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