Snowy Mountains - New South Wales
Mount Kosciuszko National Park.

The Snowy Mountains region is a unique wonderland of rivers, mountains, caves, ski fields, and glacial lakes.

The Snowy Mountains, also known as "The Snowies", are Australia's highest mountain ranges and is the location of Australia mainland's highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, reaching 2,228m. They are located in southern New South Wales and are part of the larger Australian Alps and the Great Dividing Range.

The region experiences a large natural snowfall every winter, normally falling during June, July and early August. Part of the mountains known as Main Range contains mainland Australia's five glacial lakes. The Snowy Mountains region comes alive with colour in summer and autumn, and the rivers, streams, forests and lakes mean there's no shortage of fun things to do.

The range is perhaps best known for the Snowy Mountains Scheme, a project to dam the Snowy River, providing both water for irrigation and hydroelectricity.

The 700,000-hectare Kosciuszko National Park is home to Mt Kosciuszko and a fantastic venue for adventure seekers. There are many bush camping spots at Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat, including many lakes and streams, bushwalks and relaxation.

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