Snowy Mountains Area Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local Snowy Mountains Area
Get away to a mountain chalet with an open fire in the crisp winter air of July, followed by a breakfast tucked away in a river valley at Australia's only true snow-sport playground. The ultimate wilderness adventures and activities at the Snowy Mountains, will keep your adrenalin rushing and, if needed, become a tranquil hideaway from the clatter of the city.
Originally home to various Aboriginal groups, the Snowy Mountains offers the best of all seasons to visitors from around the world. In spring and summer check out the local attractions, attend the many events and festivals, hike to Mt Kosciuszko's peak (the country's highest mountain) and look down on sub-alpine snow gum woodlands and tall forests. Explore the spectacular caves and limestone gorges or immerse yourself in a historic hunt throughout this beautiful region. With all four New South Wales resorts located at Mt Kosciuszko National Park, there are countless activities from mountain biking and cycling to fishing to horseback riding.
When the meadows blossom with autumn colour or the snow starts to blanket the mountains, make the most of all the things to do in the region and capitalise on some of Australia's best skiing and tobogganing landscapes.
If vigorous activity is not your thing, sit back on the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. It will leave you with sky-scraping valley views of Thredbo as you climb 560 vertical metres above ground to the closest access point to Mt Kosciuszko. If you're looking for places to go, venture through the Snowy Mountains Hydro Discovery Centre, located in Cooma, to learn the captivating history of the Snowy Mountains Scheme from its early construction days to the role it plays in modern engineering. Get a quick look through the glass kitchen door at the Snowy Mountains Cookie Bakehouse and take a delicious bite (or five) of their wholesome cookies made with large chunks of couverture chocolate. Bring your bathers, take a dip in the natural thermal pool at Yarrangobilly Caves, which is at a constant 27 degrees Celsius, or explore the limestone caves, grand columns and chambers inside.
In a place imbued with true alpine wilderness and year round activity, journey into a great snow escape to be amazed by the striking landscape and culture of the Snowy Mountains.
Snowy Mountains Events & What's On
- Perisher Peak Festival Perisher Valley
- John Briscoe Art Award Exhibition Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre Inc.
- Truffle Hunting and Dining Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines
- Truffle Hunt - Inspiration Macenmist Black Truffles and Wines
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