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. Lambie Town Walk

    Lambie Town Walk

    Discover Cooma's rich history as you take this self-guided tour around some of Cooma's historic landmarks. You can walk, drive or bike, and maps are available from Cooma Visitor Information Centre....

  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. Patons Hut walking track

    Patons Hut walking track

    Best walked in the warmer months, Patons Hut walking track gives you an opportunity to see the historic side of Kosciuszko National Park.Bushwalking this well-defined track, you can gaze at an impressive colour...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. Four Mile Hut trail

    Four Mile Hut trail

    This moderate walk sets out from the Mt Selwyn Resort carpark, along the access trail behind the resort, winding through snowgum forest to Mt Selwyn Radio Tower. Further along, the trees open up into vast sub-alpine...

  7. 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 600 metres above the valley floor, at the top of the Crackenback chairlift, this walking...

  8. Cooma Monaro Railway

    Cooma Monaro Railway

    Train rides have been suspended until further notice, however there is signage available for a self-guided walk around the railway precinct.Cooma Railway Station was opened in 1889. Rail services...

  9. Tuross River walking track

    Tuross River walking track

    If you’ve got a half-day to while away in Wadbilliga National Park, making the journey along the Tuross Falls walking track is highly recommended. This medium-difficulty, 4km return bushwalking track will reward your...

  10. Thredbo Bobsled

    Thredbo Bobsled

    The Thredbo Bobsled is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. With 700 metres of luge style track, the bobsled twists and turns its way down the mountain whilst you control the speed with the brake on your cart....

  11. 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...

  12. 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....

  13. 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...

  14. 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 distance is 8.5 kilometres,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. Yarrangobilly Caves

    Yarrangobilly Caves

    Step into the depths of Yarrangobilly Caves and you’ll discover stalagmites, stalactites and delicate decorations like shawls and cave corals. Explore six caves created from a belt of limestone laid down about 440...

  18. 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 along Rock Creek snowshoe track.Don't worry if you've never snowshoed before, this gentle track is excellent for...

  19. Pheasants Peak Walking Track

    Pheasants Peak Walking Track

    Go walking through tall eucalypts and alongside huge granite boulders. Stop to take in the view as you look across the Monaro Plains towards the Snowy Mountains.Ascend through lush old growth forest, passing...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk

    Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk

    This summer track is popular with nature loving hikers and mountain bikers keen for an outdoor adventure. Set out along the old road to Mount Kosciuszko, and have your camera ready for the glorious views of Australia...

  23. 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...

  24. 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 lookout is moderately...

  25. Mosaic Time Walk

    Mosaic Time Walk

    The Cooma-Monaro Time Walk was a community project for the Bicentennial Year of 1988. Colour and design students of Cooma TAFE College created designs based on historical information supplied by Cooma-Monaro...

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