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The Snowy Mountains region in NSW offers some of Australia’s most picturesque landscapes nestled in beautiful historic towns with a rich culture of food and wine.
The area is absolutely sensational all year round, not limited only to the snow skiing season, for which it is most renowned. The area is surrounded by pristine lakes and rivers, and full of native flora and fauna.
Here are some of the best places in the Snowy Mountains region of NSW that are worth checking out!
Hidden in the north face of Kosciuszko National Park, lies the jaw-dropping caves of Yarrangobilly, home to the Walgalu people.
Explore above and below ground and you will be awed by the caves dropping with stalactites, cave corals and other incredible land-forms.
Above ground, bask in the unspoiled natural thermal springs, and take guided walking tours to explore the culture, wildlife and native flora of the area.
The visitor centre is another fantastic resource, where you can learn about the geology of every rock form and learn about the history of the caves formations through droughts, floods and storms – an incredible educational experience!
Lake Jindabyne provides a perfect platform year-round for mountain biking, bushwalking, whitewater rafting, horse riding and kayaking. However the area is most known for it’s epic trout fishing culture so be sure to check out the Trout Hatchery.
A great family holiday destination with plenty of activities to keep the kids occupied in a simply stunning location. Remember to chain your tyres if travelling during the snow season.
Travel further up the mountain to the beautiful resort town of Lake Crackenback and stop at the world-class Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery along the way.
This beautiful lakeside town is perfect to visit in the Summertime, catering to all walks of life. Satisfy that adrenalin rush with the Thredbo River Sled Tour or learn how to fly fish! Or experience the beauty and solitude with a guided Alpine walking tour.
Australia’s largest and most breath-taking ski field, is certainly not one to miss in the Winter time. With Australia’s only ski-tube the “Skittle” it’s easy to move around and explore the whole resort.
The ski fields operate a variety of cafes, bars and restaurants throughout the snow season and offer a Winter calendar jam-packed with snow fun including local bands, community events, concerts and festivals.
One of the most incredible experiences they offer is night skiing with a spectacular display of fireworks. In the Summertime the area is perfect for mountain bike riding, trail walking and fishing.
Home to so many townships, this mountain tells stories of pioneering Australian families and native Indigenous peoples of the land.
The 13 km return journey from Thredbo, boasts some of the most spectacular views of the region – including Lake Cootapatamba, Rawson’s Pass and the Kosciuszko Lookout. And to say that you stood atop Australia’s tallest mountain? That’s a pretty remarkable.
Thanks to Alex Johnson for guesting posting about this beautiful region in Australia. Alex is a 23 year old Aussie with a passion for making every day better than the one before. This Aussie adventurer and lifestyle blogger inspires us all to make the most of our lives at Inspire A Better Life.
Kathy was a 50 something year old when she started up this blog 6 years ago, but has since turned over another decade and is now in her early 60s. She is married with two adult children and lives on the Tweed Coast of New South Wales, Australia. Kathy enjoys living life to the fullest and loves to keep fit and active by maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly. Some of her interests include reading, photography, travelling, cooking and blogging! Kathy works part-time as a freelance writer but her real passion is travelling and photographing brilliant destinations both within Australia and overseas and writing about it.
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budget janJanuary 15, 2018
Those photos are spectacular. They make me want to return to Perisher and the Snowy’s right now.
KathyJanuary 15, 2018
Yes they do Jan. I’ve been to Jindabyne and Perisher about three times when our kids were little and we took them skiing a few times. It is a beautiful region and I would love to see it outside of winter.