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. 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 nearly two kilometres...

  2. 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...

  3. Batlow Historical Society

    Batlow Historical Society

    Explore eclectic collections significant to the history of the Batlow region at the Batlow Historical Society. Experience the hardships of early pioneers and the drive of visionary Herbert Velvin...

  4. 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...

  5. Cooma Little Theatre

    Cooma Little Theatre

    Cooma Little Theatre (CLT) was founded in 1955 and has been active in the Monaro region as a community group since then.Each year Cooma Little Theatre mounts a least four of its own high quality productions....

  6. 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...

  7. Jacks lookout

    Jacks lookout

    Jacks lookout, in the Lower Snowy Mountains region of Kosciuszko National Park, a scenic drive from Jindabyne, offers superb views across the southern Australian Alps. Located south of Jindabyne's Snowy Region Visitor...

  8. 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 is nothing short...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. Khancoban to Kiandra Drive

    Khancoban to Kiandra Drive

    Khancoban to Kiandra drive crosses central Kosciuszko National Park as it connects Alpine Way with Snowy Mountains Highway. As it winds up through mountain forest to the alpine plains, there are plenty of attractions...

  13. 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 past some outstanding...

  14. 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...

  15. Tumut Art Society 5Ways Gallery

    Tumut Art Society 5Ways Gallery

    Tumut Art Society 5Ways Gallery has been operating for 60 years. Art and Craft from local region artisans is exhibited in the Gallery and includes featured artist of the month exhibitions. The Annual Tumut...

  16. 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.The raised...

  17. 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...

  18. 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....

  19. 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...

  20. 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 challenges of looking...

  21. Dead Horse Gap

    Dead Horse Gap

    Located only a few kilometres from Thredbo, Dead Horse Gap crosses the Great Dividing Range at 1580 metres and is the watershed between the Thredbo Snowy System and the Murray River. The reference...

  22. 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...

  23. Illawong Walk

    Illawong Walk

    Illawong walk is a gorgeous five kilometre return walk through Kosciuszko National Park. It begins in the charming Guthega Village and follows along Snowy River Valley through alpine heath and towering, majestic snow...

  24. 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...

  25. White Rock River picnic area

    White Rock River picnic area

    The waterfalls, forest giants and ancient granite tors car touring route will take you right past White Rock River picnic area. Located in the south western side of the park, this great picnic spot features picnic...

  26. Round Mountain Hut walking track

    Round Mountain Hut walking track

    Enjoy the exquisite scenery and fascinating alpine heritage along Round Mountain Hut walking track. Starting from the signposted track head off Swampy Plains Road, this short summer Snowy Mountains walk takes you...

  27. Black Perry Lookout

    Black Perry Lookout

    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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

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