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Snowy Mountains nSW
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outdoor adventures
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Kosciuszko national park
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Cooma and surrounds
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lake Jindabyne and surrounds
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Thredbo summer
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Tumbarumba and surrounds
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Tumut and surrounds
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Charlotte pass
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Thredbo
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perisher Blue
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Selwyn Snowfelds
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Canberra and surrounds
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events
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Traveller information
Contents
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printed January 2007
Photographs
front cover: Walkers crossing the creek below
the summit of Mt Kosciuszko (Michael Gebicki)
above left to right: Geehi, Snowy Mountains
(Mike newling); Mt Kosciuszko (don Fuchs)
Snowy Mountains nSW

nSW Short Breaks
Heart of Country nSW
nSW outback
north Coast of nSW
South Coast of nSW
lord Howe island nSW
SYDNEY
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Photographs
above left to right: Carving down the
mountain (Trisha dixon); riding the High
Country (Trisha dixon)
below left to right: lake Jindabyne
(don Fuchs); Meandering mountain stream
(r. ian lloyd); reaching the top (don Fuchs)
each season in this remarkable region
of mountains, rivers and lakes brings
its own rewards – whether you’re
swishing down winter slopes, admiring
spring wildfowers or rambling through
parklands ablaze with autumn colour.
The Snowy Mountains nSW extends
from Canberra to the highest reaches
of the Snowy Mountains and south
across the vast Monaro plains. in this
diverse region you can enjoy the high
life in the nation’s capital, or explore
the magnifcent Kosciuszko national
park – the country’s largest – and
perhaps climb australia’s highest peak.
in the Snowy Mountains nSW you can
hitch your horse outside a stockmen’s
hut or enjoy a day’s fshing or mountain
biking before basking in the inviting
warmth of a comfortable lodge.
Head for the hills and see what a little
fresh mountain air can do for you.
Snowy Mountains NSW
action-packed winters…
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…wild summer adventures

