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The best places to enjoy snow in Australia

17 May 2021

The temperature is dropping, days are getting shorter, and it’s getting just a little bit harder to get out of bed. It can be tempting to spend the colder months curled up indoors while wishing you were somewhere else warmer but there’s something magical about being outside during the winter season - its crisp air, the gentleness of the warm, wintry sun, and in some places, a different world when blanketed with snow.

This year, how about planning a snow trip away? The Australian Alps, which hold the highest peaks in mainland Australia, promise an unforgettable escape for anyone seeking a snow holiday this winter. 

Here are our getaway ideas to enjoy snow in Australia this winter. 

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Cradle Mountain

Set in the northern end of Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is Cradle Mountain, one of Tasmania’s most visited natural attractions. The iconic Cradle Mountain is revered for its natural beauty. With moss-covered ancient rainforests, deep river gorges, glacial-carved lakes, snow-covered mountain peaks, and abundant wildlife, you’ll be forgiven to think you were somewhere else.

Discover Tasmania 14Image credit: Discover Tasmania

Visit Cradle Mountain in winter to experience a real-life winter wonderland by going on any of the park’s world-class system of walking tracks.

Where to stay: Discovery Parks – Cradle Mountain

Did you know? You can view webcams of popular snowfields in Australia to get an idea of current snowfalls.

New South Wales

Thredbo-Perisher area

If you’re a winter sports enthusiast, then the Thredbo-Perisher area needs no introduction. Part of the Australian Alps, the Thredbo-Perisher area is a great spot if you’re looking to book a ski trip as part of your winter escape. The Thredbo-Perisher area is your gateway to Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain.

Family of skiers in PerisherImage credit: Perisher, Destination New South Wales

Plan a getaway at any of the ski resorts, or if you’re after activities other than skiing or snowboarding, then book your stay at Discovery Parks - Jindabyne. Just less than an hour away to Thredbo, Perisher Valley, and Charlotte Pass, and with easy access to enjoy other outdoor adventure activities, Discovery Parks - Jindabyne makes for a great location to base yourself and the family. 

Where to stay: Discovery Parks - Jindabyne

Did you know? Australia receives more snowfall than Switzerland does in an average year!


Mount Buffalo

Less than an hour’s drive away from Bright is the crown jewel of Victoria’s high country, Mount Buffalo. Known as the location for cross-country skiing, tobogganing, and snowshoeing, Mount Buffalo is perfect for a snowy winter experience - especially if it’s your first one.

Mt Hotham snow play sleddingImage credit: Visit Victoria

Dingo Dell, a small valley amongst snow gums is a family-friendly location and is great for tobogganing, and general snow play (snowman, anyone?), and snowshoeing. View the Dingo Dell snow cam!

Where to stay: Discovery Parks - Bright

Mount Hotham

With crisp mountain air, misty sunrises, and rugged mountain ranges, Mount Hotham is another spot perfect for a snowy winter escape. Also known as the ‘powder capital’ of Australia, Mount Hotham has been welcoming tourists on ski holidays for over 125 years. 

Onsen japanese springs mt hothamImage credit: Visit Victoria

Hit the slopes, go snowshoeing, sledding (by snowmobile or dogs), or indulge in a unique spa experience in an onsen (hot springs spa), Mount Hotham promises a fun-filled snow holiday for all ages. Check out Mount Hotham on webcam

Where to stay: Discovery Parks - Bright




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