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Snowy Mountains. NSW


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Snowy Mountains. Southern Highlands - New South Wales
The Snowy Mountains are the highest Australian mountain range and contain the Australian mainland’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko.  This is mainland Australia’s only true Alpine region with large natural snowfalls every winter. 

Nestled in the mountains are world-class ski resorts that attract hundreds of thousands of skiers each winter.  Although Australia’s snow season is quite short by international standards - June to October, the facilities available in the main centres of Thredbo, Perisher- Blue Cow and others cater for all tastes and levels of expertise.

In spring and summer brilliant wildflowers cover the fields with a patchwork of colour, mountain streams run full with melting snow, and bushwalkers, campers, anglers, white-water rafters and mountain-bike riders arrive to savour the warm weather delights of this diverse and spectacular region of Australia.  Another notable attraction of the region are the lakes, dams and hydro power stations, Australia’s largest engineering works to date, created as part of the Snowy River Hydro Electric project developed during the 1950’s.

Average Climate for Snowy Mountain Region

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min C 7 7 4 2 0 -3 -4 -2 -1 1 4 5
Max C 21 21 18 14 10 6 5 6 10 13 16 19
Rain mm 108 87 112 114 165 166 158 192 212 206 155 117

(all photo's courtesy of Tourism NSW)

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Trout Fishing
Excellent fly fishing on Lake Jindabyne
Ski & Snowboard
Available at Thredbo, Perisher Blue, Mt Selwyn and Backcountry
White Water Rafting
Spring time whitewater rafting down the Snowy River
Mountain Biking
First class mountain biking in the mountains
Mountain Hiking
Day and overnight hiking trips in the mountains
Yarrangobilly Caves
Discover frozen waterfalls, underground pools & limestone formations
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Things to do in Snowy Mountains
Skiing , snowboarding, trout fishing, bushwalking, mountain hiking, climbing, backcountry tours, cross country skiing, sailing, mountain biking, touring, camping, horse riding.

Other places to visit in region
Jindabyne, Cooma, Canberra, Adaminaby, Khancoban, Thredbo, Perisher, Smiggins, Blue Cow, Mount Selwyn, Charlottes Pass, Berridale

Best times of year to visit Snowy Mountains
All year round


What's on in The Snowy's
Thredbo Blues Festival - January
Rodeo - January
Thredbo Jazz Festival - May
Snowy Trout Festival - November

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