Outdoor adventures
Water sports
Canoeing, kayaking, windsurfng, sailing or
power-boating – anyone who loves a day
on the water will fnd plenty to do on lake
Jindabyne. Boat-launching ramps at several
places around the town make it easy to get
out on the water.
Fishing in the mountains
Many of the mountain lakes and streams are
stocked with trout, throwing down a challenge
to fy-fshers. you’ll need a nSW fshing license,
so contact one of the local fshing stores or the
department of agriculture’s Fisheries division
(offces in Cooma and Tumut) for regulations
and permits.
There are few trout and salmon waters in the
country that match lake Jindabyne’s size and
fsh stocks. Better still, these fsh can be caught
at any time of the year. Fish that spawn in the
rivers are boosted by regular releases of trout
and salmon from nearby hatcheries. local
fshing operators such as Steve Williamson’s
Trout Fishing adventures can take you out and
show you where and how to catch a fsh you’ll
be proud to take home.
lake eucumbene is another hot fshing spot, one
of the best fsheries in the region for rainbow
trout, brown trout and atlantic salmon.
The Thredbo river is also an excellent place to
fsh for trout, from the High Country meadows
around dead Horse Gap to the gorge fshing
just below Thredbo Village and the pool fshing
around the Ski Tube. There are several fshing
guides in Thredbo Village who can ft you
out with the right gear and help you with
some essential local knowledge.
Cooma’s fshing guides can take you to the
streams and lakes around the town that are
well known for their fghting trout. The lakes
are open for fshing all year round, and the
rivers are open for fshing from the october
long weekend until June.
Brown and rainbow trout are prolifc in the
waterways around Tumbarumba, while the
Murray river is the place to go for legendary
Murray cod. nearby, Talbingo dam is open
for fshing all year round.
Camping
There are several camping grounds within
Kosciuszko national park, which is perfect
for backpack camping off the beaten path.
provided you camp out of sight of roads
and well away from watercourses, backpack
camping is permitted virtually anywhere in
the park, but you’ll need to carry your own
drinking water and a fuel stove – see page 39.
Drive time
a wonderful summer touring route, the Snowy
Mountains drive takes in some of the engineer-
ing marvels of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-
electric Scheme, historic mountain towns,
magnifcent vistas and hillsides speckled with
wildfowers. The roughly triangular route runs
south-west from Cooma along the alpine Way
Photographs
above left to right: Horse-riding in the
Snowy Mountains; alpine hiking (r. ian lloyd);
Fishing at lake Jindabyne (don Fuchs);
Mountain-bike riding, Thredbo
far right: Thawing ice and snow (Michael
Scott lees)
Kosciuszko’s spectacular scenery includes pristine lakes and rivers, woodlands,
forests and grassy plains – ideal for a wonderful variety of adventure sports.
Kosciuszko, the State’s
largest national park and
Australia’s most extensive
alpine region, straddles the
Great Dividing Range. It
incorporates glacial lakes,
alpine meadows, snow gum
forests and Mt Kosciuszko
itself – at 2,228 m it’s the
country’s highest peak.
With nine wilderness
areas in the park, there
are endless opportunities
for experiencing the wild
scenery and solitude of its
6,900 sq km, whether you’re
hiking, horse-riding, driving
or simply throwing a line
in one of its crystal-clear
mountain streams.
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For more information, contact
the Snowy Region Visitor Centre,
telephone: 1800 004 439, or visit our
website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
via Khancoban to Tumut, then returns to
Cooma via the Snowy Mountains Highway.
The alpine Way, one of australia’s great touring
routes, begins at Jindabyne and threads its way
through picturesque mountain valleys. it takes
you through Thredbo village and dead Horse
Gap and passes close to Tom Groggin camping
area. The drive continues to Khancoban, where
you can take in dramatic views of both the
mountains and Murray 1 and Murray 2 power
Stations, tucked away in the gorges on the far
side of the range. national park fees apply for
vehicle access.
Riding the High Country
Horse-riding in the Snowy Mountains nSW
is a great thrill. after all, this is the area that
gave birth to the legendary stories and poems
Walk to the top
Hiking to the top of australia’s highest summit,
Kosciuszko peak, is one of the most inspiring
one-day walks in the country. during summer,
Kosciuszko peak can be reached from two
starting points – the top of the chairlift at
Thredbo or from the snow gums at Charlotte
pass. Both routes are equally scenic, traversing
glacial lakes with breathtaking views of the
valley and ranges that make up one of the
world’s most dramatic ecosystems. Total
climbing distance is over 600 metres and well
within the ability of an average walker.
of mountain horsemen such as Clancy of the
Overfow and Banjo paterson’s epic ballad,
The Man from Snowy River. Several properties
within easy reach of Cooma offer horse-
riding on the high plains – or even into the
snow gums and boulder-studded hillsides of
Kosciuszko national park. in the Thredbo Valley
you’ll fnd adventure operators offering horse-
rides and treks, or there’s great riding at Tom
Groggin Station on the upper Murray river.
Guided treks are possible at several places, such
as Snowy river Horseback adventure, based on
the Barry Way, just outside Jindabyne. Between
September and May, riders of all abilities can
top off a thrilling day in the saddle with a night
in a mountain chalet – with a hot shower, a
taste of country hospitality and a three-course
meal, followed by a lazy evening around the fre.
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Kosciuszko National Park
Kosciuszko National Park’s alpine environments are a rare exception in sun-struck
Australia – a wonderland offering nature-lovers some wild and extraordinary experiences.
Nature’s creations
although renowned for its winter snow falls
and ski resorts, over recent years the Kosciuszko
national park has developed as a year-round
destination, attracting adventurers such as
hikers, kayakers and mountain-bike enthusiasts.
in spring the park produces an astonishing
carpet of wildfowers. The fora also includes
snow-grass herbfelds and endangered alpine
bog plants. and Kosciuszko is home to several
rare animal species, such as the mountain
pygmy possum.
another of the area’s natural attractions is
yarrangobilly Caves. Found in the northern end
of the park, on the Snowy Mountains Highway
between Tumut and Cooma, this honeycomb
of about 60 limestone caverns features many
spectacular formations.
Winter action
all the nSW ski resorts are located within
Kosciuszko national park, and there’s a wide
choice of accommodation, either on the
snowfelds themselves or in neighbouring
villages. Catch a shuttle bus to the ski-felds, or
use the Ski Tube for fast access to perisher Blue.
The park’s undulating terrain provides some
excellent cross-country skiing and snow-
shoeing. There’s an extensive network of
marked trails, including Three Mile dam in the
northern section of the park and dry dam near
Cabramurra. at the southern end, cross-country
trails are centred on the perisher range. The
rock Creek snow-shoe trail is also at perisher.
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Summer fun
The park’s alpine trails are among the State’s
fnest summer bushwalks, and there’s the
added appeal of the area’s historic huts. Built
by stockmen, fshermen and skiers from local
materials, about 80 of these huts survive.
The most popular of the park’s walking trails
is the hike to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko.
From the top of the Crackenback Chairlift,
which is accessible from Thredbo Village, it’s
a 6.5-km walk to australia’s highest point. a
longer trail starts from the parking lot above
Charlotte pass and follows the old road for
9 km to the summit. For experienced walkers,
the trail from Charlotte pass to Blue lake is a
rewarding alpine hike.
another inspiring walk from the top of the
Crackenback Chairlift is the dead Horse Gap
Track, which passes below the sculpted granite
peaks of the ramshead range. From the top of
the chairlift, you can also enjoy an easy 2-km
walk to Mt Kosciuszko lookout.
in perisher Valley, the porcupine Track is a
stunning 5-km walk, especially in summer when
the mountains are carpeted with wildfowers.
The trail starts at the reservoir and climbs to
a group of boulders on the ramshead range
known as the porcupine rocks.
if you’re driving into the park, vehicle access
fees apply. When walking, be sure to take
water, food, warm clothes, a hat, sunscreen
and insect repellent. For additional safety
information, please see page 39.
For more information, contact the
Snowy Region Visitor Centre,
telephone: 1800 004 439, or visit our
website: www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Photographs
above left to right: oldfelds Hut (Michael
Scott lees); alpine blooms (r. ian lloyd);
Thredbo, Kosciuszko national park (don Fuchs);
Walking below the summit of Mt Kosciuszko
(Michael Gebicki)
* Rates valid at date of publication, January 2007. Accommodation prices based on twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject
to availability. Terms and conditions apply, please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions.
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* Rates valid at date of publication, May 2006. Accommodation prices based on twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject
to availability. Terms and conditions apply, please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions.
Take a walk with a Discovery Ranger to find
out about Australia’s highest peak and the
ecosystems that surround it. Have fun, get
wet, paint a picture or learn about bush tucker.
Kosciuszko National Park - where learning
is fun for all ages!
Telephone (02) 6450 5600
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
National Park Attraction / Activities
Discovery Activities
Rates: From Adult $5, Children $3*
This bright, colourful foodstore specialises in
using the best local produce available. Open
7 days a week for breakfast, brunch or lunch.
Listed in the SMH Good Food Guide 2004-06,
it was voted as making the best coffee between
Sydney and the snowfields in the SMH 2006.
178-180 Sharp Street, Cooma
Telephone (02) 6452 1414
email: matt@lott.com.au
Cooma Restaurant
The Lott Foodstore, Bakery & Café
Sunnyside Lodge B&B offers luxury
accommodation in a historic homestead
(circa 1888) with its own dining room, wine
tasting and sales. Choose from three double
rooms or one with four single beds, all with
own ensuite.
12 Albury Close, Tumbarumba
Telephone (02) 6948 3200
www.sunnysidelodge.com.au
Tumbarumba Accommodation
Sunnyside Lodge B&B
Our Spring, Summer and Autumn Short Breaks
Pass gives you 5 days’ use of Kosciuszko National
Park for the price of 4 plus access to many
activities. Wander through alpine flowers on the
rooftop of Australia. Climb Australia’s highest
peak, Mt Kosciuszko, or chill out while fishing
crystal-clear mountain streams.
National Park Attraction / Activities
Telephone (02) 6450 5600
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Explore cool limestone caves or camp among
magnificent old snow gums. Experience the
diverse flora and fauna, and discover the area’s
rich cultural history and natural landscapes.
Short Breaks Pass
The Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre Inc is
situated in Cooma’s oldest street among many
heritage-listed buildings. It displays and sells art,
crafts, ceramics and gifts created by artists from
the region. It is available for small functions.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9.30 to 4.30.
9-11 Lambie Street, Cooma
Telephone (02) 6452 3377
Rates: No Charge*
Cooma Arts & Craft
Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre Inc
HHHH
Nestled in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains,
this motel offers quiet surrounds and conference
facilities. The Elms award-winning restaurant
offers country hospitality at its best. We invite
you to relax and enjoy the hospitality and
comfort of our well appointed establishment.
Cnr Albury and Mate Streets, Tumbarumba
Telephone (02) 6948 2494
email: tmotel@bigpond.com
Tumbarumba Accommodation
Tumbarumba Motel
Experience the nostalgia of rail travel on a
1924 rail motor, which departs the historic
railway station each weekend and travels
north to Bunyan - or further north to Chakola.
Charters are available outside regular times.
Cooma Railway Station, Cooma
Telephone (02) 6452 7791
www.cmrailway.org.au
Cooma Attraction / Activities
Cooma-Monaro Railway
The Club Motel has 16 rooms, including 2 with
spas and 2 with amenities for disabled visitors.
Queen-sized and king-sized single rooms with
TV, split-system air-conditioner, direct dial
phone and internet.
40 Winton Street, Tumbarumba
Telephone (02) 6948 2333
email: tumbarumbabc@yahoo.com.au
Rates: From $80 to $110 per room per night*
Tumbarumba Accommodation
The Club Motel
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Cooma and surrounds
Hospitable, historic and full of character, Cooma and its surrounding villages
are perfectly equipped to show you the best of the Snowy Mountains.
Cooma
Set among rolling plains, legendary rivers and
snow-covered peaks, Cooma is the largest town
in the High Country region and the gateway
to the State’s alpine area. With a choice
of accommodation, this is a great base for
exploring and enjoying the Snowy Mountains’
sensational range of year-round activities.
The town is famous as the home of the
Snowy Mountains Scheme, the biggest
civil engineering project ever undertaken in
australia. Here you’ll discover the Cooma-
Monaro Shire’s rich history, art galleries and
craft stores, specialty foods and restaurants.
Snowy Mountains Scheme
in the 1940s, Cooma was transformed from
a rural town to a bustling, multinational
community. over a period of 23 years, rivers
were diverted, storage dams created and towns
relocated to harness water for hydro-electric
power and irrigation along the Murray and
Murrumbidgee valleys.
The Snowy Mountains Scheme information
& education Centre, situated on the Monaro
Highway, tells the story of the scheme
with photos, models, hands-on exhibits and
interactive displays.
More than 100,000 people from around
30 countries worked on the Snowy Mountains
Hydro-electric Scheme; many were migrant
workers recruited from war-torn europe. in
Cooma’s Centennial park, the avenue of Flags,
erected in 1959, celebrates their contribution.
Cooma township
Cooma is surrounded by stunning countryside,
and the Cooma Visitors Centre has put together
a number of touring routes that showcase the
beauty and diversity of the region. Themes
include wildlife and wine, the gold-mining
history of the district as well as the rivers
and lakes of the region.
at the centre, pick up a copy of the ‘discover
Cooma’s rich History’ brochure, which details
walks through the historic and photogenic
quarters of the town. Here you can also fnd
information on events such as the ute Muster
and national Sheep dog Trials.
among Cooma’s historic treasures is lambie
Street, which features award-winning heritage
gardens and 11 buildings with a national Trust
classifcation, including Victorian cottages and
elegant houses dating from the 1860s.
The lord raglan Hotel, built in 1854, now a
gallery and cultural centre displaying some of
the work of the many talented local artists, is
one of many attractions. don’t miss the Cooma
Court House, the post offce, historic gaol,
Solomon’s Store, Cooma Hotel and the war
memorial in Vale Street.
The Cooma-Monaro railway ceased
commercial operations in 1988, but visitors
can still experience the thrill of rail travel
on a 1924 rail motor. The train departs from
Cooma’s historic railway station each weekend
and travels north either to Bunyan or to
Chakola, 19 km away, on the numeralla river.
Must see and do
Explore the Monaro loops and trails
– on a mountain bike, road bike or
motorcycle.
Visit Mt Gladstone Lookout just west
of Cooma for sweeping views across
the Monaro plains to the peaks of the
Snowy Mountains.
Browse through Cooma’s Raglan
Gallery & Cultural Centre, a show-
case for the fnest local art and craft.
Stroll the Lambie Town Walk past
Cooma’s historic sites.
Experience the power of water
at the Snowy Mountains Scheme
Information & Education Centre.
Photographs
above left to right: Cooma railway Station
(don Fuchs); Coolringdon Station (Trisha
dixon); avenue, Coolringdon Station (Trisha
dixon); anglican Church, Cooma (don Fuchs)
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Surrounding villages
There are a number of loops and trails across
the Monaro, and you can follow these to
discover historic sites, including the villages
of Bredbo and nimmitabel.
Bredbo, on the Monaro Highway between
Cooma and Canberra, is a favourite stop-off
for visitors who like to taste local food and
wines and browse in specialty shops.
nimmitabel is situated on the escarpment:
from here you can enjoy grand vistas across
the plains and ancient volcanic landscape
Wadbilliga National Park
Between Cooma and the coast, steep gorges
and broad, undulating plateaus are among
the many spectacular features of Wadbilliga
national park. you can access the Tuross Falls
and the 5-km Tuross river Gorge via a walking
track from the Cascades camping ground on
the western side of the park.
to the Snowy Mountains or take the short
scenic drive to the coast. nimmitabel is also a
great base for exploring the rugged Wadbilliga
national park.
South from nimmitabel, the road winds
through spectacular forests along the Cann
river Valley. This is a wonderful route for
anyone continuing their journey to Victoria.
on the way, stop off at Bombala to look for
australia’s most elusive monotreme. Just west
of the town, platypus reserve offers one of the
best vantage points.
For more information, contact
the Cooma Visitors Centre,
telephone: 1800 636 525, or visit our
website: www.visitcooma.com.au
CooMa and SurroundS
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to availability. Terms and conditions apply, please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions.
Take a walk with a Discovery Ranger to find
out about Australia’s highest peak and the
ecosystems that surround it. Have fun, get
wet, paint a picture or learn about bush tucker.
Kosciuszko National Park - where learning
is fun for all ages!
Telephone (02) 6450 5600
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
National Park Attraction / Activities
Discovery Activities
Rates: From Adult $5, Children $3*
This bright, colourful foodstore specialises in
using the best local produce available. Open
7 days a week for breakfast, brunch or lunch.
Listed in the SMH Good Food Guide 2004-06,
it was voted as making the best coffee between
Sydney and the snowfields in the SMH 2006.
178-180 Sharp Street, Cooma
Telephone (02) 6452 1414
email: matt@lott.com.au
Cooma Restaurant
The Lott Foodstore, Bakery & Café
Sunnyside Lodge B&B offers luxury
accommodation in a historic homestead
(circa 1888) with its own dining room, wine
tasting and sales. Choose from three double
rooms or one with four single beds, all with
own ensuite.
12 Albury Close, Tumbarumba
Telephone (02) 6948 3200
www.sunnysidelodge.com.au
Tumbarumba Accommodation
Sunnyside Lodge B&B
Our Spring, Summer and Autumn Short Breaks
Pass gives you 5 days’ use of Kosciuszko National
Park for the price of 4 plus access to many
activities. Wander through alpine flowers on the
rooftop of Australia. Climb Australia’s highest
peak, Mt Kosciuszko, or chill out while fishing
crystal-clear mountain streams.
National Park Attraction / Activities
Telephone (02) 6450 5600
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Explore cool limestone caves or camp among
magnificent old snow gums. Experience the
diverse flora and fauna, and discover the area’s
rich cultural history and natural landscapes.
Short Breaks Pass
The Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre Inc is
situated in Cooma’s oldest street among many
heritage-listed buildings. It displays and sells art,
crafts, ceramics and gifts created by artists from
the region. It is available for small functions.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9.30 to 4.30.
9-11 Lambie Street, Cooma
Telephone (02) 6452 3377
Rates: No Charge*
Cooma Arts & Craft
Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre Inc
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Nestled in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains,
this motel offers quiet surrounds and conference
facilities. The Elms award-winning restaurant
offers country hospitality at its best. We invite
you to relax and enjoy the hospitality and
comfort of our well appointed establishment.
Cnr Albury and Mate Streets, Tumbarumba
Telephone (02) 6948 2494
email: tmotel@bigpond.com
Tumbarumba Accommodation
Tumbarumba Motel
Experience the nostalgia of rail travel on a
1924 rail motor, which departs the historic
railway station each weekend and travels
north to Bunyan - or further north to Chakola.
Charters are available outside regular times.
Cooma Railway Station, Cooma
Telephone (02) 6452 7791
www.cmrailway.org.au
Cooma Attraction / Activities
Cooma-Monaro Railway
The Club Motel has 16 rooms, including 2 with
spas and 2 with amenities for disabled visitors.
Queen-sized and king-sized single rooms with
TV, split-system air-conditioner, direct dial
phone and internet.
40 Winton Street, Tumbarumba
Telephone (02) 6948 2333
email: tumbarumbabc@yahoo.com.au
Rates: From $80 to $110 per room per night*
Tumbarumba Accommodation
The Club Motel
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Lake Jindabyne and surrounds
The rugged beauty of the high plains and a scattering of mountain towns makes Snowy
River country a region that is both a winter wonderland and a summer playground.
Snowy Mountains gateway
perched on the edge of lake Jindabyne is
Jindabyne itself, the adventure base camp for
the Snowy Mountains. This is the closest town
to Kosciuszko national park, a paradise of
rugged adventures, and half the shops in town
are dedicated to skiing, fshing, bushwalking,
mountain biking and camping.
Whether it’s summer or winter, Jindabyne is
close to the heart of the action. The town has
a number of adventure tour operators who
can organise boating, fy-fshing or horse-
riding for you. There is also a broad choice of
accommodation, with options ranging from
four-star motels and self-contained cottages
to apartments, lodges and caravan parks.
The twisted, subtly striped trunks of the snow
gums, the boulder-leaping mountain streams
and the sculpted granite found around this
region constantly inspire landscape painters and
photographers. The Snowy Mountains Visitor
information Centre in Jindabyne usually has
photographic displays if you need some creative
direction. and if you miss the sunrise, sunset
over lake Jindabyne can be pretty special.
Dalgety
The historic village of dalgety is the only town
in nSW on the banks of the Snowy river. The
town grew up around a section of the river
that was shallow enough for stock and horses
to make a safe crossing. eventually – but
before the bridge was built in 1888 – a punt
was used to carry stock and travellers across.
The town was originally known as Buckley’s
Crossing, after one of the frst european
settlers in the region, and the Buckley’s
Crossing Hotel is still the town’s social
hub. inside the hotel is a display of historic
photographs. despite its diminutive size, the
town has more than 20 historic sites, including
the old Coach House and the ruins of the
blacksmith’s shop, both dating back to 1840.
dalgety is at its best when autumn gilds the
willows and poplars along the Snowy river.
don’t miss dalgety’s pretty iona Gardens and
Café, which also serves as the local post offce
and a corner store. The café sells some of
the specialty products made by small local
producers, such as Tinderry Mountain dried
Foods, Snowy Mountain Chevre, Herb of
Grace medicinal and culinary herbs, and
Molly Morgan’s Mustards.
Berridale
Set among dramatic granite outcrops, Berridale,
on the Monaro Highway between Cooma
and Jindabyne, calls itself the ‘Crossroads of
the Snowy’. in the mid-19th century it was
a junction for miners travelling between the
coast and the goldfelds, and it still retains
some of its historic charm – oliver Street is
listed by the national Trust.
in winter, Berridale is the place to stay if you
want to be close to the ski-felds but keep your
costs down, and year-round its scenic beauty
makes it ideal for touring holidays. Be sure
to stop by the Snowy river Winery and café
Must see and do
Take the Historic Town and River Walk
through Dalgety.
Sample the schnapps at the Thredbo
Valley Distillery.
Hook a trout in Lake Jindabyne and
hang on for a fght.
Bend an elbow with the locals in
Buckley’s Crossing Hotel at Dalgety.
Drive the Alpine Way from Jindabyne
to Khancoban – beautiful in autumn.
See the church that was relocated
before Adaminaby was fooded. It’s
now 9 km south-west of town.
Photographs
above left to right: admiring the view,
Kosciuszko national park (don Fuchs);
Spring wildfowers, lake Jindabyne; relaxing,
lake Jindabyne (don Fuchs); Wake boarding,
lake Jindabyne (don Fuchs)
far right: Fly-fshing, lake Jindabyne
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wines, and when it’s time for lunch or high tea,
try the High life Café in town.
Adaminaby
The present township of adaminaby was
created when the eucumbene river was
dammed as part of the Snowy Mountains
Hydro-electric Scheme. Before the surrounding
valleys were fooded, more than 100 buildings
were dismantled and re-erected at the new
site. The lakeside villages of old adaminaby
and anglers reach offer magnifcent lake
vistas and relaxed accommodation, while their
proximity to Selwyn Snowfelds makes the area
a popular base for skiers and snowboarders
during the winter season. Throughout the rest
of the year, the area attracts visitors who are
keen on horse-riding, bushwalking, fshing and
water sports.
For more information, contact the
Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre,
telephone: (02) 6450 5600, or visit our website:
www.snowymountains.com.au
events Listing
January: Australian Speed and
Marathon Championships,
Lake Jindabyne.
February: Flowing Festival. Held on the
foreshore of Lake Jindabyne, this event
includes dragon-boat racing and live
entertainment for the whole family.
Easter: Lake Light Sculpture. The result
of this competition is an exhibition
of artworks staged on a sculpture
trail that follows the scenic shores
of Lake Jindabyne.
November: Snowy River Festival,
Dalgety. A celebration of the heritage
of the Snowy River with bush poetry
and challenge events that pay tribute
to those who once famously rode the
High Country and used their skills to
move cattle across the ranges.
did you know?
The original town of Jindabyne and its
inhabitants were relocated in 1960
when the Snowy River was dammed as
part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
The remains of the submerged town
can be seen when the water level in
Lake Jindabyne is low.
In 1902 Dalgety was proposed as the
site for the nation’s capital.
The unusual granite boulders in and
around Berridale were created by a
combination of volcanic action and
erosion over 400 million years.
laKe JindaByne and SurroundS
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to availability. Terms and conditions apply, please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions.
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Stunning location bordering the Kosciuszko
National Park, 15 km from Thredbo and 800 m
from the Perisher Blue Skitube. Spacious
apartments overhang the tranquil lake. Chalets
offer mountain views. Facilities: restaurant, bar,
activities, Kosciuszko alpine guided walks.
1650 Alpine Way, Crackenback
Telephone 1800 020 524 or (02) 6451 3000
www.novotellakecrackenback.com.au
Crackenback Accommodation
Novotel Lake
Crackenback Resort
Value-priced self-contained accommodation
features a 9-hole golf course; tennis, basketball,
gym and indoor sports facilities; fitness classes,
climbing wall and cycling/running track. A great
place for families, groups and school groups.
207 The Barry Way, Jindabyne
Telephone (02) 6450 0200
email: jindabyne@dsr.nsw.gov.au
Rates: From $63 to $261 per room per night*
Jindabyne Accommodation
Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre
NSW Sport and Recreation
Exclusive private lodge on 120 acres
• Unique casting pond
• 1-km river frontage
• 3 stocked dams
• Full instruction
• Twin share, all inclusive
219 Frost Creek Lane, Jindabyne
Telephone (02) 6456 1272
www.flyfishing.com.au
Jindabyne Attraction / Activities
Jindabyne Flyfishing School
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Nestled in the Thredbo Valley, the property
boasts one of the mountain’s finest restaurants
and a luxury 4-star guesthouse as well as a
gourmet food and gift shop, giant maze and
even a wedding chapel.
Alpine Way, Thredbo Valley
Telephone (02) 6456 2198
www.crackenback.com
Thredbo Accommodation
Crackenback Cottage & Farm
Located on the foreshores of Lake Jindabyne, this
premier property is close to shopping centres,
town facilities and the foreshore bike/walking
track. Rooms all have lake or mountain views,
laundry facilities and fully equipped kitchens.
Kosciusko Road, Jindabyne
Telephone 1800 245 141
www.horizonsresort.com.au
Jindabyne Accommodation
Quality Resort - Horizons
Thredbo Valley Distillery Cellar Door and Café
is open all year round. Enjoy a taste tour of
the Wild Brumby Schnapps range, explore the
picturesque surrounds of the 20-acre property,
visit the art gallery and studio or explore the
raspberry farm.
Cnr of Wollondibby Road and The Alpine Way
Telephone (02) 6457 1447
www.wildbrumby.com
Jindabyne Attraction / Activities
Thredbo Valley Distillery
The Snowy Mountains, your winter or
summer destination! Our friendly local staff
will arrange all your holiday needs, including
accommodation, lift/lessons & ski rental, or
in summer why not try fishing, guided walks
or horse-riding.
Shop 28, Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne
Telephone 1800 802 315
www.skiresorts.com.au
Jindabyne Accommodation
Alpine Resorts & Travel Centre
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The ideal location for your skiing and summer
holiday. Set on a rural property with panoramic
main range views and only minutes from
Jindabyne, our fully self-contained cottages have
all modern comforts with peace and privacy.
Old School Road, Jindabyne
Telephone (02) 6456 7332
www.swagmansrest.com.au
Rates: From $120 per room per night*
Jindabyne Accommodation
The Swagmans Rest
At JAB we can organise all your adventures
while in the Snowys, such as mountain biking,
abseiling, horse-riding, whitewater rafting,
fishing, scenic flights, bushwalking and any of
the water sports available on Lake Jindabyne.
2 Thredbo Terrace, Jindabyne
Telephone (02) 6456 1988
email: nkbride@bigpond.net.au
Jindabyne Attraction / Activities
Jindabyne Adventure Bookings (JAB)
Rates: group discounts on enquiry
* Rates valid at date of publication, January 2007. Accommodation prices based on twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject
to availability. Terms and conditions apply, please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions.
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Thredbo summer
Summer’s endless pleasures
For anyone who appreciates a walk in pure
mountain air, through silver streams that fash
down hillsides and across wildfower-flled
valleys, there are plenty of good reasons to
head for the hills in summer.
year-round, Thredbo provides a great choice
of accommodation, dining, bars and nightlife.
and whether your particular passion is wrest-
ling a trout in the Thredbo river, climbing a
granite wall on Crackenback or walking through
meadows of alpine wildfowers, all the summer
action is right on your doorstep when you stay
in Thredbo.
Thredbo Village
Thredbo Village is the perfect base for making
the most of the summer fun and action
adventures in the Snowys. Without setting
foot outside the village, you can arrange a
mountain-bike adventure, a trout-fshing
expedition or an early morning hike to the top
of australia. The accommodation options range
from cosy chalets to lodges, B&Bs and resort-
style hotels, and the village has a choice of
fve-star dining, shopping and nightlife options.
Thredbo Leisure Centre
The Thredbo leisure Centre is a brilliant indoor
facility that adds a power punch to your ftness
regimen. Close to the heart of the village, the
centre has both a 25-m and a 50-m swimming
pool, squash court, gymnasium, giant water-
slide and an infatable obstacle course as well
as daily ftness classes. The indoor Traverse
Climbing Wall is a great introduction to the
sport of rock climbing.
On your bike
From the eagles nest Mountain Hut
overlooking Thredbo Village, the Cannonball
run scoots downhill in a way that is both
terrifying and exhilarating. When the snow
melts, this is Thredbo’s most challenging
mountain-bike trail – a bone-jarring, 4.6-km
thriller with a black rating. However, the part
of the run with violent switchbacks, known as
Snakes and ladders, ramps up the action with
a double-black rating.
Before visitors are allowed to tackle the run,
all riders must complete a one-day Cannonball
initiation organised by raw nrG. This initiation
package includes a dual-suspension bike, full
body armour and a full-face helmet as well as
instruction from expert guides. The mountain-
bike trail season runs from mid-november
to mid-May.
For those after a ride that’s a little kinder to
the nerves, there are plenty of tracks around
the village and surrounding mountains that
are just as scenic but a little more sedate.
A ticket to ride
if you’re thinking of taking to the summit
of Mt Kosciuszko or want a fabulous photo
opportunity, the Kosciuszko express Chairlift
is the way to go. From Thredbo Village, the
chairlift hoists you 560 vertical metres up
For a great range of outdoor summer adventures in the glorious Snowy
Mountains, head for Thredbo, Australia’s only year-round alpine resort.
Must see and do
Pack your walking shoes and plan
a summer wildfower trip.
Play a round of golf on Australia’s
highest course, overlooking the
Thredbo River.
Take a guided walk to Mt Kosciuszko,
Australia’s highest peak.
Sample the pure fruit schnapps at the
Thredbo Valley Distillery, a 20-minute
drive along the road to Jindabyne.
Wet a line and try your luck at fy-
fshing in the Thredbo River.
Photographs
above left to right: riding the Bobsled,
Thredbo; Cross-country cycling; Walking the
Merritts nature Trail; Thredbo Golf Course
far right: Thredbo Village (don Fuchs)
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the mountainside. From the top of the chairlift,
the hike to the mountaintop is little more than
a gentle stroll over a well formed track – and
the views are marvellous.
The Thredbo Bobsled is a thriller of a ride that
just about anyone can tackle. Seated on a luge-
style cart, you negotiate the twists and turns
on the 700-m metal track. Weather permitting,
the bobsled is open every summer day from
10 am to 5 pm.
Get with the beat
The Thredbo Blues Festival, held over three
