Perisher Returning Employees

Transportation

Travelling by Car

If you have your own car, we recommend that you bring it to the snow. There's no public/Perisher-owned transport available from Jindabyne or the Station.

If you don't have a car, don't worry too much. It's usually easy enough to organise transport with fellow housemates or other Perisher employees.

It's up to you to organise your own transport if you're arriving in Jindabyne without a car. The station is about 5km out of town and bypasses an industrial estate and vacant land. Though walking is an option during the day, it may take you some time – and due to the lack of lighting, we would not recommend walking the distance at night.

Driving to Jindabyne from:

  • Brisbane – 1,378km or 18 hours
  • Sydney – 461 km or 6 hours
  • Melbourne – 579 km or 8 hours
  • Adelaide – 1,130km or 15 hours
  • Newcastle – 611km or 8 hours

Driving from Jindabyne to:

  • Perisher Valley – 33km or 30 minutes
  • Bullocks Flat – 20km or 20 minutes
  • The Station – 5.6km or 5 minutes

Road Conditions

For much of the season, Bullocks Flat is snow-free, as it sits below the snowline – though it does occasionally snow, even at this level.

National Parks state it's compulsory that a set of chains be carried for any two-wheel drive car – even if you're only driving to the Skitube. There are many places to buy chains in Jindabyne, and some will offer you a refund at the end of the season, should you wish to return your chains when you leave.

Make sure you get your car serviced prior to heading to Jindabyne, as the cold can play havoc. Cars will require anti-freeze coolant – and a good trick is to also add a little methylated spirits to your windscreen wiper water, to help stop it freezing.

Should you be in a carpool with a fellow staff member or housemate, don't forget your manners! The offer of a little cash towards petrol will no doubt be gratefully received. Petrol is definitely not cheap in Jindabyne, and whoever is driving will be more likely to select you to join their carpool if they know a few dollars are coming their way.

Travelling by Skitube

During peak times and most weekends, you're required as Perisher staff to take Skitube from Bullocks Flat up to Perisher, rather than driving into the National Park. For some of you this may be the cheaper option.

Other Transport Options

For more information about transport services please visit perisher.com.au/transport.