9 days in Snowy Mountains Itinerary

9 days in Snowy Mountains Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Drive:  5 h
1
Tumbarumba
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Perisher Valley
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Bombala
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Cooma
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Sydney

1
night
Tumbarumba

Tumbarumba ©
Tumbarumba is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, about 480km southwest of the state capital, Sydney. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): get advice or help at Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Pioneer Women’s Hut, then do a tasting at Courabyra Wines, and then explore by horseback at Mountain Ash Trails.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tumbarumba road trip planning website.

Sydney to Tumbarumba is an approximately 5- hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Tumbarumba to be little chillier, temps between 20°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Perisher Valley.

Things to do in Tumbarumba

Museums Trails Parks
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Courabyra Wines ©
Courabyra Wines
Mountain Ash Trails ©
Mountain Ash Trails
Pioneer Women’s Hut ©
Pioneer Women’s Hut

3
nights
Perisher Valley

Perisher Valley ©
Perisher Valley, commonly called Perisher, is a valley formed below Mount Perisher, a mountain that is located in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.Located in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council, the valley is the site of one of four resort bases of the Perisher Ski Resort, which also comprises Guthega, Blue Cow and Smiggin Holes. Get in touch with nature at Perisher Blue Ski Resort and Lake Jindabyne. Change things up with these side-trips from Perisher Valley: Thredbo Village (Kosciuszko National Park & Thredbo Alpine Village) and Jindabyne (Jindabyne Brewing & Kosciuszko Brewery). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Wildbrumby Thredbo Valley Distillery, hit the slopes at Ski Tube & Summit Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Charlotte Pass, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tom Groggin Campground.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Perisher Valley trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tumbarumba to Perisher Valley takes 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tumbarumba in May: high temperatures in Perisher Valley hover around 16°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Bombala.

Things to do in Perisher Valley

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Jindabyne, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kosciuszko National Park ©
Kosciuszko National Park
Lake Jindabyne ©
Lake Jindabyne
Charlotte Pass ©
Charlotte Pass

1
night
Bombala

Bombala ©
Bombala is a town in the Monaro region of south-eastern New South Wales, Australia, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at River Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bombala Platypus Reserve, and then delve into the lush surroundings at South East Forests National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bombala trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Perisher Valley to Bombala takes 2 hours. Traveling from Perisher Valley in May, things will get a bit warmer in Bombala: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cooma.

Things to do in Bombala

Parks Wildlife Trails
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Bombala Platypus Reserve ©
Bombala Platypus Reserve
River Walk ©
River Walk
South East Forests National Park ©
South East Forests National Park

3
nights
Cooma

Cooma ©
Cooma is a town in the south of New South Wales, Australia. Get a sense of the local culture at Corrective Services NSW Museum and Raglan Gallery & Cultural Centre. Explore Cooma's surroundings by going to Dalgety (Snowy Vineyard and Microbrewery & Dalgety Historic Town and River Walk) and Adaminaby (Lake Eucumbene & Snowy Scheme Museum). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Shut the Gate Wines, browse the exhibits of Charles Davis Photography Gallery, relax in the rural setting at Eucumbene Trout Farm, and go for a walk through Mount Gladstone Lookout.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cooma travel route planning app.

Getting from Bombala to Cooma by car takes about 1.5 hours. When traveling from Bombala in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cooma: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cooma

Museums Wineries Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Dalgety, Adaminaby, Shut the Gate Wines
Highlights from your plan
Corrective Services NSW Museum ©
Corrective Services NSW Museum
Shut the Gate Wines ©
Shut the Gate Wines
Lake Eucumbene ©
Lake Eucumbene