A great base for exploring spectacular Kosciuszko National Park, Khancoban is a small lakeside town in the Snowy Mountains of NSW, where you can enjoy bushwalking, mountain biking, fishing and other adventures. In the skiing and snowboarding season, the Thredbo snowfields are only 85 minutes’ drive away.
Snowy Mountains Scheme
In the heart of the high country, the town was established to house workers on the now heritage-listed Snowy Mountains Scheme. Considered Australia’s greatest engineering project, it began in 1949, providing renewable hydro-electric power.
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.
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.
Getting to Khancoban
Khancoban is south of Tumbarumba on the scenic Alpine Way that connects Thredbo and Jindabyne. The town 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.