13 days in Snowy Mountains & Mount Buller Itinerary

13 days in Snowy Mountains & Mount Buller Itinerary

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13 days in Snowy Mountains & Mount Buller Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Adaminaby
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Tumbarumba
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Mount Buller
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thredbo Village
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bombala
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Sydney

1
night
Adaminaby

Adaminaby ©
Adaminaby is a small town near the Snowy Mountains north-west of Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Snowy Scheme Museum. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lake Eucumbene, examine the collection at Corrective Services NSW Museum, then view the masterpieces at Raglan Art Gallery and Cultural Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Charles Davis Photography Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Adaminaby day trip tool .

Sydney to Adaminaby is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Adaminaby reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tumbarumba.

Things to do in Adaminaby

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cooma
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Corrective Services NSW Museum ©
Corrective Services NSW Museum
Snowy Scheme Museum ©
Snowy Scheme Museum
Lake Eucumbene ©
Lake Eucumbene

1
night
Tumbarumba

Tumbarumba ©
Tumbarumba is a small town in New South Wales, Australia, about 480km southwest of the state capital, Sydney. On the 7th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre, examine the collection at Pioneer Women’s Hut, then do a tasting at Courabyra Wines, and finally ride a horse along Mountain Ash Trails.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tumbarumba trip planner.

Traveling by car from Adaminaby to Tumbarumba takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mount Buller.

Things to do in Tumbarumba

Trails Outdoors Parks
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Pioneer Women’s Hut ©
Pioneer Women’s Hut
Tumbarumba Visitor Information Centre ©

7
nights
Mount Buller

Mount Buller ©
Mount Buller is a town located in the Shire of Mansfield in the Alpine region of the Australian state of Victoria. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine and Walhalla Tramline Walkway. Escape the urban bustle at Falls Creek Alpine Resort and Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board. Explore Mount Buller's surroundings by going to Pizzini Wines (in Whitfield), Myrtleford Gallery (in Myrtleford) and Benalla (Benalla Migrant Camp Photographic Exhibition & Benalla Art Gallery). The adventure continues: hit the slopes at Mt Buller, cruise along Gippsland Vehicle Collection, steep yourself in history at Rubicon Valley Historic Area, and do a tasting at Avon Ridge Vineyard.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Mount Buller trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Tumbarumba to Mount Buller takes 4.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thredbo Village.

Things to do in Mount Buller

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Walhalla, Benalla, Thornton, Maffra, Pizzini Wines
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Mt Buller ©
Mt Buller
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine ©
Long Tunnel Extended Gold Mine

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Thredbo Village

Thredbo Village ©
On the 15th (Thu), fly down the slopes at Ski Tube & Summit Gallery and then fly down the slopes at Perisher Blue Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Thredbo Alpine Village and then take in the awesome beauty at Kosciuszko National Park.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thredbo Village trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Mount Buller to Thredbo Village by car takes about 6 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Thredbo Village can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Bombala.

Things to do in Thredbo Village

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Perisher Blue Ski Resort, Ski Tube & Summit Gallery
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Kosciuszko National Park ©
Kosciuszko National Park

1
night
Bombala

Bombala ©
Bombala is a town in the Monaro region of south-eastern New South Wales, Australia, in Snowy Monaro Regional Council. On the 17th (Sat), hike along River Walk and then take a peaceful walk through South East Forests National Park.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Bombala online trip maker .

You can drive from Thredbo Village to Bombala in 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Thredbo Village in August, with highs in Bombala at 19°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bombala

Parks Wildlife Nature
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South East Forests National Park ©
South East Forests National Park