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Snowy Mountains Travel Guide

The Snowy Mountains or Snowies are located in the south east corner of New South Wales, with the Victorian border in the south and the narrow coastal plain of the Pacific coast to the east. Part of the Great Dividing Range and home to Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest mountain at 2228m, the Snowies rise gradually from a height of just under 300m to altitudes of 2000m plus. The snowy Mountains is pure cattle county - it produces some of the finest beef, lamb and wool in Australia and was developed by graziers and ranchers in the early 1820s as they moved inland to discover the rich pastures, valleys and slopes of the Aussie Alps.

Just six odd hours driving distance from Sydney, the difference in altitude, temperature and terrain is quite startling forcing first timers to switch gears from sunny, warm coastal Sydney to the cool, cool alpine slopes.

The Snowy Mountains also known as ‘Australian Alps’ are said to receive more snowfall than even Switzerland!

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