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Snowy Valleys Way


Explore this scenic route that passes through the foothills of the NSW Snowy Mountains on the western side of Kosciuszko National Park. Historic towns that you'll pass through include Gundagai, Tumut, Tumbarumba, Cooryong and Beechworth.

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Scenic drive through NSW Snowy Mountains

This scenic touring route passes through the foothills of the New South Wales Snowy Mountains, from Gundagai to Beechworth.

Explore the breathtaking scenery and small country towns along the 300 km drive. In NSW, you'll pass through Gundagai, Tumut and Tumbarumba before crossing the border to Victoria. With its meandering back roads, the Snowy Valleys Way is a leisurely alternative to the busy highways that link Sydney and Melbourne.

Along the way, you'll enjoy outdoor adventures, seasonal festivals and events, and quaint country towns. Don't forget to sample the delicious cool-climate wines of the Tumbarumba region, direct from the cellar door or at local pubs, cafes and restaurants. This easy drive is perfect to explore at any time of the year but autumn is when many locations are at their most colourful.

Avoid driving tired and reach your destination.

Roads and Maritime Services NSW

When driving, always consider how tired you are – fatigue is one of the top three contributors to Australia’s road toll.

Ensure you have had enough sleep before your trip and share the driving wherever possible. When driving on Australian roads take advantage of the many ‘rest areas’ available, regardless of whether it’s a long-distance or short-distance trip.

Easily locate rest areas and plan your rest breaks for your next journey by visiting