2. Snowy Mountains
Colloquially known as “the Snowies”, this mountain range is the highest in Australia, and contains Mount Kosciuszko which towers at 2,228 metres over sea level.
The mountains experience large amounts of snow every winter, and are great for skiing and snow sports, but they’re just as much of a delight in summer: you can enjoy fishing for salmon or trout, hiking through pristine mountain wilderness, or cave exploring.
(Also, enjoying a local brew and taking in the atmosphere of a true-blue Aussie pub!) The local flora and fauna is also a treat; many rare species can be found in the mountains, and if you’re lucky you might spot a mountain pygmy possum or a dusky antechinus.