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. 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. 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 improve your skills at Lure Casting School at Lake Crackenback Resort.

Find out more about fishing in the Snowy Mountains.


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.

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.

Great Nature Experience in the Snowy Mountains