Have you ever thought about visiting the Australian Alps? Yes, you heard us right. The Australian Alps may not be as famous as its Austrian counterpart, but its a great destination for travelers. Whether its skiing or strolling around a quaint town, here are 15 reasons to visit the Australian Alps.
1. Charlotte Pass
This pass is classified as one of the highest in Australia and includes year round activities for visitors. During winter months, skiers will find slopes that cover every skill level, while summer offers beautiful hikes through the blooming wildflowers.
2. Lake Jindabyne
Go whitewater rafting or take a hike to the waste point lookout near Berridale. Cyclists are also encouraged to take on a wide range of bike trails such as Foreshore Trail.
3. Falls Creek
Falls Creek is a resort and village just a short flight away from major cities such as Sydney. Relaxation awaits as you take in the local wineries or go for a thrilling drive over the Kiewa Valley.
Outdoor activities mingle with the shops and restaurants that call this historic town home. Take a guided tour to learn about the rich history that dates back to the mid 1800s.
5. Bogong Plains
This destination sits in the Alpine National Park. Huts are placed throughout the area for skiers and hikers. Bogong Rover Chalet as well as Wilkinson Lodge present larger accommodations across the trails.
6. Bimberi Nature Reserve
The Bimberi Nature Reserve is located in the Brindabella Range. Guests can experience the landscape through the walking tracks. Each one encourages views of wildlife like the Smoky mouse and Bogong moth.
7. Honeysuckle Creek
Spend time exploring the old building and grounds that make up this historic attraction. Opening in 1967, the station served as a tracking station that helped NASA in various projects including Apollo 11.
This small town offers the Bataluk Cultural Trail as well as outdoor activites such as camping and surfing. Galleries as well as other local shops can also be found in the area.
9. Mount Coree
Mount Coree is a popular attraction for rock climbing. It is recommended that you go with a group and use an all-terrain vehicle that can navigate the rocky area.
10. Namadgi National Park
Take time to explore the Visitor Centre for information about the history as well as the landscape of this natural attraction. Overnight bushwalks provide a great way to learn about the wildlife that live in the park while offering clear views of the night sky.
11. Dead Horse Gap
This walking track is located near the Murray River. Guests can expect beautiful glimpses of Victoria as well as New South Wales. Its location makes it the perfect spot for quiet hikes away from more crowded tourist attractions.
12. Perisher Ski Resort
Perisher Ski Resort is a short drive from Lake Jindabyne. The resort features summer as well as winter activities for year-round excitement. Bars and restaurants can also be found throughout the village.
This year-round destination features concerts with popular artists as well as other events during the year. Ski lessons are available for every skill level, or you can try snow shoeing across the trails.
14. Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
The Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve offers visitors up close experiences with wildlife. Hike on the walking trails or take a guided tour for more information about this charming natural attraction. Begin with a stop at the visitor centre for up to date details about daily events.
15. Mount McKay
Skiers will love the steep terrain of this mountain located in the Great Dividing Range. Summer months give visitors the chance to experience views of plains as they hike through the area.