The word pristine is thrown around slightly too liberally in travel circles, but there are few better words to describe the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales.
Situated within an easily reachable distance from Sydney, they’re home to one of Australia’s best mixes of summer frontier exploration and winter sport-oriented fun.
There are a wide variety of activities to experience and take part in while in the Snowy Mountains, and you can even try your hand at journeying beyond the black stump to experience the Australian high country that was forever immortalised by Banjo Paterson’s poem – The Man from Snowy River.
This famous NSW mountain range offers a plenty of interesting things to see and do with tours and activities that are designed to showcase this stunning region and its incredible wildlife – all with a decidedly natural bent. The Snowy Mountains area is part of the Kosciuszko National Park and includes Thredbo Ski Field, Mount Perisher and the iconic Snowy River.
While in the region you’ll also be able to choose from a range of other activities such as fly fishing trips, river sledding down the rapids, or venture off on an eco-friendly Segway tour of the area – or add an extra layer of Aussie authenticity by exploring the Snowy Mountains on horseback. In addition, Kosciuszko itself beckons as a looming hiking destination with some truly epic walking opportunities.
A visit to this iconic New South Wales destination should be an essential item on every Australian’s bucket list; to get the most out of your journey, check out our travel guides below.