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. 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. Stroll...

  2. 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 of...

  3. Jacks lookout

    Jacks lookout

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

  4. 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...

  5. Perisher Ski Resort

    Perisher Ski Resort

    Perisher Ski Resort is Australia's largest ski resort encompassing the four resort areas of Perisher, Smiggins, Blue Cow and Guthega, plus the Skitube Alpine Railway and The Station Jindabyne. During winter up to 47...

  6. 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...

  7. Nanny Goat Hill Lookout

    Nanny Goat Hill Lookout

    The Nanny Goat Hill Lookout offers extensive views of the Cooma township and surrounding grazing country. The lookout is also part of the historic Lambie Town Walk. A sculpture of...

  8. Lake Eucumbene

    Lake Eucumbene

    Lake Eucumbene in the beautiful Snowy Mountains is located around 40 kilometres from Cooma at its closest point. It sits at an elevation of 1200 metres above sea level making it a pristine alpine lake. ...

  9. Cave Creek Walking Track

    Cave Creek Walking Track

    The Cave Creek Walking Track is 14 kilometres north of Mittagong and can be reached by bitumen roads. The track provides a leisurely walk of 2.6 kilometres and takes one to two hours to complete the return journey....

  10. Gaden Trout Hatchery

    Gaden Trout Hatchery

    Come and see how premier sport fish are bred and raised at Gaden Trout Hatchery!The Gaden Trout Hatchery, located on the Thredbo River near Jindabyne, is one of Australia's main centres for...

  11. Bullocks walking track

    Bullocks walking track

    Reconnect with nature with a hike along Bullocks walking track. Following the Thredbo River, the moderate walk takes about an hour each way. There are amazing views of the waterway and scenic mountain ranges along the...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. Sawpit walking track

    Sawpit walking track

    This short and easy stroll is perfect for the whole family. Beginning from the northern end of Sawpit Creek picnic area, the walk follows Sawpit Creek through woodland, taking in candlebark, bark sallee, white sallee,...

  15. 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...

  16. 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 views along the...

  17. 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 on the Rock Creek snowshoe track. Don't worry if you've never snowshoed before, this gentle track is excellent for beginners;...

  18. Flea Creek picnic area

    Flea Creek picnic area

    Surrounded by the Brindabella mountains, Flea Creek picnic area is a great place to get away from the city for the day and idle away the afternoon under the shade of the casuarina trees. It's also a perfect lunch spot...

  19. Lobs Hole Ravine 4WD Trail

    Lobs Hole Ravine 4WD Trail

    For a reviving dose of nature and breathtaking mountain views, load up the 4WD and head for Lobs Hole Ravine 4WD trail. This trail leads from Jounama to Wallace Creek lookout through the northern regions of Kosciuszko...

  20. 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....

  21. Charlotte Pass Snow Resort

    Charlotte Pass Snow Resort

    Get away from the busy competitiveness of the mountains and enjoy the snow and outstanding accommodation at Charlotte Pass Snow Resort. With friendly and personalised guest service, no lift lines, no cars, uncrowded...

  22. 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 in the many...

  23. Khancoban to Kiandra drive

    Khancoban to Kiandra drive

    Khancoban to Kiandra drive links Alpine Way drive with Snowy Mountains Highway, winding through breathtaking mountain forests. Along the way are plenty of opportunities to stop and take advantage of the area's many...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. Murray 1  Power Station

    Murray 1 Power Station

    Murray 1 Power Station is the second largest power station in the Snowy Mountains Scheme. There are 10 turbines at Murray 1, each capable of producing enough electricity to supply over 95,000 houses. The Murray 1...

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