Snowy Mountains

Discover an adventure wonderland in the magnificent NSW Snowy Mountains, from a summit walk to Australia’s highest peak and fly fishing in pristine mountain waters in warmer months, to skiing and snowboarding in colder months. You’ll enjoy delicious experiences too, such as wine tasting.

After the snow melts, a network of mountain biking and bushwalking tracks is revealed. Horseriding is popular too in the high country, portrayed in Banjo Paterson’s 1890 poem The Man from Snowy River as where ‘the hills are twice as steep’ and the ‘air is clear as crystal’, and this holds true today.

The best time for exploring the alpine walking tracks is December through March. Two paths wind to the top of Mount Kosciuszko, starting at Thredbo or Charlotte Pass. You can also explore a UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve and stroll through pretty wildflowers and majestic snow gum forests.

Kosciuszko National Park is home to the snow resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Mount Selwyn. Inside Yarrangobilly Caves are beautiful limestone structures. There are many more wonderful natural attractions, including the Tuross Falls and a special platypus reserve in Bombala.

Biking in the Snowy Mountains

You can fish all year in some well-stocked waterways such as Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene, both part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Australia’s greatest engineering project that creates hydro-electricity. You’ll learn about the scheme at the Snowy Mountains Hydro Discovery Centre.

From Tumbarumba in the west to Tumut in the north to Jindabyne and Cooma in the east, you’ll find beautiful scenery, intriguing heritage and marvellous events. You’ll relish the Boggy Creek Show and thrilling rodeo, and country fairs and fun festivals, such as Tumbafest and the Batlow CiderFest.

Horse Riding - Snowy Wilderness Resort

The Snowy Mountains Trout Festival in spring is open to all recreational anglers. You can admire the 10-metre high Big Trout, one of Australia’s iconic ‘big things’, in Adaminaby. There are exhilarating outdoor adventure tours as well, including whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Snowy River.

Rex Regional Express

Fly into Snowy Mountains Airport

The Snowy Mountains airport is located just 15km southwest of Cooma. Flying to and from the Snowy Mountains is the fastest way to enjoy everything the region has to offer, from skiing the best slopes in the country, to enjoying spectacular scenery, nature and bushwalking in the warmer months. Flights between Sydney Airport and the Snowy Mountains Airport are operated by Rex Regional Express, which has a fleet of 34-seater Saab 340 aircrafts.

Fly in to Snowy Mountains Airport if you’re planning to visit Cooma, Berridale, Jindabyne, Adaminaby, Perisher Valley, Thredbo Village, Charlotte Pass, the Selwyn Snowfields or the surrounding towns and villages of the Snowy Mountains. Transfers to Jindabyne, Ski Tube, Perisher and Thredbo are available, and there is also a cafe and bar located in the airport.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Rosewood Country Round Up Music Festival

    Wednesday 17 October 2018 to Sunday 21 October 2018 , Tumbarumba

    Rosewood Country Round Up Music Festival is a week of country fun and music with bush camping and entertainment held at Rosewood near Tumbarumba. The event is held at the Rosewood Golf Club. Guest artists will be there as well as walk up ar…

    17 Oct - 21 Oct
  2. Farm Open Day

    Sunday 21 October 2018 , Tumut

    Visit Highfield Farm and Woodland in Spring! Highfield is a small scale farm located near Adelong. Highfield combines farming with the protection of critically endangered habitat and uses farming techniques to enhance biodiversity. Baby …

    21 Oct
  3. Tumut River Brewing - Brewery Tours

    Saturday 27 October 2018 to Sunday 28 July 2019 , Tumut

    See, smell and taste a craft beer manufacturing process in action. Tumut River Brewing Co offers two brewery tour options: Tour and Tasting includes interactive tour of the brewery beginning with overview of history, brewing process an…

    27 Oct - 28 Jul
  4. Celebrating Our Heritage

    Saturday 27 October 2018 to Sunday 28 October 2018 , Bombala

    Two day event to celebrate the Delegate and District heritage. This year's event celebrates the 30 year anniversary of the Early Settlers Hut Bicentennial Project on Saturday and the Men From Snowy River March's return from WWI on Sunday. …

    27 Oct - 28 Oct
  5. Tumbarumba Tastebuds

    Saturday 27 October 2018 to Sunday 28 October 2018 , Tumbarumba

    Tumbarumba Tastebuds - a lush spring affair to showcase the best of Tumbarumba's food and produce. Explore Tumbarumba's premium quality vineyards and cellar doors with free wine tasting at unique venues oozing charm, character, and hospital…

    27 Oct - 28 Oct
  6. Bredbo CWA Village Markets

    Sunday 28 October 2018 to Sunday 25 November 2018 , Cooma

    Bredbo CWA Village Markets are held on the fourth Sunday of the month from 9am to 3pm in the Community Hall and grounds. The wide range of indoor and outdoor stalls has all manner of goods to buy. Local arts and crafts, woodwork, home wares…

    28 Oct - 25 Nov