SNOWY MOUNTAINS
THINGS TO DO

Here are 11 compelling reasons why you should holiday in the Snowy Mountains.

1. BUSHWALKING

14 IDEAS FOR WALKS – OR MEET YOU AT THE TOP
Whether you are looking for a carefree, late-afternoon walk around a lake, a brisk three-hour workout, or something that is excruciatingly difficult then here are 14 ideas with links to each one.

1. Bombala River Walk
2. Hume and Hovell Track
3. Illawong Walk
4. Jounama Creek Walk
5. Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks
6. Kosciuszko Walk – Conquer the King
Why not summit the Australian continent’s highest mountain. It’s easier than you think. You can hike to the top of the 2,228 meter Mount Kosciuszko in a couple of hours. That’s if you use Thredbo’s Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. It only takes about 5 minutes and will save you 2 or 3 hours and the view on the way is fantastic. The 13 km trail is rated as Grade 3 making it suitable for most age and fitness levels. The Kosciuszko Walk takes about 5 hours for the round-trip from the top of the chairlift.
7. Lambie Town Walk
8. Main Range Track
9. Pallaibo Walking Track
10. South East Forest National Park
12. Summit Walk – Mount Kosciuszko
13, Thredbo Guided Walks
14. Thredbo Valley Track
15. Wallace Creek Lookout


2. FISHING

How do you feel when a trout hits your line?
This old bloke told me “When a trout hits your fly the work really begins. You have to keep focused because a good hook set is vital if you’re going to reel in that trout. Even after the hook has been properly set, your work is not over. You must “fight” the fish in order to reel it in. The “fight” is a game of give and take until you exhaust the fish.
When the trout is finally landed, and your battle is over and you can celebrate. And you have every right to be proud ’cause you got a bite and your mate didn’t!”

The Snowies has a vast number of fishing spots along alpine streams, rivers, as well as on and alongside lakes and reservoirs – making it the premier trout fishing region of New South Wales.


For local information about planning your fishing expedition visit the Snowy Mountains Fishing website.

SNOWY MOUNTAINS FISHING
PH 02 6457 8311
Email info@snowymountainsfishing.com.au
www.snowymountainsfishing.com.au


EUCUMBENE TROUT FARM
1066 Stoney Creek Rd Rocky Plain 2628
Ph 02 6456 8866
Email flyfishing@eucumbenetroutfarm.com
www.eucumbenetroutfarm.com
www.facebook.com/EucumbeneTroutFarm
www.twitter.com/#!/etroutfarm
“Family friendly fishing experience in the snowy mountains
We can prepare your freshly caught trout to be cooked on our onsite bbq or to be taken home.” Eucumbene Trout Farm.” Eucumbene Trout Farm


TUMUT FLY FISHING
29A Richmond St Tumut 2720
Ph 02 6947 5790
Email booking@tumutaccommodationcentre.com.au
www.tumutaccommodationcentre.com.au/trout_flyfishing.htm
“The art and technique of Fly Fishing is almost 2,000 years old and started in the mountains of ancient Macedonia where the people would try and workout creative ways of how to make little patterns that suited the insect life flying around the surface of the water and hopefully enticing the Trout to rise and take it. To this day the ancient concept has not changed and it is just as exciting now as it was then. Fly fishing is an absolute delight to do either on your own or as a couple, family or the ultimate activity for team building. Try it, you’ll appreciate it.” Tumut Fly Fishing


3 HORSE RIDING

Australia’s Snowy Mountains high country is enduringly linked to Banjo Paterson’s “The Man from Snowy River” and fabled horse riding exploits. Here are some ways and place that you can experience horse riding in the high country.


CHERRY TREE EQUINE
“Greenhills” Jerangle 2630
Ph 6454 3030 or 0413 609 880
Email info@cherrytreeequine.com.au
cherrytreeequine.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/CherryTreeEquine/
“Why not put everything on hold for a day or two and come and enjoy the serenity that we call home? There is nothing but peace and quiet and all the time in the world to spend with your horse!” Cherry Tree Equine


COCHRAN HORSE TREKS
“Yaouk” Adaminaby 2630
Ph 1800 775 720 or 02 6454 2336
Email info@cochranhorsetreks.com.au
www.cochranhorsetreks.com.au
instagram.com/cochranhorsetreks
http://facebook.com/cochranhorsetreks
“For most of the year our camp is based near Currango. You will ride through the mountains and across wide open grassy plains and see brumbies and their foals in their family groups. The air is clean and the water in the creeks is crystal clear. It is a healthy and invigorating environment and on a clear night the milky way lights up the sky.” Cochran Horse Treks


J.E. RESORT – JINDABYNE EQUESTRIAN RESORT
Hill Top Road Jindabyne 2627
Ph 02 6456 7333
Email enquiries@equestrianresort.com.au
www.jeresort.com.au
“J.E. Resort is located on a magnificent 200 acre rural property in the New South Wales Snowy Mountains, just 10 minutes from Jindabyne.” J.E. Resort


