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Snowy Mountains

This alpine wonderland offers a memorable experience for everyone. Home to the highest peak in the country, here you can tackle mountains on pristine snow in winter or enjoy hiking trails in the summer months. With Qantas now flying to Cooma, anytime is the perfect time to discover the adventure mecca of New South Wales.

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Checked and carry-on baggage included

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Places to stay

Across the Snowy Mountains you'll find a wide range of accommodation options, ranging from camp grounds to luxurious resorts. Each of the main alpine resorts will offer you a slightly different experience.

JindabyneOpens external site in a new window is set on Lake Jindabyne and is the service town for the neighbouring alpine resorts. From here you can do day trips to Thredbo, Perisher or Selwyn.

Thredbo offers a true village experience, with a number of restaurants, bars, cafes and events all within an easy walking distance.

Perisher is  the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere, where you have the choice of 4 different skiable areas — Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega and Blue Cow all providing on-snow accommodation options.

For Charlotte PassOpens external site in a new window you need to take oversnow transport from Perisher Valley. This is Australia's oldest and highest ski resort offering a unique experience also with on-snow accomodation.

Things to do

Home to the highest peak within the country, in the Snowy Mountains you can tackle mountains on pristine snow in the winter or enjoy the hiking trails in the summer.

In winter you have the option of several alpine resorts to base yourself for skiing, snowboarding, snow shoeing and toboganning. For the younger children there are several play areas to build a snow man, or slide down the mountain on a tube or a toboggan. Plenty of ski schools run daily, so while the little ones are learning, why not head to the slopes or relax at one of the luxurious day spas.

In summer try mountain bike riding or hiking on the wonderful variety of tracks, or enjoy fishing or a E-Foil Flite-Board ride on Lake Jindabyne — or just sit back and take in the sunset from Rushes Bay.

All year round you'll find lively music festivals to attend, or regional delights to sample including superb mountainside dining, or a tasting at a boutique winery, craft brewery or distillery.

The Snowy Mountains are also home to Australia’s highest mountain – the spectacular Mount Kosciuszko. Immerse yourself in this wonderful region with plenty of activities to suit your interests all year round.

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Where to go

More about the Snowy MountainsOpens external site in a new window Road around Lake Jindabyne

Explore the region

As soon as you arrive at Cooma-Snowy Mountains Airport, your adventure begins. If you're heading to Perisher or Thredbo in Kosciuszko National Park follow Kosciusko Road via Jindabyne.

If you're driving in winter, remember to stop at Jindabyne and rent snow chainsOpens external site in a new window which should be fitted as directed by the authorised National Parks and Wildlife Service. A national park pass for Kosciuszko National Park can be purchased onlineOpens external site in a new window or on the day you arrive.

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More places to dine in the Snowy MountainsOpens external site in a new window Eagles Nest Restaurant Thredbo

Food and drink

Experience dining at Australia's highest restaurant, Eagles NestOpens external site in a new window in Thredbo. Enjoy a chairlift ride to the top of Mount Kosciusko, then take in magnificient 270 degree views while enjoying a tasty breakfast or lunch.  

After a big day on the slope, you'll want to stop at Alpine BarOpens external site in a new window — a popular meeting point located in the heart of Thredbo village with outdoor seating around fire pits plus events and live music daily in winter.

More places to dine in the Snowy MountainsOpens external site in a new window
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Getting around

From the airport: Cooma Airport is located 16km from Cooma city centre and 46km to Jindabyne. Snowy Mountain ShuttlesOpens external site in a new window meet Qantas flights, or taxis can take you to Jindabyne. If you're travelling to any of the other resorts you might want to hire a car.

Distance to:

Perisher Valley: 77kms
Thredbo Village: 80kms
Charlotte Pass: 85kms
Selwyn Snow Resort: 98kms

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Disclaimer: + Meals, entertainment and service offerings vary between flights and cabins.

~ This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.