Snowy Mountains | New South Wales
Part of the New South Wales section of the Great Dividing Range, the Snowy Mountains are approximately 160km long and 80km wide. Much of the rugged terrain is 900m or more above sea level, with the mountainous ridge rising to 2228m at Mount Kosciuszko, the highest point in Australia. Although the Snowy Mountains are situated in New South Wales, they are close to the Australian Capital Territory and their southern boundary extends to the Victorian border.
Kosciuszko NP occupies most of the Snowy Mountains region and at 6744km is the largest national park in New South Wales.
Despite the mountain range's name, the Snowy Mountains lie below the line of permanent snow, so heavy snowfall will only be seen from June to October. During the winter months skiers, both local and international, flock to the many ski resorts dotting the mountains.
Summer also has much to offer visitors. Lower prices and fewer people make the area a perfect destination for a bushwalking, trout-fishing or mountain-biking holiday. The wildflowers and abundance of birdlife are particularly impressive during these months.
Snowy Region Visitor Information
ExploreNSW | 2009-08-30 | The Australian Alps comprise 1.6 million hectares of protected areas. Home to popular ski resorts for both NSW and VIC, Perisher and Mount Buller being very popular. The region contains seven national parks, including the Alpine National Park, Victoria's largest national park which has over 1,100 native plant species, and the warmer months bring stunning wildflower displays. | read more
ExploreNSW | 2009-02-01 | Australia's Snowy Mountains in NSW is an interesting setting for any holiday. Whether it’s the Ski season or summer, you’ll find lots of accommodation in Jindabyne, Adaminaby and Cooma. | read more
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