Jan 6, 2013

a short drive to Khancoban.......

Over the Christmas / New Year period we camped at a park near Corryong. Most of our time was spent lazing around reading, sleeping and or eating! But we managed to get out for a couple of day trips .... one of them being to Khancoban which is just 20 klm's from Corryong.

Khancoban is a small town in New South Wales, Australia. The town is located 567 klms (352 mi) from the state capital, Sydney and 13 klms (8 mi) from the state border with Victoria, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, near the upper reaches of the Murray River. At the 2006 census, Khancoban had a population of 281.

The town is a popular launching place for tourists exploring the Snowy Mountains area including Kosciuszko National Park. Khancoban is linked to Jindabyne and Cooma by the Alpine Way, a scenic route that takes travellers past the ski resort of Thredbo. The closest regional centre is Corryong, 20 klms (12 mi) to the west in Victoria.

Khancoban was constructed to house workers involved in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Australia's largest engineering project, designed to provide hydro-electric power and water for irrigation to vast areas of the nation. The town is still mainly populated by workers employed by Snowy Hydro Limited working in places such as Murray 1 and Murray 2 Power Stations.

Khancoban Pondage, when full, covers an area of around 500 hectares and is located in NSW.

The Khancoban Pondage is fed by the following creeks and rivers: Swampy Plain River and Khancoban Creek.

the above images were taken at the Khancoban Pondage and if you look very carefully you will see someone swimming just at the base of the water outlet. There are signs every where telling people not to swim within 200 metre's of these outlets where the water can rise rapidly.... and with little warning!

it was soon time to head back to the caravan park for a lazy afternoon of reading and sleeping ....

Further blog posts will be uploaded over the next few days on our visit to NE Victoria.

Previous blog posts are:

drive from Ballan to Corryong 

our visit to the Colac Colac Caravan Park

our visit to Corryong

an early morning walk

I appreciate the helpful advice that is available on the following websites:

Old Tallangatta

Colac Colac Caravan Park

Tallangatta (Sydney Morning Herald)

The Mitta Mitta River (DPI)

Lake Hume (Wikipedia)

Huon Reserve Rest Area (Caravan.com)

Explore Australia

Corryong (discover the Murray site)


Snowy Mountains - Khancoban


1 comment:

  1. Oooo a lazy afternoon of reading and naps! I am extremely envious of you for that! Your trip sounds fantastic and it's bringing back memories for me of a holiday somewhere in the Snowy's as a child mixed with holidays at the Porpunkah caravan park. Sounds wonderful. Looking forward to the next post. :)