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Kosciuszko National Park

The Alpine Way

The Alpine Way is one of Australia's premier touring routes and has many places of interest to explore between Khancoban and Jindabyne.
Things To Note *Snow chains must be carried in winter. They can be hired in either Khancoban, in the Upper Murray, or Jindabyne. All visitors to the Kosciuszko National Park need to collect or purchase a Park Pass, from the National Parks Office either at Khancoban. Highlights *10km,  Murray 1 Power Station & Visitor Centre & Murray 2 Pondage Learn about the construction of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme. Short free tours of the Power Station, the second largest power station in the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme, occur at 11 am and 2 pm daily. *Picnic and toilet facilities * 20 km Scammell's Spur Lookout View the western face of the main range of the Snowy Mountain range, woodlands of snow gums and tall forests of alpine ash and mountain gum. Historic story board. *Picnic and toilet facilities * 30 km The Geehi Rest Area This peaceful area beside the Swampy Plains River marks the area where the temporary township of Geehi was located during the construction phase of the Snowy Mountains Scheme during the 1950s and 1960s. Camping is permitted. Former cattleman’s huts, the Geehi (built from river pebbles), Keeble’s and Tyrell huts are easily accessible for viewing. *Picnic and toilet facilities
* 50 km, Tom Groggin Station This is the spiritual homeland of the Upper Murray’s ‘Man From Snowy River’, Jack Riley, who spent the last thirty years of his life here. A little further down the road is the Tom Groggin Rest Area, another good place to camp or to have a picnic, this time beside the upper reaches of the Murray River. Picnic and toilet facilities * 60 km, Leather Barrel Creek Rest Area This five site camping area also has picnic tables and toilet facilities. Set amongst tall eucalyptus, the pretty little creek was named after the leather vessels used to carry sheep tallow, used by pioneers as a lubricant and to make candles. *Picnic and toilet facilities * 65 km, The Pilot Lookout Look southwards over the Pilot Wilderness area to The Pilot, a mountain located just north of Cowombat Flat and Forest Hill, the official start of the Murray River. * 78 km, Thredbo Village One of Australia's year round alpine playgrounds. A short chairlift to the top take you to the top of the main range and a board walk to Mt. Kosciuszko. Gaze upon alpine flowers over Summer. *Picnic and toilet facilities * 108 km, the Alpine Way ends on the outskirts of the town of Jindabyne and you are no longer in the Kosciuszko National Park. The one way journey, without stopping, is estimated to take approximately 1.5 hours but it will be very hard not to want to take longer so that all the attractions can be fully enjoyed.
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