Canberra & The Snowy

An Adventure Playground

Canberra, Australia’s capital city is rich with Australian culture, history, monuments and galleries. It is the home of popular national attractions such as the Australian War Memorial and the National Museum of Australia.

A two hour drive from Canberra and you’ll be in the action packed Snowy Mountains region, a year round destination with its stunning scenery, unique history and variety of attractions and activities.

Things to see and do

Fast Facts

Find a Holiday Park in the Canberra & The Snowy Region

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    Buckenderra Holiday Village
    490 Buckenderra Road, Buckenderra
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    Talbingo Tourist Park
    45 Whitty Street, Talbingo
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    Reflections Holiday Parks Burrinjuck Waters
    2373 Burrinjuck Road, Bookham
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    Reflections Holiday Parks
    Yass Caravan Park
    1 Grampian Street, Yass
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    Governors Hill Caravan Park
    77 Sydney Road, Goulburn
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    BIG4
    NRMA Jindabyne Holiday Park
    6 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne
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    NRMA Parks & Resorts
    Lake Burrinjuck Leisure Resort
    590 Woolgarlo Road, Woolgarlo
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    Queanbeyan Riverside Caravan Park
    41A Morisset Street, Queanbeyan
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    Canberra Park
    Watson
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    Crestview Tourist Park
    81 Donald Road, Karabar
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    Capital Country Holiday Park
    47 Bidges Road, Sutton
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    Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park
    Lucas Street, Old Adaminaby
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    Goulburn South Caravan Park
    149 Hume Street, Goulburn
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    G'Day Parks
    Discovery Parks – Jindabyne
    6532 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne
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    Discovery Parks
    Good Hope Resort
    1087 Good Hope Road, Good Hope
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    Exhibition Park In Canberra
    10 Flemington Road, Lyneham
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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

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

Drive through the ghost-white gums of the Snowy Mountains to Cooma, across the range and down to the lush hinterland areas of the NSW South Coast including Merimbula and Batemans Bay. 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