Snowy Mountains

Highlights

Home to exhilarating alpine wilderness and Australia's highest peak Mt Kosciuszko, the Snowy Mountains presents a stunning vista of rivers, mountains and glacial lakes. Enjoy great skiing and snowboarding in the cooler months or bushwalk, mountain bike and horseride through wildflowers during the warmer months. 

  • Candlelight Lodge, Thredbo, Snowy Mountains
  • Tumut, Kosciuszko

Explore the Snowy Mountains

Head to Kosciuszko National Park for a refreshing dose of crisp mountain air and stunning alpine views. December through to March is the recommended time to hike this unforgettable scenery. Don’t miss the Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk, which has spectacular views of the rugged landscape. You can also create as much adventure as you like as you kayak, camp, cave, horseride and mountain bike.

The clear waters of The Snowy Mountains are ideal for fishing, with an abundance of Atlantic salmon, brook, brown and rainbow trout. With a NSW fishing licence, cast your line at the Lake Eucumbene, the Tumut River, Lake Jindabyne or the Thredbo River. If you're a beginner, numerous operators offer lessons in Jindabyne and Thredbo.

Tumut, Snowy Mountains

Visit the banks of Lake Eucumbene, where you will find idyllic Adaminaby near Selwyn Snowfields, home to the Big Trout and located near the incredible Yarrangobilly Caves.

Talbingo is also a popular place to stay when skiing or snowboarding at Selwyn. Explore other historic towns and villages nearby such as Cooma, Dalgety, Nimmitabel and Tumbarumba.

Tumut, Snowy Mountains

The township of Jindabyne, in close proximity to the resorts of Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Thredbo, is full of activity with restaurants, nightlife, cafes and retail therapy all year round. 

During snow season (June to October) enjoy a great range of snow activities, including snow tubing, snow shoeing, snowboarding, skiing and night skiing, and explore various terrain parks. Book a lesson and pick up some great tips for beginners. There's plenty to do off-piste as well. Enjoy the best in après ski, with cosy wine bars, fine dining and great winter shopping.

  • Ski Racing, Thredbo

    Learn how to ski

    First time to the snow? If you don't know your Nordics from your downhills, or your boots from your bindings, sign up for some lessons with a professional instructor. With a lesson, beginners progress faster and build confidence to hit the big slopes in no time.

  • First time ski, Thredbo

    Snow activities

    For fun with the kids, go to one of snowfields’ play areas. Each resort has designated areas to enjoy free activities such as building a snowman. Try snow tubing, tobogganing and go on a snowshoeing tour to discover more fun on the slopes.

  • Night skiing, Perisher

    Night skiing

    The ski slopes at night can be just as breathtaking as during the day. Most Snowy Mountains resorts offer night skiing for skiers of all ages, or those simply keen to enjoy the night-time atmosphere.

  • Snowboarder, Thredbo

    Terrain parks

    Explore the great terrain parks at the Snowy Mountains. Develop your skiing or snowboarding skills and tricks at the terrain parks at Perisher, Selwyn Snowfields and Thredbo. Mini terrain parks are available for beginners too.

  • Selwyn Snowfields

    Getting to the Snowies

    Getting to the Snowy Mountains is easy! The region is equidistant from Sydney and Melbourne, and easily accessed by road, air and coach. Base yourself in Jindabyne and take advantage of the regular coach services between the town and the snowfields.

  • Restaurants Snowy Mountains

    Snowy Mountains food and wine

    Snow thrills can help you work up quite an appetite and grand mountain vistas create the perfect backdrop for a fireside meal. Visit local wineries in Tumbarumba, one of the State's most exciting new wine regions, and sip on high quality chardonnay and pinot noir.

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Local areas

  • Cooma Area The largest town in the Snowy Mountains is also the gateway to the State's alpine area.
  • Jindabyne Area An adventure base camp for the Snowy Mountains, famous for its trout fishing and water sports.
  • Kosciuszko National Park Alpine snow resorts and Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak, can be found here.
  • Tumbarumba Area At the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, the area around Tumbarumba is a pristine wilderness.
  • Tumut Area The natural beauty of Tumut, heritage of Adelong, serenity of Talbingo, and taste of Batlow's apples