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The consensus is that everyone had a great time on our recent Snowy Mountains Hydro Majestic tour!

Our signature tour in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales focusses on the history, and the far reaching impacts of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme which was built between 1949 and 1974. One of the most wonderful things about ‘The Scheme’ is that most of its assets are housed within the spectacular and unique Kosciuszko National Park, so we also get to enjoy the beauty of this special place.

We started with a visit to the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre in Cooma to learn about the corporate management of The Scheme, and then onto the Snowy Scheme Museum in Adaminaby.

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The Snowy Scheme Museum in Adaminaby

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Hanging out with Sir William Hudson – the first commissioner of the Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme

It was then on to Yarrangobilly Caves in the Kosciuszko National Park for a cave tour with the fabulous Bernie, and an overnight stay in the heritage 1917 Caves House.

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The fabulous park ranger Bernie speaking with our guests in Yarrangobilly Caves House after their cave tour.

The next day we toured via Talbingo to view the largest power station in The Scheme, Tumut 3, and Talbingo Reservoir which is part of Snowy 2.0 which is currently under construction.

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The largest power station in The Scheme – Tumut 3 at Talbingo

After an enjoyable stay in Tumbarumba, we had breakfast at the magnificent Braymont Gardens, before heading back into the national park on our way to Jindabyne.

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The view from breakfast at Braymont Gardens Tumbarumba

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The lovely Chris of Braymont Gardens Tumbarumba giving two of our guests a private tour!

The weather gods were kind to us and we got to see Mt Kosciuszko! We also visited Guthega to view Guthega Dam and Pondage, and had an exhilarating chairlift ride in Thredbo Village before lunch at Australia’s highest distillery.

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On top of the world at Charlotte Pass with views to Mt Kosciuszko!

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Have schnapps, will travel! Two happy campers at the Wild Brumby Distillery near Thredbo.

Two happy campers at the Wild Brumby Distillery near Thredbo.On our last day we had some platypus education and a town tour in Dalgety, before a visit to the sublime Charles Davis Gallery in Cooma.

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A very good looking male-female pair (and a photo of two Gang-gangs!) at the Charles Davis Gallery in Cooma.

“Dear Janine and Jeff. Thanks for another wonderful holiday – super organisation and safe driving. We enjoyed seeing new places and revisiting others – memories of years ago. Great research on finding delicious places to eat and lovely comfortable motels. The new bus was good too. Looking forward to Dubbo. Cheers, Suzanne and Tony” (the good looking couple above!)

Our signature Snowy Mountains Hydro Majestic tour is running again on 11 November 2022, so if you would like to join in the fun, check out the itinerary and inclusions via the link below, and please do not hesitate to give us a call if you have any questions at all.

We look forward to having you on board with us soon on our intimate small group tour with pick up at your door in the Canberra region!

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