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An invigorating outdoor holiday destination, the wonderful Snowy Mountains invite visitors to 'come up to the roof of Australia for a breath of fresh air' at any time, not only for the fun of winter sports but also for summer activities - the walking, fishing, camping and sightseeing are superb.
Reached from Sydney via the Hume and Snowy Mountains highways or from Canberra via the Monaro Highway, this beautiful region encompasses Mount Kosciuszko (2228m), the country's highest point, surrounded by hills and valleys, sparkling rivers and streams, natural and artificial lakes, silent bushland and breathtaking views. Much of this alpine wonderland is protected by the vast expanse of Kosciuszko National Park, the State's largest national park. Tucked into this pristine area are the alpine resorts of Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Perisher Blue, and Selwyn Snowfields - names particularly well known to winter sports enthusiasts. Gateway to these resorts is the town of Jindabyne, located on the shores of man-made Lake Jindabyne.