.
The high country is renowned for sudden changes in the weather. Be prepared by taking warm protective clothing and sturdy footwear at all times of the year.
Vehicle Chains may be required during the winter months in Kosciuszko National Park.
For current information visit Kosciuszko National Park alerts and for updated road conditions phone the RMS on 132 701 or www.livetraffic.com
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Kosciuszko National Park in the Tumut Region
Truly one of Australia's great national parks, Kosciuszko encompasses most of Australia's snow-covered areas, snowgum woodlands, grassy plains, pioneer huts, and spectacular caves and limestone gorges.
The park includes Mt Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia at 2228m and the headwaters of the famous Snowy River. Originally a State Park set aside in 1944, the 690,000 hectares became a National Park under the management of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service in 1967.
It is an area of enormous natural diversity and offers many recreational opportunities. Bushwalking, camping, skiing, horse riding, fishing and mountain biking are just some of the activities on offer.
For comprehensive information on Kosciuszko National Park click here, and for safety information click here.
Yarrangobilly Caves are some of the most beautiful and ornate in Australia. Guided and self-guided tours operate on a daily basis.
The naturally heated thermal pool, always a constant 27C, is well worth a visit by itself, so be sure to bring your swimmers! There are great bushwalks and all kinds of native animals and birds. No food is available so bring a picnic.
The historic Caves House has been restored and now offers accommodation for visitors. To stay in your own self-contained wing contact the Tumut Visitors Information Centre.
Explore your way
The park can be enjoyed in so many different ways...Walk, Drive, Ride, Camp, Fish, Horse Ride or, in winter, Ski. The choice is yours and each will bring its own unique experiences.