Nature in The Snowy Mountains

Immerse yourself in the beautiful nature of the NSW Snowy Mountains. From a platypus reserve and prehistoric caves to Australia’s highest peaks and enchanting snow gum forests, the region is full of captivating experiences and natural attractions. 


Kosciuszko National Park

Kosciuszko National Park is home to Australia’s highest mountain. In warmer months you can walk to the Mount Kosciuszko summit for breathtaking panoramic views. A great way to discover the natural beauty of the region is on some of the many walking tracks. It's also a top destination for mountain biking, especially along the famous Thredbo Valley Track

Discover great hikes and walks in the Snowy Mountains. 

Gum trees and alpine flowers at Charlotte Pass countryside in summer, Kosciusko National Park


Keep an eye out for the locals - echidnas, wallabies and wombats. You can spot platypus at Bombala Platypus Reserve, arrive early in the morning or late afternoon for the best chance of seeing them.  

Pristine waters from melting snow flow each spring into rivers perfect for fly fishing. Take a fishing tour with Snowy Monaro Fly Fishing or improve your skills at Lure Casting School at Lake Crackenback Resort

Find out more about fishing in the Snowy Mountains. 

Fly fishing in Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park

Fly fishing in Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park - Credit: Thredbo


You can join memorable outdoor adventure tours, from white-water rafting with Alpine River Adventures on the Snowy River to horse riding treks. In the colder months, K7 Adventures and Main Range Backcountry offer camping tours into the white wilderness for a magical snow experience. 

Find out more about horse riding in the Snowy Mountains. 

A group on a Cochran Horse Trek, Snowy Mountains

Cochran Horse Treks, Snowy Mountains - Credit: Tourism Snowy Mountains

Caves and thermal pools

About 40 minutes’ drive south of Talbingo are Yarrangobilly Caves, filled with wondrous formations of stalactites and stalagmites and exquisite shawls. Take the Thermal Pool walk to the naturally heated spring waters nearby, where you can enjoy a rejuvenating dip.

Couple enjoying a dip in the natural thermal springs in the Yarrongobilly area, Kosciuszko National Park

Yarrangobilly Caves Thermal Pool, Kosciuszko National Park

Great Nature Experience in the Snowy Mountains