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Snowy Mountains, NSW: A Spectacular Destination for Families

Discover the spectacular Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, home to Australia’s highest peaks and incredible alpine wilderness areas

Kosciuszko National Park Image iStock
Kosciuszko National Park. Image: iStock


The NSW Snowy Mountains is a spectacular destination whether covered in white powder during the ski season or splendid in wildflowers and sunshine in spring and summer! Fly or drive – the Snowy Mountains lie almost halfway between Sydney and Melbourne, and just under three hours’ drive time from Canberra.

Towns and Ski Fields

Jindabyne, Cooma, Adaminaby, Eucumbene, Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn.

Famous for...

Home to Australia’s five highest peaks, including Mt Kosciuszko, and incredible alpine wilderness areas, the Snowy Mountains is famous as the ski capital of NSW from June to October each year. But despite its name, the Snowy Mountains offers plenty of action and excitement for families in the ‘green season’ too!

A child with their instructor at Thredbo
A child with their instructor at Thredbo

5 of the best family attractions

hike to mt kosciuszko for the ultimate family adventure. image thredbo
Hike to Mt Kosciuszko for the ultimate family adventure. Image Thredbo

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More Information

For more information on the Snowy Mountains region of NSW, including events, click here.

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