Cooinbil Hut is a reminder of how pastoralists lived on the high country plains of Kosciuszko National Park during the early 1900s. Looking out over treeless Long Plain and the headwaters of Murrumbidgee River, it’s now the central feature of Cooinbil Hut campground, open to everyone. This is a prime spot for anyone wanting to explore the northern attractions of the national park. This campground is packed with activities to fill your day, including walking, fishing at nearby streams, setting up a picnic and exploring local heritage sites. If you’re more of a thrill-seeker, then stack the mountain bike on the car for a heart-racing ride through grassy woodlands. You can also bring your horse if you have one, as Cooinbil Hut campground is great for horse riding adventures and offers facilities to accommodate large vehicles and loading ramps. Ghost Gully campground is an alternative area which can accommodate horse facilities such as portable horse yards. Snow gums surround the campground and rare flowering plants, such as monaro golden daisies and Australian anchor plant, take centre stage in spring. Gang-gang cockatoos and crimson rosellas can be found all year round, so remember to pack your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching.
Getting There and Parking
Cooinbil Hut campground is in the Long Plain precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:
From Tumut Visitor Centre:
- Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 72.8 km, and then turn left onto Long Plain Road.
- Drive along Snowy Mountains Highway for 56.2 km, and then turn right onto Long Plain Road.
- Follow Long Plain Road for approximately 14km, then turn right to reach Cooinbil Hut campground.
- There's no vehicle access to this campground in winter, and roads may close in extreme weather.
- Check the weather before you set out as Long Plain Road can become boggy when it rains.
- Unsealed roads
- BBQ facilities
Bookings are required. Book online at https://nsw.rezexpert.com/book?business_code=500649&utids=3793,4414&_ga=2.164644031.1445617960.1620795135-2051782135.1568159389 or call the National Parks Contact Centre on 1300 072 757. There are no camping fees at this campground but a $6 booking fee applies.
AddressCooinbil Hut Access Road via Long Plain Road
Long Plain, New South Wales, 2629
Coordinates & Contact Details-35.6314, 148.597102 6947 7025
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