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Snowy Mountains

Located in the south eastern corner of New South Wales, the Snowy Mountains contains the five highest peaks in Australia including the highest, Mount Kosciusko at 2,228 meters. The range is a part of the Australian Alps and the continuation of the Great Dividing Range as it leaves Victoria and enters New South Wales to the north.

The range includes some of Australia’s most popular ski resorts and is fortunate to receive good natural snow falls during winter months. Much of the Snowy Mountains are included and preserved within the astonishingly beautiful Kosciuszko National Park.

The mountains are also the site of Australia’s largest engineering project in the Snowy Mountain Scheme. The irrigation and hydroelectric project harnesses both the Snowy River and several other rivers in the region as a source of electrical power for the south eastern states.

Thredbo

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On the banks of the Thredbo River and with Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, a few kilometers to the north,… Read More »Thredbo

Tumut

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To the north of the Blowering Reservoir and at the edge of the Riverina plains, Tumut is surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery… Read More »Tumut

Kiandra

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Kiandra is a ghost town of historical buildings with a history A few kilometers east from the Selwyn Snow Resort,… Read More »Kiandra

Jindabyne

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On the eastern side of the Kosciuszko National Park, Jindabyne sits on the lake formed through the damming of the Snowy… Read More »Jindabyne

Cooma

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On the Monaro Plains directly east of the Snowy Mountains and at the junction of the Snowy Mountains Highway and… Read More »Cooma

Tumbarumba

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On the edge of the Riverina region, the quaint township of Tumbarumbah, ‘The gem of the Highlands,’ is an ideal… Read More »Tumbarumba