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Lower Snowy drive (Barry Way)

Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Lower Snowy drive is a sprawling road trip that takes travellers past picnic spots, swimming holes, campgrounds and lookouts in the Snowy River valley.

Where
Lower Snowy River area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
Medium
Distance
74km one-way
Time suggested
2hrs
Price
Free
Please note
Please note that the distance and time suggested to complete this drive is based on one-way from Jindabyne. Allow plenty of extra time to stop and enjoy the sights along this scenic route.

Kosciuszko National Park is so vast, that you need a car to be able to explore all it has to offer. Lower Snowy drive is perfect for just that – it’s a sprawling, open-ended road trip that swings past some outstanding attractions before crossing the NSW state line.

From the park entry at Ingebyra, the road twists down toward the Snowy River valley, where an ideal first stop comes at Wallace Craigie lookout, offering scenic views of the surrounding area, as well as great birdwatching. From here, you’ll pass Jacobs River campground – the first of many beautiful picnic areas that dot the road all the way through Snowy River valley. Bring a packed lunch and find your own private retreat beneath some eucalypts. You might even like to bring along the swimmers and a fishing rod and make a lazy afternoon of it.

After reaching Pinch campground, the road climbs up and away from the river, leading to Jacks lookout, which lets you peer back at the scenic way you’ve come. Barry Way then winds down and passes more campgrounds and picnic areas, before heading for Victoria.

With so many views and attractions to catch along the way, Lower Snowy drive offers a superb day-trip from Jindabyne or scenic drive on your way to the Victorian border.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

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Lower Snowy drive, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Luke McLachlan