Snowy Mountains

Most national parks in NSW are currently open. However, in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak the National Parks and Wildlife Service has closed all campgrounds, and most visitor centres, cafes and high traffic areas. Please check the NPWS website before undertaking any travel.

Snowy Mountains in Summer

Discover an adventure wonderland in the magnificent NSW Snowy Mountains. From hiking to the summit of Australia’s highest peak and fly fishing in the warmer months, to soaring above the mountains on a scenic helicopter flight, and skiing and snowboarding in winter, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy throughout the year.

Plan your trip to the Snowy Mountains in Winter.

Horse riding in the Snowy Mountains

Whether you’re an experienced rider or it’s your first time, the high country offers fantastic horse riding. You can take a one hour ride or a full or multi-day trek, where you’ll be camping under the bright stars at night and swapping yarns around a campfire.

Discover horse riding adventures in the Snowy Mountains.

Couple enjoying a day of mountain biking on the Thredbo Valley Track in Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

Hiking and mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains

After the snow melts, a network of mountain biking and bushwalking tracks is revealed. 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. There are guided walking tours too, including multi-day hiking and camping trips.

Head up the mountain with your bike on the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift and then race back down on the Thredbo Downhill Bike Run. You can hire bikes at Lake Crackenback Resort, which offers a day pass to access over 18km of mountain bike tracks.

Find out more about mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains. 

Lakeview apartments at Lake Crackenback Resport and Spa, Crackenback

Fishing in the Snowy Mountains

You can fish all year in well-stocked waterways such as Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene. 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.

Try fishing in the Snowy Mountains.

Snowy Mountains food and drink

From wineries producing cool climate wines to freshly caught fish from the lakes and rivers, you’ll find a variety of delicious food and drink experiences in the Snowy Mountains. Festivals take place throughout the year and include Batlow Apple Blossom Festival and Tumbarumba Tastebuds in October and the Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival in Thredbo in February.

Enjoy food and drink experiences in the Snowy Mountains.


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