Things to Do in the Snowy River region

The Snowy River area is an absolute paradise for both active and relaxed travellers all year round.

From skiing at nearby resorts Thredbo and Perisher in the winter to hiking Australia’s tallest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko in the summer, you’ll find plenty to do.

Want to explore our town of Dalgety and support local business? Find out more here.

All these great activities to explore are within one hour of your base at the Snowy River Holiday Park in Dalgety.

The Boulders of Berridale (13 mins)

Another historic town, Berridale is only 15 minutes from Dalgety. Alongside the road between the two towns you can see granite boulders that have stood for 400 million years.

The location is popular with photographers for the incredible landscape, and also for the lovely row of poplar trees in the town.

Bright lights of Jindabyne (28 mins)

Relocated to make way for the Snowy River dam in the 1960s, you can still see the old town of Jindabyne underwater when Lake Jindabyne is low, from Waste Point Lookout.

The modern day Jindabyne is a buzzing hub for skiers in the winter, and some truly excellent family-friendly cycling in the summer.

Old Flour Mill, Nimmitabel (37 mins)

This historic village once had a corrugated dirt road which linked it to Cooma and the coast. These days Nimmitabel is famous for its historic flour mill, built by German settlers in the 1850s.

The town is located on the escarpment and has views across the plains. See if you can see the remnants of the ancient volcanic landscape.

History of the Hydro, Cooma (40 mins)

This is the biggest town in the Snowy region, built on the gold rush and then the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme.

Cooma is worth a visit for the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre with its interactive displays, and its historic buildings including the Raglan Gallery.

Big Trout at Adaminaby (52 mins)

Australians love ‘big things’ and Adaminaby is home to the Big Trout. Try your hand at local fly, spinner, trolling or bait fishing.

The town - which was relocated half a century ago for the construction of Lake Eucumbene - was also the location for the film “Phar Lap”. Each November it hosts the Adaminaby Cup Race.

Platypus Sanctuary, Bombala (52 mins)

Located in lush grazing country, the healthy rivers around Bombala contain some of NSW’s highest numbers of platypus, easily seen at the nearby Platypus sanctuary.

A new industry for the region is the lavender crop. Keep an eye out for local lavender jams, soaps and oils.

Touring the ancient Bundian Way

The Bundian Way is a 365km pathway of shared Aboriginal and European history that runs between Turemulerrer (Twofold Bay) and Targangal (Mount Kosciuszko), the highest point on the Australian mainland.

Aboriginal people were early guides to the colonial surveyors and settlers, and today’s visitors can see examples of two cultures using the one trail to access food, shelter and community.

The awesome Snowy River

From fishing to kayaking, platypus to picnics, the Snowy River serves many interests. It carves its way through the valley of the same name, starting on the slopes of Mt Kosciuszko and ending in the Bass Strait.

Around 70–80% of the Snowy River's length is protected by Kosciuszko National Park, Alpine National Park and Snowy River National Park.

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