Summer Adventures in the Snowy Mountains

No matter the time of year, the Snowy Mountains is full of romantic adventures… 

The Snowy Mountains region has more to it than most people think. Much of the attention is focused on the magical winter months, where the NSW ski resorts come to life with snow activity. However, couples looking for an active holiday during the spring, summer and autumn months will find the Snowy Mountains is a veritable adventure playground. Here’s a guide to the best things to do in the Snow Mountains in summer.

Chairlift up the mountain in Thredbo
Chairlift up the mountain in Thredbo

Mountain Biking

Mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains is an exhilarating experience, with a range of trails available to suit different skill levels. Thredbo is a popular destination for mountain biking enthusiasts in the area, thanks to the Thredbo Mountain Bike Park, which offers a variety of trails suitable for riders of all levels, from beginners to advanced. The park also provides chairlift access, making it easy for bikers to reach the top and enjoy the downhill trails.

Here, you’ll discover an extensive network of trails, including the Thredbo All-Mountain Trail, Ricochet, and the Kosciuszko Flow Trail. These trails differ in difficulty, with options for beginners, intermediate riders, and advanced downhill riders.

If you don’t have your own mountain bike, you can rent one in Thredbo. Additionally, the Thredbo Mountain Bike School offers lessons for beginners and coaching sessions for riders looking to improve their skills.

Horse riding in the Snowy Mountains
Horse riding in the Snowy Mountains

The many great lakes dotted throughout the region are host to just about all water sports and let’s not forget horse riding like the ‘Man from Snowy River’ in the vastness of the mountain ranges. A visit would not be complete without a trek to the top of Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko, located in the magnificent Kosciuszko National Park. It’s easily accessed by a chairlift ride from Thredbo.

With such a wealth of unique landscapes and waterways the Snowy Mountains provides the perfect natural setting for summer sports activities, adventure and eco-recreation making it a one-stop shop for couples looking for an action packed holiday.

It’s not all just for the adventure seekers though! The Snowy Mountains is also home to a variety of great restaurants and cafés, renowned cold climate wines, beer and schnapps. Fabulous driving routes line the region, encouraging exploration. Discover cellar doors, farm gates and spectacular scenery, as well as an extensive selection of accommodation options.The region is also bursting with a diverse range of festivals and events to see and do during the summer period.

The Snowy Mountains is a multitude of destinations wrapped into one.Take your pick from adrenalin-pumping action or simply relax and unwind away from it all enjoying crystal clear air, pure water, brilliant sunshine and great country hospitality.

So, why not think about a new summer adventure in the Snowy Mountains – there’s more to it than you think!

Abseiling in Thredbo
Abseiling in Thredbo

Kayaking snowy mountains
picnic snowy mountains
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