This is a suggested 3 days 2 nights with a few bonus trips for your best experience for sightseeing and activities in the snowy region of NSW, and a side note for your trip to Hotham if you reside in Victoria. You are welcome to tweak them to suit your time and interests
+ This guide is for self-drive only. The drives could range from 1h to 8h. Better to travel with friends so you can take turn to help each other drive.
+ Be well-prepared with clothing gears, best to get yourself a good set of snow jackets, pants, shoes, and snow gloves. There are plenty of shops in and near the mountain, which we can list below for you to choose.
+ Essential Gears:
- 4WD vehicle if possible or 2WD with the must of snow chain.
- Snow gloves
- Waterproof boots/shoes
- Snowy jacket if possible with thermal layers
- Skiing equipment: bring along your ski equipment if you have them or if not, you can hire them at a local shop in Jindabyne to enjoy a day out skiing playing with snow up to the mountain.
+ Accommodation: This guide will be based in and around Jindabyne, the central hub of the snowy mountain. You can organise your accommodation and base here to explore the surrounding areas. A few more affordable options below:
- Motels in Cooma and Berridale, 65km before Jindabyne, so expect to drive a bit more if you do choose. This town has plenty of facilities, shops, and restaurants, very suitable for groups.
- Dalgety has Snowy river caravan park that could offer a very affordable rate. Of course, expect a longer time to travel to the mountain.
- If you feel adventurous and have enough gears, there are nice camping ground includes Thredbo Diggings and Island Bench.
+ Best time to visit: you can enjoy the mountain pretty much all year round. But of course, if it has snow, it is better! The optimum time for snow coverage is from July to the end of August.
(Please note, due to Covid, availability and restriction in the national park may apply, please check with the National Park before you go)