Tors

Staying there –

The Domestics

 

The Homestead

Built in 1895, the Homestead is the centre of Currango Station and the residence of the caretakers.  Three twins (two with a double and a single bed, and one with two singles) and one single room are available.  Beds are individually booked.  The Homestead offers the luxury of hot showers, flushing toilets and electric lighting.  The lounge, dining room, verandahs, and kitchen are all available for guest use.  A gas barbecue is provided.

 

Daffodil Cottage

A charming cottage that sleeps five in two bedrooms, and has a small living-room with an open fire.  The kitchen contains a combustion stove, a meatsafe, a fridge and a table.  A gas barbecue is provided.  Washing-up facilities and a bucket-shower are on the back verandah.  It is equipped with internal solar lighting and a ‘dunny-out-the-back’.

 

The Pines

The rambling ‘mens’ cottage’, built for the station workers, offers accommodation for up to sixteen people, including single- and double-beds in six rooms.  The building has a large living/dining/kitchen area, an open fire, a fridge, and a combustion stove.  A gas barbecue is provided.  A small wash-house provides old-fashioned showers at the rear of the cottage.  Lighting is from solar power, but bring torches to access the pit-loo at night.

 

What to take

Bedding – sheets or a sleeping bag and warm sleeping gear, including blankets, pillows, pillow slips and under-blankets.

Cooking items – crockery, utensils, and some pots are provided for the combustion stoves; however, many cottage guests bring pots, tea-towels and a camping stove for convenience.  Adaminaby shops are an hour away, and limited supplies (milk, butter, etc) can be obtained at Providence Portal (half-an-hour).

Lighting – solar lighting is installed in Daffodil, The Pines and the Homestead.  Torches are a good idea for visiting the outdoor loos at night. Candles are prohibited due to high fire danger to irreplaceable historic buildings.

Warm clothing – weather in the mountains is unpredictable.

Food and drink – bring everything you need for your entire stay.

Other incidentals – bring matches, detergent, toilet paper, condiments, etc.

 

 

Cleaning

Cleaning must be performed thoroughly before departure.  This includes sweeping out and mopping all floors.

 

Remember – it’s a national park

Currango is in a national park and all park laws apply. Domestic pets, firearms and chain-saws are prohibited. All flora, fauna, historic buildings and ruins are protected.

All rubbish and recyclables must be removed and responsibly disposed of outside the park.

 

What to expect

Remoteness – Currango is an hour’s drive from the nearest town.  Mobile telephones do not operate.  The Homestead telephone is available in emergencies only.

Firewood – is provided, but must be split.

Fresh water – is piped to the cottages and Homestead.  It is recommended that this water should be boiled for 5-10 minutes.  Only the Homestead has hot running water, and, in the cottages, water must be heated on the fire.

Natural hazards – spring weather is mixed, summer can be very hot with many flies, but autumn weather at Currango is generally lovely and mild.  Nights can be cold year-around, and there is a possibility of snow, also, all year around; always bring warm clothes.

Currango is located within Kosciuszko National Park which contains a broad array of flora and fauna, including dangerous species.  The isolation of the site means that any help is a long distance away.  Visitors are responsible for their own well-being; children should be closely supervised and warned of the hazards of the natural environment, and those associated with the old pastoral buildings, fences, etc, at the site.

If you are going walking, other than within a short radius of Currango, it is a good idea to carry a map (Tantangara 1:100,000, or maps from the 1:25,000 series) and compass – and let the caretaker know where you are going.