Getting to the Snowy Mountains

  • Driving: 2WD vehicles must carry snow chains from June to October
  • Bus services: All year and frequency increases in the snow season
  • Airports: Snowy Mountains in Cooma, Wagga Wagga and Canberra
  • Train and coach: Services to Tumut, Tumbarumba, Cooma and JIndabyne

Getting to the spectacular Snowy Mountains in southwest NSW is easy. You’ll find a range of options, including driving, bus services, train and coach services, plane and airport car rentals, or plane and airport transfers. Transport services increase in the snow season, from June to October.

Kosciuszko National Park is home to Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, and snow resorts at Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Mount Selwyn. Surrounding the park are charming towns, with Tumbarumba in the west, Tumut in the north, and Jindabyne and Cooma in the east.

Snowy Valley Way - Lake Jindabyne - Snowy Mountains

Driving: All 2WD vehicles must carry snow chains between the June and October long weekends, and some roads are closed in winter. Please read these alpine-driving safety tips before your journey. Charlotte Pass is snowbound in winter, with access by the over-snow transport from Perisher.

Airports: Snowy Mountains Airport in Cooma is about 75 minutes’ drive from Thredbo, Perisher and Mount Selwyn. Wagga Wagga Airport in Wagga Wagga is 90 minutes from Tumut and Tumbarumba. Canberra Airport in Canberra is two hours from Jindabyne and 2.5 hours from Thredbo and Perisher.

Train and coach: NSW TrainLink rail and coach services between Sydney and Cooma, Jindabyne and Bombala, via Canberra. There are services between Sydney and Tumut and Tumbarumba too, via Cootamundra. From Melbourne, take a train to Bairnsdale for a coach to Bombala and Cooma.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Bombala Bike Show

    Friday 16 November 2018 to Saturday 17 November 2018 , Bombala

    If you are a bike enthusiast then mark the date on your calendar as the Bombala Bike Show is the event not to be missed! As always, the Show'n'Shine competition offers the chance for you to show off your beloved toy and maybe win one of…

    16 Nov - 17 Nov
  2. Tumut River Brewing - Brewery Tours

    Sunday 18 November 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…

    18 Nov - 28 Jul
  3. Cooma Rotary Markets

    Sunday 18 November 2018 to Sunday 16 June 2019 , Cooma

    The Cooma Rotary Markets are held on the third Sunday of every month. The markets have up to 50 stalls supplying a variety of merchandise including craft, vegetables, nursery, garden implements, bric-a-brac, woodwork, second-hand books…

    18 Nov - 16 Jun
  4. Annual Bredbo Sheep Dog Trials

    Sunday 18 November 2018 , Cooma

    This is grazier country so dog trials are part of the scene. Held over three days there are a number of categories from novice through to open championships. Come and experience a taste of country life and watch the skills of owner and dog…

    18 Nov