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Snowy Mountains

A popular skiing and snowboarding destination, the Snowy Mountains region is located in southern NSW and includes the Kosciuszko National Park.

Major centres within the Snowy Mountains include Jindabyne, Cooma, Tumut, Tumbarumba, Berridale, Dalgety and Bombala.

During snow season, from June to September, you can visit the snow resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Mount Selwyn. With year-round fly fishing, the warmer months are ideal for mountain biking, bush walking and horse riding activities.

The region is well known for the Snowy Mountains Scheme, Australia’s greatest engineering project that creates hydro-electricity. Other attractions include the UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve, the limestone Yarrangobilly Caves, the Tuross Falls and the platypus reserve in Bombala.

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Getting to the Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains is located in the South East and Tablelands region of NSW, around 490 kilometres from Sydney.

NSW TrainLink Regional train and coach services run between Sydney and Cooma, Jindabyne and Bombala, via Canberra. There are services between Sydney and Tumut and Tumbarumba too, via Cootamundra. From Sydney or Canberra services connect to most other major centres. Find a timetable and book your seat.

Getting around the Snowy Mountains

Private bus operators and taxi services run throughout the Snowy Mountains. Find an operator in the Snowy Mountains.

Snowy Mountains bus trial

A trial bus service connecting Jindabyne, Perisher and Thredbo will make travelling through Kosciuszko National Park even easier this snow season.

The extra services will allow greater access the region and safer journeys with less people driving on alpine roads during peak periods, while also removing the frustrations of having to find a car park.

The bus service will pick-up and set-down at four locations in Jindabyne, so you can leave your car parked at your accommodation and easily walk to one of the stops.

Find out more about the Snowy Mountains bus trial