Experience alpine village charm in the south of the snowies at Jindabyne, Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Khancoban. Jindabyne is home to the visitors centre for Kosciuszko National Park, the largest National Park in New South Wales. In summer, enjoy some of the best views of the Snowies from the top of Mount Kosciuszko, accessible via Charlotte Pass and the Kosciuszko Express chairlift at Thredbo. In winter, the region’s resorts are a-buzz with snow sports fanatics. Year round activities on offer include mountain biking, horse riding, kayaking, bushwalking and fishing.
To the north is Tumut and Tumbarumba. Tumut is the perfect base for exploring the Yarrangobilly thermal pools and limestone caves. Visit Blowering Dam to see the region’s largest trout farm. For a drop of local vino, head to Tumbarumba which is establishing a good reputation as a winemaking region. Discover the fascinating history of the old gold town, Kiandra, and the famous fly-fishing town of Adaminaby is well worth a visit to see the big trout.
Nearby Talbingo, Batlow, Adelong and the highest town in Australia, Cabramurra, are brimming with spectacular natural beauty. You’ll find everything from deep inland lakes and lush pastures to dense pine forest and snow-capped mountains.
Cooma is located around 50km north-east of Jindabyne. The area is characterised by pretty streets, highland plains and sparkling waterways and is steeped in history. Uncover the past in Nimmitabel and in Dalgety on the banks of the Snowy River. Anglers can try their luck in the streams of Bombala, also known as the Platypus capital of Australia.