|The Snowy Mountains are Australia's adventure playground and the Snowy Mountains Backpackers is your base. Pick your activity to suit the season. In winter board or ski at Australia's premier resorts. In spring make use of the snow melt as it floods the upper Murray and provides the best White Water Rafting. Summer and Autumn are unbeatable for mountain biking, wakeboarding, sailing, canoeing, hiking, horse riding and more...|
|Walk to the Top Of Oz|
|Hike to Australias highest peak - Mt Kosciuszko. Take in the breath taking scenery of the Snowy Mountains & Victorian Ranges.|
|There are many walks to do in this area. Join a guide & discover the unique Alpine flora & fauna. Do the loop & spend a day discovering the Alpine lakes or hike to some of the areas highest peaks passing by the old historic huts of the Snowies. Walk or ride to huts that are in unspoiled mountain country, stopping on the way to view cascading waterfalls & meandering rivers. This is not to be missed, Youll Love it!!|
|On the water...|
|WHITE WATER RAFTING
As the snow melts off Mt Kosciuszko it transforms the Mighty Murray River into Australias adrenalin pumping white water challenge.
|Join a great team of experienced guides to take you down the gentle rapids which meander through sub-alpine forest. Master the rafting skills before the river descends into the MIGHTY Murray Gates Gorge. 6 kms of continuous rapids. Near the end of the gorge the river relaxes & allows you time to enjoy the spectacular alpine wilderness.|
|CANOEING & KAYAKING
The Snowy River is a beautiful location for the adventures & families to practise first in calmer waters, before moving downstream to tackle the white water. The rapids are challenging & exciting for all paddlers, yet safe & fun for beginners. Enjoy lunch on the sandy beaches surrounded by wilderness, & swimming in crystal clear waters. Canoeing is also a popular activity on Lake Jindabyne.
|BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE.....
Wakeboarding, waterskiing, tuberiding, sailing and swimming are all found on Lake Jindabyne through the summer months - a short walk from the Backpackers' front door.
The Snowy Mountains are Australia's Mountain Biking Mecca. There are extensive trails around Lake Jindabyne and throughout the Kosciuszko National Park which are suitable for all levels of riding. You can pedal just about anywhere whilst taking in the spectacular scenery!
|SNOWBOARDING, SKIING & SNOWSHOEING
Theres nothing better than waking up to a sunny day, fresh snowfalls, & getting fresh tracks. After ripping it up on the mountain you head down for a heart warming drink. Then you head off to check out the nightspots. Crawl home for a quick recovery before hitting the slopes to do it all again.
|Abseiling & climbing|
|There are many climbs at different locations. The Rock at Snowy River near Jindabyne is a challenging climb. It overlooks the beautiful Snowy River & faces the dam wall. The professional guides will take anyone keen to have a go. It is safe and they will instruct you in the skill of abseiling. Youll tackle easy drops/climbs and progress to more challenging vertical faces & overhangs. The one day climbs at Khancoban & Main Range locations offer exciting abseiling & rock climbing adventures. Hang from a rope over a sheer drop! Climb granite tors in spectacular Alpine Country. No experience necessary, Great fun, easy & challenging.|
|Become the Man or Woman From Snowy River & ride through some spectacular unspoiled mountain country. Passing over rivers & stopping by some historic huts, spotting wildlife. Climbing up through valleys to reach the top of some of Australia's most breath taking views. Overnight treks offer great food, entertaining company around the camp fire & journeys deep into the wild untamed mountain country. There are different rides to suit everyone.|
|The Snowy Mountains offers some of the best Trout fishing in Australia. If you have always wanted to try fly fishing then have a lesson with some of the experienced guides in the area. They will introduce you to some beautiful wilderness beside meandering mountain streams and rivers. Also get a boat ride up to some of the secret spots to catch the famous trout. This is not only a great day fishing it also is getting out into the peace & tranquillity of the local area & take pleasure at the sounds & sights that not many get to see.|
|Mountain Air Joy Flights|
|Enjoy a flight of a lifetime. Fly over the highest peak in Australia Mt Kosciuszko, looking down on all the awesome mountain ranges. Fly over the skifields & resorts viewing the main range & Australias Alpine wilderness. Fly over one of the Snowy Mountains main attractions Lake Jindabyne giving views of the spectacular snowies.|