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

Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre and Cafe

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

Please see below our conditions of entry and safety protocols.
Kindly note: If you are unwell, please save your visit for another time. 

8am – 5pm Mon-Fri

9am – 2pm Weekends and public holidays 

To ensure you don’t miss out we encourage all visitors to book their visit for both our theatre experiences and our interpretative areas. 

  • Scheduled sessions start on the hour between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. On weekends the last scheduled session is available at 1pm.
  • For any bookings and enquiries please contact the Discovery Centre team on 1800 623 776 or email:

Open: 8am – 4pm Mon – Fri 
9am – 2pm 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 taken.

We have put measures in place to prioritise the health and wellbeing of everyone. The conditions of entry for visitors to the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre have been updated to reflect public health orders.

If you have any concerns regarding these conditions of entry, or for more information please ask our friendly staff upon entry to the Centre or phone 1800 623 776 prior to your visit. 

Upon entry all visitors need to: 

  • Maintain a distance of 1.5m at all times. 
  • Complete our contact registers – these details will be disposed of after 28 days and used only for the purpose of COVID contact tracing.
  • Comply with limits to capacity in our interpretative area, theatre spaces and Discovery Cafe. 
  • Practice safe hygiene and make use of the sanitising stations throughout the Centre.

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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