Snowy Mountains Attractions

Attractions in the Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains region is an alpine wilderness and home to Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain. In addition to being a popular winter destination, due to its ski resorts and plentiful mountain scenery, the Snowy Mountains hosts an assortment of events and attractions all year round.

There is plenty to see and do in the Snowy Mountains area. Take in the plains of the region on horseback and enjoy the area’s diverse landscape. There’s plenty of native flora and fauna waiting to be discovered. Visit a local vineyard or enjoy the many cafés in the area.

Kosciuszko National Park is a haven for a wide range of outdoor activities including bushwalking, fishing and mountain biking. If you’re the exploring type, there are also a number of excellent drives that allow you to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region. At the northern end of the park you’ll find the Yarrangobilly Caves that are approximately 440 million years old.

Located 33 km from Jindabyne, Thredbo is a year-round resort offering as many activities in summer as in winter. Ride the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift for fantastic photo opportunities and to get close to the summit. Nestled at the bottom of the Thredbo Valley is a European-style ski village where you can mingle with fellow visitors and locals.

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  1. Flea Creek picnic area

    Flea Creek picnic area

    Surrounded by the Brindabella mountains, Flea Creek picnic area is a great place to get away from the city for the day and idle away the afternoon under the shade of the casuarina trees. It's also a perfect lunch spot...

  2. Nanny Goat Hill Lookout

    Nanny Goat Hill Lookout

    The Nanny Goat Hill Lookout offers extensive views of the Cooma township and surrounding grazing country. The lookout is also part of the historic Lambie Town Walk. A sculpture of...

  3. Bombala Historic Railway

    Bombala Historic Railway

    Bombala Historic Railway opened in 1921. It is a precast concrete building with a tin goods shed. The goods shed houses a small museum and lavender distilling plant. It also has a turntable and weighbridge. The...

  4. Snowy Mountains Cookies

    Snowy Mountains Cookies

    Indulge your taste buds with a visit to Australia’s highest bakehouse. Peek through the glass into the kitchen and see how it all happens! Located in Jindabyne, New South Wales, visitors can purchase ‘imperfect’ but...

  5. Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument

    Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument

    The Tadeusz Kosciuszko Monument is located at the northern entrance to Cooma and was a bicentennial gift from the Federal Council of Polish Associations in Australia to the town. The monument commemorates the...

  6. Southern Cloud Memorial

    Southern Cloud Memorial

    The Southern Cloud Memorial is dedicated to the airliner 'Southern Cloud', which was Australia's greatest air mystery. On March 21, 1931 the three engine aeroplane disappeared without a trace on a flight from Sydney...

  7. Rennix walking track

    Rennix walking track

    Rennix walking track crosses several small, forested ridges and offers scenic views over Snowy River to the west, as well as Lake Jindabyne to the east. Seasoned hikers and casual walkers will love the challenging...

  8. Thredbo Bobsled

    Thredbo Bobsled

    The Thredbo Bobsled is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. With 700 metres of luge style track, the bobsled twists and turns its way down the mountain whilst you control the speed with the brake on your cart....

  9. JK Gallery & Mountain Shop

    JK Gallery & Mountain Shop

    Beautiful exclusive pieces for home or to wear. Luxury Scottish cashmere sweaters, scarves, gloves, wraps and throws to keep warm and stylish up in the Alps. Locally handcrafted souvenirs and gifts for friends back...

  10. Sawpit Creek picnic area

    Sawpit Creek picnic area

    Sawpit Creek picnic area, next to Sawpit Creek and nestled among beautiful black sallee gums is a great place to stop for a picnic or barbecue lunch. It's easily accessible from Jindabyne and is close to the park...

  11. Mosaic Time Walk

    Mosaic Time Walk

    The Cooma-Monaro Time Walk was a community project for the Bicentennial Year of 1988. Colour and design students of Cooma TAFE College created designs based on historical information supplied by Cooma-Monaro...

