Mountain air doesn't come any purer than this. The largest national park in NSW, Kosciuszko National Park, is 673,500 hectares of rugged beauty. Explore glacial lakes, limestone caves, grassy meadows and forests of ghostly snow gums. Look out for the locals: echidnas, wallabies, wombats, and flocks of native birds.
Getting back to nature in the Snowy Mountains
In Kosciuszko National Park, youll find alpine lakes, including Blue Lake, Lake Albina and Hedley Tarn, and lots of rugged terrain dotted with huge granite boulders. The parks resident flora and fauna include snowgrass, snow daisies, corroboree frogs, echidnas, wallabies, wombats, and the elusive and rare mountain pygmy possum and spotted-tail quoll.
Pack a picnic and grab a walking map from one of the of the local visitor information centres, and choose from a range of bushwalks around the region. During the winter months, join a local guide and don a pair of snowshoes to climb to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko, Australias tallest peak, and enjoy breathtaking views of the valleys and ranges that make up one of the world's most unique ecosystems.
Driving to the Snowy Mountains? Take the Kosciuszko Alpine Way for spectacular scenic mountain views between Jindabyne and Khancoban near the Victorian border. Equally scenic, the unhurried Snowy Valleys Way passes through historic towns.
Kosciuszko National Park, Australias most extensive alpine region, is a paradise for nature lovers. With nine wilderness areas in the park, there are endless opportunities for exploring the wild and picturesque scenery of the Snowy Mountains.
Enjoy a true Australian outback adventure. Bordering the Kosciuszko National Park and Snowy River, Snowy Wilderness is a sanctuary for wild brumby and offers 7,500 acres bursting with experiences for you to discover.
Head south from Jindabyne along the Monaro Highway to the Bombala Platypus Reserve. Wander quietly down the raised platform in the early morning or late afternoon for the best chance to see one of Australia's most unique native animals