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.
4km (one way) - 2 hour - Easy difficulty
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 rive...
1.5km (return) - 2 hour (each way) - Easy difficulty
On a warm sunny day, there's not a lot more enticing than a picturesque stroll along Yarrangobilly River. You could easily do the walk in ...
0km (one way) - 1.5 hour
Kosciuszko National Park is so vast, that you need a car to be able to explore all it has to offer. Lower Snowy drive is perfect for just that - it's a sprawling, ope...
3km (return) - 0 hour (each way)
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 snowsh...
2km (one way) - 1.5 hour - Medium difficulty
Wander through ancient snow gum forests along mountain ridges on Mount Stillwell walk. This medium difficulty hike in Kosciuszko National Park tak...
Snowy Mountain's newest brewpub, the Banjo Paterson Inn, has Kosciuszko Pale Ale available on tap directly from the brewery storage tanks, located beneath the main bar area. From the vat to the tap: o...www.banjopatersoninn.com.au/kosciuszko-brewery.php
58km (one way) - 24 hour
Steal yourself away from the crowded downhill runs and traverse the Perisher Range on its scenic cross-country ski trails. With 2.5km, 5km, 7.5km, 10km and recreation...
This walk follows the old Summit Road - closed to public vehicles since 1976 - to Mount Kosciuszko. The walk passes through snow gums, heath and herb fields and provides sweeping views of the Main Ran...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kosciuszko-national-park
Black Perry lookout is an excellent place for perspective, giving you a real sense of the expansive wilderness areas in Kosciuszko National Park's north. Pull in from Snowy Mountains Highway to enjoy ...www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kosciuszko-national-park/black-perry-lookout/lookout