A charming village with golden poplar-lined streets, Berridale is a favoured stopover en route to the snowfields of the Kosciuszko National Park. This town comes alive each winter with skiers, snowboarders and snow lovers alike who flock here on their way up to the mountains.



Things to do

Berridale is known as the ‘Crossroads of the Snowy’, miners once passed through here on their way to the nearby goldfields of Adaminaby and Kiandra. Now, it’s the perfect town to stop en route to the mountains. In the winter months, the spectacular slopes of Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass are all less than an hour's drive from Berridale and the Skitube station at Bullocks Flat is just 45 minutes away. 

Woman enjoying a day of skiing at Charlotte Pass Ski Resort, Snowy Mountains

Charlotte Pass Ski Resort, Snowy Mountains

In the warmer months, head north to the pristine alpine waters of Lake Eucumbene for fishing, canoeing, kayaking or water skiing. Lake Jindabyne is also popular for water sports in summer, with plenty of other activities around Jindabyne to choose from, including hiking and biking trails.

Friends enjoying a scenic hike around Lake Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains

Lake Jindabyne, Snowy Mountains

Food & drink

In nearby Dalgety you can sample superb craft beers brewed on the banks of the Snowy River at the Dalgety Brewing Company. For a sip of sweet schnapps made from local fruits, head to the Wildbrumby Distillery in the picturesque Thredbo Valley. Enjoy a stroll around the sculpture gardens and book in for lunch. In Berridale itself, Shut The Gate Wines has some fine drops from their Clare Valley winery on offer at their cellar door, along with delicious gourmet goodies from The Little Grocer.

Getting there & where to stay

The drive from Sydney to Berridale takes 4.5 hours and from Canberra it's under two hours. You can also fly into the Snowy Mountains Airport near Cooma and rent a car for the short drive to Berridale. There’s a range of places to stay, including farmstays, motels, cabins, a holiday village and lodge-style houses like The Range.


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