Come and experience the spectacular Kosciuszko National Park while learning about the amazing Snowy Mountains Hydro Electric Scheme!

This relaxing and informative, all-inclusive tour visits several significant Snowy Scheme sites while touring around Australia’s high alpine areas. You will see magnificent mountain vistas, learn about the Scheme from professionals, stay in unique and comfortable accommodation, and sample the best of the high country’s cuisine and wine. Come and let Jeff and Janine show you around their backyard on their ‘signature’ tour –  an intimate, small group tour with a difference…

2 December 2024

  5 Days, 4 Nights

$2665 ($325 single supp.)

Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Canberra to Yarrangobilly – L,D

Early morning pick-up from your Canberra accommodation. Cruise through the Monaro plains and into the high country, to your first stop at the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre in Cooma. Here we will experience the educational and innovative ‘virtual fly over’ in the immersive theatre, with time for you to explore the exhibits and shop, and enjoy lunch in the Centre’s cafe. After lunch we head out along the Snowy Mountains Highway to Adaminaby for our private guided visit of the Snowy Scheme Museum (and of course a Kodak moment in front of the Big Trout!). We then continue into the national park to Yarrangobilly Caves in time for your private guided cave tour. Local wine and nibbles, and your homemade dinner is provided at your accommodation in Caves House.

Stay at Caves House, Yarrangobilly Caves, 02 6454 9597

Day 2 – Yarrangobilly to Tumbarumba – B,L,D

This morning we visit Talbingo and view the largest power station in The Scheme – Tumut 3, as well as the spectacular Talbingo Reservoir which will be part of Snowy 2.0. We then stop for morning tea in Tumut and a visit to the Tumut Broom Factory and the art gallery at the National Parks Visitors Centre. Enjoy a lunch of local produce in Tumbarumba, before a visit to the Glenroy Heritage Reserve and Pioneer Women’s Hut. Dinner is at the highly acclaimed Elms Restaurant in Tumbarumba.

Stay at Tumbarumba Motel, 2-8 Albury Close, 02 6948 2494

Day 3 – Tumbarumba to Jindabyne – B,L,D

Breakfast this morning is at the beautiful Braymont Gardens just south of Tumbarumba, home to one of only a handful of tree churches in the world. The magical surprises in every corner of this garden, and the spectacular views will make it hard to leave, but we must continue through the equally spectacular Kosciuszko National Park via Geehi along the magnificent Alpine Way. We enjoy a picnic lunch with the kangaroos at Geehi Hut before continuing on to Jindabyne. Enjoy some free time and take a stroll along the lake foreshore, before settling in to your lakefront accommodation. Dinner is at The Jindy Inn.

Stay at The Jindy Inn, 18 Clyde St Jindabyne, 02 6456 1957

Day 4 – Jindabyne, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass – B,L,D

This morning we head back into the national park to visit Thredbo Village and take a scenic chairlift ride to Australia’s highest cafe! The newly opened Merritt’s Gondola should also be operating for another fun ride to a different part of the mountain. After a scrumptious European style lunch at a schnapps and gin distillery in the Wollondibby Valley, you have the choice of some more free time in town, or a visit to beautiful Charlotte Pass (at 1840m above sea level), with views to Mt Kosciuszko (weather permitting). Dinner is at The Jindy Inn.

Stay at The Jindy Inn, 18 Clyde St Jindabyne, 02 6456 1957

Day 5 – Jindabyne to Canberra – B,L

Experience a private guided tour of historic Dalgety (the town that nearly became the nation’s capital!) and look for platypus in the Snowy River before a delicious lunch at the Lott Cafe. After lunch we stop at a surprise local attraction (or two!), before we head back to Canberra for afternoon drop-offs at your accommodation.


This tour requires a minimum of 8 guests to run.
This tour involves walking (sometimes over uneven surfaces) and stairs at some locations.
All accommodation has walk-in showers.
Booking with us is confirmation that you have read our Terms and Conditions HERE.

Please click HERE for a downloadable, printable pdf version of the itinerary.


Pick up from your accommodation in Canberra

Intimate small group tour

All transport and accommodation

All meals

All activities

Local wine and nibbles on first night

Lots of fun and laughs, and super friendly tour guides!

Not included:
Coffee and/or cake at some morning/afternoon tea stops
Alcohol other than at Yarrangobilly Caves on first night (can be purchased en route)


All of our carefully selected accommodation is 3 ½ to 4 ½ star, double or twin share, with private ensuite bathroom. A single supplement of $325 is available if you would prefer a private room. Most of our accommodation on tour has flat, level access, and walk-in showers. Some rooms at Yarrangobilly Caves and in Jindabyne have stair access. Please advise if you require the rooms with level access.

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