Getting to Snowy Mountains
Best of the Snowies
Kosciuszko National Park's alpine environment makes it a popular, year-round destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors. In summer, spring and autumn, adventurers head to the region to go hiking, kayaking and mountain-biking. In winter, it's popular with downhill and cross-country skiers and boarders who head to Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn snowfields, all located within the park.
Getting to the Snowy Mountains
At any time of the year, the Snowy Mountains are a breath of fresh air. It's also easy to get to the Snowies by car, coach and plane at any time of the year.During the snow season, from June to October, the region is very popular - so make your transport and accommodation plans ahead of travel.
Cooma is the largest town in the region. The 460-km drive from Sydney passes through beautiful countryside, farmland and small towns. In the snow season, there are regular coaches from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Brindabella Airlines flies to nearby Snowy Mountains Airport.
Jindabyne, the closest town to Kosciuszko National Park, is a five-and-a-half-hour drive from Sydney. Whether it's summer or winter, Jindabyne is an excellent base for exploring the region.
Special regulations apply in winter within Kosciuszko National Park. If you are driving a two-wheel vehicle, you must carry snow chains from the June long weekend to the October long weekend. In summer, alpine touring is very popular along the Kosciuszko Alpine Way and the Snowys Valley Way.
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