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. Numeralla Folk Festival

    Friday 25 January 2019 to Sunday 27 January 2019 , Cooma

    The Numeralla Folk Festival is held over three days and takes in Australia Day. 2019 is the forty-fifth year of the Numeralla Folk Festival. The Festival is the last traditional 'free' folk festival left in Australia, there are no…

    25 Jan - 27 Jan
  2. Tumut River Brewing - Brewery Tours

    Saturday 26 January 2019 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…

    26 Jan - 28 Jul
  3. Australia Day weekend at TRBC

    Saturday 26 January 2019 to Monday 28 January 2019 , Tumut

    Join them over the Australia Day weekend as they pour schooners of the Aussie Ale Pale Ale from Saturday to Monday! There will be themed drink and food specials as well as live music featuring Guyy on Saturday and Richard Perso on…

    26 Jan - 28 Jan
  4. Nimmitabel Show

    Saturday 02 February 2019 , Cooma

    The Nimmitabel Show is a great country rural show with a variety of horse, sheep and dog events along with the produce competition, cooking competition, and the Art and Craft Exhibition. The Beaut Ute competition will also be held…

    02 Feb
  5. Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival

    Friday 08 February 2019 to Saturday 09 February 2019 , Thredbo

    Craft Beer – noun – a beer made in a traditional or non-mechanised way by a small brewery. Do you like beer? Do you want to know what is tops in hops and best in brewing? Celebrate the art of craft beer brewing in February at the…

    08 Feb - 09 Feb
  6. Snowies MTB Festival

    Friday 08 February 2019 to Sunday 10 February 2019 , Jindabyne

    The iconic Snowy Mountains will once again play host to the ultimate mountain bike experience where riders will be challenged with five stages across three days in rugged mountain terrain. Starting at an altitude of 1260 metre, riders will…

    08 Feb - 10 Feb
  7. Alford Country live at TRBC

    Friday 08 February 2019 , Tumut

    Having recently returned from Nashville, Mr. Alford would like to share the music of the south with you. Providing a complete show experience including a massive diverse set of original country tunes. His songs have been recorded by many…

    08 Feb