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What are the best things to do in the Snowy Mountains?
Mount Kosciuszko is Australia’s tallest mountain and a must-see for travellers who book Snowy Mountains holiday packages. The mountain reaches an impressive 2,228 metres tall. There are two hiking trails that reach the summit of Mount Kosciuszko – one starting in Thredbo and the other at Charlotte Pass. A chairlift takes hikers to the start of the Thredbo hike, then it’s about 13 kilometres to the top. The Charlotte Pass hike is a bit more challenging at 18.6 kilometres. However you choose to reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views across the region once you get there.
The Yarrangobilly Caves is another striking landmark to visit after booking Snowy Mountains holiday packages. It’s made up of six limestone caves in the northern end of Kosciuszko National Park. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of South Glory Cave – the largest of the Yarrangobilly Caves – or book onto an official tour to see the other five caves as well. After exploring the caves, head above ground to take a dip in the Yarrangobilly thermal pool. The Yarrangobilly Caves are open year-round, so you can visit no matter what season you travel on Snowy Mountains packages.
Set aside time to take a scenic drive down Alpine Way after booking Snowy Mountains holiday packages. The road winds its way through Kosciuszko National Park, offering up views of dramatic snow-capped mountains and alpine forests. There are many pull-off points along Alpine Way where you can stop to admire the view, access hiking trails, go mountain biking, and watch for local wildlife. Alpine Way stretches for a total of 108 kilometres. Visitors holidaying on Snowy Mountains packages can choose to drive the whole way or take in just a portion of the scenic road.
When is the best time to visit the Snowy Mountains?
There isn’t a bad time to travel on Snowy Mountains holiday packages. Determining which season you should visit all depends on what you’re looking to do there.
The summer days have pleasant temperatures around 18° to 20°C – perfect for non-snow activities like hiking and mountain biking. Make sure to bring some warm clothes even when you book a summer hotel and accommodation in the Snowy Mountains as nighttime temperatures often go down to about 5°C.
Winter is the most popular time to travel on Snowy Mountains accommodation and flight packages. Just like you’d expect from the name, the mountains turn into a snowy winter wonderland in the colder months. Book your Snowy Mountains holiday packages during this time if you love skiing or snowboarding. Winter temperatures range from about -5° to 5°C, so come prepared with warm clothing. Snow sports are available all winter long, but you can enjoy peak snow by travelling on Snowy Mountains packages in July or August. Since winter is the high season, hotels and accommodation in the Snowy Mountains can book up, so be sure to reserve your room well in advance.
Autumn and spring are quieter than the summer and winter seasons. They’re the least crowded time to visit and also the best time to score a bargain on hotels and accommodation in the Snowy Mountains. Daytime temperatures during each of these seasons average around 8° to 15°C, while evenings can drop to about 0°C. Autumn and late spring are nice times to go hiking, and you’ll also be treated to some beautiful foliage by holidaying on Snowy Mountains packages in autumn. Are you hoping to ski without the large winter crowds? Consider booking Snowy Mountains accommodation and flight packages for early spring. The ski lifts run until October.
What is the best way to get around the Snowy Mountains?
A car is essential when visiting the Snowy Mountains as there’s no public transport. Having access to a car will grant you plenty of freedom to explore the region while holidaying on Snowy Mountains packages. Consider hiring a 4WD, especially if you’re travelling to the Snowy Mountains in the winter. They’re best equipped to handle the snowy roads and alpine tracks that you’ll encounter in the colder months. A 2WD is also perfectly safe – just make sure the car has snow chains on the tyres when picking it up. They add extra grip in the snow, and 2WDs are legally required to have them for portions of the Snowy Mountains between June and October. You can hire a car through Webjet after booking your Snowy Mountains accommodation and flight packages.