Jindabyne to Perisher Valley – 33km
Jindabyne to Skitube at Bullocks Flat – 20km
Cooma Snowy Mountains Airport to Jindabyne – 45km
Perisher is an easy 5 to 6 hour drive from Sydney via Canberra and Cooma or 7 hours from Melbourne with more than half the distance on freeway standard or dual carriage roads. Kosciuszko Road gives access to Perisher, Smiggins and Guthega from Jindabyne.
Motorists are required to carry properly fitting chains (4WD’s excepted) in the Kosciuszko National Park during winter. It’s an easy half hour drive from Jindabyne in good weather. If bringing your car, you will need a valid National Parks vehicle pass.
During the ski season, the National Parks DO NOT permit any overnight parking in the main car park areas of Smiggin Holes Alpine Village.
However on changeover days, IMBAC offers Members and Guests free transport to and from their vehicle at Sawpit Creek Car Park using the club’s own 4WD vehicle.
Car parking options
Lodge Parking: (limited spots, fees apply)
IMBAC parking can be pre-booked and prepaid with the Booking Officer, or you can wing it and ask our managers if there are spots still available when you arrive.
Sawpit Creek and IMBAC Lodge vehicle:
IMBAC has an 11 seater Toyota Land Cruiser Troop Carrier which is used to assist IMBAC Members and Guests when parking at Sawpit Creek, located on the Kosciuszko Road just below the snowline, during the Winter Season. Shuttles are driven by an IMBAC guest to bring other drivers back up from Sawpit Creek on Friday and Sunday afternoons after having parked their own vehicles.
Please note: This is NOT a taxi service where you just ring for a pick-up, you must work in with other guests to pick up and drop off. Click here to see how it works.
Bullocks Flat: (Ski Tube)
Leave your vehicle at Bullock’s Flat car park (no National Parks pass required) and catch the ski tube to Perisher terminal, where you can then catch the FREE shuttle bus that runs between Perisher and Smiggins between 8.30am and 7.00pm every day, all day (no set times). Then you walk up the hill to IMBAC lodge with your gear. There is a sled available for use by members and guests to assist with luggage.
Outside these times and as long as it is pre-arranged and not too late, pick-up via the troopie is possible.