days in January, is a non-stop celebration
featuring some super-size talents from the
world of blues and roots music. More than
20 different acts are featured on the program,
and venues for the festival include bars, out-
door stages, restaurants and even the top of
the Kosciuszko express Chairlift.
if great food, fabulous wines, jazz and alpine
views sound like a great combination, book
yourself into the village for the Thredbo Jazz
Festival, held over three days in May. The
program features more than 120 performers
in 15 separate venues, which make full use of
Thredbo’s bars, cosy restaurants, nightclub and
the Thredbo Village Square – all within easy
walking distance of one another.
Top it off
Beginning in november, the program of guided
walks is suitable for all ftness levels. The peak
guided walk experience is the Kosciuszko
Sunrise Tour. Starting from the village before
dawn, walkers are whisked to the top of
Crackenback and arrive at australia’s highest
point in time to see the sun’s frst rays painting
the hills and valleys below. Then it’s back to
eagles nest restaurant for a well deserved
champagne breakfast high above the valley.
For more information, contact
the Thredbo Resort Centre,
telephone: 1300 020 589, or visit our
website: www.thredbo.com.au
did you know?
The Kosciuszko Chairlift is open for
365 days a year. The 560-m rise from
the valley takes 15 minutes one way.
Kosciuszko’s rare pygmy possums
were thought to be extinct until 1966
– they’re only found above 1,500 m.
You can watch the sun rise from the
top of Mt Kosciuszko and then enjoy
a champagne breakfast.
More than 200 bird species – 40% of
NSW’s known species – can be seen
in the Kosciuszko National Park.
THredBo SuMMer
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Poised above the Thredbo River and overlooking
the Crackenback Range, these well appointed
cabins are a short walk from Thredbo’s Village
Square. Each unit is self-contained with a fully
equipped kitchen, TV and all linen. Most units
have balconies.
Thredbo
Telephone 1300 020 589
www.thredbo.com.au
Thredbo Accommodation
Riverside Cabins
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Located in the centre of Thredbo Village, just
metres from the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, this
charming 4-star boutique property boasts
comfortable and cosy rooms, outstanding cuisine
and friendly, welcoming staff. This is the ideal
base for your alpine adventure.
Friday Drive, Thredbo
Telephone 1800 026 333
www.thredbo.com.au
Thredbo Accommodation
Thredbo Alpine Hotel
Featuring an Olympic-sized heated pool,
waterslide, indoor sports hall, gymnasium, fitness
and relaxation classes, a traverse climbing wall
and squash courts, the Thredbo Leisure Centre is
open to everyone every day of the year, except
Christmas Day.
Friday Drive, Thredbo
Telephone (02) 6459 4138
www.thredbo.com.au
Thredbo Attraction / Activities
Thredbo Leisure Centre
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With spectacular mountain views and a central
location, the Lantern is a perfect place for a
winter or summer Thredbo Escape. Ask about
our special rates in summer and our excellent
value winter package offers.
2 Banjo Drive, Thredbo Village
Telephone 1800 020 598 or (02) 6457 6600
www.lantern.com.au
Thredbo Accommodation
Lantern Apartments
Located in the heart of Thredbo Village, the
award-winning Cascades is known for great
food and friendly, attentive service. Cascades
is open for breakfast and dinner, and features
an extensive wine list that offers the best of
Australia’s major wine regions.
Thredbo
Telephone (02) 6459 4200
www.thredbo.com.au
Thredbo Restaurant
Cascades Restaurant
Thredbo’s Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is 1.8 km
long and rises 560 vertical metres. The ride takes
15 minutes one way and offers spectacular valley
views as you are lifted to the closest access point
for a walk to Mt Kosciuszko. The chairlift is open
365 days a year.
Thredbo
Telephone (02) 6459 4119
www.thredbo.com.au
Thredbo Attraction / Activities
Kosciuszko Express Scenic Chairlift
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Luxury, location and lifestyle are offered by
these apartments, located at the Village Square
in the centre of Thredbo. With restaurants
and shops at your doorstep, you can rest those
après-ski legs and enjoy a ring-side perspective
on the summer festivals.
Diggings Terrace, Thredbo
Telephone (02) 6457 6066
www.squatters.com.au
Thredbo Accommodation
Squatter’s Run Apartments
Raw NRG Mountain Bike Instructors will teach
you all you need to know about chairlift riding,
mountain tracks and those special technical
riding tips needed to enjoy your day on the
Cannonball Run!
Valley Terminal, Thredbo
Telephone (02) 6457 6282
www.rawnrg.com.au
Thredbo Attraction / Activities
Raw NRG Cannonball Run
Thredbo offers a number of guided walks,
including walks to Mt Kosciuszko, Main Range
and Dead Horse Gap, Wildflower and Vegetation
Walks, and Nordic Walking classes. There is also
the spectacular Kosciuszko Sunrise Tour - watch
the sun rise from the top of Australia’s highest
mountain, Mt Kosciuszko.
Telephone (02) 6459 4119
www.thredbo.com.au
Thredbo Attraction / Activities
Thredbo Guided Walks
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Tumbarumba and surrounds
Photographs
above left to right: paddy’s river Falls (don
Fuchs); Tumbarumba Court House (don
Fuchs); Snowy Mountains (Tumbarumba Shire
Council); Cool-climate vineyard (don Fuchs)
Snow-capped mountains in winter, forested slopes and rolling green pastures laced
with pristine creeks and streams make this region Magic Mountain Country.
A peaceful town
Snuggled into the fanks of a green valley
in the shadow of rugged, forested slopes,
Tumbarumba is one of the atmospheric
highlights of any trip through the Snowy
Mountains. The town sprang into existence
during the gold rush of the 1860s, and a
number of its buildings bear witness to
those exhilarating times.
Bypassed by major transportation routes,
Tumbarumba has become a tranquil alpine
retreat surrounded by vineyards, High Country
meadows, trout streams and sheep and cattle
stations that bring to life the stirring lines of
some of australia’s greatest poets.
in the local Wiradjuri language, the name
‘Tumbarumba’ means ‘hollow-sounding
ground’, a reference to the ground around the
town, which amplifes the thumping noise of
bounding kangaroos.
Craftworks
located 8 km to the west of Tumbarumba,
the pioneer Women’s Hut at Glenroy
Heritage reserve, pays tribute to the role of
women in australia’s frontier society. in its
displays of everyday domestic life, including
an outstanding collection of craftwork and
household artefacts, the museum sums up
the hardships, the ingenuity and some of the
accomplishments of pioneering life in the
1800s. it’s also the birthplace of the online
national Quilt register, which documents
quilts made or used in australia before 1965.
The stuff of legends
The Boggy Creek Show is a hugely entertaining
re-creation of bush life and social customs.
Choreographed with skill and imagination
by petrina Walker and Tim o’Brien, the two-
hour show has it all: whip-cracking, sheep-
mustering, working dogs, horses – plus a
misbehaving kelpie and a stubborn mule.
Colourful, convivial and packed with good
times, Tumbafest is Tumbarumba’s annual
celebration of food, wine and music. Held over
the last weekend of February, this is a harvest
festival where music, food, market stalls and
dancing are all part of the action. The festival
also showcases the district’s ever-growing
array of cool-climate wines.
There are more than 30 vineyards throughout
Tumbarumba, Maragle Valley, Tooma and
Jingellic, so take the opportunity to sample
their wines, as very few of these boutique labels
ever fnd their way to a bottle-shop shelf.
Track ’n’ treasure
Tumbarumba lies on the Hume and Hovell
Track, the 440-km walking track between yass
and albury that follows the route taken by the
explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell
on their expedition to port phillip in 1824.
The 12-km walk along the track to Tumbarumba
Creek from the Henry angel Trackhead is a fne
day’s walk that follows Burra Creek past cliffs
and tunnels that were dug when this was a
gold- and tin-mining area in the mid-1800s.
Must see and do
Take a short, or long, walk on the
Hume and Hovell Track.
Visit the Pioneer Women’s Hut at
Glenroy Heritage Reserve.
Explore Tumbarumba Creek, which
winds through the heart of town.
Visit Maginnity’s Monument, where
the bushranger Dan ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan
shot Sergeant Maginnity in 1884.
Go horse-riding through local forests
and along mountain trails.
Savour a crisp cool-climate wine
at a local winery.
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after passing a waterfall, the track climbs Big
Hill for a view of the Snowy Mountains from
the west, then descends to Tumbarumba Creek.
Camping is one of the region’s natural
highlights. one of the best of the local
camping spots is the Henry angel Trackhead
on the Hume and Hovell Track, where hot
showers and fush toilets bring a touch of
home comfort to the dramatic grandeur of
the surroundings. There are also some local
bush retreats with camping facilities, such as
Mcphersons plains alpine retreat.
Exploring on wheels
For anyone who revels in a fabulous country
drive, the Snowy Valleys Way is a great reason
to hit the road. in its wandering journey
through southern nSW and Victoria, this
new touring route links scenery, culture, local
history, food and wine and some of the iconic
experiences of australian tourism.
The Snowy Valleys Way passes through
Tumbarumba at about its mid-point, and
the local motels, B&Bs and self-contained
cottages make an ideal stopover. The forest
trails of the Tumbarumba region also offer
sensational terrain for four-wheel driving
and mountain-bike riding, with easy rambles
through undulating countryside to downhill
heart-stoppers in some of australia’s most
beautiful alpine country. The quiet country
roads also attract road cyclists, and laurel Hill
Forest lodge caters for groups of riders from
both cycle styles.
For more information, contact the
Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre,
telephone: (02) 6948 3333, or visit
our website: www.tumbashire.nsw.gov.au
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Take a walk with a Discovery Ranger to find
out about Australia’s highest peak and the
ecosystems that surround it. Have fun, get
wet, paint a picture or learn about bush tucker.
Kosciuszko National Park - where learning
is fun for all ages!
Telephone (02) 6450 5600
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
National Park Attraction / Activities
Discovery Activities
Rates: From Adult $5, Children $3*
This bright, colourful foodstore specialises in
using the best local produce available. Open
7 days a week for breakfast, brunch or lunch.
Listed in the SMH Good Food Guide 2004-06,
it was voted as making the best coffee between
Sydney and the snowfields in the SMH 2006.
178-180 Sharp Street, Cooma
Telephone (02) 6452 1414
email: matt@lott.com.au
Cooma Restaurant
The Lott Foodstore, Bakery & Café
Sunnyside Lodge B&B offers luxury
accommodation in a historic homestead
(circa 1888) with its own dining room, wine
tasting and sales. Choose from three double
rooms or one with four single beds, all with
own ensuite.
12 Albury Close, Tumbarumba
Telephone (02) 6948 3200
www.sunnysidelodge.com.au
Tumbarumba Accommodation
Sunnyside Lodge B&B
Our Spring, Summer and Autumn Short Breaks
Pass gives you 5 days’ use of Kosciuszko National
Park for the price of 4 plus access to many
activities. Wander through alpine flowers on the
rooftop of Australia. Climb Australia’s highest
peak, Mt Kosciuszko, or chill out while fishing
crystal-clear mountain streams.
National Park Attraction / Activities
Telephone (02) 6450 5600
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au
Explore cool limestone caves or camp among
magnificent old snow gums. Experience the
diverse flora and fauna, and discover the area’s
rich cultural history and natural landscapes.
Short Breaks Pass
The Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre Inc is
situated in Cooma’s oldest street among many
heritage-listed buildings. It displays and sells art,
crafts, ceramics and gifts created by artists from
the region. It is available for small functions.
Open Wednesday to Sunday, 9.30 to 4.30.
9-11 Lambie Street, Cooma
Telephone (02) 6452 3377
Rates: No Charge*
Cooma Arts & Craft
Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre Inc
HHHH
Nestled in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains,
this motel offers quiet surrounds and conference
facilities. The Elms award-winning restaurant
offers country hospitality at its best. We invite
you to relax and enjoy the hospitality and
comfort of our well appointed establishment.
Cnr Albury and Mate Streets, Tumbarumba
Telephone (02) 6948 2494
email: tmotel@bigpond.com
Tumbarumba Accommodation
Tumbarumba Motel
Experience the nostalgia of rail travel on a
1924 rail motor, which departs the historic
railway station each weekend and travels
north to Bunyan - or further north to Chakola.
Charters are available outside regular times.
Cooma Railway Station, Cooma
Telephone (02) 6452 7791
www.cmrailway.org.au
Cooma Attraction / Activities
Cooma-Monaro Railway
The Club Motel has 16 rooms, including 2 with
spas and 2 with amenities for disabled visitors.
Queen-sized and king-sized single rooms with
TV, split-system air-conditioner, direct dial
phone and internet.
40 Winton Street, Tumbarumba
Telephone (02) 6948 2333
email: tumbarumbabc@yahoo.com.au
Rates: From $80 to $110 per room per night*
Tumbarumba Accommodation
The Club Motel
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Tumut and surrounds
Photographs
above left to right: Tumut river; Wildfowers,
Batlow (don Fuchs); Mountain-bike racing
(Trina Thomson); Casting a line
far right: Summer fun on Blowering dam
(Trina Thomson)
At the northern gateway to the Snowy Mountains NSW, the Tumut region is rich in natural
beauty, offering fresh experiences and varied landscapes with each change in the seasons.
The towns
Set on the slope of a valley with the wandering
Tumut river on one side and the foothills of
the Snowy Mountains on the other, Tumut
is a charmingly pretty town that changes
dramatically with the seasons.
in spring the apple blossoms are enchanting,
and in the winter months the stark beauty
of deciduous trees makes a glorious contrast
with clear skies. draped in its autumn foliage,
Tumut puts on one of the most striking displays
of colour in the country, while in the warm
summer months it becomes an aquatic paradise.
Batlow is famous for its apples, yet the region
also produces cherries, berry fruits, peaches,
apricots and pears. look for fresh fruit in season
from the roadside stalls.
on the banks of adelong Creek, which wraps
itself around the town, adelong is a green and
mellow place with an historic streetscape. Take
a stroll around the town centre, much of which
has been classifed by the national Trust, then
head for adelong Falls reserve, where the reefer
Battery is just one of many remnants from the
gold-mining days.
nestled on the shores of Jounama pond,
Talbingo is surrounded by some of the most
inspiring scenery of the High Country. in the
Talbingo Shopping Centre, the Snowy Mountains
Scheme Talbingo Visitor display gives a
fascinating insight into the workings of Tumut 3
power Station and also provides an overview of
the greater Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Natural gifts
Bordered by Kosciuszko national park and
State forests, this region is a year-round
playground, with an action-packed activities
list that includes bushwalking, waterskiing,
trout fshing, boating, canoeing, golfng
and tennis. The attractions – Buddong Falls,
yarrangobilly Caves, historic Kiandra with its
gold-mining relics and pioneering huts – are
all within easy reach.
yarrangobilly Caves is a network of limestone
caverns located between Tumut and Cooma.
Three of the caves are open for viewing, and
the formations inside dwarf visitors and
challenge the imagination.
The 2-km Tumut river Walk passes through
serene stands of noble trees as it winds along
the banks of the river, taking in the best of
the town.
Within Bago State Forest, near the village
of laurel Hill just south of Batlow, pilot Hill
arboretum is a fabulous picnic spot. a walking
track winds through the arboretum, which
features 53 tree species from all over the
world. Many of them were planted in the
1920s. There’s also a track that adjoins a native
forest of alpine ash. While you’re in the area,
don’t miss the Sugar pine Walk – one of the
State’s best kept secrets.
Outdoor pursuits
The State forest trails of the region provide
some wonderful opportunities for mountain
biking and hiking. The Tumut State Forest
Must see and do
Stroll the Tumut River Walk
and admire the bird life of the
Riverglade Wetlands.
Capture the Snowy Mountains
views from Batlow and Talbingo.
Tour the mighty Snowy Mountains
Scheme and admire the views from
the Blowering and Talbingo dam walls.
Sample the subterranean wonders of
Yarrangobilly Caves, then take a dip in
the thermal pool.
Revisit gold-mining history at the
Adelong Falls and Reefer Battery.
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recreational Trail, created specifcally for
leisure use, threads its way through a sublime
wilderness area.
The Hume and Hovell Track, one of australia’s
greatest long-distance walks, crosses the Snowy
Mountains Highway just south of Tumut. For a
taste of what the track is all about, head for the
Thomas Boyd Trackhead, 23 km from Tumut, and
take the short walk down to the swing bridge on
the Goobarragandra river. This is a lovely spot
– whether you’ve brought along a picnic, a tent
or just walking boots. The Trackhead campsite
even has hot water.
Modern wonders
The Tumut region has a number of spectacular
dams and power stations that are part of the
Snowy Mountains Scheme. as you tour the
region, you’ll see some of the power stations
and the enormous header pipes that feed them
from storage dams, including the 120-m high
Blowering dam wall.
For more information, contact the
Tumut Visitor Information Centre,
telephone: (02) 6947 7025, or visit our
website: www.tumut.nsw.gov.au
did you know?
Lakes such as Blowering, Talbingo and
Tantangara offer superb fshing for
brown and rainbow trout, while the
clear mountain streams challenge fy
anglers who prefer wilderness fshing.
Tumut is an ideal base for all the
winter action at Selwyn Snowfelds,
a family-friendly resort. This northern
part of Kosciuszko National Park
is great for cross-country skiers,
who can explore the areas of
undulating terrain.
events
April: The Tumut Rodeo brings all the
thrills, spills and carnival action of a
traditional rodeo to Tumut.
April: The Tumut Festival of the Falling
Leaf, held when the town is ablaze
with autumn colour, includes sports,
markets and entertainment.
April: The Adelong Gold & Antique
Fair celebrates the town’s gold-mining
roots with a treasury of antique stalls
and entertainment.
October: The Batlow Apple Blossom
Festival is a country-sized feast
of entertainment and activities
set against the backdrop of apple
blossoms exploding into fower.
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Australia’s premier fly-fishing destination
opens in January 2007. World-class service
and appointments, not to mention some of
the best fly-fishing in Australia.
• Luxurious lodgings and gourmet dining
• World renowned fishing guides
330 Nimbo Road, Tumut
Telephone (02) 6944 9099
www.nimboforklodge.com.au
Tumut Accommodation
Nimbo Fork Boutique Fishing Lodge
The Amaroo Motel, owned and operated by
Ian & Louella Russell, is located off the highway,
500 m from the PO. All 30 rooms have ensuites,
air-conditioning, tea & coffee, TV and electric
blankets. Breakfast is served to the rooms and
our restaurant is available for group bookings.
55 Capper Street, Tumut
Telephone (02) 6947 7200
www.amaroomotel.com
Tumut Accommodation
Amaroo Motel
HHHI
Elegant accommodation in Adelong, 21 km
from Tumut, includes 9 guest rooms, private
car park, guest balcony, leafy courtyard,
4 motel units and The Coat of Arms Kaffeehaus
Restaurant - an old Vienna-style café that
offers European provincial cuisine dining.
77 Tumut Street, Adelong
Telephone (02) 6946 2273
www.beaufort-guesthouse.com.au
Adelong Accommodation
Beaufort Guesthouse &
Motel, Café and Restaurant
HHHHI
Experience life in the slow lane, relax, unwind,
recharge those batteries. Fish, swim, take a
stroll along the river. It’s up to you. Private and
tranquil. These luxury self-contained cottages
overlook the Goobarragandra River.
Little River Road, Tumut
Telephone (02) 6947 5818
www.elmcottage.com.au
Tumut Accommodation
Elm Cottage
Rates: From $180 to $300 per cottage per night*
Situated beside the magnificent Tumut River and
featuring large exotic trees, shady in summer
and spectacular in autumn, Riverglade provides
modern self-contained ensuite cabins, many with
separate bedroom and living areas.
Snowy Mountains Highway, Tumut
Telephone (02) 6947 2528
www.riverglade.com.au
Tumut Accommodation
Riverglade Caravan Park
Nestled among the snow gums in the northern
end of Kosciuszko National Park, the homestead
and its surrounding cottages offer a unique,
rustic accommodation experience of life in the
High Country as it was 100 years ago.
Currango Plains, Kosciuszko National Park
Telephone (02) 6947 7025
email: tumutrvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
Snowy Mountains Accommodation
Currango Homestead
Rates: From $25 p/p or $45 per group
HHHI
Spacious accommodation, all at ground level,
surrounded by acres of garden with a large
protected pool and shaded BBQ area. Just 2 km
from the centre of Tumut.
Snowy Mountains Hwy & Bundarra Cres, Tumut
Telephone (02) 6947 2666
www.tumutvalleyviewmotorinn.com
Tumut Accommodation
Tumut Valley View
Motor Inn
Rates: Double $85, with spa $100
Yarrangobilly Caves are among the most
richly decorated caves in Australia. Both guided
and self-guided cave tours are available daily.
There is also a thermal pool, bushwalking and
picnic facilities.
Snowy Mountains Highway,
Kosciuszko National Park
Telephone (02) 6454 9597
Tumut Attraction / Activities
Yarrangobilly Caves
HHHI
Set in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains,
this country club and motel offers secluded and
peaceful accommodation with magnificent views
over the Jounama Dam. Facilities include chinese
restaurant, licensed club, tennis courts, children’s
playground and 9-hole golf course.
Murray Jackson Drive, Talbingo
Telephone (02) 6949 5260
email: tcc260@dragnet.com.au
Talbingo Accommodation
Talbingo Country
Club & Motel
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Winter in the Snowy Mountains
Photographs
above: delaney’s Hut, Kiandra, Snowy
Mountains Hwy (Michael Scott lees)
below: ngaringo, Thredbo river
(Michael Scott lees)
in the Snowy Mountains nSW you’ll fnd the highest ski felds in the
country, all within Kosciuszko national park. Here the snowfeld resorts
have everything you need for a great holiday, from equipment hire and
lessons to fne dining and accommodation.
From the June long weekend to the october long weekend, you can go
night skiing, downhill or cross-country skiing, snowboarding or tobog-
ganing, or even ski off-piste with a guide. if you’re a complete novice,
there are instructors who cater for all skill levels. and at the end of an
exhilarating day on the slopes, you can relax in a small family-friendly
lodge or a heritage-listed chalet before hitting the lively après-ski scene.
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Charlotte Pass
Photographs
above left to right: Johnnies plains, Charlotte
pass (Mark Watson); Skiing off a cornice (Mark
Watson); Kosciusko Chalet, Charlotte pass
(Mark Watson); Snowboarding (Mark Watson)
Nestled deep in the Snowy Mountains NSW, Charlotte Pass is Australia’s frst
ski resort and still the highest – a great destination for a family holiday.
A natural choice
at a base elevation of 1,765 m, Charlotte
pass is the highest ski village in the country.
on a clear day, the view from the top of the
Kangaroo ridge Chairlift over the Main range
is simply breathtaking. and if you’re looking
for natural snow cover, you won’t fnd better
anywhere in australia.
adding to its air of isolated magic, Charlotte
pass is the country’s single snowbound resort.
Just a short distance from Mt Kosciuszko itself,
in winter the resort is only accessible by over-
snow transport aboard a Snow Cat from the
perisher Valley Skitube Terminal.
Altitude, not attitude
Set at the bottom of a bowl that slopes down
from Mt Guthrie, there are just 12 club lodges
here plus the Kosciusko Chalet, and every one
of them is a ski-in, ski-out facility. Just put on
your skis or board at the front door and head
for the lift line.
and speaking of lift lines, this is something else
that sets Charlotte pass apart – there aren’t
any. although a very small number of day
visitors do make it from perisher via over-snow
transport, the resort is essentially confned
to those who are staying at Charlotte pass
overnight. in other words, you’ll be sharing the
mountain with an absolute maximum of only
600 people.
Chances are that within a couple of days you’ll
get to know most of the lift operators and ski
instructors on a frst-name basis.
Charlotte pass is also great for parents
who want to ski by themselves. its small
and secluded nature means children are
safe and within sight at all times.
The oversnow access and the pedestrian-only,
vehicle-free and totally snowbound village
create a special atmosphere that takes you
right away from the crowds – an experience
that many compare with a tropical island
resort. There’s also no mobile phone coverage,
which is something you’ll probably appreciate
if you’ve ever had to fumble a ringing phone
with chilly fngers.
Snow sports school
if you’re aged somewhere between 5 and 105,
Charlotte pass has a class that can sharpen
your ski or board skills – either individually
or in a group. The school’s expert instructors,
most of them overseas-trained, are certifed
and qualifed in the latest teaching techniques,
and group numbers are kept to a minimum of
around 10 people. private lessons can be pre-
booked or organised on arrival.
it’s been proven that one-on-one lessons
are the best way to accelerate snow-sport
skills for young children, helping them lift
their abilities and confdence to a new level
so that they ski more safely and have more
fun in the snow.
at Charlotte pass, all skiers are allocated
classes on Monday morning for the weekly
ski package, and on Saturday morning for the
weekend package.
Must see and do
Try night skiing on Tuesdays
and Thursdays.
For adventure skiing, take the
Kangaroo Ridge chair, head left
and ski the trees above the lodges.
Sample the après-ski action in the
Pulpit Bar at The Chalet.
Enjoy a celebration dinner in the
Chalet Restaurant.
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The heritage-listed Kosciusko Chalet is one of
the landmarks of australian ski history. Built in
the 1930s, this was the country’s frst on-snow
accommodation for visitors. While the hotel
retains all the essentials of its historic past,
these days the Kosciusko Chalet is in tune
with the 21st century. With cosy bars and
lounges and a resident masseuse, the hotel
also features the Chalet restaurant, one of
the fnest licensed restaurants in the Snowy
Mountains, with a modern australian menu.
and it’s family friendly.
There are free daily kids’ club activities for
Chalet guests aged between 3 and 13. While
the children have their own special mealtime
and menu, you can have a relaxing massage
before enjoying a quiet drink in front of a log
fre, followed by fne à la carte dining.
The Chalet also provides live music and
entertainment six nights a week for the
enjoyment of Chalet and lodge guests.
as well as the historic Kosciusko Chalet,
Charlotte pass has a number of smaller lodges
and chalets, all known for their warm, friendly
and sociable atmosphere. Several of these
lodges are owned and managed by their
members, who regularly use the facilities
for family holidays. it is partly due to these
regulars, who have a direct investment in ‘their’
village, that makes Charlotte pass the ideal
choice for those who prefer their winter sports
at their natural best.
For more information, contact the
Charlotte Pass Village Administration,
telephone: (02) 6457 5247, or visit our
website: www.charlottepass.com.au
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Charlotte Pass Accommodation
At 1,760 m, Charlotte Pass is the highest resort
in Australia. The pristine alpine setting is not just
visually spectacular, it also offers some of the
country’s best skiing.
Kosciusko Chalet is a boutique hotel and a family
paradise with a difference.
A snowbound resort nestled in the heart of the
Snowy Mountains. You will be delighted with the
warm and intimate atmosphere of this Bavarian-
style hotel.
The Chalet caters especially well for children 3 to
13 years, with daily kids’ club activities that are
free of charge for guests staying in the Chalet.
Kosciusko Chalet, Charlotte Pass Village
Telephone 1800 026 369
www.charlottepass.com.au
Children have their own special meal time and
menu, leaving parents to enjoy fine à la carte
dining, a quiet drink in front of blazing log fires
or even a soothing massage.
Historic Kosciusko Chalet
The Station Resort is situated in the foothills
of the Snowy Mountains just minutes from
Lake Jindabyne and Kosciuszko National Park.
With ski hire, onsite bars and a choice
of dining options, The Station Resort offers
everything you need for a fantastic getaway!
8228 Snowy River Way, Jindabyne
Telephone 1300 369 909
Jindabyne Accommodation
The Station Resort
HHHH
These beautifully appointed, fully self-contained
1-and 3-bedroom cabins are located only 25
minutes from Selwyn Snowfields on a 140-acre
property that boasts magnificent views and a
natural trout-filled stream. The perfect place for
a holiday, rest and recreation.
6078 Snowy Mountains Highway, Adaminaby
Telephone 1800 641 064
www.smhc.com.au
Adaminaby Accommodation
Snowy Mountains
Alpine Cabins
This deluxe on-snow winter holiday
accommodation is located at the base of the
lifts and offers ski-in, ski-out access. Featuring
31 deluxe rooms and split level suites with
private balconies, this superb hotel overlooks
Front Valley, the heart of Perisher Blue.
Perisher Valley
Telephone (02) 6459 4455
www.perisherblue.com.au/winter/accom
Perisher Valley Accommodation
Perisher Valley Hotel
HHHI
A unique holiday experience set on a secluded
100 acres of beautiful native Australia bushland.
These self-contained 2-bedroom log cottages
with all the modern comforts are among the
closest accommodation to Selwyn Snowfields.
Snowy Mountains Highway, via Adaminaby
Telephone 1800 641 064
email: gooandra@smhc.com.au
Snowy Mountains Accommodation
Gooandra Alpine Cottages
Corroboree is a charming High Country lodge
in an excellent location opposite the Quad
Express chair and the Village Eight Express
chairlift. The lodge has fabulous views of the
valley and features a very popular restaurant
and cocktail bar.
Perisher Valley
Telephone 1300 655 811
Perisher Valley Accommodation
Corroboree Ski Lodge
Rates: 2 nights from $279/person twin share*
Snowy Mountains Holiday Centre is a licensed
travel agent specialising in complete holiday
packages to Selwyn Snowfields. Our friendly staff
can assist with your travel and accommodation
arrangements and have special deals available on
all Selwyn Snowfields packages.
9 Denison Street, Adaminaby
Telephone 1800 641 064
www.smhc.com.au (book your holiday online)
Adaminaby Attraction / Activities
Snowy Mountains Holiday Centre
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Renowned for its thrilling snow-riding action and nestled in the depths
of a wooded valley, Thredbo is Australia’s premier alpine resort.
Thredbo
Must see and do
View the spectacular Flare Run and
freworks display on the slopes every
Saturday night.
Explore the backcountry on a guided
snowshoe tour.
Swoosh through the snow gums, from
the top of Karels, the highest point on
the mountain, down Saschas Schuss.
Become a Snowy Mountains pioneer
with a backcountry tour, telemark or
cross-country lesson.
Enjoy night skiing under the stars on
Thursday and Saturday nights.
The Thredbo difference
For snow sports enthusiasts, Thredbo has it
all – the largest snow-making system in the
southern hemisphere and the longest runs
in australia plus an assortment of thrilling
tree-lined trails, open bowls and groomed
supertrails. This unique mix offers something
for everyone.
On the slopes
The purpose-built Friday Flat beginners’ area
is a gentle slope with easy-to-use lifts to make
learning the basic skills a breeze.
The intermediate trails cover 67 per cent of the
480-hectares of terrain, and then there are the
awesome black trails for downhill screamers.
at Thredbo you can slide and grind your way
through the four terrain parks, ridercross course
or natural features, such as wind-lips, eucalypts
and granite tors.
Thredbo’s off-piste areas are among the best
in the southern hemisphere. Karels T-Bar takes
you to the highest point on the mountain
accessible via chairlift and, from there, it’s
all downhill on 672 vertical metres of snow-
covered slopes.
a comprehensive snow-making system
virtually guarantees top to bottom skiing.
Finish it off with a european-style ski village
nestled in the bottom of the valley and you
have a world-class resort that offers some of
the most exciting terrain in the country.
if you haven’t skied before – or haven’t skied
in a long time – you’ll be surprised just how
easy it is these days, thanks to technological
advances in the sport. The hour-glass shape
of modern skis makes them easier to turn,
and the shorter, fatter design makes learning
easier and faster than ever before. The latest
snowboards are just the same – light and easy
to control, even for beginners.
Thredbo Village
you’ll fnd everything you need right in
the village – ski or board hire, clothing and
accessories. There’s also a variety of restaurants
with magic mountain views, cosy bars, lounges
and a nightclub along with accommodation
options including self-contained apartments,
lodges, hotels and B&Bs. There’s something to
suit just about any budget. Just drive right in,
park your car and get set for the thrills of
a lifetime.
Thredbo Snow Sports
Thredbo is also a great place to hone your
skills, and the instructors here communicate
with fair. Whether you’re a complete novice or
a black-run bomber, Thredbo Snow Sports can
set you up with a group or private lesson that’s
just right for you. They also guarantee to fast-
track your learning experience with a program
that keeps you constantly improving.
Thredbo Snow Sports also offers fve-day
programs offering high intensity training and
instructors for intermediates and above.
Just for kids
Based at Friday Flat and specially designed
for 3- to 6-year-olds, Thredboland stimulates,
Photographs
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encourages and rewards children while they’re
having fun against a majestic snowy backdrop.
There’s also a kids-only snow cave and some
cool entertainment, and on Thursday nights,
the kids create their own snow light show with
fbre optic fares in a Flare run – something for
the whole family to enjoy.
