Khancoban

A great base for exploring spectacular Kosciuszko National Park, Khancoban is a small lakeside town in the Snowy Mountains of NSW. Enjoy bushwalking, mountain biking, fishing and other adventures. In the skiing and snowboarding season, the Thredbo snowfields are only 85 minutes’ drive away.

In the heart of the high country, the town was established to house workers on the now heritage-listed Snowy Mountains Scheme – Australia’s greatest engineering project that began in 1949 and is one of the civil engineering marvels of the modern world, providing renewable hydro-electric power.

Kayaker on Khancoban Pondage - Khancoban - Snowy Mountains

You can visit Murray Power 2 Station, just 5 minutes from Khancoban, and learn more about the hydro-electric power scheme. The Visitors Centre at the power station offers free inspection tours, at 11am and 2pm. The centre is open daily from October to April and closed on weekends in winter.

Khancoban Pondage is a 3km-long lake and part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The beautiful waterway has a boat ramp and is perfect for fishing, kayaking and water sports, with waterskiing and wakeboarding popular in warmer months. The backdrop of Australia’s highest peaks is breathtaking.

Khancoban Pondage - Tumbarumba Shire Council

You can explore the mountain ranges on various walking trails, such as Major Clews Hut and Round Mountain Hut. On the picturesque Khancoban to Kiandra drive wind through Mount Kosciuszko National Park past scenic dams and mountain forests to the highest town in Australia, Cabramurra.

Other wonderful things to do and see in the Tumbarumba region include tasting elegant cool-climate wines at vineyards, savouring delicious festivals, and enjoying horseriding adventures. Places to stay in Khancoban range from lakeside camping and caravanning to cottages, apartments and a motel.

Getting to Khancoban is easy. South of Tumbarumba and on the scenic Alpine Way that connects Thredbo and Jindabyne, Khancoban is six hours’ drive from Sydney, five hours from Melbourne, and less than two hours from Albury, where flights arrive daily from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Thredbo Snow Series: Rail Jam

    Friday 29 June 2018 , Thredbo

    The Thredbo Snow Series is back. With a tonne of cash and prizes as well as the overall Snow Series title, there is a category for everyone. First stop, the Rails event at the new location of Cruiser Terrain Park. Grab your skis or snowboar…

    29 Jun
  2. NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships

    Tuesday 10 July 2018 to Saturday 21 July 2018 , Thredbo

    The Interschools Snowsports Championships encourages students of all abilities and levels to compete for their school in a competitive snowsports competition. Students can compete in up to seven snow sports disciplines for skiers and snowb…

    10 Jul - 21 Jul
  3. Torah Bright Mini Shred

    Event dates to be confirmed: July 2018 , Thredbo

    Calling all groms! Come and ride with Torah Bright and her friends as they coach you through the terrain park. Suitable for skiers and boarders of an intermediate level of riding or above, join Torah and friends in the Friday Flat Terrain…

    15 Jul