REYNELLA KOSCIUSKO RIDES
Ph 1800 029 909 or 02 6454 2386
669 Kingston Rd Adaminaby 2629
Email reynella@activ8.net.au
www.reynellarides.com.au
“For 49 years the Rudd family has been sharing the country that inspired Banjo Patterson’s “The Man from Snowy River” with people from around the world. Come and ride the land of mountain horsemen, brumbies, wildflowers and alpine wilderness with the original and most experienced operator in the area. Our horseback safaris offer a wilderness experience you will never forget!” Reynella Kosciusko Rides


SNOWY RIVER HORSEBACK ADVENTURE
P 02 6457 8393
3154 Barry Way Ingebirah 2627
Email info@snowyriverhorsebackadventure.com.au
www.facebook.com/Snowy-River-Horseback-Adventure-402394263109618


SNOWY WILDERNESS
Ph 1800 218 171 or 0414 544 503
Snowy Wilderness, Barry Way, via Ingebyra Jindabyne 2627
Email info@snowywilderness.com.au
snowywilderness.com.au
“The best horses, the best terrain, with stunning scenery & views straight out of the Man from Snowy River movie. Enjoy riding with our wild Brumbies, the Reedy Creek beach ride, the Grand Canyon, Gully Lake, Mt Carlisle, Bella Vista, Bruv’s camps, Main Range views of Mt Kosciusko, Mt Perisher, and the Rams Head. This is the real high country.” Snowy Wilderness


THREDBO VALLEY HORSE RIDING
1056 Alpine Way Crackenback 2627
Ph 02 6456 2142
Email nevtvh@hotmail.com
www.thredbovalleyhorseriding.com
“Thredbo Valley Horse Riding was established in 1993. It has gone from strength to strength and is regarded as a premier horse riding destination for adults and children, from beginners to advanced, we can offer a ride for everyone. We can provide a simple pony ride for the kids through to longer rides for the more adventurous.” Thredbo Valley Horse Riding



Mount Kosciuszko and the Etheridge Range – Photo © Trevar Alan Chilver

4. KOSCIUSZKO NATIONAL PARK

The Kosciuszko National Park covers 6,000 square kilometres of snow-capped peaks, alpine meadows, limestone gorges, snow gum forests, and is the headwaters of the Snowy River.

MORE INFO


5. MOUNTAIN BIKING

There are hundreds of kilometres of defined trails, plus wilderness, alpine, high plains, valleys, and forests rides to discover.

14 BIKE TRAILS TO GET YOU GOING
With links to each trail.

Bungarra Trail
Cascade to Pinch Trail
Cooma North Ridge Trail
Khancoban Trails
Lake Crackenback Trails
Lake Jindabyne Community Trails
Lake Jindabyne Foreshore Trail
Muzzlewood Trail
Perisher Trails
Pipers Creek & Smiggins Trail
Thredbo Trails
Thredbo Valley Trail
Tumut State Forest Mountain Bike Trails
Tyrolean and Mill Creek Trails to Jindabyne


6. ROAD CYCLING IN THE SNOWY MOUNTAINS

Road cyclists find the Snowy Mountain region ideal because of the quality roads, incredible views, light traffic, and if needed challenging climbs. There are places for casual rides close to great coffee shops, scenic backcountry roads for longer rides, and alpine ascents to test the best. Here are some choices with links to each:

Around the Block
Barry Way
Eucumbene Dam
Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass
The Berridale Loop
The Dalgety Loop
Jindabyne to Dead Horse Gap



Talbingo Dam Photo © AYArktos

7. DISCOVER THE SNOWY HYDRO SCHEME

Explore and find out about one of the civil engineering wonders of the modern world consisting of 9 power stations, 16 major dams, 80 km of aqueducts and 145 km of interconnecting tunnels.

Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre
Adjacent to Monaro Highway, Yulin Avenue, Cooma NSW 2630
Ph 1800 623 776
Open 8am – 5pm daily (cafe closes at 4pm) Weekend: 9am – 2pm
Closed Christmas Day and Anzac Day
www.snowyhydro.com.au/visit
www.facebook.com/snowyhydroltd
www.instagram.com/snowyhydroofficial
“Snowy Hydro is an Australian-owned asset. We welcome people to come and visit our Discovery Centre in Cooma, or Khancoban and the Talbingo Visitor Display centre.” Snowy Hydro


8. SNOW SKIING

The snow resorts are all within Kosciuszko National Park. There are four resorts: Perisher, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, and Selywn where you can stay above the snow line or if you prefer nearby towns go all out to look after visitors too.

