The jewel in NSW's national-park crown, covering 673,492 hectares and stretching 150km from north to south, has so many varied attractions that it takes visits in all seasons to really gauge its full potential.
Year-round, this is a wonderland of alpine and subalpine flora and fauna. This is the only place on the planet, for example, where you'll find the rare mountain pygmy possum. Come spring and summer, pristine walking trails and camp sites can be appreciated when spectacular alpine flowers are in full bloom. Mystical caves, limestone gorges, historic huts and homesteads are also ripe for discovery. The park is also popular for cyclists and mountain bikers.
If you're just driving through the park, no park fees are payable, but if you're overnighting or driving beyond Jindabyne up towards Charlotte Pass, you'll be liable for $16 per vehicle per 24 hours.