HIGHLIGHTS

The Snowy Mountains region is a year-round destination. But in the cooler months, from June to October, it becomes a magical snow and adventure wonderland. Home to Australia's five highest peaks, including Mt Kosciuszko, and incredible alpine wilderness areas, the Snowy Mountains offers plenty of action on and off the snowfields. What better way to build team morale than a high-adrenaline day on the slopes followed by the best in après ski, with cosy fireside wine bars and great dining. The area's four outstanding alpine resorts include Charlotte Pass, Perisher, Selwyn Snowfields and Thredbo, all located within Kosciuszko National Park.

MUST DO

  • Learn how to ski and snowboard
  • Ride on the slopes after dark
  • Take a scenic chairlift ride
  • Visit the beautiful Yarrangobilly Caves
  • Taste the best of local food and wine

POPULATION

~20,000

CLIMATE

Sub-alpine to alpine in higher regions with large natural snowfall in winter. Even in summer, it’s a good idea to pack something warm.

  • Summer average 9-28°C
  • Winter average -5-16°C

INDUSTRY

  • Tourism
     
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Cooma

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Enjoy rolling alpine plains, snow covered peaks, rich goldmining heritage and delicious food and wine experiences. Cooma is the largest of the Snowy Mountains towns and the ‘gateway’ to NSW’s breathtaking alpine area. Explore this wonderful area and visit the mighty Snowy River Scheme.

Tumbarumba

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Enjoy wonderful heritage, fascinating galleries and gorgeous cool climate wines in this beautiful town on the western side of the Snowy Mountains, half way between Sydney and Melbourne. Learn of its gold mining and timber heritage, surrounded by vineyards, meadows and streams.

Jindabyne

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Jindabyne is a charming alpine town and world class destination for exciting outdoor activities. In winter Jindabyne is a thriving base for skiers and in the warmer months this alpine region beckons mountain bikers and hikers. Jindabyne Lake will thrill with fishing and water sports.

Tumut

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With excellent accommodation and activities, Tumut is a thriving township and the major centre of a rich grazing district that's located in the foothills of Kosciuszko National Park. It's the northern gateway to the stunning Australian Alps and the four lively NSW snow resorts.

Kosciuszko

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From the mighty Snowy River to the spectacular peaks of the Kosciuszko Range, this breathtaking alpine region is a wonderful destination. Explore spectacular limestone caves, hike through snow country, brilliant with colourful alpine herb fields in the warmer months.

What's on in Snowy Mountains

29 Apr

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Festival of the Falling Leaf

Sunday 29 April 2018, Tumut

05 May - 27 May

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John Briscoe Art Award Exhibition

Saturday 05 May to Sunday 27 May 2018, Cooma

05 May - 06 May

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Steampunk@Altitude

Saturday 05 May to Sunday 06 May 2018, Cooma

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