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. 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...

  2. Sugarpine Walk

    Sugarpine Walk

    Sugarpine Walk is one of Batlow's best kept secrets. Take the short stroll amongst a dense stand of enormous sugar pines planted in 1928. This species is the largest and tallest of all pines....

  3. 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...

  4. Willis picnic area

    Willis picnic area

    Willis picnic area, at the tail-end of Lower Snowy drive, offers one last place to settle down and rest on this side of the Black-Allen line (NSW/Victorian border). Snowy River roars past on the other side of Barry...

  5. Old Mountain Road Walking Track

    Old Mountain Road Walking Track

    Set out along the trail from Jounama Creek campground, and you'll soon meet the trackhead for the short but heart-pumping Old Mountain Road walking track. This high-energy walk heads uphill above the creek valley, but...

  6. Perisher

    Perisher

    Feel the thrill of carving fresh tracks down the snow-blanketed mountains of Kosciuszko National Park's Snowy Mountains, near Jindabyne. With four massive ski areas, Perisher Valley is Australia's most popular ski...

  7. 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....

  8. 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...

  9. Cooma Golf Club

    Cooma Golf Club

    Cooma Golf Club has an 18 hole golf course with bent grass greens and top class fairways, teeming with abundant birdlife and wildlife. It is by far the finest golf course in the Snowy Mountains. Enjoy the magnificent...

  10. Clarke Gorge walking track

    Clarke Gorge walking track

    As you hike through the narrow gorge cut by Cave Creek, spectacular limestone cliffs, and cave formations on either side, you’ll never imagine that Clarke Gorge walking track could get any better. But it does,...

  11. Rainbow Lake Walking Track

    Rainbow Lake Walking Track

    Wind through wide expanses of snowgrass framed by snowgum trees and dotted with delicate alpine wildflowers the region is renowned for, like billy buttons, paper daisies, and silver snow daisies. Though snow-covered...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Major Clews Hut Walking Track

    Major Clews Hut Walking Track

    Diversity’s the name of the game on this fantastic day walk. Lace up your walking shoes, fill up your drink bottle, and set off through a host of ever-changing landscapes on Major Clews Hut walking track...

  15. 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...

  16. Mount Stillwell walk

    Mount Stillwell walk

    Wander through ancient snow gum forests and along mountain ridges, on this moderate 2km return hike to a lovely lookout that offers unbroken views of Mount Stillwell and Kosciuszko National Park's Main Range. You'll...

  17. Tumut Valley Violets

    Tumut Valley Violets

    Tumut Valley Violets is a small business with a difference, it started off as a hobby in the early 1980's and is now a major tourist attraction in the Tumut region. Set in the grounds of the old...

  18. Bullocks Walking Track

    Bullocks Walking Track

    Starting from Thredbo Diggings campground or Bullocks Flat SkiTube carpark, this short track meanders alongside the Thredbo River and takes around an hour each way or 30 minutes if you're riding.Along the...

  19. 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...

  20. Yarrangobilly Caves – River walk

    Yarrangobilly Caves – River walk

    You could easily do this walk in a couple of hours, but what’s the rush? There’s not a lot more enticing than a picturesque stroll along the Yarrangobilly River and a dip in Yarrangobilly's Thermal Pool. Starting...

  21. Gaden Trout Hatchery

    Gaden Trout Hatchery

    Come and see how premier sport fish are bred and raised at Gaden Trout Hatchery! The Gaden Trout Hatchery, located on the Thredbo River near Jindabyne, is one of Australia's main centres for breeding and...

  22. 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...

  23. 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. ...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

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