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Snowy Mountains region

Overview

Home to Kosciuszko National Park, the Snowy Mountains region is a unique alpine wonderland of rivers, mountains, ski fields, caves, and glacial lakes.

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The Snowy Mountains offer exhilarating walking and mountain biking trails, spectacular limestone caves and winter snow sports. Head to Kosciuszko National Park to climb Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest mountain, and enjoy sweeping views from the summit.

Explore the famous Snowy River, and go skiing or snowboarding on the slopes of Perisher and Thredbo - or camp under the stars at some of the most picturesque campgrounds in NSW.

Glorious wildflowers blanket the alpine landscape of Kosciuszko National Park during summer, and if you love adventure sports there's rock climbing, caving, mountain biking, and 4WD touring activities to get your heart racing. You'll never forget the rugged alpine scenery of Australia's largest national park.

Activities in this region (122)

Walk to the top of Mount Kosciuszko

Seamans Hut along the Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk

Get ready for a day of high altitude adventure. Hike or ride from Charlotte Pass to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko, through the high peaks of Kosciuszko National Park.

Main Range walk and mountains, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH

Main Range walk

Intrepid hikers can tackle the challenging Main Range walk, which takes in glacial lakes, historic huts, and the summit of Mount Kosciuszko, across alpine high country in Kosciuszko National Park.

Cave adventures

A couple tour Jillabenan Cave, Yarrangobilly Caves, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Destination NSW

Yarrangobilly area

The Yarrangobilly area is a highlight of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Explore jaw-dropping caves on a guided tour and swim in the thermal pool. Stay at historic Caves House and enjoy the walks and wildlife.

Explore by pedal power

Thredbo Valley track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold

Thredbo Valley track

Jump on your mountain bike or walk Thredbo Valley track in the Snowy Mountains, as it follows the river from Thredbo Alpine Village to historic Bullocks Hut.

Cascade Hut multi-use trail, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray van der Veer

Cascade Hut trail

Cascade Hut trail is a popular mountain biking and walking trail that takes you to an historic alpine hut. In winter, strap on cross-country skis or snowshoes to enjoy this trail near Thredbo.

High plains, huts and heritage

Wolgal Hut, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer

Selwyn area

The Selwyn area is your perfect base to enjoy family-friendly Selwyn Snow Resort and historic Kiandra. Explore the walks, rides and top fishing spots of central Kosciuszko National Park.

Currango Homestead fence, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Copyright Murray Vanderveer

High Plains area

The High Plains area spoils you with summer walks, horse rides and bike trails to mountain huts, caves and gorges. Camp, stay in Currango’s heritage cottages, and discover Kosciuszko’s wild north-east corner.

Snow covered mountain, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer