The Snowy Mountains are part of Australia’s Great Dividing Range and home to Mt Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia. While it’s a popular destination for snow enthusiasts in Winter, it offers many activities that make it a worthwhile place to visit in other seasons as well. From physical activities and competitions to music festivals and food trails, there’s something for everyone on a Snowy Mountains holiday.
Things to do in Warmer Weather
There is a huge variety of tracks suited to walking or mountain biking. They range from short and easy for the inexperienced to long and far more difficult for those who like a challenge. The bonus is the spectacular scenery everywhere, not to mention the carpets of wildflowers that spring up at their best in December and January.
Yarangobilly Caves is a series of five caves, where you can take yourself on a self-guided tour through South Glory or be guided by others through the others. Afterwards you can refresh yourself in the thermal pool, which is only a short walk away and is naturally heated all year round to a comfortable 27 degrees.
With 16 lakes and multiple rivers and streams, the Snowies are the perfect place to get in a bit of fly fishing for trout or salmon.
Other options include exploring historic buildings and lookouts and picnicking in one of the many areas available. If you own a 4WD there are plenty of tracks to explore and there are plenty of options to go horse riding and canoeing as well.
In Colder Weather
Of course in Winter, the Mountains are renowned for all things snow-related. You can choose form skiing, tobogganing, snowboarding and snow shoeing at a huge variety of resorts offering activities for all levels of experience or if you prefer to stay cosy and warm, visit one of the many eateries and pubs that offer warmth and comfort food throughout the region.
Places to Stay
There are 16 caravan parks and campgrounds scattered throughout the Snowy Mountains. One of them is sure to meet your requirements.
Regardless of how varied the interests of your family are, there’s something to suit everyone when you choose to explore the spectacular Snowies.
If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s able to accommodate fishing rods, mountain bikes and snow gear as well as the rest of the stuff a family needs to take along on holiday, you can’t go past a Goldstream RV caravan. Take a look at our range to find the right model for you.