Snowy Mountains

Renowned for the 2,228-metre Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest peak is centred on the Snowy Mountains region is a must see for all travellers.

Picturesque riverside towns and crisp Batlow apples depict Tumut and Surrounds. Tumbarumba and Surrounds is close by, offering many of Australia’s best sparkling wines and unspoiled wilderness. The largest town in the Snowy Mountains region is Cooma and Surrounds, gateway to the State’s alpine area and home to the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.

Visitors will be delighted to stay in Jindabyne and Surrounds, perched on the edge of a lake that’s half the size of Sydney Harbour. Jindabyne inspired the legendary poems and stories of the mountain horsemen, who were most famously immortalised in Banjo Paterson’s The Man from Snowy River.

Travellers will not want to miss one of the most inspiring one-day walks in the country at Kosciuszko National Park, the king of Australia’s national parks, crowned by the majestic summit area of Mt Kosciuszko a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which has about 20 species of plants that occur nowhere else in the world.

On the shores of the Bombala River lay the southern Monaro district town Bombala, renowned for its local inhabitants, the trout and platypus.

Take in the essence of these historic country towns, snow covered peaks, valleys and glacial lakes in this scenic region. See the trip planner to plan for a holiday in this region.

Pictured Below: Thredbo Village. Credit; Susan Wright, NSW Tourism

Pictured Top: Lake Crackenback resort. Credit: Don Fuchs; Tourism NSW