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There is so much to see and do in and around the Kosciuszko National Park across all seasons.

From immersive nature experiences that cater for all levels of fitness and skills, to a rich food & wine culture that encompasses microbreweries and distilleries, you can create a truly bespoke stay.

snow season

Explore backcountry ski experiences, or ski & snowboard across the vast terrain within the Perisher Ski Resort.

green season

Immersive outdoor nature experiences include hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, horse riding & wildlife spotting.

all seasons

The region has a diverse artistic community and a rich food & wine culture including distilleries & microbreweries to explore.

things to do in the snow season

Offering the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere and extensive trails within and beyond the resort to explore, the snow season offers something for all outdoor enthusiasts. There are also plenty of all season activities for those who prefer the quieter life.


Explore the elevated terrain of Kosciuszko National Park with a group of friends or a local guide.

  • Cross-Country Ski Trails
    Craft your own outdoor experience, whether it’s on well-maintained 2.5km and 5km loops or more extensive, isolated paths that take you deeper into the wilderness.
  • Snowy Mountains BackCountry Tours
    With an intimate knowledge of the local backcountry, SMBC offer experiences from basic introductory tours through to advanced arduous tours
  • K7 Adventures
    Offering tours and training sessions that take you beyond the resort boundaries, with a diverse team of professional guides and adventure packages to suit any fitness or skill level. 

snow sports

Perisher Resort offers 3,000 acres of skiable terrain across four resort areas of Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes & Guthega

  • Perisher Ski Resort
    The largest resort in the southern hemisphere with 47 lifts, 7 terrain parks & over 100 trails, limitless adventure awaits.

things to do in the green season

Offering the largest National Park in New South Wales, with extensive hiking trails and outdoor activities, the green season offers something for all nature lovers. There are also plenty of all season activities for those that prefer the quieter life.


Explore the beautiful alpine scenery through self-guided or guided walks.

  • Illawong Walk
    Explore this 5km return bush walk from Guthega, where you can partake in birdwatching, riverside picnics, wildlife photography, or take a dip in the Snowy River.
  • Guthega to Charlottes Pass Walk
    Extending from and including the Illawong Walk, this 9km one way or 18km return hike, meanders along the stunning Snowy River Valley, with uninterrupted vistas and panoramic views of the Main Range, providing an immersive nature experience.
  • Mount Kosciuszko Summit
    When staying at Guthega, this iconic walk to the top of Australia’s highest mountain can be accessed via 2 different walking tracks starting from Charlottes Pass. The Summit Trail is an 18.6km return walk or the more challenging Main Range Walk is a 22km loop walk.
  • Enjoy guided 1 day hikes or bush-walks with local adventure guides K7 Adventures who will share their knowledge of this stunning alpine region with packages for every level of fitness and skill.

horse riding

Explore scenic wilderness areas of the Australian high country on horseback.

  • Thredbo Valley Horse Riding
    Catering from simple pony rides to trail rides, from beginners to advanced riders this is a magical way to explore the snowy mountains.

mountain bikes

Seek the thrill and adventure of exploring the breathtaking landscape of the alpine region on two wheels with self-guided or guided mountain bike tours.

There are a plethora of local trails and others that start or finish further afield. We’ve included a few local trails below:

  • Guthega to Perisher Trail
  • Valentines Hut Trail
  • Wraggs Creek Trail
  • Daveys Hut
  • Geehi Reservoir Ride via Schlink Pass
  • The Summit Trail
    Visit the rooftop of Australia. Please note that bikes are permitted as far as Rawson’s pass, with the final leg to the summit permitted to foot traffic only.
  • Bungarra Alpine Centre
    The centre offers 1 to 7 day passes for riders to enjoy the 20km of mountain bike trail.
See the National Parks and Wildlife Map for further options.
  • Whatever your fitness level or experience, there are plenty of guided cross-country mountain bike trails to explore with K7 Adventures.


  • Sacred Ride
    All types of rental equipment from bikes to gloves and helmets can be hired here.


The pristine waterways of the Snowy Mountain region and the breathtaking vistas are a fisherman’s delight.

  • Guthega Dam / Pondage
    Located just below Guthega Inn, Best for fly fishing, the pondage harbors decent populations of brown and rainbow trout.
  • Rainbow Lake and Sponars Lake
    The two lakes are internconnected via Diggers Creek and offer small brown and rainbow trout.
  • Spencers Creek and Betts Creek
    Located above Charlottes Pass, these two alpine streams hold both brown and rainbow trout and are and best fished in mid-summer.

Visit Snowy Mountains Fishing or Visit NSW for further fishing spots and information.

