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Things To See And Do On A Snowy Mountain Drive

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Whenever I tell people that Australia has snow-capped mountains, they are shocked! Australia is home to so many diverse landscapes, why not add snow-topped ski resorts to that list?

The Snowy Mountains, or The Snowies as we call them in Aus, are an adventurer lovers paradise.

So beautiful!

They have the highest peaks in the country, are lined with adventurous trails for hiking, or skiing, and even boast some magnificent caves and hot springs. Needless to say, there are plenty of things to do in The Snowy Mountains.

One of the best ways to explore the mountains in all their magnificence, is on a Snowy Mountains Drive, starting from Yarrangobilly and finishing in Jindabyne.

This drive encumbers all of the sites that make the Snowy Mountains famous. So when you’re ready, let’s take a look at the things to do on the Snowy Mountains drive…

Where is the Snowy Mountains?

The Snowy Mountains are Australia’s highest mountain range in Kosciuszko National Park and a popular tourist destination NSW.

They are located 49km from Sydney and 151km from Canberra.

What is the best time to visit Snowy Mountains?

When most people plan a trip to the Snowy Mountains they are usually heading straight to Thredbo or Perisher for some skiing action in the winter.

And I don’t blame them, it’s one of the best winter holiday destinations in Australia! While June to September is the perfect time to visit the Snowy Mountains for ski season, it’s not exactly the best time to go driving. After all, who wants to worry about getting stuck in snow?

It’s time to rethink about the Snowy Mountains as only a winter holiday; it’s a fantastic destination in the summertime. From December until February, you’ll be met with clear blue skies, warm weather and bright green plants and flora.

It’s the perfect time of year for a Snowy Mountains drive or getaway.

We loved experiencing this region during our trip to the Snowies in October. We recommend spending at least a week to appreciate the drive fully.

Stops on the Snowy Mountains Drive

Now you know a little bit about when to visit the Snowies, it’s time to start mapping out the Snowy Mountains Drive itinerary. Below are all the suggested stops and attractions to visit, as well as a list of things to do on the Snowy Mountain Drive.

Stop 1: Yarrangobilly Caves

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Yarrangobilly River Walk

Yarrangobilly is in the northern part of Mt Kosciusko National Park and is well worth exploring. It’s most famous for its caves, but it…

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