The Snowy Mountains region of Australia is famous for its unique scenery and the ski fields of Thredbo, Perisher, Guthega, Blue Cow and Charlottes Pass. Summertime activities include trout fishing, hiking, sailing and cycling.
The Kosciusko region of Australia offers a wide range of winter sports activities. It contains the alpine ski resort of Thredbo which is famous for having Australia's longest runs and vertical drops. It also contains the combined Perisher and Blue Cow ski resort which is renowned for the huge variety of its snow terrain. The Snowy Mountains region is also bisected with cross country ski trails. Thredbo also offers a bob sled run which is open throughout the year.
The region is famous for its brown and rainbow trout fishing in summer. The rivers are open from the October long weekend until the June long weekend. Lake Jindabyne is open to fishing all year round. Brown trout fishing in the Thredbo, Moonbah, Eucumbene, Gungarlin and McLaughlin Rivers is very popular. Brook, brown, rainbow trout and atlantic salmon can be caught in the lake.
Fishing from the shore just in front of Edzell is very convenient and often productive - especially at dusk.
Summertime brings hikers to the region to enjoy the many well marked trails which reveal spectacular views, fields of wild flowers and scented snow gums. The Kosciusko National Park has walks to the highest peak in Australia as well as paths through gum forests along the side of clear, bubbling rivers. It is common to see kangaroos, emus and parrots. Rivers are also home to the shy platypus. Wombats are active in the early morning and evening and are also very common in the region.
BIKE RIDING and WATER SPORTS
Once the snow melts many ski trails become mountain bike paths. Trails down the face of Thredbo Resort are popular as a chair lift can be used to access the top part of the ridge. A new trail down the side of the scenic Thredbo River uses a number of purpose built bridges to cross the sparkling water. A cycle and walking track is also available just in front of Edzell which travels a short distance around the lake. In summertime the lake is used for water skiing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and wind surfing.
The region is a very attractive destination for tourists who enjoy skiing, walking, fishing, horse riding, water sports, golf or sight seeing. The spectacular views, clear rivers tumbling over granite boulders or glimpses of Australian wildlife bring tourists from all over the world. Fields of colourful paper daisies bloom on the alpine plains in late summer. The National Park Visitors Centre at Jindabyne is a good first stop to planning a days events and checking on the changing mountain weather. There is a huge array of activities to enjoy in the surrounding region in both summer and winter.