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. 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...

  2. Pallaibo walking track

    Pallaibo walking track

    Pallaibo walking track in Kosciuszko National Park is a popular walk for fishing and picnicking by the river, birdwatching, or enjoying nature or wildlife photography. It can be completed as either...

  3. Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk

    Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk

    Follow Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk in Kosciuszko National Park to enjoy amazing displays of wildflowers including marsh marigolds, silver snow daisies, mountain roses, and buttercups blossoming...

  4. Yarramba Horse Riding

    Yarramba Horse Riding

    Where the Monaro plains meet the Snowy Mountains, Yarramba is an establishment renowned for its excellent horsemanship and well trained horses.

    Located by the Murrumbidgee River...

  5. Kosciuszko Education Centre

    Kosciuszko Education Centre

    Kosciuszko Education Centre near Sawpit Creek picnic area is a wonderful place to learn all about Australian wildlife and our national parks in a fun, interesting environment. Displays and indoor...

  6. Bullocks Hut

    Bullocks Hut

    Some places are so remarkable, they seem tailor made for special occasions. Bullocks Hut, not far from Jindabyne, is just such a place. Framed by dramatic mountains and flat grassy areas, Bullocks...

  7. Goldseekers track

    Goldseekers track

    Follow this lovely self-guided loop track from Three Mile Dam campground as it meanders through snow gum woodlands, across snowgrass flats, and past an abandoned ore-crushing battery. The scenery...

  8. Thredbo River picnic area

    Thredbo River picnic area

    Spread out a blanket, lace up your walking shoes and enjoy the beautiful setting of Thredbo River picnic area. The relaxing backdrop of the river and surrounding forest combined with picnic tables...

  9. 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...

  10. Lower Snowy drive

    Lower Snowy drive

    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, open-ended road trip that swings...

  11. Wallace Craigie lookout

    Wallace Craigie lookout

    A terrific place to break up a drive down along Snowy River can be found at Wallace Craigie lookout, just off the road. This vantage point over the most southern precinct of the park offers superb...

  12. Mount Stillwell walk

    Mount Stillwell walk

    Wander through ancient snow gum forests along mountain ridges on Mount Stillwell walk. This medium difficulty hike in Kosciuszko National Park takes in breathtaking, unbroken views of Main Range,...

  13. 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....

  14. Yarrangobilly Caves – Glory Farm walk

    Yarrangobilly Caves – Glory Farm walk

    This extension to the Yarrangobilly Caves - Thermal Pool walk takes you past the popular thermal pool. Once you've taken a dip, pull your walking shoes back on ready for the hike along the eastern...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. Bombala Platypus Reserve

    Bombala Platypus Reserve

    Located 4.2 kilometres from Bombala on the Delegate Road, the Platypus Reserve is an ideal spot to see platypus. Early morning or late afternoon are the best times to see platypus...

  22. Artists on Parade Art Gallery

    Artists on Parade Art Gallery

    Tumbarumba Artists On Parade Co-operative Ltd is a not for profit, community based gallery and artist workspace, run by local artists and volunteers.

    They have regularly changing...

  23. 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...

  24. Dead Horse Gap walking track

    Dead Horse Gap walking track

    Scenic mountain views on Dead Horse Gap walking track will astound you as they sweep over exquisite alpine country. At almost 600m above the valley floor, at the top of the Crackenback chairlift,...

  25. Snowy Mountains Hydro Discovery Centre

    Snowy Mountains Hydro Discovery Centre

    The Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme is one of the engineering wonders of the modern world. With seven power stations - two of which are underground, 16 major dams, and over 140 kilometres of...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. Rainbow Lake walking track

    Rainbow Lake walking track

    Rainbow Lake walking track is a short and easy walk for the whole family, with opportunities to go birdwatching, fishing or have a picnic in fresh, open Snowy Mountains air. Wind through wide...

  29. 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...

  30. Perisher Range cross-country ski trails

    Perisher Range cross-country ski trails

    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 recreational trails to choose from, allow...

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