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. Khancoban Pondage

    Khancoban Pondage

    Khancoban Pondage is a three kilometre long lake that forms part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Scheme and around its foreshores lays the town of Khancoban, a town built specifically to house the...

  2. 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....

  3. 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...

  4. Snowy Mountains Cookies

    Snowy Mountains Cookies

    Jindabyne's very own Snowy Mountains Cookies company now offers their 'imperfect' but delicious cookies for sale direct from the bakehouse!

    Baked with only quality ingredients...

  5. Thredbo Valley track

    Thredbo Valley track

    There's something for everyone along the Thredbo Valley track. Load the car up with your mountain bikes; the track is easy, so offers great riding for all levels. You can also hike along it, taking...

  6. Wallace Creek lookout

    Wallace Creek lookout

    For scenic views with altitude, Wallace Creek lookout, in the Kiandra region of Kosciuszko National Park, offers spectacular alpine scenery. Within easy access from the carpark, this cliff-top...

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