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 walking tracks, such as Illawong through towering snow gums.
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. For Aboriginal insights into the wilderness and animals, the Wiradjuri Aboriginal Cultural Tour in Tumut is fascinating.
Pristine waters from melting snow flow each spring into rivers perfect for fly fishing. Take a fishing tour with Snowy Monaro Fly Fishing or Steve Williamson’s Trout Fishing Adventures, and improve your skills at Lure Casting School at Lake Crackenback Resort.
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.
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.