Rocky Plain Camping Ground - Kosciuszko National Park NSW

Snow sports are the big attractions in winter, but in warmer months you can admire the alpine wildflowers, visit historic homesteads on the treeless plains in the north of the park, or explore Yarrangobilly Caves and swim in the thermal pool. Alpine walks are limited to the warmer months, but lower-altitude walks are worth taking throughout the year. The Alpine Way has been fully sealed, providing a scenic route between Jindabyne and Khancoban.
Car-based camping areas with fireplaces and toilets are provided along major roads throughout the park, including the Alpine Way, the Khancoban-Cabramurra road (closed in winter), the Snowy Mountains Highway, Elliot Way and Barry Way; phone for details about camping in these areas. Commercial accommodation is available at Thredbo, Perisher, Smiggin Holes, Charlotte Pass, Guthega and Sawpit Creek. For a real old-world high-country experience stay at Currango Homestead and cottages in the heart of the snow gum woodlands in the north of the park (phone 6947 7025 for bookings).
Access 450-600 km south-west of Sydney. Yarrangobilly Caves are 70 km south-east of Tumut on the Snowy Mountains Highway; the ski fields are 90-100 km west of Coomaon Kosciuszko Road and Alpine Way and at Selwyn Snowfields north-west of Cooma. During winter, motorists must carry properly fitting snow chains on most mountain roads. A vehicle entry fee applies year round on the Kosciuszko Road and Alpine Way and during winter at Mt Selwyn. Vehicles and horses are not permitted in the park's wilderness areas. A vehicle fee of $3 applies at Yarrangobilly Caves. Vehicle based camping with horses is permitted at this campground. There is a loading ramp adjacent to the toilet facilities.
Activities: horse camping, walking, camping
Natural setting: grassy woodlands
Getting there: The camping area is within 300 m of the Snowy Mountains Highway, approximately 200 m south of The Rest House (Sawyers Hill). The Rock Plain access track is subject to closure between the June and October long weekends. This period may be brought forward or extended due to weather conditions. Check with the local NPWS office for more detailed road information.
Facilities: non-flush toilets The campsite is accessible by all weather unsealed roads suitable for 2wd vehicles
331 km SW of Sydney
Access to the campsite is signposted 'Rocky Plain Camp Ground' on the Snowy Mountains Hwy, 100km south of Tumut. The dirt road leaves the highway about 400m west of 'The Rest House Sawyers Hill'. The dirt road is about 600m long and ends at the campsite.
You can park a trailer, or a tent in this campground - but no caravans
There are a total of 15 campsites
This campsite is designed for people to camp with horses. There is a ramp to help horse out of trailers. The campsite sits fairly high above the plain, providing great views across the flat valley. There is room for about 15 individual campsites, although there are no formal markings for individual campsites. There is a pit toilet but limited facilities beyond that. The local creek usually has water, although not deep enough for swimming.
You are not able to book these campsites - first come basis.

Photos on this page were kindly supplied by our roving reporter Ross Bartlett in February 2013.

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Contact and Location
Rocky Plain Camping Ground
Track N off Snowy Mountains Hwy
Kosciuszko National Park NSW 2629
P: 02 69477025
GPS:S35 53 30,E148 32 29
GPS:S35 53.502,E148 32.496

  1. Ross Bartlett  of  Moruya NSW Fri February 22, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    This is a mainly horse riders camp but don't let that stop you as it is a very nice spot,a bit tight to manouvre a big rig in but not impossible,plenty of camp sites it's best to get out and walk around to find them as the camp is a bit terraced.One toilet very clean.Bring your own water,lots of rabbits and nice views.
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