Yarrongobilly Village campground - Kosciuszko NP

National Park - New South Wales


**Please note:  this is accessed via a short unsealed road from the highway which is suitable for 2WD vehicles.  Snow chains are required after snow**

Yarrangobilly Village campground is ideal for a touring holiday of Kosciuszko National Park and offers a great base for walking, fishing, as well as exploring the historic and natural wonders in the northern precinct of the park. This picturesque riverside camping spot is located beside historic Cotterill’s Cottage, the oldest building in Kosciuszko National Park.

Set among grassy woodlands, just off the highway, it has easy parking for caravans and trailers. The campground is only a short drive to Yarrangobilly Caves and a range of walks such as Jounama heritage walking track. If you’re after a 4WD adventure, nearby Lobbs Hole Ravine 4WD trail offers incredible scenic views across Great Dividing Range.

Set on the banks of meandering Yarrangabilly River, try your hand at fishing or enjoy a leisurely picnic. You might spot a few eastern grey kangaroos grazing or relaxing in the shade.

Activities: camping, walking, fishing, geological/geomorphological appreciation, birdwatching, paddling

Natural setting: grassy woodlands

Cultural heritage: Cotterill's Cottage is within the camping grounds. The building is one of the oldest in Kosciuszko National Park and has not changed since its construction in the 1890s. In the 1930s the village consisted of approximately ten houses and was once a part of the Jounama State Forest. Jounama Homestead ruin and heritage walk are within 10 km of the campground.

Getting there: Yarrangobilly Village campground is in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Travel 62km south along Snowy Mountains Highway from Tumut
  • The campground is near the highway where it crosses Yarrangobilly River

Facilities: picnic tables, wood barbecues (bring your own firewood), non-flush toilets, carpark, non-potable water

Water supply: It is recommended that all drinking water collected from the Yarrangobilly River be boiled for at least 5-10 minutes before consumption.

Bookings: Bookings are not available at this campground.

Have stayed in this campground many times over the years, especially in winter. It is within the snow line and you can get snow here. We missed the snow by a few days last week. I have experienced cold nights here down to minus 5.4 degrees with severe frost. Make sure you fill the jug for a morning cuppa as in two different caravans and the new motorhome all our water pipes have frozen. The camp is in a hollow and the ground can become quite damp and boggy at times especially for front wheel drive motorhomes like mine. There are trout available in the river in season. Brumbies visit regularly and there is a large rabbit population. Toilet paper is no longer supplied due to the high moisture in the air and toilet papers ability to absorb water. The toilets are very clean and regularly attended to. The large dumpster rubbish bin has been removed since my last visit.

This is a peaceful serene campground on the crystal clear creek. Whilst I was here a couple of fishermen caught a nice brown trout - guess what was dinner there. Brumbies (do not feed the brumbies even though they come looking for it), ducks, kangaroos, wrens etc are in abundance. There is no phone nor TV so you are totally able to get away from it all. I would return again.
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