Lower Snowy River area
Kosciuszko National Park
The Lower Snowy River area embraces the wild south of Kosciuszko National Park. Camp by the Snowy River, explore the scenic trails on a walk, bike or horse ride. See another side of the Snowy Mountains.
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The Lower Snowy River is only 40km south of Jindabyne’s Snowy Region Visitor Centre but feels a world away.
Find a secluded site at a campground by the banks of the fabled Snowy River, and enjoy the sense of solitude. Easy access to the river and its sandy beaches, plus a mild and dry climate, make this area perfect for fishing, paddling and swimming.
Set out on a bushwalk, horse or mountain bike ride along shady trails framed by towering eucalypts, cypress pine and yellow wattle. The long Pilot Wilderness mountain bike ride offers a challenge for well-prepared adventurers.
The best way to explore is along the sprawling Lower Snowy drive (Barry Way) from Jindabyne to the Victorian border. It follows the old stock route through the steep-sided Snowy River gorge. There are scenic stopping points along the way, like panoramic Jacks lookout and historic Willis picnic area.
There’s also plenty of bird watching and wildlife spotting. By day you might see red-necked wallabies, kangaroos and emus. Spot rainbow bee-eaters or peregrine falcons. As the sun sets, keep an eye out for wombats, possums and, if you’re lucky, the endangered spotted-tailed quoll.
Highlights in this area
Are you planning a bushwalk, going somewhere remote or where the weather is extreme? Stay safe by planning your trip for all conditions and telling someone about it.
Things to do:
Lower Snowy drive is a sprawling road trip that takes travellers past picnic spots, swimming holes, campgrounds and lookouts in the Snowy River valley.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Lower Snowy River area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues.
No park entry fees apply in the Lower Snowy River area. See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.Buy annual pass
Snowy Region Visitor Centre
02 6450 5600
Contact hours: 8.30am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
- Snowy Region Visitor Centre