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Kosciuszko National Park

The Swampy Plains Creek Road

The Swampy Plains Creek Road, sometimes referred to as the

Cabramurra Road is a scenic touring route which traverses some

Australia’s most scenic alpine country. It is a popular route for touring

motorcycles and hikers.

THINGS TO NOTE *This road is closed during winter from the June Queens Birthday long weekend until the NSW Labour Day long weekend in October. * The maximum speed limit on this road is  80 kmph. It is windy and not suitable for those who are inclined towards motion sickness. HIGHLIGHTS The village of Cabramurra, located in the Kosciuszko National Park, is 65 kilometres from Khancoban (1hr) or 81 km from Corryong (1.25hr). At an elevation of 1488 metres above sea level, Cabramurra is Australia's highest town. Built for the sole use of employees and contractors for the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme, Cabramurra does not have any visitor accommodation but it does have a general store, which has hot and cold food, grocery items, souvenirs, books and visitor information. It is also possible to buy fuel for your vehicle at Cabramurra. It also has a lookout platform with picnic and toilet facilities. To visit Cabramurra, or beyond to Kiandra and other northern parts of the Kosciuszko National Park, take the marked turnoff from the Alpine Way 5km west of Khancoban or 21km east of Corryong. Along this road there are a number of lovely spots for fishing, hiking, camping and picnics. 1. The Bradney's Gap Picnic Area is several kilometres along this road from the Alpine Way and is a pleasant spot for a break. -Picnic, camping & toilet facilities 2. The road follows alongside high voltage power lines for two kilometres. This section is also part of the Bicentennial National Trail. Soon after the road diverges from the power
lines there is a gate which is open during the warmer months of the year allowing road access to Cabramurra. 3.  This section of the Kosciuszko National Park is called the Jagungal Wilderness. Prominent landmark features are the Dargals, Dargal Mountain, 1726m, and Big Dargal Mountain,  1714m.  They may be glimpsed in the distance towards the south east. 4. Approximately 1.5 km from the gate, just over Yellow Bog Creek, which eventually flows into the Tooma River, is the Clover Flat Rest Area.  Camping is permitted and there is a toilet. 5.  Several kilometres further from Clover's Flat is the Tooma Reservoir. A number of hiking trails, several which lead to former cattle men's huts, begin nearby. Fishing is permitted and there is a boat ramp. 6.Nearby Oglivies’ Rest Area, with its table and toilet facilities is located beside Oglivies’ Creek. Several kilometres further on is the Round Mountain Trail Head and car park, a starting point for several hiking and mountain bike trails. Due south it is possible to see Mt. Jagungal, 2062m, Australia's most northerly and most easterly 2000+m mountain. 7. Continue to Bradley's & O'Brien's Hut & Rest Area. Basic camping  & toilet. 8. The road soon begins to steeply decline, winding its way around the mountains to the Tumut Reservoir. Fishing is permitted and there is a boat ramp. Toilet facilities. From the reservoir, the road rapidly ascends, with good views at various vantage points. Several kilometres further, the road passes the other gate, which is closed in winter to prevent access and, soon after, the town of Cabramurra.
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