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Getting Here

Getting Here

Travelling to the Snowy Mountains is easy with many ways to get here.

Most people who travel to the region choose to drive by car or motorcycle. It’s always inspiring when you first see the highest peaks in the distance from the road. And it all starts with an easy hour drive from Canberra to Cooma. Drive Now provides an excellent service for people wanting to hire a car or campervan and drive to the region.

For those wanting to fly, the Snowy Mountains Airport has regular Regional Express (REX) services year-round. It’s less than an hours flight from Sydney.

Canberra Airport has regular flights from all over Australia and now has direct flights from Singapore and Wellington. For details visit Canberra Airport website.

By Car

Most people travel to the region by car, as this is the most flexible and rewarding way of exploring the mountains. The region is well served by a network of sealed roads boasting diverse and spectacular scenery. The Kosciusko Alpine Way from Jindabyne to Khancoban, the Snowy Mountains Highway between Tumut and Cooma, The Snowy Valleys Way from just out of Khancoban through Tumbarumba to Tumut, the Monaro Highway running south from Canberra and the Elliot Way from Tumbarumba to Cabramurra, all pass through stunning landscapes.

A fee applies for vehicles using the Kosciusko National Park, with entry stations on three of the main roads entering the park. Summer Daily passes are $16 per vehicle. Winter surcharge daily passes are $27 (NSW Pensioner Card holders are exempt from this cost).

Some minor roads may be unsuitable for caravans and hire cars, and don’t forget to check the seasonal information if travelling here in winter. Transport NSW have great information on driving safely in winter with tips on how to drive in the snow.

By Air

Snowy Mountains Airport

Regional Express (REX) conduct year-round return flights from Sydney into Snowy Mountains Airport (Cooma). Bookings are now open and service details are available through the Regional Express website.

During the snow season, the Alpine Resort Shuttle service connects with each flight into and out of Snowy Mountains Airport, with return trips to each snow resort. For bookings go to visit Alpine Resorts Shuttle.

Tourism Snowy Mountains recommends Europcar rental cars (available at Canberra Airport), for the drive to the Snowy Mountains. In winter, transfers from Canberra Airport to the resorts, can be arranged through coach companies.

Canberra Airport

Canberra Airport is between 1.5 - 2.5 hours drive from the Snowy Mountains (depending on your local destination). There are daily flights to Canberra from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle and Perth. Connecting flights from some other capital cities are also available. Check flight information for scheduled flights into and out of Canberra Airport.

Qantas 
Phone 13 13 13
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Virgin Australia
Phone 13 67 89
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Flights from Singapore and Wellington

On 21st September 2016, Canberra Airport will be welcoming international flights direct from Singapore and Wellington (NZ) four times per week.

Singapore Schedule

Flights from Singapore to Canberra operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, departing 11.00pm and arriving 08.35am.

Flights from Canberra to Singapore operate Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, departing 11.30pm and arriving 05.50am.

For more information visit the Canberra Airport website.

By Motorcycle

The Snowy Mountains is a region of natural beauty, fresh clean air and a great place to ride a motorcycle, and the region provides some of the best motorcycling routes Australia has to offer. When riding through the Snowy Mountains, there are a number of routes you can choose from. Discover the Snowy Valleys Way, Snowy Mountains Highway, Monaro Highway, Cann River Highway, Alpine Way, Elloitt Way, Tooma Road and Batlow Road to mention a few.

The unique features of the area, combined with the friendly people and the scenic towns and villages, make riding this region a truly memorable experience. The Snowy Mountains also offers the rider with the challenge of riding on varied road conditions that requires skill and care.

View our suggested itineraries for some touring ideas or download more information on motorcycling in the Snowy Mountains.

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