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.
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.