Hiking The Snowy Mountains Trails

The MOST popular hiking trail in Australia.

Southwest of Canberra and west of Cooma in the Kosciusko National Park, the Snowy Mountain Range in the Australian Alps has many trails of interest to hikers. The various tracks will take you past crystal clear streams, glacial lakes, deep gorges, high peaks, historic huts and other culturally significant sites.

To reach the Kosciuszko National Park, fly into Canberra and follow Highway 23 south to Cooma, which makes a great base. Then head west on Highway 18 to Pine Valley. Veer left on Kosciousko Road heading southwest through Berridale to Jindabyne. Just past Jindabyne, turn left on Alpine Way Road and follow into the Snowy Mountains.

Overall, Snowy Mountains Trails is the 1st most popular hiking trail of all 16 hikes in Australia.

Snowy River in Kosciuszko NP (NSW/AUS)

Snowy River in Kosciuszko NP (NSW/AUS)


Local Contact(s):  Kosciusko National Park (064) 56-2102; Morrel Adventure Tours (02) 388-1200.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Tropical Australia: QNLD And NSW" from

Recommended Map:  "TOPO Australia" from Garmin

Best Season:  Nov. - May

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Reynella (064) 54-2386

Luxury Loding:  Perisher Valley Hotel (064) 57-5030; Bernti s Mountain Inn (064) 57-6332

Breakfast Restaurant:  Crackenback Cottage, Jindabyne

Reference Source:  click here http://www.environment.gov.au/parks/

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  7/11/2016

ID:  6675


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