Thredbo Freeriders is the program for skiers and
snowboarders aged 7 to 14 years. Thredbo’s
instructors teach the kids all the fresh moves,
and will have them cruising with style in no
time. The Freeriders program also offers kids
the chance to hone their terrain park skills.
Mountain Hosts
Want to tackle something different? or
perhaps see the best that the mountain has
to offer? The Thredbo Mountain Hosts will
take you for a cruise on the main trails and
whisk you off-piste to some secret spots for
free. Tours are available for intermediate and
advanced snow riders. you’ll fnd them at the
top of the Gunbarrel express chairlift at 10 am
and 1 pm daily from July to September.
Après-snow action
in Thredbo, the action doesn’t end when
the lifts stop for the day. The village has a
reputation for the best après scene of any
australian resort. don’t miss the Flare run and
freworks display lighting up the Supertrail
on Saturday nights, a wonderful prelude to
an après frolic. Then there’s the huge array
of dining and nightlife possibilities. Whatever
you’re looking for, whether it’s a romantic
dinner for two, a pizza, Thai, a quiet gluhwein
by an open fre or letting loose with a live
band, Thredbo has something just for you.
Thredbo Leisure Centre
Just a fve-minute stroll from the Village
Square, the Thredbo leisure Centre is a
fantastic way to blend ftness with fun.
Here you can work out in the gym, swim some
laps in the olympic-sized heated pool, whack
a ball around the squash court, tackle the
30-m climbing wall or take on the giant
waterslide. For those who choose to accept
the challenge, there’s a foating obstacle
course called ‘Mission infatable’.
each day the leisure Centre has scheduled
ftness classes – yoga, pilates and kick-boxing.
you can also book a one-on-one session with
a personal trainer.
For more information, contact
the Thredbo Resort Centre,
telephone: 1300 020 589, or visit
our website: www.thredbo.com.au
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For maxing out your winter snow fun, Perisher Blue is the place to be for the
biggest and the best of everything – from skiable area to après-ski action.
Perisher Blue
Vital statistics
perisher Blue consists of four adjacent ski areas
– perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Blue Cow
Mountain and Guthega – which makes this the
largest ski resort in the country, with a terrain
that is nothing less than sensational. Seven
mountain peaks, 50 lifts and 1,245 hectares
of skiable area offer something for skiers and
snowboarders of all abilities and aspirations.
perisher’s lift capacity is close to 53,000 skiers
per hour, and lifts such as the six quad-chairlifts
and the eight-seater high-speed chairlift – the
only one outside europe – cut through the
queues in record time. For freeride skiers and
snowboarders, there are four terrain parks plus
a Superpipe.
perisher Blue is also high. The base elevation is
1,720 m – and height matters, given australia’s
fckle winters. The nordic Shelter allows access
to more than 100 km of marked runs for cross-
country skiers of all ability levels. perisher Blue
has more than 60 lodges offering the conven-
ience of ski-in/ski-out access. and, of course,
there’s everything you need to make the most
of your ski holiday – including various dining
options, equipment and gear hire, boutiques
and bars – making perisher Blue the perfect
location for a ski holiday.
How to get there
Skitube is the smart, quick and convenient way
to get yourself onto the magic white stuff.
Simply follow the alpine Way from Jindabyne
as far as the Skitube Terminal at Bullocks Flat,
park and catch the alpine railway train to
either perisher or Blue Cow. it’s that simple.
The terminal lies at low altitude, just inside
Kosciuszko national park, and there’s only
the remotest chance that you’ll need chains
to get there.
at the Skitube Terminal you’ll fnd everything
you need for a day or a week on the snow,
including a Mountain pass offce, a Snowsports
School, information desk and Ski and Snow-
board Hire. if you’re staying at a lodge in either
perisher or Smiggins, leave your vehicle, free of
charge, in the overnight security-patrolled car
park at the Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal.
Fun on the slopes
For freeride skiers and boarders, perisher Blue
has some of the hottest action on australia’s
slopes. The pSp Superpipe reigns supreme –
95 m long and 16 m wide, with a 7-m
transition and 5 m-high walls, making this
the fnest halfpipe in the country.
pSp Slopestyle is the main terrain park and
home to huge table tops, hip jumps, spines,
stairs, step-up jumps, fun boxes and the giant
pSp Wall.
The Garnier Fructis rail park brings urban
street culture to the snow, with cool features
such as boxes, rails, jibs and hits, all tucked
away on a protected ridge next to the
leichhardt T-bar.
The Columbia Fun park is a scaled back version
of the rail park, with smaller boxes, rails, kickers,
Must see and do
Take the Perisher Express to the
top to access a variety of runs.
Have fun at Tube Town, the snow
tube park.
If you’re an experienced skier or
snowboarder, try the Double Trouble
area between Blue Cow’s Pleasant
Valley Chair and Guthega.
Night ski at Front Valley on
Tuesdays and Saturdays.
From July to September buy a
‘First Tracks’ morning and enjoy
exclusive access to an area of the
resort from 7.30 to 9.00 am on
Tuesdays and Thursdays.
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Charlotte Pass Accommodation
At 1,760 m, Charlotte Pass is the highest resort
in Australia. The pristine alpine setting is not just
visually spectacular, it also offers some of the
country’s best skiing.
Kosciusko Chalet is a boutique hotel and a family
paradise with a difference.
A snowbound resort nestled in the heart of the
Snowy Mountains. You will be delighted with the
warm and intimate atmosphere of this Bavarian-
style hotel.
The Chalet caters especially well for children 3 to
13 years, with daily kids’ club activities that are
free of charge for guests staying in the Chalet.
Kosciusko Chalet, Charlotte Pass Village
Telephone 1800 026 369
www.charlottepass.com.au
Children have their own special meal time and
menu, leaving parents to enjoy fine à la carte
dining, a quiet drink in front of blazing log fires
or even a soothing massage.
Historic Kosciusko Chalet
The Station Resort is situated in the foothills
of the Snowy Mountains just minutes from
Lake Jindabyne and Kosciuszko National Park.
With ski hire, onsite bars and a choice
of dining options, The Station Resort offers
everything you need for a fantastic getaway!
8228 Snowy River Way, Jindabyne
Telephone 1300 369 909
Jindabyne Accommodation
The Station Resort
HHHH
These beautifully appointed, fully self-contained
1-and 3-bedroom cabins are located only 25
minutes from Selwyn Snowfields on a 140-acre
property that boasts magnificent views and a
natural trout-filled stream. The perfect place for
a holiday, rest and recreation.
6078 Snowy Mountains Highway, Adaminaby
Telephone 1800 641 064
www.smhc.com.au
Adaminaby Accommodation
Snowy Mountains
Alpine Cabins
This deluxe on-snow winter holiday
accommodation is located at the base of the
lifts and offers ski-in, ski-out access. Featuring
31 deluxe rooms and split level suites with
private balconies, this superb hotel overlooks
Front Valley, the heart of Perisher Blue.
Perisher Valley
Telephone (02) 6459 4455
www.perisherblue.com.au/winter/accom
Perisher Valley Accommodation
Perisher Valley Hotel
HHHI
A unique holiday experience set on a secluded
100 acres of beautiful native Australia bushland.
These self-contained 2-bedroom log cottages
with all the modern comforts are among the
closest accommodation to Selwyn Snowfields.
Snowy Mountains Highway, via Adaminaby
Telephone 1800 641 064
email: gooandra@smhc.com.au
Snowy Mountains Accommodation
Gooandra Alpine Cottages
Corroboree is a charming High Country lodge
in an excellent location opposite the Quad
Express chair and the Village Eight Express
chairlift. The lodge has fabulous views of the
valley and features a very popular restaurant
and cocktail bar.
Perisher Valley
Telephone 1300 655 811
Perisher Valley Accommodation
Corroboree Ski Lodge
Rates: 2 nights from $279/person twin share*
Snowy Mountains Holiday Centre is a licensed
travel agent specialising in complete holiday
packages to Selwyn Snowfields. Our friendly staff
can assist with your travel and accommodation
arrangements and have special deals available on
all Selwyn Snowfields packages.
9 Denison Street, Adaminaby
Telephone 1800 641 064
www.smhc.com.au (book your holiday online)
Adaminaby Attraction / Activities
Snowy Mountains Holiday Centre
table tops and hits. if you want to ramp up
your skill level, take a specialist free-ride lesson
with the Snowsports School.
School in the snow
Whether you ride on one plank or two, it’s
always great to lift your game, and perisher
Blue Snowsports School has just what you
need to take you to the next level.
The Snowsports School offers some great
deals. adult intermediate packages give you
two-and-a-half hours of coaching per day, and
you’ll save heaps if you sign up for the fve-day
package. Children from 3 years can take part
in the Junior Ski Kids program, graduating to
the explorers Kids Club at the age of 6.
So parents can hit the slopes worry free,
crèche facilities are also available for tiny
tots from as young as 6 weeks old.
as well as a great choice of one-on-one
sessions, group lessons and signature programs
specially designed for women, the Snowsports
School offers Super Groups, which maximise
personal attention and individual feedback
with a limit of three per group.
Spring Carnival
Beginning in September, the Spring Carnival
is one of the highlights of the perisher Blue
calendar. every day for two weeks there’s a
wealth of entertainment and special events
such as live music, art shows, guided snow-
shoe walks, buskers, clowns, a jumping castle,
freworks, night snowtubing, movies under the
stars and barbecues.
For more information, contact Perisher
Blue, telephone: 1300 655 811, or visit
our website: www.perisherblue.com.au
* Rates valid at date of publication, January 2007. Accommodation prices based on twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject
to availability. Terms and conditions apply, please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions.
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Selwyn Snowfelds
Small, personal and great value for money, Selwyn Snowfelds is
the perfect winter destination for family-oriented fun in the snow.
For families
if you prefer your ski resort small, friendly and
family oriented, Selwyn Snowfelds is ideal.
For anyone new to snow sports, or if you’re
developing your skills as a skier or boarder, this
is one of the best places to start. Selwyn is the
best-value winter playground in the country,
with lift tickets about two-thirds the price
you’ll pay at the bigger resorts. and you’ll fnd
that the caring mountain staff take the resort’s
motto, ‘Friendly Family Fun’, to heart, ensuring
your family has a safe and fun holiday.
Just drive in
Selwyn Snowfelds rates fun as a high priority
and everything about the resort is designed to
make snow play easy.
Selwyn is located in the northern section of
Kosciuszko national park, just west of Kiandra
and about one hour’s drive from Tumut or
Cooma. if you ‘re travelling from Sydney, head to
Canberra and continue south, taking the Snowy
Mountains Highway turnoff to adaminaby.
Selwyn Snowfelds is ‘drive-in’ snow sport at its
best. The car park is located only a snowball’s
throw from the ski slopes, as are all the
facilities, where you can fnd everything you
need for a fun-flled, action-packed day on the
snow – lift ticket sales, ski and equipment hire
and a food outlet.
It’s snow time
at Selwyn it’s not just about skiing and
snowboarding. although there are plenty of
well groomed ski runs for people snapping on
skis for the frst time, here your snow action
can take many forms. Selwyn has one of the
few toboggan parks left in australia, and you’ll
get a real buzz from snow tubing at Wombat
and Snowfake snow tube parks.
For children aged 18 months to 6 years, there’s
Selwyn Snow World, where children can dev-
elop their skills and learn to have fun in the
snow in an environment where they can feel
comfortable, safe and secure.
Snow step-by-step
Wherever you are on the skills ladder, you’ll
get a good run at Selwyn. about 40% of the
resort’s runs carry the green ‘beginner’ rating,
another 48% are intermediate blue runs and
only 12% have a black rating.
at the Milo Snow Sports School, Selwyn’s
team of highly skilled instructors will show you
how much fun learning to ski or snowboard
can be. Group and private lessons are available
daily for everyone from 3 years up.
if your kids are aged 7 or under, they’ll love
the specially designed program that includes
riding on Gentle annie, the moving carpet lift.
you can also let the kids go wild in Selwyn’s
Bouncing Bogong Jumping Castle, or give them
a spin on a toboggan.
and Selwyn is kind to your credit rating, with a
range of affordable ski packages, including the
Give it a Go package, Mega Mites and lift and
lesson packages.
Must see and do
Take a ride on the longest snow tube
park lift in NSW, squeal with delight
and peel back the years.
Visit Cabramurra, Australia’s highest
township and home of the mighty
Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Slap on some cross-country skis
or snow shoes and follow the cross-
country trails to the top of Mt Selwyn,
where the views are spectacular.
Take the self-guided walk through the
historic gold-mining town of Kiandra,
the birthplace of Australian skiing.
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Charlotte Pass Accommodation
At 1,760 m, Charlotte Pass is the highest resort
in Australia. The pristine alpine setting is not just
visually spectacular, it also offers some of the
country’s best skiing.
Kosciusko Chalet is a boutique hotel and a family
paradise with a difference.
A snowbound resort nestled in the heart of the
Snowy Mountains. You will be delighted with the
warm and intimate atmosphere of this Bavarian-
style hotel.
The Chalet caters especially well for children 3 to
13 years, with daily kids’ club activities that are
free of charge for guests staying in the Chalet.
Kosciusko Chalet, Charlotte Pass Village
Telephone 1800 026 369
www.charlottepass.com.au
Children have their own special meal time and
menu, leaving parents to enjoy fine à la carte
dining, a quiet drink in front of blazing log fires
or even a soothing massage.
Historic Kosciusko Chalet
The Station Resort is situated in the foothills
of the Snowy Mountains just minutes from
Lake Jindabyne and Kosciuszko National Park.
With ski hire, onsite bars and a choice
of dining options, The Station Resort offers
everything you need for a fantastic getaway!
8228 Snowy River Way, Jindabyne
Telephone 1300 369 909
Jindabyne Accommodation
The Station Resort
HHHH
These beautifully appointed, fully self-contained
1-and 3-bedroom cabins are located only 25
minutes from Selwyn Snowfields on a 140-acre
property that boasts magnificent views and a
natural trout-filled stream. The perfect place for
a holiday, rest and recreation.
6078 Snowy Mountains Highway, Adaminaby
Telephone 1800 641 064
www.smhc.com.au
Adaminaby Accommodation
Snowy Mountains
Alpine Cabins
This deluxe on-snow winter holiday
accommodation is located at the base of the
lifts and offers ski-in, ski-out access. Featuring
31 deluxe rooms and split level suites with
private balconies, this superb hotel overlooks
Front Valley, the heart of Perisher Blue.
Perisher Valley
Telephone (02) 6459 4455
www.perisherblue.com.au/winter/accom
Perisher Valley Accommodation
Perisher Valley Hotel
HHHI
A unique holiday experience set on a secluded
100 acres of beautiful native Australia bushland.
These self-contained 2-bedroom log cottages
with all the modern comforts are among the
closest accommodation to Selwyn Snowfields.
Snowy Mountains Highway, via Adaminaby
Telephone 1800 641 064
email: gooandra@smhc.com.au
Snowy Mountains Accommodation
Gooandra Alpine Cottages
Corroboree is a charming High Country lodge
in an excellent location opposite the Quad
Express chair and the Village Eight Express
chairlift. The lodge has fabulous views of the
valley and features a very popular restaurant
and cocktail bar.
Perisher Valley
Telephone 1300 655 811
Perisher Valley Accommodation
Corroboree Ski Lodge
Rates: 2 nights from $279/person twin share*
Snowy Mountains Holiday Centre is a licensed
travel agent specialising in complete holiday
packages to Selwyn Snowfields. Our friendly staff
can assist with your travel and accommodation
arrangements and have special deals available on
all Selwyn Snowfields packages.
9 Denison Street, Adaminaby
Telephone 1800 641 064
www.smhc.com.au (book your holiday online)
Adaminaby Attraction / Activities
Snowy Mountains Holiday Centre
For those with a budding racer in the family,
Selwyn race and development Squad (radS)
is the program with maximum appeal. Children
of intermediate ability and above can take
part in the resort’s exciting and rewarding
ski-training program. run by qualifed coaches
from the Selwyn Snow Sports School, radS
is designed to hone the skills and racing
techniques of young skiers aged 7 and above.
Selwyn is also the place for cross-country
skiing. For intrepid skiers there are 45 km
of scenic trails to explore. Varying in terrain,
these trails range from 2.5 to 5 km.
Grooming the snow
although it might be modest in size compared
with some of australia’s major ski resorts,
Selwyn Snowfelds is no minor league player
when it comes to making snow. in fact, Selwyn
has one of the most sophisticated and effcient
snow-making facilities of any resort in the
country and, over the years, the resort’s snow-
making capacity has been extended to cover
80% of the mountain.
When the conditions are right, Selwyn’s snow
guns create a dense snow base with a dry top
layer, which is far more resilient than natural
snow. This means better skiing conditions –
and a longer season. at the same time, Selwyn
has progressively extended its grooming feet,
which ensures that the snow is in the best
possible condition.
For more information, contact the
Cooma Visitor Information Centre,
telephone: (02) 6450 1742, or visit our
website: www.selwynsnow.com.au
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Canberra and surrounds
Photographs
above left to right: parliament House;
national Museum of australia; australian
War Memorial; lake Burley Griffn
far right: national Gallery of australia
National treasures
australia’s capital is packed with museums,
galleries and attractions that mirror the
country’s achievement.
The australian War Memorial is both a
fascinating museum and the country’s most
visited memorial, a moving tribute to those
who have served the nation in war. With
displays of tanks, guns, aircraft and artillery
pieces, each of the museum’s 20 galleries
are dedicated to a separate confict.
The entire east wing is devoted to World
War i, with a major exhibition focused on
the Gallipoli Campaign, while the west wing
is dedicated to World War ii, with armaments
and uniforms as well as memorabilia from
australians who were incarcerated in
Japanese prisoner-of-war camps.
With its striking architecture, the national
Museum of australia freely admits that it
doesn’t look like a museum – but its appeal
is beyond doubt. as well as chronicling some
of the grand moments of australia’s history,
the museum celebrates everyday life with a
nostalgic look at the way things used to be.
The museum includes the only known
surviving prototype of the Holden, the heart
of phar lap, an intact Tasmanian tiger, which
became extinct in the 1930s, and humble
household staples, such as a can of golden
syrup. The museum also has a signifcant
collection of aboriginal and Torres Strait
islands art.
Questacon, the national Science and
Technology Centre, is an engaging and
informative excursion into the world of
science. This exciting museum uses earth-
quake and zero-gravity simulators and
computers as well as devices as simple as
pendulums to stimulate and challenge young
minds. earth sciences, meteorology, human
perception and physics are all examined in a
series of interactive exhibits that transform
science into a hands-on experience.
established to enhance the performances of
our elite athletes, the australian institute
of Sport and its impressive array of training
facilities – swimming pools, gymnasiums
and workout tracks – are open for tours. The
90-minute tours are guided by athletes who
are in training at the institute, and who can
give you the inside story on what it means
to perform as this level.
See how you measure up against australia’s
fnest with Sportex, an interactive facility that
assesses your performance as a soccer player,
rower, wheelchair basketball player or skier, or
hop on the olympic dais and see what it feels
like to be a gold medallist.
In the arts
The national Gallery of australia is the
country’s leading showcase for australian and
international art. Many of the megastars of the
art world are represented in the collection, from
rodin and rubens to Jackson pollock, picasso,
Matisse, Monet and andy Warhol. The gallery
No tour of the Snowy Mountains NSW would be complete without a visit to Canberra,
where the nation’s major cultural attractions are enhanced by the city’s natural setting.
Must see and do
Book a seat in the visitors’ gallery in
Parliament House for question time.
Take in the view from the National
Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point.
Stroll through the Australian National
Botanic Gardens.
Hire a bike and cycle around Lake
Burley Griffn.
Enjoy café society at Garema Place
in the heart of the city.
Spot the wildlife on the bushwalking
trails at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.
Stroll around the embassies and high
commissions, many of which refect
traditional national architecture.
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australia and asia; of particular interest are the
aboriginal and Torres Strait islander collections.
Canberra has a thriving arts community that
produces some world-class artworks, and
the city has a number of public and privately
owned galleries featuring the work of these
artists. included in the list are the arts Shed
at Tharwa, the anCa Gallery at dickson, The
Canberra Museum and Gallery, Beaver Galleries
in deakin (Canberra’s largest privately owned
gallery) and the Canberra School of art Gallery.
Gourmet trail
Threading through a series of small and
charming villages to the north of Canberra, the
poachers Trail is a great excuse for a country
drive. Head out for the day and discover rustic
cafés, cool-climate wineries and art galleries –
or make it a two-day affair with a night in one
of the delightful guesthouses or B&Bs along
the trail.
To market
every Sunday, the former bus depot on the
shores of lake Burley Griffn at Kingston
becomes a bustling market with a carnival
atmosphere. Most of Canberra comes to the
old Bus depot Markets to shop for everything
from designer knitwear and ornamental garden
furniture to handmade soaps, wood-fred
bread, honey, free-range eggs, smoked fsh,
farmhouse cheeses and sheepskin products.
you can also have a tarot card reading.
In any event
Canberra has a lively festival calendar, and it’s
well worth timing your visit to coincide with
one of the big events. Floriade, Canberra’s
colourful spring festival that sees Common-
wealth park explode with thousands of massed
tulips, commences in mid-September.
in January, the Summernats Car Festival is
Canberra’s screeching, smoking, thundering
celebration of car culture. Brute horsepower is
the name of the game, and the crowds come
out in their thousands to applaud the weird
and the wonderful of the automotive world.
The Canberra Balloon Fiesta, australia’s premier
ballooning event, is pure poetry in motion.
in autumn, dozens of hot-air balloons lift off
from the lakeside, from the forecourt of old
parliament House, and drift lazily into the
dawn sky.
For more information, contact the
Canberra and Region Visitor Information
Centre, telephone: 1300 554 114, or visit
our website: www.visitcanberra.com.au
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Festival of the Falling Leaf, Tumut
The arrival of autumn and its colourful
transformation of the countryside has been
celebrated since the early 1950s. parks and
gardens are the focus of activities, while music,
gala days, fower shows and freworks form
part of the festivities.
Gold & Antique Fair, Adelong
Bric-a-brac meets bling and covetable
collectables. attracting thousands of visitors,
this fair pays tribute to adelong’s early days
as a gold-mining centre and is a treasure trove
of jewellery and just got-to-haves.
May
Jazz Festival, Thredbo
Get into the groove at Thredbo with this three-
day celebration of jazz, great food and wine.
More than 120 performers, including special
overseas guests, play it cool in 15 venues
across Thredbo at bars and restaurants, the
community centre and even at the top of the
Kosciuszko express Chairlift.
June
Ski Season Opens
The Queen’s Birthday Weekend marks the
offcial start of the nSW ski season. Kosciuszko
national park resorts – perisher Blue, Thredbo,
Selwyn Snowfelds and Charlotte pass –
are open for snow play, fast-paced downhill
action, family skiing, snow-shoeing, snow-
boarding, cross-country skiing and, of
course, après-ski entertainment.
January
Tumbarumba Rodeo, Tumbarumba
a traditional country event held annually on
new year’s day. enjoy thrills, spills, bucking
bulls and wild horses. There are also food stalls,
a family entertainment program and a classic
sideshow alley.
Blues Festival, Thredbo
The annual Blues Festival hits a high note each
year. Music flls venues throughout Thredbo,
all within walking distance of each other.
Australian Speed and Marathon
Championships, Lake Jindabyne
a full week of top competition on beautiful
lake Jindabyne. all ages and sexes will be
competing for the top titles in australia.
February
Flowing Festival, Lake Jindbyne
Colonial dancers, hip hop artists, country
and western crooners and rock’n’roll twisters
are all part of the program when the shores
of lake Jindabyne are set to party. There’s also
colour and action afoat with dragon boat
races part of the festivities.
Tumbafest, Tumbarumba
This annual music and cultural festival is a show-
case for the cool-climate wines and delicious
regional favours of The Snowy Mountains nSW.
Cooma Rodeo, Cooma
Cooma becomes the cowboy capital when
the local showground hosts a series of exciting
roping and riding events. Competitions set to
provide spectator thrills and evoke passion-
flled calls of ‘yee-ha!’ include the open Bronc
ride, open Bull ride, open Bare Back, Steer
Wrestling and Calf roping.
March
Australian Open Mountain Biking, Thredbo
Thredbo will be hosting the 2007 oceania
Mountain Bike Championship. The event
will feature downhill, 4X and the olympic
discipline, Cross Country. it is part of the
annual australian open of Mountain Biking.
Fifty riders from new zealand and other
oceania Confederation nations are expected
to attend, and the level of competition will
be ferce across all disciplines.
Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic, Jindabyne
The Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic is an
all-day adventure for teams and individuals,
combining swimming, mountain biking,
paddling and running in, on and around
beautiful lake Jindabyne.
April
Lake Light Sculpture, Jindabyne
Held over easter, the shores of lake Jindabyne
are transformed into a unique sculpture park
that welcomes visitors day and night. a trail
loops the lake and provides a scenic platform
for a variety of art works.
Events
Photographs
above left to right: Snowy river Festival
(don Fuchs); racing to the fnish line
(don Fuchs); Mountain Bike race, Thredbo
(Thredbo); Snowy river Festival (don Fuchs)
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Celebration of Winter, Perisher
perisher kicks off the ski season with a party.
Saturday morning sees the traditional ‘Blessing
of the Snow’, and later, indigenous dancers
welcome the season. For the rest of the
weekend there’s an entertainment program
designed to please visitors of all ages.
SNOWYfest
International Film Festival, Thredbo
The annual SnoWyfest is held on the second
weekend of the ski season. activity on the
slopes is matched with big-screen action, and
the program is packed with short flms and
feature length movies from around the world.
September
Annual Celebration of Motor Cycles
The annual Celebration of Motorcycles has
displays, test rides, a short flm competition
and stalls selling motorcycle goods. There
is entertainment all day and night. The
weekend helps to promote bike touring of
the Bombala region. To date, the event
has helped raise $70,000 for the Bombala
Hospital’s nursing care unit as well as much
needed new equipment.
Perisher Blue Spring Carnival
September brings the great spring snow
perisher Blue is famous for. as well as a host
of fun-flled and entertaining events in the
resort, such as live music daily, art exhibitions,
guided snow-shoe walks, buskers, clowns, a
jumping castle, freworks, night snowtubing,
movies under the stars and outdoor BBQs.
October
Apple Blossom Festival, Batlow
While the orchards are festooned with blossom,
this arts festival celebrates the beauty of the
Batlow countryside and honours the mountain
township’s famous apples.
Snowy Mountains Trout Challenge
The Celebrity Trout Challenge takes place
annually over the october labour day
long weekend. Held on lake Jindabyne, the
challenge involves two experienced anglers
who take a range of celebrities aboard their
vessels to ‘fsh’ for the largest catch. The event
attracts more than 500 spectators.
November
Snowy River Festival and Snowy
Mountains Regional Food Fair, Dalgety
The event features all the key attributes of
Snowy river bush heritage - stockman’s relays,
bush dances, dog high-jump competitions
wood chopping, horse-shoeing, saddle- and
whip-making, brumby catching – paired with
country cooking, bush tucker, food stalls and
craft markets.
Snowy Mountains Trout Festival
running over seven days, the annual
Snowy Mountains Trout Festival attracts
the participation of more than 500 fshing
enthusiasts. a range of categories are available
for entrants, including fy, bait, trolling, spinning
and the overall largest and heaviest catch. prize
pool includes a daily $1000 cash prize and a
range of yamaha jet-powered marine products.
Snowy Ride, The Alpine Way
The Snowy ride is an annual motorcycle
event that takes in the 330-km alpine Way.
Thousands of riders tour the Snowy Mountains,
stopping at checkpoints in adaminaby, dalgety,
Berridale, Jindabyne, Cooma and Bombala.
Annual Bredbo Sheep Dog Trials
The Bredbo Sheep dog Trials are run on two
felds of the Bredbo recreational Grounds.
There are a number of categories, including
encourage, novice, improver and open for
the Champions. Free admission for spectators.
December/January
NPWS Kosciuszko National Park
Discovery Program
a program of tours and events that encourages
visitors to explore australia’s largest national
park. discovery features activities such as
guided mountain walks, storytelling and talks,
wildlife tours and vegetation surveys.
For more information on these and
other regional events in New South
Wales, telephone: 13 20 77, or visit our
website: www.visitnsw.com.au
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Driving and motorcycle riding
in nSW, seatbelt-wearing is
compulsory as are child restraints
and baby capsules. it is illegal
to leave a child unattended in
a vehicle. For motorcyclists,
crash helmets are mandatory.
The signposted speed limit is the
maximum driving speed allowable,
but some towns have streets with a
50 km/h speed limit, which applies
in all built-up areas. reduced
speeds at school zones, road works
and other special areas still apply.
The blood alcohol limit for drivers
is 0.05% and zero for l- and p-plate
drivers. a major cause of death
and injury is driving while fatigued.
ensure you are well rested before
undertaking a long trip, and take a
break every two hours. Share the
driving whenever possible.
road conditions in nSW can vary
from multi-lane motorways to
single-lane roads. Some roads
may be gravel or compacted earth,
with narrow and unstable edges.
drive slowly on narrow bridges
and be aware of hazards such as
fooded roads, which may have a
current capable of sweeping your
vehicle away.
Take extra care when driving in
the Snowy Mountains High
Country as roads can be narrow
and winding. during winter in
Kosciuszko national park, two-
wheel-drive vehicles must carry
snow chains, by law, due to ice
and snow on the roads. Motorists
should also take extra care after
days of rain and also around
sunrise and sunset when animals
are more prevalent on the roads.
Water safety
Be very careful when swimming in
isolated locations in rivers, creeks
and waterholes, especially if you
have children with you. do not
dive off rocks into natural pools
that may be too shallow or you
may sustain permanent spinal
injuries. don’t swim or surf after
dark, or when under the infuence
of alcohol.
In the bush
if embarking on a bushwalk, always
tell someone where you are going
and be prepared for unexpected
weather. Seek information on
conditions from the ranger station
or visitor information centre prior
to departure. also check the degree
of diffculty of your walk: the scale
is from 1 to 5, with 5 the hardest.
never walk alone, and always take
suffcient food and water for the
duration of the walk. although
the mountain streams are crystal
clear, they are often unsuitable for
drinking. When walking, carry a
mobile phone if you’re within range
of a network, but remember that
coverage within the Kosciuszko
national park is patchy and low
temperatures can affect batteries.
Fires
When a total fre ban is declared,
no fres of any kind are allowed
in the open. This ban covers gas
and fuel cookers, although gas
barbeques provided by the park
can be used. if you think you see
a fre, note its position and phone
emergency services on 000.
Weather conditions
When travelling in the Snowy
Mountains, always take precautions
against severe and changeable
weather conditions, which can
change quickly at any time of
the year. above the tree line the
average summer temperature is
10°C, but you may experience
temperatures below 0°C, knee-
deep snow and winds above
100 km/h, putting you at risk of
hypothermia. if you’re heading for
the high areas, always pack warm
and waterproof clothes.
even in cold weather, it’s easy
to get sunburnt in the Snowy
Mountains. in alpine areas there
are no trees, so shade is scarce,
and the amount of ultraviolet
radiation that passes through
the earth’s atmosphere increases
with altitude. young children are
particularly vulnerable to sunburn
and require special attention.
For information
national parks and Wildlife Service
Visitor Centres provide up-to-date
information on winter road and
weather conditions, fre bans and
park regulations.
In an emergency, telephone 000.
Visitor safety tips
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Contents
4 Snowy Mountains nSW 6 outdoor adventures 8 Kosciuszko national park
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22 Tumut and surrounds 26 Charlotte pass 28 Thredbo 30 perisher Blue 32 Selwyn Snowfields 34 Canberra and surrounds 36 events 39 Traveller information

