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 our guides look after you on this intimate, small group tour with a difference…

Would you like to visit the Sapphire Coast as well? We can easily extend this tour to include both spectacular regions of the south east. Give us a call.

  11 November 2022

  5 Days, 4 Nights


Your Itinerary

Day 1 – Canberra to Yarrangobilly

Early morning pick-up from your Canberra accommodation. Cruise through the Monaro plains and into the high country, with a morning tea stop at the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre in Cooma. Lunch is in Cooma, before a visit to the Snowy Scheme Museum. We then head into the national park to Yarrangobilly Caves in time for your guided cave tour. Local wine and nibbles, and your two course homemade dinner is provided at your accommodation in Caves House.

Stay at Caves House, Yarrangobilly Caves, 02 6454 9597

Day 2 – Yarrangobilly to Tumbarumba

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

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. We then continue through the national park via Geehi along the magnificent Alpine Way to arrive at the Gaden Trout Hatchery in Jindabyne for lunch and guided tour. Enjoy some free time to explore the town and take a stroll along the lake foreshore, before settling in to your lakefront accommodation. Dinner is at a local Jindabyne restaurant.

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

Day 4 – Jindabyne

This morning we head back into the national park to visit Thredbo Village and take a scenic chairlift ride to Australia’s highest cafe! After a scrumptious European style lunch at a schnapps and gin distillery, you have the choice of some more free time in town, or a visit to beautiful Charlotte Pass, with views to Mt Kosciuszko (weather permitting). Private dinner at The Jindy Inn.

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

Day 5 – Jindabyne to Canberra

Experience a 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 Snowy Mountains Travellers’ Rest. After lunch we stop at a surprise (!) local attraction, before we head back to Canberra for afternoon drop-offs at your accommodation.


Intimate small group tour

All transport and accommodation

All meals

All national park entry fees

Guided cave tour at Yarrangobilly Caves

Guided tour of Gaden Trout Hatchery

Guided tour of Dalgety and platypus spotting and education

Entry to Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre, Snowy Scheme Museum, Tumut Broom Factory, Glenroy Heritage Reserve, Braymont Gardens and Gaden Trout Hatchery

Local wine and nibbles on first night

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

*Discounted rates and additional departure dates are available for group bookings. Please contact us for more information.


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 $300 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 in Jindabyne have stair access. Please advise if you require the rooms with level access.

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