Alpine sunshine

The alpine region of New South Wales comes alive in summer with holiday makers, wildflowers and endless days of sunshine.

Snowy mountain hydro-electric scheme

En route to Kosciuszko National Park, we stopped at Jindabyne to take in a view of the lake and learn about the 100,000 workers, from 30 countries taking 25 years to build the great snowy hydro-electric scheme, finally completing the project in in 1974.

This complex hydro system of 16 dams, seven power stations, 145kms of inter-connected trans-mountain tunnels and 80kms of aqueducts provides 32% of renewable energy to the mainland grid of eastern Australia.

Kosciuszko National Park

This National Park was created in 1967 and covers 6,900km2.

Map of the park
Map of the park

Flowing streams and Wildflowers

The park is alive and it breathes tranquility as you leave your city stresses behind you.

Silence, birdsong and running streams invite you in.

Charlottes Pass
Charlottes Pass
Wildflowers
Wildflowers

If you have a chance to wander around the region, do so, it relaxes the soul.