10 Cooma and surrounds 12 lake Jindabyne and surrounds 16 Thredbo summer 20 Tumbarumba and surrounds

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Photographs front cover: Walkers crossing the creek below the summit of Mt Kosciuszko (Michael Gebicki) above left to right: Geehi, Snowy Mountains (Mike newling); Mt Kosciuszko (don Fuchs)

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Snowy Mountains NSW action-packed winters…
each season in this remarkable region of mountains, rivers and lakes brings its own rewards – whether you’re swishing down winter slopes, admiring spring wildflowers or rambling through parklands ablaze with autumn colour. The Snowy Mountains nSW extends from Canberra to the highest reaches of the Snowy Mountains and south across the vast Monaro plains. in this diverse region you can enjoy the high life in the nation’s capital, or explore the magnificent Kosciuszko national park – the country’s largest – and perhaps climb australia’s highest peak. in the Snowy Mountains nSW you can hitch your horse outside a stockmen’s hut or enjoy a day’s fishing or mountain biking before basking in the inviting warmth of a comfortable lodge. Head for the hills and see what a little fresh mountain air can do for you.

Photographs above left to right: Carving down the mountain (Trisha dixon); riding the High Country (Trisha dixon) below left to right: lake Jindabyne (don Fuchs); Meandering mountain stream (r. ian lloyd); reaching the top (don Fuchs) 

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around the Ski Tube. driving or simply throwing a line in one of its crystal-clear mountain streams. these fish can be caught at any time of the year. There are few trout and salmon waters in the country that match lake Jindabyne’s size and fish stocks.900 sq km. straddles the Great Dividing Range. sailing or power-boating – anyone who loves a day on the water will find plenty to do on lake Jindabyne. Kosciuszko. Thredbo far right: Thawing ice and snow (Michael Scott lees) lake eucumbene is another hot fishing spot. the State’s largest national park and Australia’s most extensive alpine region. ing marvels of the Snowy Mountains HydroThe Thredbo river is also an excellent place to electric Scheme. With nine wilderness areas in the park. and the rivers are open for fishing from the october long weekend until June. ian lloyd). Fishing at lake Jindabyne (don Fuchs). Talbingo dam is open for fishing all year round. there are endless opportunities for experiencing the wild scenery and solitude of its 6. throwing down a challenge to fly-fishers. horse-riding. brown trout and atlantic salmon. so contact one of the local fishing stores or the department of agriculture’s Fisheries division (offices in Cooma and Tumut) for regulations and permits. Camping There are several camping grounds within Kosciuszko national park.228 m it’s the country’s highest peak. local fishing operators such as Steve Williamson’s Trout Fishing adventures can take you out and show you where and how to catch a fish you’ll be proud to take home. backpack camping is permitted virtually anywhere in the park. the Snowy of the best fisheries in the region for rainbow Mountains drive takes in some of the engineertrout. alpine hiking (r. while the Murray river is the place to go for legendary Murray cod. windsurfing.Outdoor adventures Kosciuszko’s spectacular scenery includes pristine lakes and rivers. whether you’re hiking. Fish that spawn in the rivers are boosted by regular releases of trout and salmon from nearby hatcheries. one a wonderful summer touring route. Mountain-bike riding. kayaking. It incorporates glacial lakes. nearby. snow gum forests and Mt Kosciuszko itself – at 2. alpine meadows. fish for trout. Cooma’s fishing guides can take you to the streams and lakes around the town that are well known for their fighting trout. you’ll need a nSW fishing license. historic mountain towns. There are several fishing guides in Thredbo Village who can fit you out with the right gear and help you with some essential local knowledge. which is perfect for backpack camping off the beaten path. forests and grassy plains – ideal for a wonderful variety of adventure sports. Water sports Canoeing. The lakes are open for fishing all year round. Better still. Photographs above left to right: Horse-riding in the Snowy Mountains. from the High Country meadows magnificent vistas and hillsides speckled with around dead Horse Gap to the gorge fishing wildflowers. but you’ll need to carry your own drinking water and a fuel stove – see page 39. Boat-launching ramps at several places around the town make it easy to get out on the water. Brown and rainbow trout are prolific in the waterways around Tumbarumba. The roughly triangular route runs just below Thredbo Village and the pool fishing south-west from Cooma along the alpine Way Drive time  SnoWy MounTainS nSW . Fishing in the mountains Many of the mountain lakes and streams are stocked with trout. provided you camp out of sight of roads and well away from watercourses. woodlands.

Total climbing distance is over 600 metres and well within the ability of an average walker. national park fees apply for vehicle access. then returns to Cooma via the Snowy Mountains Highway. followed by a lazy evening around the fire. this is the area that gave birth to the legendary stories and poems Guided treks are possible at several places. after all. such as Snowy river Horseback adventure. Riding the High Country Horse-riding in the Snowy Mountains nSW is a great thrill. or there’s great riding at Tom Groggin Station on the upper Murray river.au ouTdoor adVenTureS  . The Man from Snowy River. The alpine Way. of mountain horsemen such as Clancy of the Overflow and Banjo paterson’s epic ballad.nsw. in the Thredbo Valley you’ll find adventure operators offering horserides and treks. in a mountain chalet – with a hot shower. begins at Jindabyne and threads its way through picturesque mountain valleys. is one of the most inspiring one-day walks in the country. or visit our taste of country hospitality and a three-course meal. Kosciuszko peak can be reached from two starting points – the top of the chairlift at Thredbo or from the snow gums at Charlotte pass. riders of all abilities can For more information. it takes you through Thredbo village and dead Horse Gap and passes close to Tom Groggin camping area. traversing glacial lakes with breathtaking views of the valley and ranges that make up one of the world’s most dramatic ecosystems. Kosciuszko peak. where you can take in dramatic views of both the mountains and Murray 1 and Murray 2 power Stations.nationalparks. based on the Barry Way. Walk to the top Hiking to the top of australia’s highest summit. tucked away in the gorges on the far side of the range.gov. one of australia’s great touring routes. Between September and May.via Khancoban to Tumut. website: www. contact top off a thrilling day in the saddle with a night the Snowy Region Visitor Centre. during summer. Several properties within easy reach of Cooma offer horseriding on the high plains – or even into the snow gums and boulder-studded hillsides of Kosciuszko national park. just outside Jindabyne. The drive continues to Khancoban. Both routes are equally scenic. a telephone: 1800 004 439.

another of the area’s natural attractions is yarrangobilly Caves. and there’s a wide choice of accommodation. cross-country trails are centred on the perisher range. There’s an extensive network of marked trails. The flora also includes snow-grass herbfields and endangered alpine bog plants. Found in the northern end of the park. in spring the park produces an astonishing carpet of wildflowers. kayakers and mountain-bike enthusiasts. attracting adventurers such as hikers. Nature’s creations although renowned for its winter snow falls and ski resorts. and Kosciuszko is home to several rare animal species. such as the mountain pygmy possum. over recent years the Kosciuszko national park has developed as a year-round destination. including Three Mile dam in the northern section of the park and dry dam near Cabramurra. Winter action all the nSW ski resorts are located within Kosciuszko national park. at the southern end. on the Snowy Mountains Highway between Tumut and Cooma. The park’s undulating terrain provides some excellent cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The rock Creek snow-shoe trail is also at perisher. Catch a shuttle bus to the ski-fields. this honeycomb of about 60 limestone caverns features many spectacular formations. either on the snowfields themselves or in neighbouring villages. or use the Ski Tube for fast access to perisher Blue.  SnoWy MounTainS nSW .Kosciuszko National Park Kosciuszko National Park’s alpine environments are a rare exception in sun-struck Australia – a wonderland offering nature-lovers some wild and extraordinary experiences.

When walking. the porcupine Track is a Snowy Region Visitor Centre. warm clothes. For more information. sunscreen and insect repellent. you can also enjoy an easy 2-km walk to Mt Kosciuszko lookout.nsw. a longer trail starts from the parking lot above Charlotte pass and follows the old road for 9 km to the summit. National Park Attraction / Activities National Park Attraction / Activities Discovery Activities Take a walk with a Discovery Ranger to find out about Australia’s highest peak and the ecosystems that surround it. Climb Australia’s highest peak. ian lloyd). Telephone (02) 6450 5600 www. stunning 5-km walk. The trail starts at the reservoir and climbs to a group of boulders on the ramshead range known as the porcupine rocks. please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions. it’s a 6. From the top of the chairlift. which is accessible from Thredbo Village. if you’re driving into the park. Accommodation prices based on twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject to availability. For additional safety information. paint a picture or learn about bush tucker. Built by stockmen.gov.nsw.nationalparks.nsw. Mt Kosciuszko. vehicle access fees apply. another inspiring walk from the top of the Crackenback Chairlift is the dead Horse Gap Track. Have fun. contact the in perisher Valley. Terms and conditions apply. From the top of the Crackenback Chairlift. fishermen and skiers from local materials. or chill out while fishing crystal-clear mountain streams. food.gov.5-km walk to australia’s highest point. a hat. The most popular of the park’s walking trails is the hike to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko. January 2007. Children $3* Short Breaks Pass Our Spring. please see page 39.au the mountains are carpeted with wildflowers.gov. and discover the area’s rich cultural history and natural landscapes. Wander through alpine flowers on the rooftop of Australia. For experienced walkers. alpine blooms (r. Summer and Autumn Short Breaks Pass gives you 5 days’ use of Kosciuszko National Park for the price of 4 plus access to many activities. especially in summer when telephone: 1800 004 439.nationalparks. Kosciuszko National Park . Experience the diverse flora and fauna.au Rates: From Adult $5. about 80 of these huts survive.nationalparks.where learning is fun for all ages! Telephone (02) 6450 5600 www. which passes below the sculpted granite peaks of the ramshead range. Kosciuszko national park (don Fuchs). the trail from Charlotte pass to Blue lake is a rewarding alpine hike.au * Rates valid at date of publication.Photographs above left to right: oldfields Hut (Michael Scott lees). and there’s the added appeal of the area’s historic huts. or visit our website: www. Explore cool limestone caves or camp among magnificent old snow gums. get wet. KoSCiuSzKo naTional parK  . be sure to take water. Walking below the summit of Mt Kosciuszko (Michael Gebicki) Summer fun The park’s alpine trails are among the State’s finest summer bushwalks. Thredbo.

but visitors can still experience the thrill of rail travel on a 1924 rail motor. Solomon’s Store. road bike or motorcycle. Cooma Set among rolling plains.Cooma and surrounds Hospitable. Browse through Cooma’s Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre. a showcase for the finest local art and craft. art galleries and craft stores. is The Snowy Mountains Scheme information & education Centre. over a period of 23 years. pick up a copy of the ‘discover Cooma’s rich History’ brochure. many were migrant workers recruited from war-torn europe. the work of the many talented local artists. Cooma (don Fuchs) Snowy Mountains Scheme among Cooma’s historic treasures is lambie Street. the gold-mining history of the district as well as the rivers and lakes of the region. in Cooma’s Centennial park. anglican Church. this is a great base for exploring and enjoying the Snowy Mountains’ sensational range of year-round activities. Photographs above left to right: Cooma railway Station (don Fuchs). celebrates their contribution. multinational classification. situated on the Monaro Highway. and the Cooma Visitors Centre has put together a number of touring routes that showcase the beauty and diversity of the region. Cooma was transformed from gardens and 11 buildings with a national Trust a rural town to a bustling. The train departs from Cooma’s historic railway station each weekend and travels north either to Bunyan or to Chakola. which details walks through the historic and photogenic quarters of the town. the biggest civil engineering project ever undertaken in australia. at the centre. The Cooma-Monaro railway ceased commercial operations in 1988. Here you’ll discover the CoomaMonaro Shire’s rich history. With a choice of accommodation. Themes include wildlife and wine. specialty foods and restaurants. tells the story of the scheme with photos. Experience the power of water at the Snowy Mountains Scheme Information & Education Centre. Here you can also find information on events such as the ute Muster and national Sheep dog Trials. Cooma is the largest town in the High Country region and the gateway to the State’s alpine area. now a power and irrigation along the Murray and gallery and cultural centre displaying some of Murrumbidgee valleys. hands-on exhibits and interactive displays. which features award-winning heritage in the 1940s. the avenue of Flags. historic and full of character. Visit Mt Gladstone Lookout just west of Cooma for sweeping views across the Monaro plains to the peaks of the Snowy Mountains. 19 km away. Coolringdon Station (Trisha dixon). one of many attractions. don’t miss the Cooma Court House. relocated to harness water for hydro-electric The lord raglan Hotel. built in 1854. Coolringdon Station (Trisha dixon). Cooma township Cooma is surrounded by stunning countryside. the post office. The town is famous as the home of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. including Victorian cottages and community. rivers were diverted. on the numeralla river. historic gaol. Cooma Hotel and the war memorial in Vale Street. models.000 people from around 30 countries worked on the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. Stroll the Lambie Town Walk past Cooma’s historic sites. Cooma and its surrounding villages are perfectly equipped to show you the best of the Snowy Mountains. 10 SnoWy MounTainS nSW . storage dams created and towns elegant houses dating from the 1860s. erected in 1959. legendary rivers and snow-covered peaks. avenue. More than 100. Must see and do Explore the Monaro loops and trails – on a mountain bike.

Open 7 days a week for breakfast. colourful foodstore specialises in using the best local produce available. crafts. or visit our website: www. It displays and sells art.nsw.au CooMa and SurroundS 11 . brunch or lunch. the road winds Short Breaks Pass through spectacular forests along the Cann river Valley.org.visitcooma.30 to 4. It is available for small functions. Cooma Telephone (02) 6452 3377 Rates: No Charge* Cooma-Monaro Railway Experience the nostalgia of rail travel on a 1924 rail motor. Children $3* to the Snowy Mountains or take the short scenic drive to the coast. Climb Australia’s highest australia’s most elusive monotreme.nationalparks.nsw. Open Wednesday to Sunday. Mt Kosciuszko. and you can follow these to discover historic sites. including the villages Attraction / Activities of National Park nimmitabel. it was voted as making the best coffee between Sydney and the snowfields in the SMH 2006. which departs the historic railway station each weekend and travels north to Bunyan .nationalparks. 9. nimmitabel is also a great base for exploring the rugged Wadbilliga national park.au Rates: From Adult $5. you can access the Tuross Falls and the 5-km Tuross river Gorge via a walking track from the Cascades camping ground on Explore cool limestone caves or the western side of the park. South from nimmitabel. Just west peak. steep gorges and broad. 9-11 Lambie Street. This is a and Autumn route Breaks Our Spring. on the Monaro Highway between Coomaaand Canberra.30. Cooma Telephone (02) 6452 1414 email: matt@lott. Charters are available outside regular times. platypus reserve offers one of the crystal-clear mountain streams.gov. is a favourite stop-off Take walk with a Discovery Ranger to find out about Australia’s highest local food for visitors who like to tastepeak and the and ecosystems that surround it. contact cultural history and natural landscapes. Have fun. Experience the diverse flora and fauna.au Telephone (02) 6450 5600 www.where learning Park for the price of 4 plus access to many on the way. ceramics and gifts created by artists from the region. undulating plateaus are among the many spectacular features of Wadbilliga Attraction / Activities national park. best vantage points. the Cooma Visitors Centre.Surrounding villages There are a number of loops and trails across the Monaro. 178-180 Sharp Street.com.au Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre Inc The Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre Inc is situated in Cooma’s oldest street among many heritage-listed buildings. wet. Bakery & Café This bright. Cooma Railway Station. paint a picture or learn about bush nimmitabel is situated on the escarpment: is fun for all ages! from here you can enjoy grand vistas across Telephone (02) 6450 5600 the plains and ancient volcanic landscape www. camp among magnificent old snow gums. Listed in the SMH Good Food Guide 2004-06.or further north to Chakola. tucker. get wines and browse in specialty shops. National Park Wadbilliga National Park Between Cooma and the coast.gov. Bredbo and Discovery Activities Bredbo. Kosciuszko National Park .com.cmrailway. stop off at Bombala to look for activities. Wander through alpine flowers on the rooftop of Australia. and discover the area’s rich For more information. telephone: 1800 636 525.au Cooma Restaurant Cooma Arts & Craft Cooma Attraction / Activities The Lott Foodstore. Summer wonderful Short for Pass gives you 5 days’ use of Kosciuszko National anyone continuing their journey to Victoria. or chill out while fishing of the town. Cooma Telephone (02) 6452 7791 www.

the adventure base camp for the Snowy Mountains. Spring wildflowers. There is also a broad choice of accommodation. Berridale is the place to stay if you want to be close to the ski-fields but keep your costs down. The café sells some of the specialty products made by small local producers. and the Buckley’s Crossing Hotel is still the town’s social hub. Snowy Mountains gateway perched on the edge of lake Jindabyne is Jindabyne itself. including the old Coach House and the ruins of the blacksmith’s shop. Herb of Grace medicinal and culinary herbs. Berridale Set among dramatic granite outcrops. The Snowy Mountains Visitor information Centre in Jindabyne usually has photographic displays if you need some creative direction. in winter. on the Monaro Highway between Cooma and Jindabyne. relaxing. don’t miss dalgety’s pretty iona Gardens and Café. and it still retains some of its historic charm – oliver Street is listed by the national Trust. Photographs above left to right: admiring the view. and if you miss the sunrise. the town has more than 20 historic sites. fly-fishing or horseriding for you. This is the closest town to Kosciuszko national park. and half the shops in town are dedicated to skiing. Berridale.Lake Jindabyne and surrounds The rugged beauty of the high plains and a scattering of mountain towns makes Snowy River country a region that is both a winter wonderland and a summer playground. despite its diminutive size. Hook a trout in Lake Jindabyne and hang on for a fight. with options ranging from four-star motels and self-contained cottages to apartments. The town grew up around a section of the river that was shallow enough for stock and horses to make a safe crossing. It’s now 9 km south-west of town. See the church that was relocated before Adaminaby was flooded. calls itself the ‘Crossroads of the Snowy’. and year-round its scenic beauty makes it ideal for touring holidays. sunset over lake Jindabyne can be pretty special. Drive the Alpine Way from Jindabyne to Khancoban – beautiful in autumn. Wake boarding. Snowy Mountain Chevre. Jindabyne is close to the heart of the action. Be sure to stop by the Snowy river Winery and café 12 SnoWy MounTainS nSW . subtly striped trunks of the snow gums. The town was originally known as Buckley’s Crossing. after one of the first european settlers in the region. lake Jindabyne. both dating back to 1840. Sample the schnapps at the Thredbo Valley Distillery. Whether it’s summer or winter. a paradise of rugged adventures. Kosciuszko national park (don Fuchs). bushwalking. lake Jindabyne (don Fuchs). dalgety is at its best when autumn gilds the willows and poplars along the Snowy river. and Molly Morgan’s Mustards. in the mid-19th century it was a junction for miners travelling between the coast and the goldfields. fishing. inside the hotel is a display of historic photographs. such as Tinderry Mountain dried Foods. Bend an elbow with the locals in Buckley’s Crossing Hotel at Dalgety. lodges and caravan parks. the boulder-leaping mountain streams and the sculpted granite found around this region constantly inspire landscape painters and photographers. lake Jindabyne (don Fuchs) Dalgety The historic village of dalgety is the only town in nSW on the banks of the Snowy river. Must see and do Take the Historic Town and River Walk through Dalgety. The twisted. The town has a number of adventure tour operators who can organise boating. eventually – but before the bridge was built in 1888 – a punt was used to carry stock and travellers across. which also serves as the local post office and a corner store. lake Jindabyne (don Fuchs) far right: Fly-fishing. mountain biking and camping.

