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Top Family-Friendly Activities in the NSW Snowy Mountains

The NSW Snowy Mountains region offers an incredible range of fun activities for the whole family the whole year around. Towns and regions of the NSW Snowy Mountains have plenty to entice families, writes ANGELA SAURINE

The New South Wales Snowy Mountains

A family hiking in the NSW Snowy Mountains scaled
A family hiking in the NSW Snowy Mountains

It’s well known as a winter playground, but the NSW Snowy Mountains has become a popular year-round destination. Here are some of the activities you should not miss:

NSW Snowy Mountains region offers a lot of fun outdoor activities for families the whole year around!

Mountain biker boys high fiving at Thredbo
Mountain biker boys high fiving at Thredbo

The region offers a variety of adventure activities, from hiking, horse riding and mountain biking to canoeing and kayaking on Lake Jindabyne. Climb to the top of Australia’s tallest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko; go fishing at Eucumbene Trout Farm, or head to Bombala Platypus Reserve, 1.5 hours’ drive from Jindabyne, to try to spot the unique creatures that reside in the river. And be sure to stop in at The Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre in Cooma to check out the new, interactive flyover through the mountains. Thredbo also has a leisure centre with a pool and waterslide, trampolines and a climbing wall, as well as bobsled rides.

The region of the Snowy Mountains provides accommodation for all tastes and budgets!

Wild Brumby Distillery Image Hsieh YiKai
Wild Brumby Distillery. Image: Hsieh YiKai

Thredbo and Jindabyne have a range of accommodation options for all budgets and requirements, including hotels and caravan parks with cabins, lodges, luxurious apartments and self-contained units. Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, beside the Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal on The Alpine Way, has more than 18km of mountain biking tracks, archery, trampolines, canoeing and tennis, as well as a heated indoor pool and a gym. Nearby Wildbrumby Distillery is a great place for the kids to run around whilst parents enjoy lunch – and maybe even some schnapps.

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