Khancoban Lakeside Caravan ParkExplore Snowy Mountains NSW
Khancoban is an excellent base from which to explore the Kosciuszko National Park and the “Upper Murray” area. Situated on the western gateway to the Snowy Mountains and the natural wonders of the Kosciuszko National Park, there is a lot to be in the way of native flora and Fauna. From the incredible array of brightly plumaged parrots, parakeets and rosellas, to a large number of kangaroos, wallabies, wombats and emus.
Within a short picturesque drive away from Khancoban, there are regional towns full of Snowy Mountains history to explore. Such as Corryong (15 min), Tumbarumba (1 hr) and Batlow (famous apple growing area), Thredbo (1hr 30min), Jindabyne (2 hrs), Cooma and Tumut.
The Snowy Mountains is a place of contrasts. Peaks covered with pure white snow, deep blue lakes full of mountain trout and fields ablaze with wild flowers and beautiful autumn colours. It’s a photographer’s paradise!
Whether you are speeding down the ski slopes in winter, hiking to the top of Australia’s highest peak in summer or rafting the rapids of the swollen rivers in spring, the Snowy Mountains are a year round holiday destination to suit everyone.
In fact just about any outdoor activity you can think of is within easy reach!
Khancoban offers many activities, please explore links below for more information about things to do during warmer and cooler months
Here are some great places to explore outside Khancoban while you are visiting the beautiful Snowy Mountains.
This is truly a very unique bush gathering of mountain riders, poets, artists and lovers of the Australian High Country and pioneering spirit. Held every April, the Festival brings together people from around Australia as well as international visitors to celebrate traditional high country and bush culture, based on Banjos Paterson’s epic poem: The Man From Snowy River.
The Man from Snowy River Bush Festival recreates the fun and excitement of a bush gathering.
Step into the depths of Yarrangobilly Caves and you’ll discover stalagmites, stalactites and delicate decorations like shawls and cave corals. Explore six caves created from a belt of limestone laid down about 440 million years ago in Kosciuszko Nation Park.
The above ground thermal pool is at a perfect temperature of 27ºC all year-round. The ambience is quite magical during snowy months of winter were you can soak up in the midst of snow around its edges.
There are also some other great walks with plenty of wildlife and birds to admire.
The two hour live performance includes which includes amazing Snowy Mountains horsemanship. With stock and packhorse, mustering, whip cracking, working Kelpie dogs, unique Aussie humour, stories about Australian history and mountain heritage, farm animals, sheep shearing.
The Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme is one of the most complex integrated water and hydro-electric power schemes in the world. The Scheme collects and stores the water that would normally flow east to the coast and diverts it through trans-mountain tunnels and power stations.
To find out more about the Snowy hydro scheme it is well worth your while to visit one of the information stations.
Touring with self drive itineraries could also prove to be a great insight about some of the regions natural attractions as well as iconic Snowy Mountains Scheme locations and points of interest.