Two people cycling around the Kosciuszko National Park © Destination NSW

Canberra and the Snowies: a 6-day road trip adventure

Written by Visit Canberra

Canberra and the Snowies: a 6-day road trip adventure

Two girls walking through Australian National Botanic Gardens © VisitCanberra

Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Travel tip

If you’re travelling with young children, the Pod Playground at the National Arboretum Canberra is a must-do. You won’t be able to get them away from the giant acorn cubbies!

Person cycling on the Centenary Trail © VisitCanberra

Centenary Trail, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Insider secret

For more mountain biking adventures, Mt Gladstone has awesome trails about 1.5 hours from the Centenary Trail and five minutes from the town of Cooma.

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House in Canberra © VisitCanberra

Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory © VisitCanberra

Fun fact

Visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre in Cooma to find out about the famous Snowy Hydro Scheme’s engineering, history, water management and power generation.

View of Lake Crackenback Resort in the Snowy Mountains © Tourism Snowy Mountains

Lake Crackenback Resort, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales © Tourism Snowy Mountains

Fun fact

The Kosciuszko National Park is home to the Yarrangobilly Caves in Talbingo, which were created from a belt of limestone laid down about 440 million years ago.

Mountain biking on the Thredbo Valley Track © Tourism Snowy Mountains

Thredbo Valley Track, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales © Tourism Snowy Mountains

People walking through Thredbo Village in the Snowy Mountains © Tourism Snowy Mountains

Thredbo Village, Snowy Mountains, New South Wales © Tourism Snowy Mountains

Fun fact

The huge fibreglass Big Trout was built by Adaminaby artist, Andy Lomnici. It was completed in 1973 and recently refurbished by The Friends of the Fish Committee.

This article was written by VisitCanberra. For more information about road trips in and around the Australian Capital Territory, go to visitcanberra.com.

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