Canberra & The Snowy

Canberra & The Snowy

An Adventure Playground



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Major Destinations

Cooma is the largest town in the Snowy Mountains region and the gateway to the state’s alpine area. Rich in history, you can discover the fascinating story of the Snowy Scheme, or ‘Go to Gaol’ at the NSW Corrective Services Museum. Be captivated by the unique views and vistas on a country drive, and definitely don’t leave without sampling their very own locally roasted ‘Snowy Mountains Coffee’.

Buckenderra, a short 40 minute drive from Cooma is an ideal location for skiers in winter but also a relaxing spot in summer. If you’re a keen trout fisher, visit Lake Eucumbene. Go sailing, swimming or water skiing or tackle a 4WD track and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Things to See & Do

  • Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre
  • Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre
  • Nanny Goat Hill Lookout
  • Cooma Monaro Railway
  • NSW Correctional Services Goal Museum
  • Centennial Park
  • Eucumbene Trout Farm 

As Australia’s first inland city, the city streets of Goulburn reveal grand structures, such as St Saviour’s Cathedral, in a variety of architectural styles. Known for its antiques and bric-a-brac stores, Goulburn is the ideal place for a peaceful stopover in the country.

Things to See & Do

  • Big Merino
  • Bradley Grange & Brewery
  • Goulburn Rail Heritage Centre
  • Goulburn Historic Waterworks
  • Wakefield Park Motorway
  • Wombeyan Caves Karst Conservation Reserve
  • Australian Blues Music Festival (February)

The glisten of Lake Jindabyne announces your arrival to Jindabyne, a modern year round, cosmopolitan resort town. Near Australia’s highest peaks, you’ll find adventure tours in the snow season as well as warmer months, and treat your tastebuds to locally made wines, craft beers and schnapps.

Things to See & Do

  • Lake Jindabyne
  • Snowy Region Visitor Centre
  • Trout Fishing
  • Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery
  • The Wildbrumby Distillery & Café​
  • Kosciuszko & Jindabyne Breweries

A pretty town nestled into the Snowy Mountains, Adaminaby holds vast mountains, lakes and rivers to explore, fish and ski. A town for all seasons from skiing to Trout fishing.

Things to See & Do

  • Big Trout
  • Stage Curtains stage – Adaminaby School of Arts and Community Hall
  • Snowy Scheme Museum
  • Lake Eucumbene
  • Kiandra Goldfields
  • Snowy Mountains Trout Festival (Nov)

Queanbeyan is the largest city in Southeast NSW and is the ideal base for exploring Canberra and the surrounding regions from the Snowy Mountains to the majestic South Coast. Discover it’s charm and heritage with a visit to nearby historical towns and cellar doors on the wine trail.

Things to See & Do

  • Art Society Gallery
  • ‘The Q’ Performing Arts Centre
  • Historical Society’s Museum
  • Printing Museum
  • Heritage & Nature Walks
  • Googong Foreshores

Sutton has a country charm and is only 20km away from Canberra.  A picturesque grazing community, Sutton is the perfect place to escape the city for a peaceful country experience.

Things to See & Do

  • Montrose House and Berry Farm
  • Red Cow Farm Garden
  • Southern Highland Wines
  • Sutton Forest Estate Wines
  • Tulip Top Gardens (Sept/Oct)

Tumburumba is located on the western side of the Snowy Mountains and offers a variety of activities for the adventure seeker with mountains, rivers and lakes, parks, forests and farms and natural beauty to observe.

The history of goldmining, timber and cattle, and the cleverly engineered Snowy Mountains Scheme has created an intriguing heritage.

Things to See & Do

  • Boggy Creek Shows
  • The Tumbarumba Museum
  • Southern Cloud Memorial Scenic Lookout
  • Braymont Garden
  • Pioneer Women’s Hut Museum

Nestled in the picturesque Yass Valley on the banks of the Yass River, the township of Yass is bursting with great experiences. With its proud heritage connection to early rural Australia, a modern and well renowned food and wine scene, a thriving arts scene and boutique shopping, it is an experience not to be missed.

Hunt out adventurous activities, such as mountain trail horseriding, bushwalking and caving. At Wee Jasper Reserves, you can go camping, fishing, swimming, walking or picnicking.

Things to See & Do

  • Yass Railway Museum
  • Yass and District Museum
  • Burrinjuck Dam
  • Cooma Cottage
  • Yass Town Walk
  • Hume and Hovell Walking Track
  • Poacher’s Way

Popular Things To See & Do

  • Australian War Memorial
  • Parliament House
  • Questacon
  • Royal Australian Mint
  • Galleries – National Portrait Gallery, National Gallery
  • National Museum of Australia
  • Lake Burley Griffin
  • Mount Ainslie
  • Burrinjuck Dam
  • Mt Gladstone Lookout
  • Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery
  • Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre
  • Yarrangobilly Caves Sugar Cane Walk
  • Floriade (October)

Touring Routes

Explore this scenic route that passes through the foothills of the NSW Snowy Mountains on the western side of Kosciuszko National Park from Gandagi to Beeachworth. The Snowy Valleys Way is a touring route that encompasses over 300 kilometres of breathtaking scenery and landscapes and a a splendid drive all year long. More information

The 441 km drive travels from Canberra, through the Snowy Mountains high country and the Kosciuszko National Park, to the Murray River. The majority of this drive is through Kosciuszko National Park linking Jindabyne to Khancoban. The route winds its way through quaint country towns and alpine villages, with breathtaking views of the majestic mountains and sparkling rivers. More information