  12. Skitube

    Skitube

    Skitube is a convenient and innovative train ride travelling from Bullocks Flat through Ramshead range, into the Kosciuszko National Park and onto Perisher Valley and Blue Cow Mountain. The distance is 8.5 kilometres,...

  13. Lake Eucumbene

    Lake Eucumbene

    Lake Eucumbene in the beautiful Snowy Mountains is located around 40 kilometres from Cooma at its closest point. It sits at an elevation of 1200 metres above sea level making it a pristine alpine lake. ...

  14. Nichols Gorge walking track

    Nichols Gorge walking track

    You won't be very far into this challenging 7km walk - just 500 metres or so - before you'll come across the opening of Cooleman Cave. Make sure you've got a torch with you so that you can explore inside. Back out in...

  15. Monaro Woodworks

    Monaro Woodworks

    Monaro Woodworks is located in Cooma on Sharp Street in the Snowstop village next to subway.They are a collective of artists selling hand made goods.They have over 40 local artists displaying a...

  16. Four Mile Hut trail

    Four Mile Hut trail

    Combine exquisite views of Mount Jagungal/Tabletop Mountain with an historic hut visit and a spot of birdwatching on Four Mile Hut trail. This day walk begins in Kiandra, about 500m south of the old Kiandra Courthouse...

  17. Yarrangobilly Caves

    Yarrangobilly Caves

    Step into the depths of Yarrangobilly Caves and you'll discover stalagmites, stalactites and delicate decorations like shawls and cave corals. Explore five caves created from a belt of limestone laid down about 440...

  18. Waterfall walking track

    Waterfall walking track

    Waterfall walking track is a great option for most weather conditions as it's a sheltered walk which is also conveniently close to Jindabyne. You can start the walk at either Sawpit Creek picnic area or Kosciuszko...

  19. Thredbo Resort

    Thredbo Resort

    Thredbo provides a snow experience like no other resort in Australia. With a beautiful alpine village right at the base of the mountain with over 30 bars and restaurants, dedicated beginners ski slopes and snow play...

  20. Nimmitabel Heritage Walk

    Nimmitabel Heritage Walk

    Take a wander through Nimmitabel and discover its rich history. The Heritage Walk explores the township and can be completed in an hour, or can be broken into 10 to 20 minute walks. The walk...

  21. Cascade Hut trail

    Cascade Hut trail

    Cascade Hut trail is one to try in every season. In summer, bring your hiking boots or mountain bike: the remote path twists through snowgum woodland and the untouched beauty of Pilot Wilderness Area. In winter the...

  22. Thredbo River

    Thredbo River

    If the lakes offer tranquillity, the often thunderous torrents of the mighty Thredbo River in a spring defrost are a completely different prospect. A place where the fish jump and hide and race for rapids and...

  23. Pioneer Women's Hut Museum

    Pioneer Women's Hut Museum

    The Pioneer Women's Hut at Glenroy Heritage Reserve is one of the best and most unusual small museums in Australia. Cleverly themed, it reflects the ingenuity of women in finding solutions to the challenges of looking...

  24. Centennial Park at Cooma

    Centennial Park at Cooma

    The lush green Centennial Park is in the centre of town and was originally designated a market square in 1849 by the white settlers of the town. The park's music shell was built in 1959 and provides a sheltered...

  25. Landers Falls Lookout

    Landers Falls Lookout

    Landers Falls Lookout is accessed by a 1.6 kilometre return walk. After a small steep climb from the 4WD carpark, you'll reach the first of two lookout points. From here, you can see the steep...

  26. Kosciuszko Express Chairlift

    Kosciuszko Express Chairlift

    The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is the best way to enjoy the spectacular views of Thredbo.The scenic chairlift is open 365 days a year. The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is nearly two kilometres...

  27. Old Mountain Road Walking Track

    Old Mountain Road Walking Track

    The track, near Jounama Creek campground, is ideal for bushwalking if you're seeking a heart-pumping challenge, with birdwatching opportunities and scenic views along the way. Take in breathtaking views of Bogong...

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