This route is part ‘tourist route’ and part diversion. The plan was to drive from Jindabyne to Tumut via the highest town in Australia. This is a campervans only consideration.

All of these roads and highways were constructed for and during the Snowy Mountains developments.

The road from Thredbo to Khancobin (tourist route) is a long winding and very slow track. From time to time rest areas are on offer, but this short distance (76km) will take, with a campervan the best part of two hours. A very good road but with four steep ascents and descents.

From time to time lookouts, dams and hydro schemes and spectacular views are on offer. Khancobin is a product of the Snowy River developments of the 50’s

After Khancobin the trip to Cabramurra (Australia’s highest town) is another of those winding and steep ascents and descents. Cabramurra is also Snowy Mountains town, but now is also a skiing centre during the snow season.

Historic Kiandra, now an intersection on the Snowy Mountains Hgy is worth a few moments to read up on a ‘gold rush’ past.

Kiandra to Tumut, in contrast to the past four hours motoring is a bit of a breeze.

Here are some photos from this six hour journey


Fireplace Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry   Toilets
Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course