The Snowy Mountains is a significant and untamable high country where many myths and traditions of Australian identity were born. The region’s natural beauty, its activities and attractions combined with the history and folklore of its generous and friendly population make for a heady mix for the visitor.

Few would disagree that the "Snowies", as it is affectionately known, is one of Australia’s most beautiful and enjoyable destinations.
Known for being home to Australia’s best snowsports, it is outside this peak season the mountains shake off the snow to expose their real beauty.
Spectacular peaks, clear mountain streams and the clean, crisp, high country air provide a brilliant backdrop for your holiday experience.

In the warmer months of spring and summer, when fields of wildflowers bloom, one can become snap-happy on horseback in the high plains or enjoy the impressive scenery on a bushwalk along the rooftop of Australia.

Melting snow generates a surge for white-water rafters, trout fill the streams and the vast lakes offer great water skiing or the outlook for a perfect picnic.
Glacial lakes in the state’s largest National Park offer Australia’s purest water, while in the towns and villages quaint country pubs and local galleries abound.
The Snowies offer an abundance of natural and cultural attractions and activities – it’s up to you how relaxed or active you want to be.

TopDrive recommends the maps within this website be used in conjunction with a "to-scale" road maps available at Information and Visitor Centres.
Some roads within this website are closed at certain times of the year, or may require the compulsory carriage of tyre chains during winter. Check with a local Visitor Information Centre prior to travelling.
Please remember to keep your environment clean and unlittered.