Snowy Hydro is an Australian-owned asset. We welcome people to come and visit our Discovery Centre in Cooma, or Khancoban and the Talbingo Visitor Display centre.

Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre

Adjacent to Monaro Highway, Yulin Avenue, Cooma NSW 2630

8am – 5pm daily
(cafe closes at 4pm) Weekend: 9am – 2pm  

Christmas Day and Anzac Day
1800 623 776

Khancoban Visitor Information Centre

2 Scammel St (on the Alpine Way at the western entry point to Kosciuszko National Park), Khancoban NSW 2642 

9am – 4pm daily 

Winter weekends (June – October) and Christmas Day
(02) 6070 8400

Cabramurra Township

Township is temporarily closed to the public

Talbingo Visitor Display Centre

Whitty Street (within Talbingo Shopping Centre) Talbingo, NSW 2720

8am – 4pm daily

Christmas Day 
1800 623 776 

Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre


Welcome back!

We are pleased to announce that the Discovery Centre Cafe and the Discovery Centre Theatres and Interpretive area are open!
Please read further for conditions of entry and safety protocols.


8am – 4pm Mon – Fri
9am – 2 pm Weekends and public holidays
Capacity for the seated area is 26 patrons only and table limit is 10.
Additional seating outside. Takeaway service available. No bookings will be taken.

If you are unwell please do not visit the Discovery Centre


Seated patrons will be asked to provide their name and contact details.
These details will only be used should contact tracing be required and will be disposed of after 28 days.


8am – 5pm Mon – Fri
9am – 2pm Weekends and public holidays
Timed entry. Bookings essential. Conditions apply.


  • For any bookings and enquiries please contact the Discovery Centre Team on 1800 623 776 or email:
  • Please note: There are no booked Discovery Sessions
  • Groups visiting the Interpretive area will be free to roam the space keeping to physical distancing guidelines


To ensure the health and well-being of our visitors and staff we are putting in place additional safety measures. These include:

  • Timed entry
  • Limited capacity in theatres and interpretive area
  • Discovery Centre team will manage the session times and flow of visitors inside the interpretive area.
  • Visitors will be asked to provide their name and contact number. These details will only be used should contact tracing be required and be disposed of after 28 days
  • Visitors to use sanitiser before entry to the Interpretive area
  • Sanitising of high-touch areas after each session


Visitors to the Discovery Centre will need to pre-book for a timed visit in to the theatres and interpretive area.

  • Timed sessions commence at 9am with entry to the final session at 4pm weekdays and 1pm weekends and public holidays
  • Maximum duration of visit is 50 minutes
  • Timed sessions are offered every hour
  • Priority access will be given to visitors who pre-book
  • Visitors who do not book may be accommodated subject to session capacity
  • Visitors will be required to arrive on time for a group induction by a Discovery Centre team member
  • Session groups will be briefed on entry conditions, and safety requirements, including maintaining 1.5 metres between you and other visitors.


Help us protect the community by adopting the following safety measures when visiting the Discovery Centre:

  • If you are unwell, please do not visit the Discovery Centre.
  • Please comply with current social distancing guidelines of 1.5 metres
  • Make use of hand sanitiser available at stations throughout the Centre and entrance to the interpretive area. 
  • When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue—discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water
  • Consider downloading the COVID-19 app

The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre is located in Cooma, NSW. It is a hub of information about the history, engineering and operations of the Snowy Mountain Scheme. It includes a state-of-the-art immersive theatre,  guided tours with our knowledgeable staff, extensive photos, exhibitions and interactive displays. 

You can also take a break at the Discovery Cafe, open Monday to Friday from 8am-4pm, 9am – 2pm on weekends, where you can enjoy our renowned coffee and fabulous fresh treats, savoury and sweet. We are considered a coffee destination for locals and visitors alike! 

Relish in the outdoor picnic area, where you will see two former operational turbine runners from the Scheme, including the largest from our mighty Tumut 3 Power Station weighing an incredible 47.7 tonnes.

Khancoban Visitor Information Centre

Drop into the Khancoban Visitor Information Centre located at the beautiful township of Khancoban. You can buy a park pass, pick up maps and learn more about Snowy Hydro and National Parks. The centre is a must stop as a gateway to the Snowy Mountains. 


As a result of the January 2020 bushfires, Cabramurra is temporarily closed to the public.


The town of Talbingo offers an opportunity to see the Snowy Mountains Scheme in operation. 

Talbingo is home to the Scheme’s largest power station, Tumut 3. Take a scenic drive through town to the  Tumut 3 Power Station where there is interpretive signage, BBQ facilities and amenities. 

Only a couple of minutes drive from the centre of Talbingo you will find the  release gates for Jounama Pondage, as well as the Jounama Small Hydro Power Station, where water from the Scheme is released into Blowering Reservoir.

Located at the Talbingo shopping complex, a display provides information on the Tumut 3 Power Station, Scheme modernisation works, as well as displays and models of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.

If you would like to speak to one of our friendly and helpful customer service team about visiting one of our visitor facilities, get in touch with us:

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