au The unusual granite boulders in and around Berridale were created by a combination of volcanic action and erosion over 400 million years. February: Flowing Festival. Easter: Lake Light Sculpture. more than 100 buildings were dismantled and re-erected at the new site. Dalgety.snowymountains. or visit our website: www. bushwalking. this event includes dragon-boat racing and live entertainment for the whole family. telephone: (02) 6450 5600. did you know? The original town of Jindabyne and its inhabitants were relocated in 1960 when the Snowy River was dammed as part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. while their proximity to Selwyn Snowfields makes the area a popular base for skiers and snowboarders during the winter season. contact the Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre. the area attracts visitors who are keen on horse-riding. A celebration of the heritage of the Snowy River with bush poetry and challenge events that pay tribute to those who once famously rode the High Country and used their skills to move cattle across the ranges. The lakeside villages of old adaminaby and anglers reach offer magnificent lake vistas and relaxed accommodation. events Listing January: Australian Speed and Marathon Championships. November: Snowy River Festival.to taste and buy a selection of cold-climate wines. Held on the foreshore of Lake Jindabyne. try the High life Café in town. Adaminaby The present township of adaminaby was created when the eucumbene river was dammed as part of the Snowy Mountains Hydro-electric Scheme. The result of this competition is an exhibition of artworks staged on a sculpture trail that follows the scenic shores of Lake Jindabyne. and when it’s time for lunch or high tea.com. Before the surrounding valleys were flooded. In 1902 Dalgety was proposed as the site for the nation’s capital. For more information. Lake Jindabyne. The remains of the submerged town can be seen when the water level in Lake Jindabyne is low. Throughout the rest of the year. laKe JindaByne and SurroundS 1 . fishing and water sports.

all inclusive 219 Frost Creek Lane.flyfishing.au Rates: From $120 per room per night* Jindabyne Attraction / Activities Jindabyne Attraction / Activities Jindabyne Attraction / Activities Jindabyne Flyfishing School Exclusive private lodge on 120 acres • Unique casting pond • 1-km river frontage • 3 stocked dams • Full instruction • Twin share.com. Jindabyne Telephone (02) 6456 7332 www. Accommodation prices based on twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject * Rates valid at date of publication. 1 SnoWy MounTainS nSW . scenic flights. whitewater rafting. groups and school groups.com. Old School Road. 207 The Barry Way. 15 km from Thredbo and 800 m from the Perisher Blue Skitube.wildbrumby. Crackenback Telephone 1800 020 524 or (02) 6451 3000 www. laundry facilities and fully equipped kitchens. Spacious apartments overhang the tranquil lake. Thredbo Valley Telephone (02) 6456 2198 www. May 2006. A great place for families. 2 Thredbo Terrace.au Stunning location bordering the Kosciuszko National Park.crackenback.novotellakecrackenback. Jindabyne Telephone 1800 802 315 www. the property boasts one of the mountain’s finest restaurants and a luxury 4-star guesthouse as well as a gourmet food and gift shop.nsw.au Rates: From $63 to $261 per room per night* Quality Resort . this premier property is close to shopping centres.au Thredbo Valley Distillery Thredbo Valley Distillery Cellar Door and Café is open all year round.gov.au Rates: group discounts on enquiry * Rates valid at date of publication.net. explore the picturesque surrounds of the 20-acre property. basketball. guided walks or horse-riding. Cnr of Wollondibby Road and The Alpine Way Telephone (02) 6457 1447 www. Kosciusko Road. your winter or summer destination! Our friendly local staff will arrange all your holiday needs. January 2007. or in summer why not try fishing. please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions. our fully self-contained cottages have all modern comforts with peace and privacy. climbing wall and cycling/running track. tennis. lift/lessons & ski rental. availability.horizonsresort.com. giant maze and even a wedding chapel. Jindabyne Telephone (02) 6450 0200 email: jindabyne@dsr. fitness classes. please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions.com Jindabyne Adventure Bookings (JAB) At JAB we can organise all your adventures while in the Snowys. including accommodation. Jindabyne Telephone (02) 6456 1988 email: nkbride@bigpond. Alpine Way. Nuggets Crossing.Crackenback Accommodation Thredbo Accommodation Jindabyne Accommodation Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort HHHHI Crackenback Cottage & Farm HHHH Alpine Resorts & Travel Centre The Snowy Mountains. gym and indoor sports facilities.skiresorts. town facilities and the foreshore bike/walking track. such as mountain biking.com Jindabyne Accommodation Jindabyne Accommodation Jindabyne Accommodation Jindabyne Sport and Recreation Centre NSW Sport and Recreation Value-priced self-contained accommodation features a 9-hole golf course. Enjoy a taste tour of the Wild Brumby Schnapps range. visit the art gallery and studio or explore the raspberry farm.au The Swagmans Rest HHHH The ideal location for your skiing and summer holiday. Kosciuszko alpine guided walks. Rooms all have lake or mountain views. Jindabyne Telephone 1800 245 141 www.Horizons Located on the foreshores of Lake Jindabyne.com. Chalets offer mountain views.au Nestled in the Thredbo Valley. Terms and conditions apply.swagmansrest. fishing. Terms andconditions apply. Facilities: restaurant. horse-riding. abseiling. bushwalking and any of the water sports available on Lake Jindabyne. bar. Accommodation prices basedon twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject toto availability. Jindabyne Telephone (02) 6456 1272 www. activities.com. 1650 Alpine Way. Set on a rural property with panoramic main range views and only minutes from Jindabyne. Shop 28.

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head for Thredbo. there are plenty of good reasons to head for the hills in summer. Walking the Merritts nature Trail. as daily fitness classes. The mountainmountain-bike adventure. the part meadows of alpine wildflowers. f Thredbo Village Before visitors are allowed to tackle the run. Close to the heart of the village. the centre has both a 25-m and a 50-m swimming pool. Thredbo Leisure Centre Photographs above left to right: riding the Bobsled. a double-black rating. climbing a mountain-bike trail – a bone-jarring. ramps up the action with in Thredbo.6-km granite wall on Crackenback or walking through thriller with a black rating. Take a guided walk to Mt Kosciuszko. However. dining. the village and surrounding mountains that are just as scenic but a little more sedate. you can arrange a instruction from expert guides. The indoor Traverse Climbing Wall is a great introduction to the sport of rock climbing. a 20-minute drive along the road to Jindabyne. full adventures in the Snowys. giant waterslide and an inflatable obstacle course as well A ticket to ride if you’re thinking of taking to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko or want a fabulous photo opportunity. the Kosciuszko express Chairlift is the way to go. and the village has a choice of the nerves. Wet a line and try your luck at flyfishing in the Thredbo River. Cross-country cycling. terrifying and exhilarating. The accommodation options range to mid-May. On your bike g Must see and do Pack your walking shoes and plan a summer wildflower trip. all riders must complete a one-day Cannonball Thredbo Village is the perfect base for making initiation organised by raw nrG. From Thredbo Village. gymnasium. overlooking the Thredbo River. this is Thredbo’s most challenging ling a trout in the Thredbo river. Australia’s only year-round alpine resort. bars and nightlife. Thredbo Golf Course far right: Thredbo Village (don Fuchs) The Thredbo leisure Centre is a brilliant indoor facility that adds a power punch to your fitness regimen. the Cannonball year-round. known as action is right on your doorstep when you stay Snakes and ladders. When the snow and whether your particular passion is wrestmelts. Play a round of golf on Australia’s highest course. a trout-fishing expedition or an early morning hike to the top bike trail season runs from mid-november of australia. Thredbo. Australia’s highest peak. From the eagles nest Mountain Hut overlooking Thredbo Village. squash court. Without setting body armour and a full-face helmet as well as foot outside the village. there are plenty of tracks around five-star dining. the chairlift hoists you 560 vertical metres up 1 SnoWy MounTainS nSW . Summer’s endless pleasures For anyone who appreciates a walk in pure mountain air. 4. all the summer of the run with violent switchbacks.Thredbo summer For a great range of outdoor summer adventures in the glorious Snowy Mountains. Thredbo provides a great choice run scoots downhill in a way that is both of accommodation. B&Bs and resortFor those after a ride that’s a little kinder to style hotels. Sample the pure fruit schnapps at the Thredbo Valley Distillery. through silver streams that flash down hillsides and across wildflower-filled valleys. shopping and nightlife options. from cosy chalets to lodges. This initiation the most of the summer fun and action package includes a dual-suspension bike.

The program features more than 120 performers in 15 separate venues. nightclub and the Thredbo Village Square – all within easy walking distance of one another.thredbo. which make full use of Thredbo’s bars. Seated on a lugechampagne breakfast high above the valley. Top it off Beginning in november. the program of guided walks is suitable for all fitness levels. Then it’s back to The Thredbo Bobsled is a thriller of a ride that eagles nest restaurant for a well deserved just about anyone can tackle. telephone: 1300 020 589. The 560-m rise from the valley takes 15 minutes one way. the Thredbo Resort Centre. contact 10 am to 5 pm. held over three days in May. outdoor stages. More than 20 different acts are featured on the program.au The Thredbo Blues Festival.500 m.Sunrise Tour. the bobsled is open every summer day from For more information. or visit our Get with the beat website: www. restaurants and even the top of the Kosciuszko express Chairlift. Starting from the village before dawn. jazz and alpine views sound like a great combination. did you know? The Kosciuszko Chairlift is open for 365 days a year. From the top of the chairlift. and venues for the festival include bars. More than 200 bird species – 40% of NSW’s known species – can be seen in the Kosciuszko National Park. is a non-stop celebration featuring some super-size talents from the world of blues and roots music. Weather permitting. the hike to the mountaintop is little more than a gentle stroll over a well formed track – and the views are marvellous. The peak guided walk experience is the Kosciuszko 1 THredBo SuMMer .com. if great food. You can watch the sun rise from the top of Mt Kosciuszko and then enjoy a champagne breakfast. fabulous wines. you negotiate the twists and turns on the 700-m metal track. Kosciuszko’s rare pygmy possums were thought to be extinct until 1966 – they’re only found above 1. style cart. walkers are whisked to the top of Crackenback and arrive at australia’s highest point in time to see the sun’s first rays painting the hills and valleys below. cosy restaurants. held over three days in January. the mountainside. book yourself into the village for the Thredbo Jazz Festival.

Most units have balconies.com. Thredbo Telephone (02) 6459 4138 www. Friday Drive.8 km long and rises 560 vertical metres. Thredbo Telephone (02) 6457 6066 www. the Lantern is a perfect place for a winter or summer Thredbo Escape.au Kosciuszko Express Scenic Chairlift Thredbo’s Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is 1. Main Range and Dead Horse Gap.thredbo.thredbo.rawnrg. Wildflower and Vegetation Walks. please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions. indoor sports hall. 2 Banjo Drive. Accommodation prices based on twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject to availability. Thredbo Telephone (02) 6457 6282 www.com. Thredbo Telephone (02) 6459 4200 www.com.au * Rates valid at date of publication. and features an extensive wine list that offers the best of Australia’s major wine regions. attentive service.thredbo.watch the sun rise from the top of Australia’s highest mountain.lantern. Friday Drive. except Christmas Day.au Luxury.com.Thredbo Accommodation Thredbo Accommodation Thredbo Accommodation Riverside Cabins HHHI Lantern Apartments HHHH Squatter’s Run Apartments HHHH Poised above the Thredbo River and overlooking the Crackenback Range.au With spectacular mountain views and a central location.au Thredbo Accommodation Thredbo Restaurant Thredbo Attraction / Activities Thredbo Alpine Hotel HHHH Cascades Restaurant Located in the heart of Thredbo Village. Thredbo Village Telephone 1800 020 598 or (02) 6457 6600 www. 1 SnoWy MounTainS nSW Photo: Steve Cuff . gymnasium. The chairlift is open 365 days a year. and Nordic Walking classes.com. this charming 4-star boutique property boasts comfortable and cosy rooms. Thredbo Telephone (02) 6459 4119 www. the Thredbo Leisure Centre is open to everyone every day of the year. you can rest those après-ski legs and enjoy a ring-side perspective on the summer festivals.au Thredbo Attraction / Activities Thredbo Attraction / Activities Thredbo Attraction / Activities Thredbo Leisure Centre Featuring an Olympic-sized heated pool.com.com. outstanding cuisine and friendly.au Located in the centre of Thredbo Village. Cascades is open for breakfast and dinner.com. location and lifestyle are offered by these apartments. Each unit is self-contained with a fully equipped kitchen.au Raw NRG Cannonball Run Raw NRG Mountain Bike Instructors will teach you all you need to know about chairlift riding. these well appointed cabins are a short walk from Thredbo’s Village Square. the award-winning Cascades is known for great food and friendly. This is the ideal base for your alpine adventure.au Thredbo Guided Walks Thredbo offers a number of guided walks. mountain tracks and those special technical riding tips needed to enjoy your day on the Cannonball Run! Valley Terminal. Thredbo Telephone 1800 026 333 www. Diggings Terrace. located at the Village Square in the centre of Thredbo.com. waterslide. With restaurants and shops at your doorstep. Telephone (02) 6459 4119 www. The ride takes 15 minutes one way and offers spectacular valley views as you are lifted to the closest access point for a walk to Mt Kosciuszko. There is also the spectacular Kosciuszko Sunrise Tour . Ask about our special rates in summer and our excellent value winter package offers.thredbo.thredbo.squatters. including walks to Mt Kosciuszko. a traverse climbing wall and squash courts. Terms and conditions apply. welcoming staff. just metres from the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. Mt Kosciuszko. Thredbo Telephone 1300 020 589 www. May 2006. fitness and relaxation classes.thredbo. TV and all linen.

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Tumbarumba has become a tranquil alpine retreat surrounded by vineyards. so take the opportunity to sample their wines. The town sprang into existence during the gold rush of the 1860s. sheepmustering. Snowy Mountains (Tumbarumba Shire Council). There are more than 30 vineyards throughout Tumbarumba. in its displays of everyday domestic life. forested slopes. Visit Maginnity’s Monument. the ingenuity and some of the accomplishments of pioneering life in the 1800s. Tooma and Jingellic. Track ’n’ treasure Tumbarumba lies on the Hume and Hovell Track. a reference to the ground around the town. pays tribute to the role of women in australia’s frontier society. food. Go horse-riding through local forests and along mountain trails. the 440-km walking track between yass and albury that follows the route taken by the explorers Hamilton Hume and William Hovell on their expedition to port phillip in 1824. Craftworks located 8 km to the west of Tumbarumba. including an outstanding collection of craftwork and household artefacts. A peaceful town Snuggled into the flanks of a green valley in the shadow of rugged. market stalls and dancing are all part of the action. working dogs. Photographs above left to right: paddy’s river Falls (don Fuchs). convivial and packed with good times. Choreographed with skill and imagination by petrina Walker and Tim o’Brien. or long. wine and music. Must see and do Take a short.and tin-mining area in the mid-1800s. as very few of these boutique labels ever find their way to a bottle-shop shelf. this is a harvest festival where music. Held over the last weekend of February. it’s also the birthplace of the online national Quilt register. the museum sums up the hardships. the name ‘Tumbarumba’ means ‘hollow-sounding ground’. Explore Tumbarumba Creek. Tumbarumba is one of the atmospheric highlights of any trip through the Snowy Mountains. which documents quilts made or used in australia before 1965. Colourful. which amplifies the thumping noise of bounding kangaroos. Tumbafest is Tumbarumba’s annual celebration of food. trout streams and sheep and cattle stations that bring to life the stirring lines of some of australia’s greatest poets. horses – plus a misbehaving kelpie and a stubborn mule.Tumbarumba and surrounds Snow-capped mountains in winter. Visit the Pioneer Women’s Hut at Glenroy Heritage Reserve. walk on the Hume and Hovell Track. The 12-km walk along the track to Tumbarumba Creek from the Henry angel Trackhead is a fine day’s walk that follows Burra Creek past cliffs and tunnels that were dug when this was a gold. Savour a crisp cool-climate wine at a local winery. The stuff of legends The Boggy Creek Show is a hugely entertaining re-creation of bush life and social customs. Cool-climate vineyard (don Fuchs) 20 SnoWy MounTainS nSW . Maragle Valley. where the bushranger Dan ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan shot Sergeant Maginnity in 1884. Bypassed by major transportation routes. the twohour show has it all: whip-cracking. the pioneer Women’s Hut at Glenroy Heritage reserve. The festival also showcases the district’s ever-growing array of cool-climate wines. in the local Wiradjuri language. High Country meadows. forested slopes and rolling green pastures laced with pristine creeks and streams make this region Magic Mountain Country. and a number of its buildings bear witness to those exhilarating times. which winds through the heart of town. Tumbarumba Court House (don Fuchs).

Tumbarumba Telephone (02) 6948 2494 email: tmotel@bigpond. The forest 9-11 Lambie Street. this Craft new touring route& Cultural Centre Inc local Raglan Gallery links scenery. which departs the historic railway station each weekend and travels north to Bunyan . Mt Kosciuszko. food and wine and some of the iconic The Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre experiences of australian tourism. The quiet country roads also attract road cyclists. 40 Winton Street. Summer and Autumn Short Breaks Pass gives you 5 days’ use of Kosciuszko National Park for the price of 4 plus access to many activities. Choose from three double rooms or one with four single beds. Sydney and the snowfields in the some local bush retreats with camping facilities.nsw. Cooma our website: www.cmrailway.au after passing a waterfall. passes through The Snowy Valleys Way It displays and sells art. Cooma Mcphersons(02) 6452 1414 retreat.au Tumbarumba Accommodation Tumbarumba Accommodation Tumbarumba Accommodation Sunnyside Lodge B&B Sunnyside Lodge B&B offers luxury accommodation in a historic homestead (circa 1888) with its own dining room. Accommodation prices based on twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject * Rates valid at date of publication. Tumbarumba Telephone (02) 6948 2333 email: tumbarumbabc@yahoo. culture.com. Cnr Albury and Mate Streets.au Tumbarumba Motel HHHH The Club Motel The Club Motel has 16 rooms. please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions. There are alsoSMH 2006. Inc is situated in Cooma’s oldest street among many heritage-listed buildings. paint a picture or learn about bush tucker. where hot using the best local produce available. Explore cool limestone caves or camp among magnificent old snow gums.gov. Have fun. Climb Australia’s highest peak.au Rates: From Adult $5. all with own ensuite.where learning is fun for all ages! Telephone (02) 6450 5600 www.tumbashire. and discover the area’s rich cultural history and natural landscapes. or chill out while fishing crystal-clear mountain streams.nsw.or further north to Chakola. cottages make an ideal stopover. We invite you to relax and enjoy the hospitality and comfort of our well appointed establishment.sunnysidelodge. telephone: (02) 6948 3333. wine tasting and sales.gov. and the region. It is about for small functions. get wet. in its wandering journey Cooma Arts & through southern nSW and Victoria. 1924 rail motor. one of the best of theCafé The Lott Foodstore.com. Accommodation prices basedon twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject to availability. and laurel Hill Cooma-Monaro Railway Forest lodge caters for groups of riders from Experience the nostalgia of rail travel on a both cycle styles.au Rates: From $80 to $110 per room per night* Nestled in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains. split-system air-conditioner.nationalparks. For are available outside contact the Chartersmore information. The Elms award-winning restaurant offers country hospitality at its best. Listed in the SMH Good Food Guide 2004-06.30. Experience the diverse flora and fauna.30 to 4. Children $3* Short Breaks Pass Our Spring. Terms and conditions apply. please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions.National Park Attraction / Activities National Park Attraction / Activities Discovery Activities Take a walk with a Discovery Ranger to find out about Australia’s highest peak and the ecosystems that surround it. Bakery & local camping spots is the Henry angel Trackhead onThis bright.gov. Tumbarumba Telephone (02) 6948 3200 www. direct dial phone and internet. B&Bs and self-contained sensational terrain for four-wheel driving and mountain-bike riding.nsw. such as 178-180 Sharp Street. including 2 with spas and 2 with amenities for disabled visitors. history. ceramics and gifts created by artists from Tumbarumba atavailableits mid-point. brunchtouch of 7 days and flush toilets bring a or lunch. 9. TuMBaruMBa and SurroundS 21 . Queen-sized and king-sized single rooms with TV.nationalparks. or visit Cooma Railway Station. with easy rambles through undulating countryside to downhill heart-stoppers in some of australia’s most Cooma Attraction / Activities beautiful alpine country. 12 Albury Close.org. January 2007.au Telephone (02) 6452 7791 www. Telephone (02) 6450 5600 www. the track climbs Big Hill for a view of the Snowy Mountains from the west.com. the local motels. crafts. Open Wednesday to Sunday.au Exploring on wheels For anyone who revels in a fabulous country drive. then descends to Tumbarumba Creek. the Snowy Valleys Way is a great reason to hit the road. May 2006. this motel offers quiet surrounds and conference facilities. Open showers a week for breakfast.com * Rates valid at date of publication. Camping is one of the region’s natural Cooma Restaurant highlights. Terms and conditions apply. Kosciuszko National Park . to availability. Cooma trails of the (02) 6452 3377 region also offer Telephone Tumbarumba Rates: No Charge* Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre. Wander through alpine flowers on the rooftop of Australia. home comfort to the dramatic grandeur of it was voted as making the best coffee between the surroundings. colourful foodstore specialises in the Hume and Hovell Track. Telephone plains alpine email: matt@lott. regular times.

yet the region challenge the imagination. where the reefer track winds through the arboretum. also produces cherries. draped in its autumn foliage. then take a dip in the thermal pool. forest of alpine ash. Three of the caves are open for viewing. Talbingo is surrounded by some of the most don’t miss the Sugar pine Walk – one of the inspiring scenery of the High Country. Take a stroll around the town centre. Tour the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme and admire the views from the Blowering and Talbingo dam walls. Capture the Snowy Mountains views from Batlow and Talbingo. 1920s. Tumut is a charmingly pretty town that changes dramatically with the seasons. Must see and do Stroll the Tumut River Walk and admire the bird life of the Riverglade Wetlands. with an action-packed activities list that includes bushwalking. Wildflowers. The towns Set on the slope of a valley with the wandering Tumut river on one side and the foothills of the Snowy Mountains on the other.Tumut and surrounds At the northern gateway to the Snowy Mountains NSW. The attractions – Buddong Falls. this region is a year-round playground. peaches. and the formations inside dwarf visitors and Batlow is famous for its apples. waterskiing. the banks of the river. trout fishing. look for fresh fruit in season The 2-km Tumut river Walk passes through serene stands of noble trees as it winds along from the roadside stalls. itself around the town. and in the winter months the stark beauty of deciduous trees makes a glorious contrast with clear skies. the Tumut region is rich in natural beauty. While you’re in the area. offering fresh experiences and varied landscapes with each change in the seasons. which features 53 tree species from all over the Battery is just one of many remnants from the world. Many of them were planted in the gold-mining days. Mountain-bike racing (Trina Thomson). Batlow (don Fuchs). near the village mellow place with an historic streetscape. while in the warm summer months it becomes an aquatic paradise. taking in the best of on the banks of adelong Creek. much of which of laurel Hill just south of Batlow. then head for adelong Falls reserve. apricots and pears. which wraps the town. in the State’s best kept secrets. Talbingo Shopping Centre. Natural gifts Bordered by Kosciuszko national park and State forests. Sample the subterranean wonders of Yarrangobilly Caves. Revisit gold-mining history at the Adelong Falls and Reefer Battery. a walking has been classified by the national Trust. yarrangobilly Caves. Tumut puts on one of the most striking displays yarrangobilly Caves is a network of limestone caverns located between Tumut and Cooma. of colour in the country. adelong is a green and Within Bago State Forest. berry fruits. There’s also a track that adjoins a native nestled on the shores of Jounama pond. The Tumut State Forest the greater Snowy Mountains Scheme. golfing and tennis. pilot Hill arboretum is a fabulous picnic spot. Photographs above left to right: Tumut river. boating. Casting a line far right: Summer fun on Blowering dam (Trina Thomson) in spring the apple blossoms are enchanting. canoeing. 22 SnoWy MounTainS nSW . the Snowy Mountains Scheme Talbingo Visitor display gives a Outdoor pursuits fascinating insight into the workings of Tumut 3 The State forest trails of the region provide power Station and also provides an overview of some wonderful opportunities for mountain biking and hiking. historic Kiandra with its gold-mining relics and pioneering huts – are all within easy reach.

