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• Khancoban-Cabramurra Road

• Adaminaby
• Adelong
• Anglers Reach
• Batlow
• Berridale
• Bombala
• Cabramurra
• Charlottes Pass
• Cooma
• Dalgety
• Dinner Plain
• Falls Creek
• Jindabyne
• Khancoban
• Kiandra
• Mount Beauty
• Mount Buffalo
• Mount Buller
• Mount Hotham
• Nimmitabel
• Perisher Blue
• Selwyn Snowfields
• Talbingo
• Thredbo
• Tumbarumba
• Tumut
• Yarrangobilly

Nearby NSW destinations
• The Alpine Way
• Barry Way
• Kosciuszko Road
• Kosciuszko National Park
• Snowy Mountains
• Snowy Mountains Hwy
• Three Mile Dam
• Victorian Alps Region

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• Blue Mountains
• Snowy Mountains
• Sydney
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Khancoban - Snowy Mountain and Victorian Alps Townships and Localities
Nestled in the foothills of the western face of the Snowy Mountains is the township of Khancoban. Originally built to accommodate workers and their families during the construction of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, it is now beautifully landscaped with trees and parks. Close to many popular trout streams, it is an ideal location for fishing, boating, white-water rafting, canoeing and waterskiing. Whilst here check out the spectacular views from Olsen’s and Scammel’s Spur Lookouts.

Check out our listing of Snowy Mountains accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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Khancoban Information Centre

Snowy Region Visitors Centre 

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Khancoban Attractions

The power station generates electricity from water diverted from Geehi Reservoir through the Murray 1 three pressure pipelines.Murray 1 Visitor Information Centre
• Freecall: 1800 623 776 • Ph: 02 6453 2004
• Located on the Alpine Way, before you arrive at Khancoban from Thredbo is the Murray 1 Visitors Centre. On offer are interactive experience with a wide range of displays, “hands-on” models and exhibits. There are BBQs and picnic areas by the water that are open to the public. The visitors centre cafe services light refreshments, drinks and snacks.

The Murray 1 Power Station is the second largest power station in the Snowy Mountains Scheme. The power station generates electricity from water diverted from Geehi Reservoir through the Murray 1 Pressure Tunnel.

The three pressure pipelines, which divert water to the power station, are 1,560 metres long and up to 4.19 metres in diameter. They can carry a total 243,500 litres of water per second or 243.5 tonnes of water per second to all the turbines.

The Murray 1 Power Station has ten 95-megawatt turbine generators.The Murray 1 Power Station has ten 95-megawatt turbine generators. Each of these generate enough electricity to power 95,000 houses at any time.

Water released from Murray 1 Power Station flows through Murray 2 Reservoir before it is used to generate electricity again through the Murray 2 Power Station.

The water is then released into the Swampy Plains River and then flows into the Murray River for irrigation.

Source: Information and Image from park signage - Snowy Mountains Authority

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Khancoban Distance

Distance to Khancoban
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Khancoban:
• Adaminaby 120.1
• Berridale 135.7
• Bombala 225.9
• Cabramurra 63.0
• Charlotte Pass 142.1
• Cooma 168.5
• Corryong, VIC 27.0
• Dalgety 151.8
• Eden 300.4
• Jindabyne 107.2
• Kiandra 80.3
• Queanbeyan 275.5
• Sydney 564.2
• Thredbo 72.7
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
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