Snowy Mountains

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A freezing eucalypt at Charlottes Pass in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Blay.
A freezing eucalypt at Charlotte's Pass in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Blay.

The Snowy Mountains are known for alpine beauty and frosty winters, but during warmer months the region promises a host of wonderful experiences as well. After the thaw, the Snowies come alive with colour and activity.

Explore the spectacular Yarrangobilly Caves or take to the Snowy River in a kayak or paddle boat. Walk, climb, canoe, cycle or ride through this envigorating region. Scenic drives, limestone gorges and historic huts await your visit.

Snowy Mountains national parks include:

Find out more about the Snowy Mountains national parks at the Office of Environment & Heritage website.


Foundation Projects in the Snowy Mountains Region

Growing Kosciuszko

The Foundation continues to purchase suitable land to add, create and extend our national reserves for the benefit of future generations. The Foundation has added 161.57 hectares to Kosciuszko National Park. The additional land overlooks the Snowy River, part of the Gungarland lands on the park’s eastern border within the Byadbo Wilderness Area.

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Growing South East Forest National Park

Mark Adams and Lynnette Eggleston have donated their $50,000 “Windaree” property to the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife. The Foundation has permission from the Minister for Climate Change and Environment to donate this land to the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. It will become part of the South East Forests National Park as a strategic addition for protection of water catchment, under-represented forest ecosystems and threatened fauna species.

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Analysis of Bat Data Gathered in the South East Forest National Park

The Foundation funded the analysis of radiotracking and live trapping data collected by scientists in a woodchipped forest and farmland near Bega from 2003 and 2005. This analysis will determine where the bats concentrated their nightly foraging flights, especially in land modified by farming and forestry. The results will enable conservation measures to be shared with land managers and bat ecologists.

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Interpretive Signage for the Nunnock Swamp & Wilkinsons Trail

From 2008 onwards, the NSW OEH undertook the rationalisation of the existing trails of Nunnock Swamp and Wilkinsons Trail inthe South East Forests National Park. The Foundation provided $24,100 to this project to provide interpretive signage which educatedvisitors about the natural and cultural significance of this area.

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Growing Tinderry Nature Reserve

Private donors gifted an 80 hectare inholding in this reserve to the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife to consolidate Tinderry Nature Reserve.

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