Why Should you Stay at Kosciuszko Tourist Park
Family friendly park close to skiing, biking and hiking. Picnic tables and fire pits at almost every site. Clean, maintained bathrooms with hot showers and flush toilets. Available year round.
No internet, so you have plenty of opportunities to connect!
Distance to Nearest Town:. 13.5km to Jindabyne.
High/Low Season rates apply. Check website for latest pricing.
Unpowered & Powered Sites. Yes
Cabins: Yes. Varied sizes and types. All with heat & kitchens. Bathrooms optional.
Phone Number: 02.64562224
The Tourist Park is located INSIDE Kosciuszko NP.
You will need to pay for access into Kosciuszko National Park upon arrival, unless you have a park pass. This is not included in your tariff.
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Facilities at Kosciuszko Tourist Park
Camp Kitchen – Gas stovetop, freestanding grill, communal fridge, microwave, hot water jug, sink. Large tables for seating. Couches and Pool Table. Outdoor fire pits with grills and picnic tables at most sites.
Gender Bathrooms with key access. Flush toilets, hot water showers.
Hiking Nearby – Easy, Moderate & Advanced. Large & Small Sites. Powered and unpowered. Pull-through sites available.
Drying Room for ski season.
There Is NO internet access and limited cell phone coverage. You can gain access a few km down the hill at the Hydro tower.
Be aware of wildlife (including wild brumbies) as well as the ecological sensitivity in this area. There are plenty of reminders around – just thought we’d add our own here.
Be aware of temperamental weather. Be prepared for any type of weather as it can change at a moments notice. Even in April, we wore layers to the Kosciuszko lookout and ended up shedding down to t-shirts. By the time we left the top of the mountains, clouds were quickly rolling in and it was set to snow.
Stay on the paths provided as much as you can. If you do go hiking, make sure someone knows your plans. As an added service, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Services recommends that all bushwalkers and adventurers in Kosciuszko National Park doing off track or overnight adventures carry a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB). PLBs are available as a free loan in Kosciuszko National Park when you register your walk with NPWS.
Jinabyne houses your basic needs, including Woolworths, one of Australia’s primary supermarket chains. Also in Jinabyne are a plethora of bakeries, coffee shops, a newsagent, a post office and banks.
Our recommendation for a great coffee and hearty breakfast in Jindabyne is C.B.D. It’s definitely worth a stop.
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Kosciuszko National Park covers 6,900 square kilometres (2,700 sq mi) so you can imagine there is a lot to see and do. The park is open year round (although at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or other park management issues). Depending on your interests, there is something for everyone.
Winter is high season here, as there are a number of ski fields within the National Park. We visited in autumn (April) and there was already the beginnings of snow at elevation.
Summer school holidays (Dec-Jan) is also a busy time as there is plenty of hiking and exploring to do in the warmer months.
We really enjoyed staying in a cabin at the Kosciuszko Tourist Park (our recommendation above). It’s central to the ski lifts, only a 15 minute drive down the mountain to Jindabyne and best of all, it’s nestled into the bushland.
Kosciuszko Express chairlift at Thredbo – As the Thredbo website claims: “The scenic chairlift is open 365 days a year. The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is 1.8km long and rises 560 vertical metres. The ride takes 15 minutes one way and offers spectacular valley views as you are lifted to the closest access point to Mount Kosciuszko.” We definitely recommend taking the ride. It’s a must do.
* For a quirky note – Australia’s highest toilet is located at the top of the ski lift at the Thredbo/Kosciuszko Lookout, so there’s a claim you can stake amongst your friends should you use it.