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About the Snowy Mountains

About the Snowy Mountains

The Snowy Mountains region is an iconic Australian treasure with a diverse climate, history, flora and fauna.

Famous as a snow holiday destination, the Snowy Mountains attract visitors the year round with its stunning scenery, unique history and variety of attractions.

Its unique beauty and stark contrasts, span its length and breadth. There is a real passion for this amazing part of the country, with its distinct seasons of fresh summer air and winter snow across an expansive mountain landscape. A land of spiritual connection for the indigenous culture for tens of thousands of years, the Snowy Mountains also holds a special place as the once province of European graziers in the mid 19th century.

Today the Snowy Mountains region is a significant tourism destination that attracts huge numbers of visitors each year for recreation and relaxation activities and to explore the rich history and diverse landscapes year round.

The region is famous as a snow holiday destination, however it is also alive in the summer months particularly in and around its pristine lakes and streams. Major events and festivals fill the Snowy Mountains each year or you can even catch a sheep sale, sample food at farm-gates or see a quaint country show. The Snowy Mountains region is also the perfect destination for a natural adventure or to enjoy a myriad of fun activities from climbing to the top of Australia's highest peak, to horse-riding like the Man from Snowy River in a spectacular mountain environment.