Snowy Monaro captures the imagination

From alpine adventures to vast undulating plains, the Snowy Monaro Region is the perfect place for your next adventure.

Wide open spaces are a highlight when travelling between the region's towns and villages.

Here in your own backyard, not far from the nation's capital, exists a diverse and welcoming region. Whether it's a quiet weekend getaway or a family holiday to remember, it's time to visit the Snowy Monaro.

As you explore this region you will be greeted by unrivalled vistas.

Whether you're escaping the city for a day or a week, the region's vast horizons will put you at ease. While you're there, be sure to drop in and support the local villages at their pubs, general stores and cafes.

Driving across the Monaro plains will unearth a rocky setting as boulders dot the landscape.

Winding your way up into the mountains will reveal Australia's alpine playground, a place for those seeking an adrenalin rush or simply some alone time amongst the wildflowers and gum trees.

Cooma - it's only a short drive but a world away

Cooma is a vibrant town, steeped in history and with an abundance of cultural significance. From the engineering marvel that is the Snowy Scheme to the region's spectacular natural beauty, Cooma is a must on your travelling itinerary. Visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre and the Corrective Services Museum.

Jindabyne - a year round playground

Jindabyne is the hub for everything snow and adventure related. From restaurants and accommodation to activities and experiences, it's easy to see why Jindabyne is Australia's most loved winter destination and is earning its own stripes for year-round fun.

Jindabyne is located in the heart of Australia's alpine playground. Its glorious scenery will leave you breathless at every turn. Lake Jindabyne glistens all year round, while the snow-capped mountains offer the perfect backdrop for your next holiday. Be it mountain biking, fishing, watersports, hiking, horseriding or sightseeing, there are activities for all ages to enjoy.

Spot a platypus in Bombala

No trip to Bombala is complete without spotting a platypus. The Bombala River is home to the loved native animal with mornings or afternoons the best time to spot the furry friend.

Just out of town on your way to Delegate, the Bombala Platypus Reserve offers the perfect setting to spot a platypus. Make sure you head up to the town lookout too, the views are great.

Visit the friendly visitor centre staff

Enjoying all the Snowy Monaro has to offer is made easier through the expert and friendly advice from staff at the Cooma and Bombala Visitor Centres. Their knowledge of the region is unrivalled and they can help to discover and explore the highlights and gems of the area.

The Cooma Visitor Centre located on the main street, is open seven days a week from 9am to 3pm, and the Bombala Visitor Centre on the Monaro Highway is open from Monday to Saturday 10am to 4pm.