The Snowy Mountains are on Australia’s eastern seaboard and are equidistant from Sydney and Melbourne. The Snowies are easy to access by road, air and coach.
Most people travel to the region by car as this is the most flexible and rewarding way of exploring the mountains. However for visitors travelling from afar, there are regular bus services to Cooma and Tumut, and daily plane services into Canberra with car hire available.
The Snowies is well served by a network of sealed roads boasting diverse and spectacular scenery. The Alpine Way from Jindabyne to Khancoban, the Snowy Mountains Highway between Tumut and Cooma, the Monaro Highway running south from Canberra and the Elliot Way from Tumbarumba to Cabramurra all pass through stunning landscapes.
There is a fee for vehicles using Kosciuszko National Park, with entry stations on three of the main roads entering the park. Summer Daily passes are $16.00 per vehicle. Winter surcharge Daily passes are $27 (NSW Pensioner Card-holders are exempt from this cost)
Some minor roads may be unsuitable for caravans and hire cars, and don’t forget to check the seasonal information if travelling here in winter.
Always check road conditions before departure by calling the RTA Hotline on 132 701 or click here.