MORE INFO


9. WATER SPORTS

The Snowy Mountains help to make up for Australia being the driest continent in the world. The Snowies have an impressive range of rivers, mountains, glacial lakes, and man-made lakes, reservoirs and they are much loved and used by locals and visitors. The waters are used for boating, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. Here are seven places to try with links to each:

Blowering Reservoir
Khancoban Pondage
Lake Eucumbene
Lake Jindabyne
Talbingo Reservoir
Tantangara Dam
Tooma Reservoir


10. HIGH AND MIGHTY WINES, BEER AND SPIRITS

The region is famous for elegant cool climate wines with the main varieties being pinot noir and chardonnay. Most of these grapes become sparklings however both varieties are used to produce still wine when conditions are right and they should not be overlooked.
MORE INFO



Yarrangobilly Caves. Photo © Colin Henein

11. EXPLORE UNDERGROUND IN THE YARRANGOBILLY CAVES

“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.” NATIONAL PARKS

YARRANGOBILLY CAVES
Snowy Mountains Hwy Yarrangobilly 2720
Ph 02 6454 9597
Email yarrangobilly.caves@environment.nsw.gov.au
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/yarrangobilly-area



This and main photo: Mt Jagungal in Kosciuszko National Park © Jerry Nockles

SNOWY MOUNTAINS REGION INFORMATION CENTRES


COOMA VISITORS CENTRE

119 Sharp St Cooma 2630
Ph 1800 636 525 or 02 6450 1742
Email info@visitcooma.com.au
visitcooma.com.au/cooma-visitor-centre
www.facebook.com/Cooma-Visitors-Centre-167767986581109
www.instagram.com/coomavisitorscentre
Open 7 days a week 9am to 3pm.
“Cooma Visitors Centre has been providing information to tourists for over 50 years. Located in the centre of town next to the iconic Avenue of Flags and Man from Snowy River Statue. We also provide important services to our local community.” COOMA VISITORS CENTRE


KHANCOBAN VISITORS INFORMATION CENTRE

Corner Scammell Street and Alpine Way, Khancoban 2642
Ph 02 6070 8400
Email: info.khancoban@environment.nsw.gov.au
Open Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm (Closed 12:30 to 1pm for lunch)
“Based in the town of Khancoban, the Khancoban Visitor Information Centre provides local information, day and annual passes, NPWS products, books, maps, souvenirs, giftware and clothing. There are free displays and audio-visual presentations. Wheelchair access is provided.” KHANCOBAN VISITORS INFORMATION CENTRE


SNOWY REGION VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

Kosciuszko Rd Jindabyne 2627
Ph 02 6450 5600
Email srvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/snowy-region-visitor-centre
“Snowy Region Visitor Centre is conveniently located on Kosciuszko Road in Jindabyne. Jindabyne is located in the centre of the Snowy Mountains, situated around Lake Jindabyne. The resort town offers a range of accommodation, restaurants, cafes, shops, activities and attractions.” SNOWY REGION VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE


TUMUT REGION VISITORS CENTRE

5 Adelong Road, Tumut 2720
Ph 02 6947 7025
Email tumutrvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/visitor-centres/tumut-visitor-centre
Open 7 days, 9am to 5pm. Closed Christmas Day
“Tumut Visitor Centre, on Snowy Mountains Highway, is the ideal starting point for a visit to northern Kosciuszko National Park, offering information, booking services, and souvenirs.” TUMUT REGION VISITORS CENTRE


TUMBARUMBA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE

10 Bridge Street, Tumbarumba 2653
Ph 02 6948 3333
Email tumbarumba@visitsnowyvalleys.com.au
snowymountains.com.au/visitor-centre/tumbarumba-visitor-centre
Open Monday to Thursday, 9:30am – 1pm, Friday to Sunday, 9:30am – 3pm
“Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre can provide information on accommodation, attractions, events, road and weather conditions in the Tumbarumba Region. The Tumbarumba Museum is located in the Visitor Centre, with permanent displays on the gold mining and cattleman’s heritage, as well as a fascinating display on the history and events surrounding the Southern Cloud aircraft that crashed in the mountains near Tumbarumba in 1931. The Tumbarumba Visitor Centre provides DVD viewings of the Snowy Mountains region, and stocks local produce, a small range of merchandise, books on the Snowy Mountains region, and topographic maps.” TUMBARUMBA VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRE


YARRANGOBILLY CAVES VISITORS CENTRE

Yarrangobilly Caves Entrance Road, off Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves 2720
Ph 02 6454 9597
Email yarrangobilly.caves@environment.nsw.gov.au
Open 7 days, 9am – 5pm – Closed Christmas Day
“Yarrangobilly Caves Visitor Centre is your one stop destination for information on cave tours and tickets, and top tips on where to stay and what to do in the Yarrangobilly and northern areas of Kosciuszko National Park.” YARRANGOBILLY CAVES VISITORS CENTRE


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