The Australian Alps are a mountain range of the Great Australian Divide Range of 400 km approx. In this territory stands out the Kosciuszko peak (2,228 meters), the highest mountain in the Australian continent.
The mountain range passes through three states: New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territories and Victoria. Also, there are national parks, protected areas and alpine environments.
In addition, the territory offers summer activities like hiking trails and winter activities like skiing. Next, we explain you everything you can do in the Australian Alps.
The main attractions of the Australian Alps
First of all, we recommend you to visit the Mount Kosciuszko National Park. You can enter the Yarrangobilly Caves and bathe in the thermal pool. Also, if you go to Jindabyne, you can do cycling, rafting, kayaking, horse riding, etc. Also, during the summer you can practice water skiing.
Secondly, you can ski and do adventure sports in the Snowy Mountains. You will see glacial lakes, eucalyptus forests and colorful alpine meadows while climbing Mount Kosciuszko.
On the other hand, you can practice skiing or snowboarding in Mount Hotham, specifically in Falls Creek.
Another really captivating activity is climbing or rappelling in the granitic formations of the Namadgi mountain range in Namadgi National Park. Among the eucalyptus forests you can see kangaroos, wallabies and Australian frogs.
There are a lot of interesting activities apart from the previous proposals but we consider that these are the most important. Anyway, we always recommend asking once there, as there are many agencies that organize excursions and different types of activities.
Finally, we want to remind you that you will need to apply for Tax File Number before your trip. Nowadays, applying for the TFN online is mandatory to enter Australia.