  • Steve Williamson Trout Fishing Adventures
    Recognised as one of Australia’s premier fishing guides, Steve’s specialty lies in teaching newcomers and leading experienced anglers to success
  • Snowy Monaro Fishing
    Paul is a long-serving and highly experienced fishing guide with an in-depth knowledge of the Snowy Mountains and Monaro waterways.
  • High Country Outfitters
    With plentiful stocks of rods, reels and flies to basic fishing gear and advice to improve your flyfishing.
  • Lakeside Lures and Tackles
    A wide range of lures & flies, spinning, boat & fly rods, live bait, down-riggers, lead-line, tackle and accessories

rock climbing

Learn the ropes, climb with a guide or venture to some of the majestic rock-climbing locations in the Kosciuszko National Park.

  • K7 Adventures
    Catering for beginners, families and experienced climbers with climbs in and around Jindabyne.

Rockclimbs in the Kosciuszko area:

  • Blue Lake
  • Club Lake
  • Mount Clarke
  • Mount Townsend

scenic flights

Experience the thrill of soaring over the Snowy Mountains, taking in breathtaking sights and the incredible wonders of Kosciuszko National Park from the air.

Take a flight around Lake Jindabyne and the township, over Mt Kosciusko,  deeper into the Snowy Mountains, or over the Hydro Scheme with informed commentary on the spectacular sights below.

Take a tour by air for lunch to local pubs, food and wine destinations, distilleries and microbreweries.

From the mountains to the sea, your imagination is the only limit with customised itineraries available for the ultimate experience.

things to do across all seasons

Jindabyne and surrounds offer a plethora of things to see and do

eat & drink

From spectacular locations for lunch, to the local distillery & microbrewery and superb local haunts there are options to please every taste bud.

  • Guthega Inn Restaurant & Bar
    Enjoy food and drink with a view, on site!
    Locally sourced high-quality ingredients and dishes that showcase the flavours of the region and seasons, with the best prime meat dishes in the area.
  • Stillhouse Cafe
    Serving sumptuous Austrian meals, beers and schnappy cocktails at Wildbrumby.
  • Dining @ JB
    With a core menu that consists of skewers and share plates that reflect the seasons.
  • Clancy’s Brasserie & The Overflow
    Located at Banjo Patterson Inn with a relaxed casual atmosphere and food for all occasions.
  • Wildbrumby Distillery
    Award-winning selection of schnapps, gin, vodka and a sculpture garden to explore.
  • Jindabyne Brewing
    A family-owned microbrewery located in Jindabyne brewing Pilsener, Golden Ale and Lager.
  • Kosciusko Brewing Company
    The Kosciuszko brewhouse at The Banjo Paterson Inn, is home to the Kosci Pale Ale with new brews in the pipeline.
  • Curiosity Chocolates
    Handmade artisan chocolates using local ingredients such as Alpine Pepper, locally grown hazelnuts, raw honey from the beehive, and fruit and herbs from the garden.
  • Ironpot Artisan Alpine Bakery
    Three simple ingredients of flour, water, salt form the base of for quality, wholesome handmade Sourdough Bread that are packed with flavour.
  • The Market Jindabyne
    Fresh, local produce, organic fruits and vegetables with a sustainability ethos.


Talented artists and curators providing for those looking for unique and special finds.

  • Snowy Ceramics
    Beautiful homeware ceramics inspired by texture, nature and the surrounding environment.
  • Design & Detail
    Offering an ever-expanding range of enduring products from homewares to apparel that honour practical design for both classic and modern settings.
  • Two Doors Up
    A collective of talented visual artists, showcasing their skills in fields such as painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture.
  • Jindabyne Art Gallery
    A mixture of paintings, sculptures and photographs all made by local artists and run by volunteers.


In or out of the Kosciuszko National Park there are endless activities and ideas to keep you busy during your stay.

the snowy mountains and monaro region

Thanks for visiting and staying with us.

road trip

Indulge in expansive mountain panoramas and boundless scenic vistas that clear the mind and rejuvenate your spirit as you venture beyond or head home.

  • Kosciuszko – Alpine Way Drive
    Follow a well-travelled route steeped in historical importance. It was once travelled by Aboriginal communities to reach the highlands, and in more recent times, it served as a drover’s cattle path and played a vital role in the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme.
  • Snowy Mountains Region
    The region is vast with plenty to see and do on your way in or out.
  • Snowy Mountains and Surrounds
    Drive on and explore the broader region,

stay tuned

Watch this space for summer stay packages that will add something special to your time in the region.