Murray 1 Visitors Centre – Alpine Way

Please note that the Murray 1 Visitors Centre next door to the Murray 1 Power Station will be closed Tuesday 17, Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 May 2016 to undertake important training and education activities to ensure we continue to provide a quality service to our visitors in our role as the face of the business.  Thank you for your understanding.

Murray 1 Power Station is the second largest power station in the Snowy Mountains Scheme. There are 10 turbines at Murray 1, each capable of producing enough electricity to supply over 95,000 houses.

Next to the power station is the Murray 1 Visitors Centre. This centre offers an exciting interactive experience with a wide range of displays, “hands on”models and exhibits.

There are BBQ and picnic areas by the water that are open to the public. Light refreshments are available in the Cafe.

Safety is important at all times while visiting the Scheme.  For more information on Scheme safety click here .


Alpine Way, 10kms east of Khancoban

Open:  Summer

October – April, 7 days

9:00am – 4:00pm Monday to Friday
10:00am – 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday and Public Holidays

Closed Christmas Day and Anzac Day
Power Station Inspections 11.00am and 2.00pm

Open:  Winter

May – September, 5 days
9:00 – 4:00pm Monday to Friday
Closed winter weekends

Power Station Inspections 11.00am and 2.00pm


Entry, activities and picnic areas are free of charge.

The Murray 1 Visitors Centre is located only 15 minutes from Khancoban on the Alpine Way. There is designated public visitor parking. Visitors are requested to follow visitor signage and parking instructions at the power station.

The Alpine Way is steep and winding in places and motorists are advised to take care and drive to the weather and road conditions, while making your way along one of the most spectacular drives in Australia.

If travelling from Cooma, Jindabyne or Thredbo, please allow sufficient time for your journey, especially during winter.

Also located only a couple of minutes from the centre of Khancoban are the Khancoban Dam release gates where the water from the Scheme is released into the Swampy Plains River and then into the Murray River for irrigation. An impressive location that is well worth a look.

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