Distances courtesy of Google Maps
All – To “The Point”Tyrolean Village by road
From Sydney and in between –
Cronulla, Maroubra, Manly ,Newport – between 450 klms and 480 Klms
Sydney 457 klms
Liverpool 423 klms
Canberra 173 klms (incl Canberra airport)
Cooma 56.7 klms
Berridale 22.8 klms
Jindabyne 7 klms
Capitals and large towns
Wagga Wagga 310 klms (4 hrs)
Nowra 344 klms (4.5 hrs)
Wollongong 413 klms (4.5 hrs )
Bathurst 470 klms (5.5hrs)
Melbourne 586 klms ( 7hrs) via Albury, Khancoban, Alpine way .( when open )
or 647 klms(7.5.hrs) via Bairnsdale, Cooma Jindabyne.( if Alpine Way
closed due to heavy snow)
Newcastle 607 klms
Coffs Harbour 978 klms
Adelaide 1288 klms
Hobart 1321 klms
Brisbane 1370 klms
Perth 3790 klms
Darwin 4122 klms
Los Angeles 23546 klms
Matters of fact-
Driving in the Snow – For vehicle preparation and driving tips please go to http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/roadsafety/snowdriving.html
Entry to the Kosciusko National Park
The point is located approximately 40 klms from either ski resort namely Thredbo or Perisher. The two resorts are accessed via different roads simply 10 klms from The Point, via Jindabyne township, you come to a T intersection – straight ahead takes you to Perisher / ( which includes Smiggin Holes & Guthega), turn left to go to ski tube ( a through mountain train accessing Perisher.) and Thredbo.
Both resorts are in the Kosciusko National park and require a vehicle entry pass. It is $27 from the start of the June long weekend to the end of the October long weekend, and $16 throughout the rest of the year
An annual car pass is $190.00 . For full pricing and other tid bits re entry fees,.http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/annualpass/
Look up http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media
Call National Parks & Wildlife Tourist Office (02) 6450 5600
or RTA traffic information line on 132 701. Select option 1 for road closures from storms, snow and ice etc and then option 1 again for
Southern NSW. This will
take you straight to the conditions for the Snowy Mountains
Listen Radio 2 xl AM 918, FM 94.7 / FM 96.30 / Country Radio FM 88
ABC AM 810 . FM 95.5
Via the Alpine Way– A spectacular, tar sealed road full of twists and turns. If travelling during winter, Snow chains are required. Local road information can be found as noted above in Road Conditions.
From Jindabyne to Thredbo.
Snow chains are not required, but it is advisable to carry them. You can hire chains in many places, but Cooma, Berridale and Jindabyne. YOU VERY VERY rarely need chains outside of the Alpine Way. It is advised you actually do a “dry run” in fitting your chains. At the risk of stating the obvious, tyre size is important .So don’t borrow chains unless they are your tyre size.
YOU MUST carry properly fitting chains to travel to Persiher.( 4 wheeel drives excepted)
Parking in Thredbo
Thredbo has 2500 car parking spaces, and parking it is FREE . Some parking areas are for overnight parking, other areas for day trippers.
Parking is free at Perisher, Smiggins and Guthega, but overnight parking IS NOT allowed. You must be out by midnight.