The Hume and Hovell Track. TuMuT and SurroundS 2 . 23 km from Tumut. includes sports. This northern part of Kosciuszko National Park is great for cross-country skiers.tumut. head for the Thomas Boyd Trackhead. markets and entertainment. For a taste of what the track is all about. or visit our even has hot water. who can explore the areas of undulating terrain. Modern wonders The Tumut region has a number of spectacular dams and power stations that are part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. threads its way through a sublime wilderness area. did you know? Lakes such as Blowering. a family-friendly resort. or just walking boots. you’ll see some of the power stations and the enormous header pipes that feed them from storage dams. contact the – whether you’ve brought along a picnic. October: The Batlow Apple Blossom Festival is a country-sized feast of entertainment and activities set against the backdrop of apple blossoms exploding into flower. one of australia’s greatest long-distance walks. April: The Tumut Festival of the Falling Leaf. The Trackhead campsite telephone: (02) 6947 7025. created specifically for leisure use. April: The Adelong Gold & Antique Fair celebrates the town’s gold-mining roots with a treasury of antique stalls and entertainment. spills and carnival action of a traditional rodeo to Tumut. website: www.gov. while the clear mountain streams challenge fly anglers who prefer wilderness fishing. including the 120-m high Blowering dam wall. and take the short walk down to the swing bridge on the Goobarragandra river. This is a lovely spot For more information. crosses the Snowy Mountains Highway just south of Tumut. Talbingo and Tantangara offer superb fishing for brown and rainbow trout.recreational Trail.nsw. Tumut is an ideal base for all the winter action at Selwyn Snowfields.au events April: The Tumut Rodeo brings all the thrills. held when the town is ablaze with autumn colour. as you tour the region. a tent Tumut Visitor Information Centre.

• Luxurious lodgings and gourmet dining • World renowned fishing guides 330 Nimbo Road. children’s playground and 9-hole golf course.com. Tumut Telephone (02) 6947 7200 www. 500 m from the PO.au Yarrangobilly Caves Yarrangobilly Caves are among the most richly decorated caves in Australia.com. Tumut Telephone (02) 6944 9099 www. Murray Jackson Drive. tea & coffee. Snowy Mountains Highway.au Set in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains.nsw. includes 9 guest rooms. tennis courts. Breakfast is served to the rooms and our restaurant is available for group bookings. Kosciuszko National Park Telephone (02) 6454 9597 Adelong Accommodation Snowy Mountains Accommodation Talbingo Accommodation Beaufort Guesthouse & Motel.beaufort-guesthouse. Both guided and self-guided cave tours are available daily.com. air-conditioning. owned and operated by Ian & Louella Russell. recharge those batteries. Snowy Mountains Hwy & Bundarra Cres.elmcottage.au * Rates valid at date of publication.au Rates: From $25 p/p or $45 per group Talbingo Country Club & Motel HHHI Elegant accommodation in Adelong. bushwalking and picnic facilities. There is also a thermal pool. please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions. this country club and motel offers secluded and peaceful accommodation with magnificent views over the Jounama Dam. Riverglade provides modern self-contained ensuite cabins. leafy courtyard. Terms andconditions apply. Tumut Telephone (02) 6947 5818 www.riverglade. Little River Road. with spa $100 Tumut Accommodation Tumut Accommodation Tumut Attraction / Activities Amaroo Motel The Amaroo Motel. 2 SnoWy MounTainS nSW . Facilities include chinese restaurant. shady in summer and spectacular in autumn.au Rates: From $180 to $300 per cottage per night* Spacious accommodation. guest balcony. Tumut Telephone (02) 6947 2666 www. Currango Plains.com.nimboforklodge. 21 km from Tumut. rustic accommodation experience of life in the High Country as it was 100 years ago. Tumut Telephone (02) 6947 2528 www. unwind. relax. May 2006. These luxury self-contained cottages overlook the Goobarragandra River. not to mention some of the best fly-fishing in Australia. TV and electric blankets. Café and Restaurant HHHI Currango Homestead Nestled among the snow gums in the northern end of Kosciuszko National Park.au Elm Cottage HHHHI Tumut Valley View Motor Inn HHHI Experience life in the slow lane. Just 2 km from the centre of Tumut. Snowy Mountains Highway.an old Vienna-style café that offers European provincial cuisine dining. It’s up to you. the homestead and its surrounding cottages offer a unique.gov. Private and tranquil.amaroomotel. Kosciuszko National Park Telephone (02) 6947 7025 email: tumutrvc@environment. Accommodation prices basedon twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject toto availability. 55 Capper Street.Tumut Accommodation Tumut Accommodation Tumut Accommodation Nimbo Fork Boutique Fishing Lodge Australia’s premier fly-fishing destination opens in January 2007. Talbingo Telephone (02) 6949 5260 email: tcc260@dragnet. licensed club. World-class service and appointments.com Riverglade Caravan Park Situated beside the magnificent Tumut River and featuring large exotic trees. Terms and conditions apply. swim. Adelong Telephone (02) 6946 2273 www. Fish.com Rates: Double $85. surrounded by acres of garden with a large protected pool and shaded BBQ area. many with separate bedroom and living areas. Accommodation prices based on twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject * Rates valid at date of publication.com. 4 motel units and The Coat of Arms Kaffeehaus Restaurant . all at ground level. is located off the highway. availability. please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions. All 30 rooms have ensuites. 77 Tumut Street. private car park. take a stroll along the river.tumutvalleyviewmotorinn. January 2007.

Photographs above: delaney’s Hut. from equipment hire and lessons to fine dining and accommodation. you can go night skiing. Thredbo river (Michael Scott lees) . if you’re a complete novice. or even ski off-piste with a guide. snowboarding or tobogganing. downhill or cross-country skiing. all within Kosciuszko national park.Winter in the Snowy Mountains in the Snowy Mountains nSW you’ll find the highest ski fields in the country. Snowy Mountains Hwy (Michael Scott lees) below: ngaringo. From the June long weekend to the october long weekend. you can relax in a small family-friendly lodge or a heritage-listed chalet before hitting the lively après-ski scene. there are instructors who cater for all skill levels. Here the snowfield resorts have everything you need for a great holiday. and at the end of an exhilarating day on the slopes. Kiandra.

Skiing off a cornice (Mark Watson). ski-out facility. Charlotte pass is the highest ski village in the country. Charlotte pass (Mark Watson). Charlotte pass is also great for parents who want to ski by themselves. there are just 12 club lodges here plus the Kosciusko Chalet. Just put on your skis or board at the front door and head for the lift line. take the Kangaroo Ridge chair. and on Saturday morning for the weekend package.765 m.Charlotte Pass Nestled deep in the Snowy Mountains NSW. this is something else that sets Charlotte pass apart – there aren’t any. A natural choice at a base elevation of 1. vehicle-free and totally snowbound village create a special atmosphere that takes you right away from the crowds – an experience that many compare with a tropical island resort. Altitude. not attitude Set at the bottom of a bowl that slopes down from Mt Guthrie. private lessons can be prebooked or organised on arrival. in other words. helping them lift their abilities and confidence to a new level so that they ski more safely and have more fun in the snow. Photographs above left to right: Johnnies plains. and group numbers are kept to a minimum of around 10 people. Chances are that within a couple of days you’ll get to know most of the lift operators and ski instructors on a first-name basis. which is something you’ll probably appreciate if you’ve ever had to fumble a ringing phone with chilly fingers. adding to its air of isolated magic. most of them overseas-trained. Charlotte Pass is Australia’s first ski resort and still the highest – a great destination for a family holiday. and if you’re looking for natural snow cover. you’ll be sharing the mountain with an absolute maximum of only 600 people. Just a short distance from Mt Kosciuszko itself. although a very small number of day visitors do make it from perisher via over-snow transport. are certified and qualified in the latest teaching techniques. Sample the après-ski action in the Pulpit Bar at The Chalet. it’s been proven that one-on-one lessons are the best way to accelerate snow-sport skills for young children. the resort is essentially confined to those who are staying at Charlotte pass overnight. its small and secluded nature means children are safe and within sight at all times. Charlotte pass is the country’s single snowbound resort. For adventure skiing. Charlotte pass has a class that can sharpen your ski or board skills – either individually or in a group. Enjoy a celebration dinner in the Chalet Restaurant. all skiers are allocated classes on Monday morning for the weekly ski package. and speaking of lift lines. Must see and do Try night skiing on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Snow sports school if you’re aged somewhere between 5 and 105. Snowboarding (Mark Watson) 2 SnoWy MounTainS nSW . the view from the top of the Kangaroo ridge Chairlift over the Main range is simply breathtaking. you won’t find better anywhere in australia. There’s also no mobile phone coverage. on a clear day. The school’s expert instructors. Charlotte pass (Mark Watson). The oversnow access and the pedestrian-only. at Charlotte pass. Kosciusko Chalet. head left and ski the trees above the lodges. and every one of them is a ski-in. in winter the resort is only accessible by oversnow transport aboard a Snow Cat from the perisher Valley Skitube Terminal.

Charlotte pass has a number of smaller lodges and chalets.charlottepass. with a modern australian menu.Where to stay The heritage-listed Kosciusko Chalet is one of the landmarks of australian ski history. Kosciusko Chalet. who regularly use the facilities for family holidays. these days the Kosciusko Chalet is in tune with the 21st century. a quiet drink in front of blazing log fires or even a soothing massage. The Chalet caters especially well for children 3 to 13 years. all known for their warm. who have a direct investment in ‘their’ village.au CHarloTTe paSS 2 . and it’s family friendly.com. contact the Charlotte Pass Village Administration. You will be delighted with the warm and intimate atmosphere of this Bavarianstyle hotel. With cosy bars and lounges and a resident masseuse.charlottepass. Kosciusko Chalet is a boutique hotel and a family paradise with a difference. telephone: (02) 6457 5247. Built in the 1930s. Charlotte Pass is the highest resort in Australia. the hotel also features the Chalet restaurant. For more information. followed by fine à la carte dining. or visit our website: www. friendly and sociable atmosphere. this was the country’s first on-snow accommodation for visitors. with daily kids’ club activities that are free of charge for guests staying in the Chalet. that makes Charlotte pass the ideal choice for those who prefer their winter sports at their natural best. Children have their own special meal time and menu. While the children have their own special mealtime and menu. it is partly due to these regulars.com.au Charlotte Pass Accommodation Historic Kosciusko Chalet At 1. as well as the historic Kosciusko Chalet. There are free daily kids’ club activities for Chalet guests aged between 3 and 13. The Chalet also provides live music and entertainment six nights a week for the enjoyment of Chalet and lodge guests. Charlotte Pass Village Telephone 1800 026 369 www. Several of these lodges are owned and managed by their members. A snowbound resort nestled in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. you can have a relaxing massage before enjoying a quiet drink in front of a log fire. one of the finest licensed restaurants in the Snowy Mountains. While the hotel retains all the essentials of its historic past.760 m. leaving parents to enjoy fine à la carte dining. it also offers some of the country’s best skiing. The pristine alpine setting is not just visually spectacular.

Enjoy night skiing under the stars on Thursday and Saturday nights. Thredbo Snow Sports also offers five-day programs offering high intensity training and instructors for intermediates and above. and the instructors here communicate with flair. open bowls and groomed supertrails. if you haven’t skied before – or haven’t skied in a long time – you’ll be surprised just how Thredbo is also a great place to hone your skills. This unique mix offers something for everyone. 480-hectares of terrain. There’s something to awesome black trails for downhill screamers. and the shorter. Finish it off with a european-style ski village nestled in the bottom of the valley and you have a world-class resort that offers some of the most exciting terrain in the country. Thredbo Village. easy it is these days. lounges and a nightclub along with accommodation The intermediate trails cover 67 per cent of the options including self-contained apartments. The latest snowboards are just the same – light and easy to control. off-piste skiing far right: Thredbo Village (Thredbo) Just for kids Based at Friday Flat and specially designed for 3. such as wind-lips. On the slopes The purpose-built Friday Flat beginners’ area is a gentle slope with easy-to-use lifts to make learning the basic skills a breeze. Just drive right in. at Thredbo you can slide and grind your way park your car and get set for the thrills of through the four terrain parks. ridercross course a lifetime. clothing and accessories.to 6-year-olds. Thredbo Village you’ll find everything you need right in the village – ski or board hire. it’s all downhill on 672 vertical metres of snowcovered slopes. suit just about any budget. The hour-glass shape of modern skis makes them easier to turn. Photographs above left to right: Thredboland. and then there are the lodges. f g Must see and do View the spectacular Flare Run and fireworks display on the slopes every Saturday night. Heading for the après scene. Thredbo Snow Sports can set you up with a group or private lesson that’s just right for you. from there. Become a Snowy Mountains pioneer with a backcountry tour. the highest point on the mountain. even for beginners. Thredbo has it all – the largest snow-making system in the southern hemisphere and the longest runs in australia plus an assortment of thrilling tree-lined trails. Swoosh through the snow gums.Thredbo Renowned for its thrilling snow-riding action and nestled in the depths of a wooded valley. Thredbo is Australia’s premier alpine resort. 2 SnoWy MounTainS nSW . thanks to technological advances in the sport. They also guarantee to fasttrack your learning experience with a program that keeps you constantly improving. from the top of Karels. Thredbo. Friday Flat. The Thredbo difference For snow sports enthusiasts. Thredboland stimulates. fatter design makes learning easier and faster than ever before. Granite tors. down Saschas Schuss. cosy bars. Thredbo Snow Sports Thredbo’s off-piste areas are among the best in the southern hemisphere. a comprehensive snow-making system virtually guarantees top to bottom skiing. hotels and B&Bs. telemark or cross-country lesson. Explore the backcountry on a guided snowshoe tour. Whether you’re a complete novice or a black-run bomber. eucalypts and granite tors. There’s also a variety of restaurants with magic mountain views. Karels T-Bar takes you to the highest point on the mountain accessible via chairlift and. or natural features.

the action doesn’t end when the lifts stop for the day. Here you can work out in the gym. Thredbo Leisure Centre Just a five-minute stroll from the Village Square. the Thredbo leisure Centre is a fantastic way to blend fitness with fun. Whatever you’re looking for. dinner for two. The village has a reputation for the best après scene of any australian resort. telephone: 1300 020 589. tackle the 30-m climbing wall or take on the giant waterslide. Après-snow action in Thredbo. For those who choose to accept For more information. whack a ball around the squash court. and will have them cruising with style in no time. pilates and kick-boxing. and on Thursday nights.encourages and rewards children while they’re having fun against a majestic snowy backdrop. Tours are available for intermediate and advanced snow riders.au Mountain Hosts Want to tackle something different? or perhaps see the best that the mountain has to offer? The Thredbo Mountain Hosts will take you for a cruise on the main trails and whisk you off-piste to some secret spots for free. There’s also a kids-only snow cave and some cool entertainment. whether it’s a romantic 2 THredBo . a wonderful prelude to an après frolic. swim some laps in the olympic-sized heated pool. Thai. don’t miss the Flare run and fireworks display lighting up the Supertrail on Saturday nights. The Freeriders program also offers kids the chance to hone their terrain park skills. there’s a floating obstacle course called ‘Mission inflatable’. you can also book a one-on-one session with a personal trainer. Then there’s the huge array of dining and nightlife possibilities. Thredbo Freeriders is the program for skiers and snowboarders aged 7 to 14 years. each day the leisure Centre has scheduled fitness classes – yoga. Thredbo’s instructors teach the kids all the fresh moves. the challenge. you’ll find them at the top of the Gunbarrel express chairlift at 10 am and 1 pm daily from July to September. a quiet gluhwein by an open fire or letting loose with a live band. a pizza. the kids create their own snow light show with fibre optic flares in a Flare run – something for the whole family to enjoy. or visit our website: www. Thredbo has something just for you.thredbo.com. contact the Thredbo Resort Centre.

00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.30 to 9. rails. if you’re staying at a lodge in either perisher or Smiggins. The Columbia Fun park is a scaled back version of the rail park. Have fun at Tube Town. Snow gum (Michael Scott lees). with a 7-m transition and 5 m-high walls. Vital statistics perisher Blue consists of four adjacent ski areas – perisher Valley. perisher Blue has some of the hottest action on australia’s slopes. Must see and do Take the Perisher Express to the top to access a variety of runs. and there’s only the remotest chance that you’ll need chains to get there. jibs and hits. with smaller boxes. pSp Slopestyle is the main terrain park and home to huge table tops. hip jumps. perisher Blue has more than 60 lodges offering the convenience of ski-in/ski-out access. For freeride skiers and snowboarders. If you’re an experienced skier or snowboarder. there are four terrain parks plus a Superpipe. Perisher Blue is the place to be for the biggest and the best of everything – from skiable area to après-ski action. a Snowsports School. it’s that simple.Perisher Blue For maxing out your winter snow fun. in the overnight security-patrolled car park at the Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal. just inside Kosciuszko national park. From July to September buy a ‘First Tracks’ morning and enjoy exclusive access to an area of the resort from 7. given australia’s fickle winters. all tucked away on a protected ridge next to the leichhardt T-bar. The base elevation is 1. there’s everything you need to make the most of your ski holiday – including various dining options. information desk and Ski and Snowboard Hire. at the Skitube Terminal you’ll find everything you need for a day or a week on the snow. The Garnier Fructis rail park brings urban street culture to the snow.720 m – and height matters. try the Double Trouble area between Blue Cow’s Pleasant Valley Chair and Guthega. perisher express takes 8 at a time 0 SnoWy MounTainS nSW . with a terrain that is nothing less than sensational.000 skiers per hour. The pSp Superpipe reigns supreme – 95 m long and 16 m wide. stairs. free of charge. boutiques and bars – making perisher Blue the perfect location for a ski holiday. The nordic Shelter allows access to more than 100 km of marked runs for crosscountry skiers of all ability levels. and lifts such as the six quad-chairlifts and the eight-seater high-speed chairlift – the only one outside europe – cut through the queues in record time. park and catch the alpine railway train to either perisher or Blue Cow. of course. step-up jumps. making this the finest halfpipe in the country. Seven mountain peaks. quick and convenient way to get yourself onto the magic white stuff. Skiing the fresh powder. kickers. Fun on the slopes For freeride skiers and boarders. How to get there Skitube is the smart. The terminal lies at low altitude. equipment and gear hire. the snow tube park. Smiggin Holes. spines. and. Night ski at Front Valley on Tuesdays and Saturdays. fun boxes and the giant pSp Wall. Blue Cow Mountain and Guthega – which makes this the largest ski resort in the country. Simply follow the alpine Way from Jindabyne as far as the Skitube Terminal at Bullocks Flat. perisher’s lift capacity is close to 53. leave your vehicle.245 hectares of skiable area offer something for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities and aspirations. Photographs above left to right: Getting air-borne. including a Mountain pass office. rails. with cool features such as boxes. perisher Blue is also high. 50 lifts and 1.

crèche facilities are also available for tiny tots from as young as 6 weeks old.au Telephone 1800 026 369 www. you’ll save heaps if you sign up for the five-day with aof charge for guests staying in the Chalet.au Jindabyne Accommodation Perisher Valley Accommodation Perisher Valley Accommodation The Station Resort The Station Resort is situated in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains just minutes from Lake Jindabyne and Kosciuszko National Park.760 m. the Snowsports The Snowsports School offers some great School offers Super Groups. January 2007. take a specialist free-ride lesson with the Snowsports School. group lessons and signature programs warm and intimate atmosphere of this Bavariancountry’s best skiing. or visit Kosciusko Chalet. this superb hotel overlooks Front Valley. Jindabyne Telephone 1300 369 909 Perisher Valley Hotel This deluxe on-snow winter holiday accommodation is located at the base of the lifts and offers ski-in. art shows. So parents can hit the slopes worry free. Charlotte in SchoolPass the snow package.coaching per day. a jumping castle. the next level. please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions. Children have their own special meal time and fireworks. Children from 3 years can take part in the Junior Ski Kids program. with daily kids’ club activities that are free limit of three per group. contact Perisher Blue. You will be delighted with asSnowyas a great choice of one-on-one the sessions. which maximise deals. periSHer Blue 1 . buskers. leaving parents to enjoy fine à la carte stars and barbecues. Accommodation prices based on twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject to availability. it’s Historic Kosciusko Chalet always great to lift your game. graduating to the explorers Kids Club at the age of 6. and perisher At Blue 1.com. ski-out access.perisherblue. if you want to ramp up your skill level.com.charlottepass. A snowbound resort nestled in the heart of the Spring Carnival Beginning in September. style hotel. guided snowshoe walks.com. Perisher Valley Telephone (02) 6459 4455 www. Terms and conditions apply. the Spring Carnival is one of the highlights of the perisher Blue calendar. Featuring 31 deluxe rooms and split level suites with private balconies.table tops and hits. Charlotte Pass Village our website: www. well Mountains. Perisher Valley Telephone 1300 655 811 Rates: 2 nights from $279/person twin share* * Rates valid at date of publication.in front of blazing log fires dining. clowns. The Station Resort offers everything you need for a fantastic getaway! 8228 Snowy River Way. specially designed for women. With ski hire. Whether you ride on one plank or two. adultChalet is a boutique hotel and a family Kosciusko intermediate packages give you The Chalet caters especially well for children 3 to two-and-a-half difference. every day for two weeks there’s a Accommodation wealth of entertainment and special events such as live music. The pristine alpine setting is not just need to take you to it also offers some of the visually spectacular. movies under the menu. the heart of Perisher Blue. onsite bars and a choice of dining options. The lodge has fabulous views of the valley and features a very popular restaurant and cocktail bar. telephone: 1300 655 811. a quiet drink or even a soothing massage.perisherblue. night snowtubing. Charlotte Pass is the highest resort Snowsports School has just what you in Australia.au/winter/accom Corroboree Ski Lodge Corroboree is a charming High Country lodge in an excellent location opposite the Quad Express chair and the Village Eight Express chairlift. and personal attention and individual feedback paradise with a hours of 13 years. For more information.

