One of the few regions that experiences four distinct seasons, the Snowy Mountains is worth exploring all year-round.
The Snowy Mountains region in south east NSW is a landscape unlike any other. Its rolling hills and great peaks, relics of a 100-million-year-old geological rift, backdrop a terrain of sublime natural beauty and endless adventure. Kosciuszko National Park makes up much of the Snowy Mountains region with Mount Kosciuszko at 2,228m the highest point on the Australian Mainland. To the east, the mountains meet the endless golden landscapes of the Monaro Plains, renowned for its Merino Wool. It’s here that our story continues to unfold as it has done for thousands of years.
As unique as it is unforgettable, the area’s natural wonders have been a home of spiritual connection for indigenous culture for tens of thousands of years, and the once province of European graziers in the mid-19th century.
Australia’s high country has long been a favourite winter tourism destination thanks to its pristine snow fields, but this is a place that inspires discovery all year round. Warmer seasons see the valleys awash with coloured foliage, an abundance of hiking trails and treks reveal hidden caverns and thermal pools, and thrill seekers can scale new heights on foot or by mountain bike.
Our diverse environment also plays host to some of the country’s most distinctive flora and fauna. More than a million-and-a-half hectares of national parks, protected areas, snow gum woodlands and alpine environments provide habitat for hundreds of species of plant and animal life found nowhere else in the country. Cool climates meet fertile soil for the ultimate sensory immersion, rich in local farming, fresh produce, art and storytelling.
From native snow gums and seasonal wildflowers, to wallabies, squirrel gliders, platypus and pygmy-possums – discover for yourself some of the most unique plant and animal life the country has to offer.
From dramatic summits to breathtaking ravines, challenging adventure to tranquil solitude; the Snowy Mountains’ capacity for contrasts never ceases to surprise and inspire. Lose yourself or find yourself – the beauty of the landscape is that you can do both.