Turnak Lodge is a fantastic mountain hideaway, situated above the snowline in Guthega Village in the Kosciuszko National Park, NSW.

In the winter months, Turnak provides excellent access to downhill skiing in Perisher Valley, outback skiing along the main range.

In the summer, it’s the perfect base to explore the Snowy River region offering easy access to excellent fishing, cycling and hiking.

Turnak is run by Turnak Cooperative Ski Club, founded in 1963 by a group of university students who shared a passion for the frontier adventure of the alpine wilderness.

With many of the original members, their children and grandchildren still actively involved, the lodge is managed by an elected Board of co-operative members, and maintained by work parties held throughout the year..


Originally designed in 1962 by renowned Sydney architect John James. Turnak blends in beautifully with its unique alpine surroundings while offering modern and comfortable facilities.

Keeping this theme, Turnak Lodge has been improved dramatically since then, most recently to include:-

  • The lodge sleeps up to 18 people in private family rooms with ensuites and breathtaking views of the Guthega dam.
  • The premises have been recently renovated, and feature an innovatively designed kitchen, beautifully finished and fitted with modern appliances.

Bookings for the winter season open on 1 February each year.

Summer bookings are now open.