Scotchies Yards campground - Kosciuszko National Park

National Park - New South Wales


**Please note this is suitable for tents and swags only.  It is a 2WD unsealed access road however 4WD is required in wet weather.** 

For great views of Snowy River right out of the tent, you can’t go past Scotchies Yards campground, situated directly on the riverbank. Drift to sleep to the sounds of water rushing south to Victoria, and wombats foraging in the undergrowth.

Scotchies Yards campground is attractive at any time of year, offering an escape from Jindabyne and the ski resorts during winter, and a cool retreat during warmer months. Basic facilities make it well-suited to a casual picnic. Autumn and spring are ideal seasons to bring some swimmers and go paddling in the water without the harsh glare of the summer sun. Consider packing a fishing rod, too – the area is a popular spot to snag wild trout.

If birdwatching is of interest, Kosciuszko National Park is home to a staggering variety of native birds, particularly in the southern wilderness. Keep your binoculars handy to spot everything from currawongs to kookaburras soaring overhead or nesting in the trees.

Activities: paddling, liloing, swimming, fishing, picnics and barbecues, camping

Getting there: Scotchies Yards campground is in the southern (Lower Snowy) precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Follow Barry Way south of Jindabyne for 68.8km
  • Turn left into Scotchies Yards campground, immediately adjacent to the road.

Facilities: picnic tables, fire rings (bring your own firewood), carpark

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

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