explore the region
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.
Explore backcountry ski experiences, or ski & snowboard across the vast terrain within the Perisher Ski Resort.
Immersive outdoor nature experiences include hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, horse riding & wildlife spotting.
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.
Perisher Resort offers 3,000 acres of skiable terrain across four resort areas of Perisher Valley, Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes & Guthega
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.
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.
- Whatever your fitness level or experience, there are plenty of guided cross-country mountain bike trails to explore with K7 Adventures.
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.
- 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.
Learn the ropes, climb with a guide or venture to some of the majestic rock-climbing locations in the Kosciuszko National Park.
- Snowy Mountains Climbing School
Offers walls of varying steepness and difficulty catering for beginner to expert level climbers
- 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
Experience the thrill of soaring over the Snowy Mountains, taking in breathtaking sights and the incredible wonders of Kosciuszko National Park from the air.
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.
In or out of the Kosciuszko National Park there are endless activities and ideas to keep you busy during your stay.
- Kosciuszko National Park
The largest national park in NSW will keep you busy for a weekend or for weeks. The choice is all yours!
- Snowy Region Visitors Centre
A great place to source information, brochures, maps and park entry passes.
- For the Love of Jindy
A local advocate for the region, spreading love for Jindy & the Snowy Mountains see the 100 Things To Do in Jindabyne brochure
- Snowy Mountains Magazine
This local magazine will keep you up-to-date with all the happenings of the region.
the snowy mountains and monaro region
Thanks for visiting and staying with us.
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,
Watch this space for summer stay packages that will add something special to your time in the region.