ensuring your family has a safe and fun holiday. you’ll get a good run at Selwyn. Just drive in Must see and do Take a ride on the longest snow tube park lift in NSW. Snow step-by-step Wherever you are on the skills ladder. here your snow action can take many forms. ski and equipment hire and a food outlet. ‘Friendly Family Fun’. personal and great value for money. at the Milo Snow Sports School. Group and private lessons are available daily for everyone from 3 years up. Selwyn Snowfields is ‘drive-in’ snow sport at its best. Selwyn Snowfields rates fun as a high priority and everything about the resort is designed to make snow play easy. and Selwyn is kind to your credit rating. and you’ll get a real buzz from snow tubing at Wombat and Snowflake snow tube parks. squeal with delight and peel back the years. the moving carpet lift. the birthplace of Australian skiing. this is one of the best places to start. where you can find everything you need for a fun-filled. to heart. you can also let the kids go wild in Selwyn’s Bouncing Bogong Jumping Castle. or give them a spin on a toboggan. there’s Selwyn Snow World. Selwyn is the best-value winter playground in the country. Selwyn Snowfields is the perfect winter destination for family-oriented fun in the snow. action-packed day on the snow – lift ticket sales. or if you’re developing your skills as a skier or boarder. and you’ll find that the caring mountain staff take the resort’s motto. Snowtubing. including the Give it a Go package. Mega Mites and lift and lesson packages. For anyone new to snow sports. Selwyn’s team of highly skilled instructors will show you how much fun learning to ski or snowboard can be. Slap on some cross-country skis or snow shoes and follow the crosscountry trails to the top of Mt Selwyn. Take the self-guided walk through the historic gold-mining town of Kiandra. Selwyn Snowfields It’s snow time at Selwyn it’s not just about skiing and snowboarding. Photographs above left to right: Snowboarding lesson. For children aged 18 months to 6 years. For families if you prefer your ski resort small. The car park is located only a snowball’s throw from the ski slopes. with a range of affordable ski packages. about 40% of the resort’s runs carry the green ‘beginner’ rating. although there are plenty of 2 SnoWy MounTainS nSW . well groomed ski runs for people snapping on skis for the first time. as are all the facilities. where the views are spectacular. if you ‘re travelling from Sydney. just west of Kiandra and about one hour’s drive from Tumut or Cooma. safe and secure. Australia’s highest township and home of the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme.Selwyn Snowfields Small. where children can develop their skills and learn to have fun in the snow in an environment where they can feel comfortable. friendly and family oriented. Visit Cabramurra. Selwyn Snowfields is ideal. if your kids are aged 7 or under. they’ll love the specially designed program that includes riding on Gentle annie. taking the Snowy Mountains Highway turnoff to adaminaby. with lift tickets about two-thirds the price you’ll pay at the bigger resorts. another 48% are intermediate blue runs and only 12% have a black rating. Selwyn has one of the few toboggan parks left in australia. head to Canberra and continue south. Selwyn is located in the northern section of Kosciuszko national park.

in fact. Corroboree Ski Lodge Corroboree is a charming High Country lodge in an excellent location opposite the Quad Express chair and the Village Eight Express chairlift.au A unique holiday experience set on a secluded 100 acres of beautiful native Australia bushland. Selwyn Snowfields is no minor league player Perisher Valley Accommodation when it comes to making snow. telephone: (02) 6450 1742. Kosciusko Chalet is a boutique hotel and a family paradise with a difference.smhc.au (book your holiday online) These beautifully appointed. onsite bars and a choice Grooming the snow although it might be modest in size compared with some of australia’s major ski resorts.au For those with a budding racer in the family. These self-contained 2-bedroom log cottages with all the modern comforts are among the closest accommodation to Selwyn Snowfields. 9 Denison Street.au/winter/accom private balconies. Selwyn race and development Squad (radS) is the program with maximum appeal. Children of intermediate ability and above can take Jindabyne part in the resort’s exciting andAccommodation rewarding ski-training program. radS The Station Resort situated is designed to honeisthe skillsin the racing and foothills of the Snowy Mountains just minutes from techniques of young skiers aged 7 and above. Selwyn has progressively extended its grooming fleet. 8228 Snowy River Way.5 to 5 km. This means better skiing conditions – and a longer season. 6078 Snowy Mountains Highway.com. via Adaminaby Telephone 1800 641 064 email: gooandra@smhc. Featuring 31 of the mountain. Children have their own special meal time and menu. the heart of right.com. contact the valley and features a very popular restaurant and Cooma Visitor Information Centre. Adaminaby Telephone 1800 641 064 www. Snowy Mountains Highway. Selwyn has one of Valley Hotel Perisher the most sophisticated and efficient snow-making facilities of any resort in the This deluxe country and. cocktail bar.smhc. Blue. with daily kids’ club activities that are free of charge for guests staying in the Chalet. the resort’s snowaccommodation is located at the base of the making capacity has ski-outextended to cover lifts and offers ski-in. been access. The Chalet caters especially well for children 3 to 13 years. A snowbound resort nestled in the heart of the Snowy Mountains. leaving parents to enjoy fine à la carte dining. rest and recreation. You will be delighted with the warm and intimate atmosphere of this Bavarianstyle hotel.Charlotte Pass Accommodation Historic Kosciusko Chalet At 1. The lodge has fabulous views of the For more information. it also offers some of the country’s best skiing. Selwyn is also theThe Stationcross-country of dining options. The perfect place for a holiday. Our friendly staff can assist with your travel and accommodation arrangements and have special deals available on all Selwyn Snowfields packages.charlottepass. please contact the service provider for a complete list of terms and conditions. Adaminaby Telephone 1800 641 064 www.perisherblue. The pristine alpine setting is not just visually spectacular. which(02) 6459 4455 Telephone is far more resilient than natural www. which ensures that the snow is in the best Perisher Valley Accommodation possible condition. 80% deluxe rooms and split level suites with Front Valley.com. Varying in terrain.com. these trails range from 2. Accommodation prices based on twin/double share (unless otherwise stated) and subject to availability. Jindabyne Telephone 1300 369 909 With ski hire. at the same time.au * Rates valid at date of publication. a quiet drink in front of blazing log fires or even a soothing massage. place for Resort offers everything you need for a fantastic getaway! skiing.760 m. May 2006. SelWyn SnoWFieldS  . or visit our Perisher Valley website: www. Lake Jindabyne and Kosciuszko National Park. Charlotte Pass is the highest resort in Australia.selwynsnow. When the conditions arePerisherSelwyn’s snow guns create a dense snow base with a dry top Perisher Valley layer. For intrepid skiers there are 45 km of scenic trails to explore.on-snow winter holiday over the years.au Telephone 1300 655 811 Rates: 2 nights from $279/person twin share* Adaminaby Accommodation Snowy Mountains Accommodation Adaminaby Attraction / Activities Snowy Mountains Alpine Cabins HHHH Gooandra Alpine Cottages HHHI Snowy Mountains Holiday Centre Snowy Mountains Holiday Centre is a licensed travel agent specialising in complete holiday packages to Selwyn Snowfields.com. run by qualified coaches The Station Resort from the Selwyn Snow Sports School.com. Charlotte Pass Village Telephone 1800 026 369 www. fully self-contained 1-and 3-bedroom cabins are located only 25 minutes from Selwyn Snowfields on a 140-acre property that boasts magnificent views and a natural trout-filled stream. this superb hotel overlooks snow. Terms and conditions apply. Kosciusko Chalet.

The entire east wing is devoted to World War i. such as a can of golden syrup. Enjoy café society at Garema Place in the heart of the city. where the nation’s major cultural attractions are enhanced by the city’s natural setting. while the west wing is dedicated to World War ii. Matisse. The gallery  SnoWy MounTainS nSW . australian War Memorial. with a major exhibition focused on the Gallipoli Campaign. aircraft and artillery pieces. and humble household staples. or hop on the olympic dais and see what it feels like to be a gold medallist. rower. This exciting museum uses earthquake and zero-gravity simulators and computers as well as devices as simple as pendulums to stimulate and challenge young minds. galleries and attractions that mirror the country’s achievement. Spot the wildlife on the bushwalking trails at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. wheelchair basketball player or skier. The museum also has a significant collection of aboriginal and Torres Strait islands art. national Museum of australia. Take in the view from the National Capital Exhibition at Regatta Point. which became extinct in the 1930s. meteorology. guns. gymnasiums and workout tracks – are open for tours. an interactive facility that assesses your performance as a soccer player. the heart of phar lap. human perception and physics are all examined in a series of interactive exhibits that transform science into a hands-on experience. an intact Tasmanian tiger. the national Museum of australia freely admits that it doesn’t look like a museum – but its appeal is beyond doubt. Hire a bike and cycle around Lake Burley Griffin. the national Science and Technology Centre. Many of the megastars of the art world are represented in the collection. and who can give you the inside story on what it means to perform as this level. Monet and andy Warhol. Stroll around the embassies and high commissions. With displays of tanks. Stroll through the Australian National Botanic Gardens. picasso. Must see and do Book a seat in the visitors’ gallery in Parliament House for question time. Questacon. from rodin and rubens to Jackson pollock. National treasures australia’s capital is packed with museums. The australian War Memorial is both a fascinating museum and the country’s most visited memorial. See how you measure up against australia’s finest with Sportex. is an engaging and informative excursion into the world of science. The museum includes the only known surviving prototype of the Holden. With its striking architecture. The 90-minute tours are guided by athletes who are in training at the institute.Canberra and surrounds No tour of the Snowy Mountains NSW would be complete without a visit to Canberra. many of which reflect traditional national architecture. a moving tribute to those who have served the nation in war. each of the museum’s 20 galleries are dedicated to a separate conflict. established to enhance the performances of our elite athletes. the museum celebrates everyday life with a nostalgic look at the way things used to be. lake Burley Griffin far right: national Gallery of australia In the arts The national Gallery of australia is the country’s leading showcase for australian and international art. with armaments and uniforms as well as memorabilia from australians who were incarcerated in Japanese prisoner-of-war camps. Photographs above left to right: parliament House. earth sciences. the australian institute of Sport and its impressive array of training facilities – swimming pools. as well as chronicling some of the grand moments of australia’s history.

contact the Canberra and Region Visitor Information Centre.  CanBerra and SurroundS . telephone: 1300 554 114. or visit our website: www. from the forecourt of old parliament House. wood-fired bread. Most of Canberra comes to the old Bus depot Markets to shop for everything from designer knitwear and ornamental garden furniture to handmade soaps. in January. To market every Sunday. commences in mid-September. Brute horsepower is the name of the game. smoked fish. and the city has a number of public and privately owned galleries featuring the work of these artists. smoking. honey. farmhouse cheeses and sheepskin products. the Summernats Car Festival is Canberra’s screeching. Floriade. In any event Canberra has a lively festival calendar. of particular interest are the aboriginal and Torres Strait islander collections. is pure poetry in motion. and the crowds come out in their thousands to applaud the weird and the wonderful of the automotive world. Beaver Galleries in deakin (Canberra’s largest privately owned gallery) and the Canberra School of art Gallery. Head out for the day and discover rustic cafés. the former bus depot on the shores of lake Burley Griffin at Kingston becomes a bustling market with a carnival atmosphere. included in the list are the arts Shed at Tharwa. Canberra has a thriving arts community that produces some world-class artworks. The Canberra Museum and Gallery.com. you can also have a tarot card reading. The Canberra Balloon Fiesta. free-range eggs. the anCa Gallery at dickson. For more information. cool-climate wineries and art galleries – or make it a two-day affair with a night in one of the delightful guesthouses or B&Bs along the trail.au Gourmet trail Threading through a series of small and charming villages to the north of Canberra.visitcanberra. australia’s premier ballooning event. in autumn. and drift lazily into the dawn sky. dozens of hot-air balloons lift off from the lakeside. the poachers Trail is a great excuse for a country drive.also has a world-class collection of art from australia and asia. and it’s well worth timing your visit to coincide with one of the big events. Canberra’s colourful spring festival that sees Commonwealth park explode with thousands of massed tulips. thundering celebration of car culture.

hip hop artists. Thredbo Thredbo will be hosting the 2007 oceania Mountain Bike Championship. Fifty riders from new zealand and other oceania Confederation nations are expected to attend. Blues Festival. Photographs above left to right: Snowy river Festival (don Fuchs). Kosciuszko national park resorts – perisher Blue. March Australian Open Mountain Biking. mountain biking. of course. Lake Jindbyne Colonial dancers. Australian Speed and Marathon Championships. spills. Tumbarumba a traditional country event held annually on new year’s day. Tumut The arrival of autumn and its colourful transformation of the countryside has been celebrated since the early 1950s. all within walking distance of each other. More than 120 performers. parks and gardens are the focus of activities. Music fills venues throughout Thredbo. enjoy thrills. Adelong Bric-a-brac meets bling and covetable collectables. while music. après-ski entertainment. Thredbo Get into the groove at Thredbo with this threeday celebration of jazz. April Lake Light Sculpture. Cross Country. Cooma Rodeo. a family entertainment program and a classic sideshow alley. country and western crooners and rock’n’roll twisters are all part of the program when the shores of lake Jindabyne are set to party. Competitions set to provide spectator thrills and evoke passionfilled calls of ‘yee-ha!’ include the open Bronc ride. The event will feature downhill. Lake Jindabyne a full week of top competition on beautiful lake Jindabyne. play it cool in 15 venues across Thredbo at bars and restaurants. and the level of competition will be fierce across all disciplines. all ages and sexes will be competing for the top titles in australia. open Bull ride. 4X and the olympic discipline. paddling and running in. There’s also colour and action afloat with dragon boat races part of the festivities.Events January Tumbarumba Rodeo. bucking bulls and wild horses. Jindabyne The Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic is an all-day adventure for teams and individuals. attracting thousands of visitors. snowboarding. February Flowing Festival. Thredbo (Thredbo). fast-paced downhill action. racing to the finish line (don Fuchs). flower shows and fireworks form part of the festivities. combining swimming. it is part of the annual australian open of Mountain Biking. snow-shoeing. gala days. the shores of lake Jindabyne are transformed into a unique sculpture park that welcomes visitors day and night. Selwyn Snowfields and Charlotte pass – are open for snow play. including special overseas guests. Gold & Antique Fair. cross-country skiing and. the community centre and even at the top of the Kosciuszko express Chairlift. Steer Wrestling and Calf roping. Mountain Bike race. Tumbafest. a trail loops the lake and provides a scenic platform for a variety of art works. Thredbo. family skiing. Cooma Cooma becomes the cowboy capital when the local showground hosts a series of exciting roping and riding events. Festival of the Falling Leaf. Thredbo The annual Blues Festival hits a high note each year. May Jazz Festival. Sri Chinmoy Multi-Sport Classic. Snowy river Festival (don Fuchs) June Ski Season Opens The Queen’s Birthday Weekend marks the official start of the nSW ski season.  SnoWy MounTainS nSW . There are also food stalls. Tumbarumba This annual music and cultural festival is a showcase for the cool-climate wines and delicious regional flavours of The Snowy Mountains nSW. this fair pays tribute to adelong’s early days as a gold-mining centre and is a treasure trove of jewellery and just got-to-haves. great food and wine. on and around beautiful lake Jindabyne. Jindabyne Held over easter. open Bare Back.

and the program is packed with short films and feature length movies from around the world.Celebration of Winter. There are a number of categories. SNOWYfest International Film Festival. a range of categories are available resort. improver and open for the Champions.stockman’s relays. December/January NPWS Kosciuszko National Park Discovery Program a program of tours and events that encourages visitors to explore australia’s largest national park. a short film competition and stalls selling motorcycle goods.com. pool includes a daily $1000 cash prize and a movies under the stars and outdoor BBQs. as well as a host the participation of more than 500 fishing of fun-filled and entertaining events in the enthusiasts. novice. Saturday morning sees the traditional ‘Blessing of the Snow’. Held on lake Jindabyne. For more information on these and other regional events in New South Wales. eVenTS  . this arts festival celebrates the beauty of the Batlow countryside and honours the mountain township’s famous apples. dog high-jump competitions wood chopping. test rides. Batlow While the orchards are festooned with blossom. Dalgety The event features all the key attributes of Snowy river bush heritage . food stalls and craft markets. including fly. There is entertainment all day and night. a and the overall largest and heaviest catch. bush dances. activity on the slopes is matched with big-screen action. discovery features activities such as guided mountain walks. Please check with the contacts listed before you take your trip. the event has helped raise $70. The event attracts more than 500 spectators. dalgety. and later. spinning guided snow-shoe walks. indigenous dancers welcome the season. telephone: 13 20 77. Snowy Ride. Berridale. the challenge involves two experienced anglers who take a range of celebrities aboard their vessels to ‘fish’ for the largest catch. stopping at checkpoints in adaminaby. costs or damages arising in any way out of your reliance on the information contained in this brochure or your use or attempted use of any facility or service offered under this brochure whether caused by negligence. bush tucker. night snowtubing. storytelling and talks. Tourism New South Wales has no responsibility for the organisation or conduct of these events.visitnsw. October Apple Blossom Festival. Annual Bredbo Sheep Dog Trials The Bredbo Sheep dog Trials are run on two fields of the Bredbo recreational Grounds. prize jumping castle. including encourage. or visit our website: www. such as live music daily. Snowy Mountains Trout Festival Perisher Blue Spring Carnival running over seven days. *Tourism New South Wales has made every effort to ensure that the information in this brochure is correct at the time of publication and can accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies. Cooma and Bombala. To the extent legally permitted.au September Annual Celebration of Motor Cycles The annual Celebration of Motorcycles has displays. range of yamaha jet-powered marine products. saddle. Thousands of riders tour the Snowy Mountains. wildlife tours and vegetation surveys. Snowy Mountains Trout Challenge The Celebrity Trout Challenge takes place annually over the october labour day long weekend. The weekend helps to promote bike touring of the Bombala region. Free admission for spectators. This material is purely intended as promotion for these events. To date. Perisher perisher kicks off the ski season with a party.and whip-making. Tourism New South Wales accepts no liability for any claims. horse-shoeing. for entrants. clowns. and default or otherwise. brumby catching – paired with country cooking. bait. November Snowy River Festival and Snowy Mountains Regional Food Fair.000 for the Bombala Hospital’s nursing care unit as well as much needed new equipment. Jindabyne. Thredbo The annual SnoWyfest is held on the second weekend of the ski season. trolling. fireworks. For the rest of the weekend there’s an entertainment program designed to please visitors of all ages. art exhibitions. buskers. the annual September brings the great spring snow Snowy Mountains Trout Festival attracts perisher Blue is famous for. The Alpine Way The Snowy ride is an annual motorcycle event that takes in the 330-km alpine Way.

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so shade is scarce. although the mountain streams are crystal clear. note its position and phone emergency services on 000. if you’re heading for the high areas. Motorists should also take extra care after days of rain and also around sunrise and sunset when animals are more prevalent on the roads. fire bans and park regulations.000 accommodation choices are listed. but you may experience temperatures below 0°C. or when under the influence of alcohol. crash helmets are mandatory.au More than 5. and there are 500 tours to help you get out and explore the best of nSW with the experts. road works and other special areas still apply.visitnsw. due to ice and snow on the roads. also check the degree of difficulty of your walk: the scale is from 1 to 5. do not dive off rocks into natural pools that may be too shallow or you may sustain permanent spinal injuries. When walking. rodeos and campdrafts to whalewatching and sporting and cultural celebrations. kneedeep snow and winds above 100 km/h. weather. art galleries. which applies in all built-up areas. never walk alone. but some towns have streets with a 50 km/h speed limit. if you think you see a fire. Check the events section on the website for full details. road conditions in nSW can vary from multi-lane motorways to single-lane roads. join our escapes Club. drive slowly on narrow bridges and be aware of hazards such as flooded roads. from wine shows. a major cause of death and injury is driving while fatigued. music festivals.com. telephone 000. although gas barbeques provided by the park can be used. from boutique hotels and resorts to beach getaways and country retreats. Seek information on conditions from the ranger station or visitor information centre prior to departure. with narrow and unstable edges. especially if you have children with you. The signposted speed limit is the maximum driving speed allowable. This ban covers gas and fuel cookers. For information national parks and Wildlife Service Visitor Centres provide up-to-date information on winter road and weather conditions. against severe and changeable weather conditions. and the amount of ultraviolet radiation that passes through the earth’s atmosphere increases with altitude. even in cold weather. go to our website: www. For motorcyclists. above the tree line the average summer temperature is 10°C.com. putting you at risk of hypothermia. creeks and waterholes.visitnsw. and always take sufficient food and water for the duration of the walk. Take extra care when driving in the Snowy Mountains High Country as roads can be narrow and winding. but you’ll also have the chance to win some great travel prizes.Traveller Information Find out more on the web Looking for information about holidaying in NSW? To help plan a great trip to any part of nSW. Water safety Be very careful when swimming in isolated locations in rivers. it’s easy to get sunburnt in the Snowy Mountains. by law. ensure you are well rested before undertaking a long trip. it is illegal to leave a child unattended in a vehicle. zoos and national parks that add so much to your trip. at any time of the year there are great local events to enjoy.au Visitor safety tips Driving and motorcycle riding in nSW. which can change quickly at any time of the year. don’t swim or surf after dark. The best attractions in the State are also here – the museums. carry a mobile phone if you’re within range of a network. young children are particularly vulnerable to sunburn and require special attention. always tell someone where you are going and be prepared for unexpected Fires When a total fire ban is declared. they are often unsuitable for drinking. no fires of any kind are allowed in the open. during winter in Kosciuszko national park. Some roads may be gravel or compacted earth. which may have a current capable of sweeping your vehicle away. twowheel-drive vehicles must carry snow chains.05% and zero for l. always take precautions In an emergency. always pack warm and waterproof clothes. but remember that coverage within the Kosciuszko national park is patchy and low temperatures can affect batteries. In the bush if embarking on a bushwalk. reduced speeds at school zones. and if you want to plan a driving holiday. seatbelt-wearing is compulsory as are child restraints and baby capsules.and p-plate drivers. in alpine areas there are no trees. wineries. Share the driving whenever possible. with 5 the hardest. then follow our driving directions to plan your travel route around nSW. The blood alcohol limit for drivers is 0. www. not only will you receive our monthly e-news bulletin. Sign up for the latest deals To keep up with the latest travel tips and best holiday deals in nSW. and take a break every two hours. Weather conditions When travelling in the Snowy Mountains. TraVeller inForMaTion  .

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