The Alpine Way is a scenic road in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia. This road is one of the best experiences in Australia as it's an alpine road passing through alpine-style villages and towns.
The route between Jindabyne and Khancoban has a Parks fee of $58 because it goes through Kosciuszko National Park. No renewals needed until you leave the park. The rest of the route is free. If you're doing it by bike, you don't need to pay the $58 fee.
Victorian border to KhancobanEdit
If you're going up, or have just come down, Khancoban will be an important stop. For those going up, regardless of what season it is, you'd want to fill up here because the next point of civilization is only in Thredbo, a 2-hour drive up. There are some cafés and accommodation here, if you want to take a break before going up. There is also Alpine diesel available here as well.
If you're coming down from Thredbo, you're in luck, since Khancoban provides excellent opportunities to take a break with the many cafés here.
- Distance: 78 km
- Time taken: ≈2 hours
- Speed limit: 60-100 km/h
This is the most difficult and scenic part of the journey, taking about two whole hours to complete. The experience differs by region, with an altitude range between 250 m at Khancoban and about 1600 m at Siberia.
Thredbo to JindabyneEdit
Only 4WDs are exempt from chains during the period of the Queens Birthday in June to Labour Day in October. Chains can be purchased at either Thredbo, Jindabyne or Khancoban, but it is quite advisable to buy it at either end and not wait til the top at Thredbo.