Snowy Mountains

See glacial lakes, snowgum woodlands and colorful alpine meadows on the climb to Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's tallest peak. At the top you'll find a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with 20 species of plants found nowhere else in the world. In winter, hit Australia's highest ski slopes at Charlotte Pass or take in the mountains at Thredbo and Perisher Blue. In the summer, hike, bike or horse ride past fields of wildflowers or soak up the scenery by going caving, rafting, kayaking and four-wheeling. Fish for trout from the clear streams around historic Cooma or throw your line in Lake Jindabyne. Don't miss the show of autumnal leaves around Tumut, also the place to explore the huge stalactites and thermal pool of the Yarrangobilly Caves.

 Capital Country

Meander past churches, old-time pubs, galleries and antique stores in historic Braidwood and charming Bungendore. Trek past the waterfalls, wildflowers, rain forest gullies and sandstone cliffs of Fitzroy Falls and Moreton National Park, near Bundadoon. Explore English-style country gardens and art and craft shops in the highland getaway of Bowral and 1830s Georgian-English architecture in Berrima. Stay on a working farm at Yass, visit wineries in the Hilltops district and buy fresh produce in Young, Australia's cherry capital. Learn about the life of Australia's best cricketer at the Bradman Museum in Bowral and see world-renowned glass works in Bowning.

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