Plan ahead for your Snowy Mountains getaway and check out what’s on in Khancoban. Extreme athletes love the Upper Murray Challenge that consists of a 38-km bike ride, a 26-km paddle and a 25-km run. The annual Khancoban TroutFest takes place every November at several area fishing holes.
Khancoban is a small country town on the western slopes of the Snowy Mountains, just 13 km from the Victorian border. Take the popular Alpine Way to nearby towns Jindabyne and Cooma and you’ll enjoy a spectacular drive through varied terrain.
Make time to visit the Khancoban Pondage. The lake is popular in summer with water skiers and fishermen who may find trout, salmon and redfin onto your hook.
Stop by the Murray 1 Power Station, the second largest power station in the Snowy Mountains Scheme; there’s a visitor centre and cafe next to the power station, where you can learn about the area through a number of interactive exhibits and models.
Abseiling at Khancoban in Summer. Image Jon Armstrong
Khancoban Pondage. Image Tourism Snowy Mountains
Touring by car along the Alpine Way. Image Don Fuchs
Queen's CottageAccommodation at Queen's Cottage. Footage courtesy of Sydney Weekender