Leatherbarrel Creek Campground - Kosciuszko NP

National Park - New South Wales

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Leatherbarrel Creek picnic area is a small basic site that offers birdwatching and a good rest stop for car tourists on Alpine Way.

Park entry fees apply

Please note

  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • We encourage you to bring gas or fuel stoves, especially in summer during the fire season.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go bird watching.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park.

As the scenic and meandering Alpine Way winds through Kosciuszko National Park, it’s a great idea to take advantage of the many rest stops along the way. One terrific spot can be found at Leatherbarrel Creek picnic area, where steep mountainsides covered in tall forest surround a small grassy flat with plenty of shade.

Pack lunch or afternoon tea (don’t forget the billy), and roll out a picnic blanket so you can lay back and listen to the serene sounds of the beautiful creek. A number of birds call Leatherbarrel home, so if birdwatching is an interest, bring some binoculars too, and keep your eye out for currawongs, kookaburras, rosellas and willy wagtails. Brush-trailed possums like to visit the area at night. 

If you find yourself fatigued on the road, Leatherbarrel Creek picnic area doubles as a small campground. Other camping options can be found in the nearby Thredbo Valley, Tom Groggin, or Geehi.

Getting there: Access is via the Alpine Way, which is narrow and winding between Geehi and Khancoban. This section is unsuitable for large caravans or large trailers.




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