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Kosciuszko National Park
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Visit this national park in winter or summer to experience the natural splendor of Australia’s tallest peak on hiking and skiing trails, as well as a scenic chairlift.

Kosciuszko National Park is New South Wales’ largest national park, encompassing spectacular ski resorts and pristine mountain rivers. Discover a landscape steeped in Australian folklore when you traverse mountain passes, ride on horseback through alpine meadows and look out over tumbling river rapids. No matter the season, Kosciuszko National Park’s 1,730,000-acre (nearly 700,000-hectare) expanse has something to offer visitors seeking adventure, scenery and relaxation.

One of the national park’s main draws is its collection of ski resorts. Thredbo and Perisher are well-appointed resort villages with some of Australia’s finest ski runs. Carve up the trails to see the captivating snow-dusted ridgeline undulating across the alpine peaks. You can also explore cross-country ski runs and snowshoeing trails in Charlotte Pass, Smiggin Holes and Selwyn Snowfields.

In summer, Kosciuszko National Park is a popular spot for hiking, four-wheel driving, horse-riding and fishing adventures. Take on a stretch of the magnificent 407-mile (655-kilometer) hiking trail that bisects the national park, the matchless Australian Alps Walking Track. A popular trip is the trail to the peak of Mount Kosciuszko. The summit is a short and challenging hike or a quick and breathtaking chairlift ride away. Explore some of the mountain trails with a mountain bike or on a horse. Traverse the Snowy Mountains on horseback to experience the landscape made famous by The Man From Snowy River, a popular Australian ballad and film.

Try canoeing or swimming in the pristine waters of alpine rivers or get a permit and try your luck angling for trout. You can go on a tour through the limestone formations at Yarrangobilly Caves and see some of Australia’s tallest waterfalls at Tin Mine Falls. Camp overnight at one of Kosciuszko National Park pretty campgrounds. Several campsites are located along the park’s hiking trails, as well as a large campground and caravan park at Sawpit Creek.

Kosciuszko National Park is located in New South Wales’ southeastern corner. Cabramurra, the region’s largest town, is a 5.5-hour drive or a 1-hour flight from Sydney. The Skitube Alpine Railway connects the Perisher Valley to the Alpine Way. National park fees are dependent upon the season.

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Siesta Villa
Siesta Villa
3.5 out of 5
56 Jerrara Drive, East Jindabyne, NSW
The price is $128 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
Situated on a lake, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lake Jindabyne and Sandy Beach. Banjo Patterson Park and Nuggets Crossing Shopping Centre are also within ...
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"we lake the place and location.Staff a very friendly.we will be there again."

Reviewed on May 23, 2021

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Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains
Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains
4 out of 5
10 Kosciusko Road, Jindabyne, NSW
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Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Nuggets Crossing Shopping Centre, Lake Jindabyne, and Banjo Patterson Park. Sandy Beach ...
4.1/5Very Good! (645 reviews)
"Good location. Bit far from shops while walking."

Reviewed on May 31, 2021

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Discovery Parks – Jindabyne
Discovery Parks – Jindabyne
2.5 out of 5
6532 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne, NSW
The price is $256 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
Situated on a lake, this holiday park is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Lake Jindabyne and within 3 mi (5 km) of Nuggets Crossing Shopping Centre and Banjo Patterson Park. ...
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Reviewed on Apr 11, 2021

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Siesta Villa
Siesta Villa
3.5 out of 5
56 Jerrara Drive, East Jindabyne, NSW
The price is $128 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
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4 out of 5
10 Kosciusko Road, Jindabyne, NSW
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2.5 out of 5
6532 Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne, NSW
The price is $256 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
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Banjo Paterson Inn
Banjo Paterson Inn
3 out of 5
1 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne, NSW
The price is $139 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 16
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Guthega Inn
Guthega Inn
3.5 out of 5
Guthega Road, Wilsons Valley, NSW
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Rivendale
Rivendale
3.5 out of 5
1761 Eucumbene Rd, Rocky Plain, NSW
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Rocky Plain, NSW
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Alpine Gables
Alpine Gables
3.5 out of 5
2 Clyde St., Jindabyne, NSW
The price is $173 per night from Jun 17 to Jun 17
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Ski Rider Hotel
Ski Rider Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Kosciuskzo Road, Wilsons Valley, Wilsons Valley, NSW
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