Snowy Mountains

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Snowy Mountains

Australia’s highest peaks are in the Snowy Mountains, where there’s thrilling downhill skiing and snowboarding during the snow season. Lively towns and resorts in this alpine region in southwest NSW are also popular destinations in warmer months for hiking, horseriding, kayaking, mountain biking and fishing. When spring melts the snow into cascading waters and wildflowers bloom, streams shelter trout and attract many fly fishermen. Vineyards in this beautiful region produce excellent cool-climate wines, and fresh produce is on sale at farm gates.

Top things to do

The Snowy Mountains provide the ultimate outdoor escape - a true lure for nature lovers year-round.

The towns of the Snowy Mountains

A rich cultural heritage that's helped shape the Australian identity, the Snowy Mountains are untameable high country dotted with charming townships. This is a very large area, even in Australian terms; Kosciuszko National Park itself covers almost 700,000 hectares, so allow time to explore the townships in this beautiful terrain.

Do and See

Home to beautiful alpine wilderness, the Snowy Mountains present a stunning vista of rivers, mountains, valleys and glacial lakes. Enjoy great skiing and snowboarding in the cooler months, and bushwalking, mountain biking, horseriding and fishing in the warmer months.


Discover rural Australian culture with the wide variety of music, sports, art, wine, and food events held in the Snowy Mountains throughout the year.

Restaurants, cafés and bars

Tackling the mountains at any time of the year can work up an appetite. Whether you're seeking a casual bite or a gourmet experience, the Snowy Mountains' villages and towns offer tempting delights to suit a wide range of budgets and tastes.


Stay on-snow in winter, or rest and relax with a bush retreat in the warmer months. A vast selection of lodges, hotels, B&Bs and farm stays are dotted around the beautiful terrain of spectacular mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers.


From ski gear and chic boutiques to cool-climate wines and fishing equipment, shopping in the Snowy Mountains is easy. You'll find what you need to enjoy the glorious mountains, valleys, rivers and lakes - stunning whatever the season.

Tourist Information

The Snowy Mountains are easy to access by road, air and coach. With such a vast area covering so many spectacular natural attractions, take your time and explore the beauty of the splendid region and enjoy the many outdoor adventures.