New South Wales
Aerial photo from the west
|Population||281 (2006 census)|
|Elevation||337.0 m (1,106 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Snowy Valleys Council|
Khancoban // is a small town in Snowy Valleys Council, New South Wales, Australia. The town is located 567 kilometres (352 mi) from the state capital, Sydney and 13 kilometres (8 mi) from the state border with Victoria, in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, near the upper reaches of the Murray River. At the 2006 census, Khancoban had a population of 281.
Khancoban Post Office opened on 7 November 1876.
The town is a popular launching place for tourists exploring the Snowy Mountains area including Kosciuszko National Park. Khancoban is linked to Jindabyne and Cooma by the Alpine Way, a scenic route that takes travellers past the ski resort of Thredbo. The closest regional centre is Corryong, 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the west in Victoria.
Khancoban was constructed to house workers involved in the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Australia's largest engineering project, designed to provide hydro-electric power and water for irrigation to vast areas of the nation. The town is still mainly populated by workers employed by Snowy Hydro Limited working in places such as Murray 1 and Murray 2 Power Stations.
Media related to Khancoban, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons
- Tumbarumba Shire Council - Official Site
- Koscuiszko National Park - NPWS site
- Snowy Mountains Tourist Site
- Snowy Hydro Limited - Official Site
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