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. Landers Falls Lookout

    Landers Falls Lookout

    This picturesque pocket of Kosciuszko National Park is well worth the detour off Snowy Mountains Highway. Starting from the Cumberland trail 2WD carpark, 300m from the highway, it's a 5km walk to the lookout, or 800m...

  2. Snowy Scheme Museum

    Snowy Scheme Museum

    Sixty two years after the launch of the Snowy Mountains Scheme by the then Governor-General, Sir William McKell, the current Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, travelled to Adaminaby on Saturday 15 October 2011 to open...

  3. Sawpit walking track

    Sawpit walking track

    This short and easy stroll is perfect for the whole family. Beginning from the northern end of Sawpit Creek picnic area, the walk follows Sawpit Creek through woodland, taking in candlebark, bark sallee, white sallee,...

  4. Main Range Track

    Main Range Track

    The Main Range Track is considered one of Australia's great day walks. Above the tree-line in the alpine area of Kosciuszko there is a 22 kilometre loop walk which begins and ends at Charlotte Pass. The track takes...

  5. Snowy Wilderness

    Snowy Wilderness

    Snowy Wilderness is a true Australian outback adventure. Bordering the Kosciuszko National Park and Snowy River, Snowy Wilderness is a sanctuary for Australia's wild brumby and offers 7,500 spectacular acres bursting...

  6. Bullocks walking track

    Bullocks walking track

    Reconnect with nature with a hike along Bullocks walking track. Following the Thredbo River, the moderate walk takes about an hour each way. There are amazing views of the waterway and scenic mountain ranges along the...

  7. 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...

  8. Kosciuszko National Park

    Kosciuszko National Park

    Kosciuszko National Park with 673,524 hectares is an area of outstanding beauty with glacial lakes, limestone caves, grasslands and woodlands. In winter the Park is host to some of Australia's best skiing conditions. ...

  9. 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...

  10. Thredbo Downhill Bike Run

    Thredbo Downhill Bike Run

    With trails and terrain to suit every level get ready for an action and adrenaline pumped day on Thredbo's famous mountain trails.Thredbo is famous for its legendary downhill track. Thredbo's long...

  11. Round Mountain Hut walking track

    Round Mountain Hut walking track

    Pack a picnic to take advantage of exquisite scenery and fascinating alpine heritage while bushwalking along Round Mountain Hut walking track. Beginning at the Tooma Road trailhead, this short Snowy Mountains walk...

  12. Rock Creek snowshoe track

    Rock Creek snowshoe track

    Strap on some snowshoes and enjoy the freedom of going places you just can't go with skis on the Rock Creek snowshoe track. Don't worry if you've never snowshoed before, this gentle track is excellent for beginners;...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. Thredbo Alpine Village

    Thredbo Alpine Village

    Whatever the season, Thredbo Alpine Village is a fantastic place to be based to explore the sublime alpine landscape of Kosciuszko National Park. Thredbo Alpine Village is at an altitude of 1370m, which means it isn't...

  16. Illawong walk

    Illawong walk

    Illawong walk is a gorgeous 5km return walk through Kosciuszko National Park. It begins in the charming Guthega Village and follows along Snowy River Valley through alpine heath and towering, majestic snow gums, all...

  17. Cathcart Collectables

    Cathcart Collectables

    Cathcart Collectables is home to an amazing collection of Monaro history and memorabilia from the past through to the present. There are displays ranging from tractors and farm machinery to coins and bottle openers....

  18. Thredbo River track

    Thredbo River track

    Take the lovely Thredbo River track for a taste of Kosciusko's beautiful sub-alpine flora. See gums growing around granite boulders and watch the river race beneath your feet as you cross the footbridges. Stroll...

  19. 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...

  20. Geehi Flats

    Geehi Flats

    Geehi Flats is an extensive camping and picnic area, in the Kosciuszko National Park, beside the sparkling Swampy Plains River. The river is brimming with trout, and kangaroos graze the old air strip...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. Boggy Creek Show

    Boggy Creek Show

    The Boggy Creek Show is an outstanding representation of Australia's unique Snowy Mountains heritage. Their presence for three generations in these wild and wonderful mountains has left them with a legacy from the...

  24. Wilgro Orchards

    Wilgro Orchards

    Wilgro Orchards is conveniently situated on the main Tumut to Batlow Road just four kilometres north of Batlow. There is a wide range of both new and old varieties of apples that have been tree ripened to taste the...

  25. 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...

  26. Dead Horse Gap

    Dead Horse Gap

    Located only a few kilometres from Thredbo, Dead Horse Gap crosses the Great Dividing Range at 1580 metres and is the watershed between the Thredbo Snowy System and the Murray River. The reference...

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