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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 (146)

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.

Explore by pedal power

A family cycles across Bridge 1 over the Thredbo River, on Thredbo Valley track in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Robert Mulally/DPIE

Thredbo Valley track easy rides

If you're looking for an easy mountain bike ride in the Snowy Mountains, try these family-friendly sections of the famous Thredbo Valley track, between Thredbo village and historic Bullocks Hut.

Two mountain bike riders cycle past a sign at the junction of Muzzlewood and Thredbo Valley tracks, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Robert Mulally/DPIE

Muzzlewood track

Muzzlewood track is a summer mountain bike trail between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat, in Kosciuszko National Park. It’s popular with experienced riders, and is easily combined with Thredbo Valley track.

Explore further afield

Aerial view of kayakers on Pinch River, Lower Snowy River area of Kosciuszko National Park.

Discover Snowy Mountains and surrounds

The Snowy Mountains region is packed with year-round experiences. There’s so much more than snow sports and alpine walks. Discover exhilarating mount biking, superb kayaking, fishing and horse riding.

Yarrangobilly adventures

Explore Castle Cave, at Yarrangobilly Caves in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer/OEH

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.

Stay in the Snowy Mountains

A couple walk outside Creel Lodge, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Boen Ferguson/OEH.

Top Snowy Mountains getaways

From alpine Creel Lodge above Lake Jindabyne, to historic huts in the high plains, and charming Yarrangobilly Caves House, Kosciuszko National Park spoils you for choice for your Snowy Mountains getaway.