Tucked into the Snowy Mountains, Khancoban offers fun-filled lake activities, such as boating and fishing, as well as bushwalking and mountain biking. It’s a gateway for exploring Kosciuszko National Park, while the Thredbo snowfields offer skiing, snowboarding and tubing in winter.
Things to do
Explore the Murray Power 2 Station to learn about the region’s hydroelectric engineering feat in the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The town’s history dates back to its establishment in the 1940s and it is now a Heritage-listed site.
At Khancoban Pondage lake you can enjoy fishing, kayaking, water skiing and jet skiing. Alternatively, take in spectacular mountain scenery on walking tracks, such as Major Clews Hut. Make your way through montane forests, alpine ash and jagged ridgelines, then head to Round Mountain Hut for a jaunt through Jagungal Wilderness Area.
Looking for a scenic drive? Take the Khancoban to Kiandra past forest and dams in Mount Kosciuszko National Park, connecting Alpine Way with Snowy Mountains Highway. Keep an eye out for gold-mining remnants or go on an adventurous ATV ride on Lobs Hole Ravine 4WD trail. You’ll eventually reach Cabramurra, the highest town in Australia.
Cool-climate vineyards dot the landscape around Khancoban, providing ample wine tasting and vineyard tours. Visit Courabyra Wines to sample award-winning wines, then join in a Tumbarumba Wines Escape with afternoon tea or Italian aperitivo platters.
Khancoban lies about five hours from Melbourne and only two hours from Albury by car. You can pick up a rental vehicle in either city or hire taxis and charter coaches for getting around.