The Australian Alps is the highest mountain range in Australia and a part of the Great Dividing Range straddling the northern part of Victoria and southern part of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory.
The Australian Alps more specifically refers to the Snowy Mountains and the Brindabella Range.
If you are seriously into hiking and walking, there is little that competes with the 655 kilometres of the Australian Alps Walking Track from Walhalla in Victoria to Tharwa in the ACT.
As the name suggests, this massive region is the centre of ski-related activities in Australia. It’s where you will find those snow-capped mountains, other than a few in Tasmania. Resort skiing areas include Perisher, Perisher Valley, Guthega, Mount Blue Cow, Smiggin Holes, Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn Snowfields, Mount Buller, Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Dinner Plain, Mount Baw Baw, Mount Buffalo, Lake Mountain, Mount Stirling, Mount St Gwinear and Mount Donna Buang, to name a few.
If you are into mountain climbing, you’ve got Mount Kosciuszko reaching up to just over 2,200 metres. National parks are numerous throughout New South Wales, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.
It’s not all resorts and ski. There’s plenty of camping options and Trout fishing is extremely popular across the Australian Alps National Parks. You’ll best to seek the advice of professional help because the regulations are pretty tight.
We’re collating our favourite commercial fishing operators, fishing options, accommodation, camping sites and adventure providers of interest for all types of travellers, so you can make your trip happen.