Visit the Snowy Mountains this Easter for adventures, festivals, family fun and the ultimate escape from the city.
What to Expect from the Weather
Our stunning region covers a vast area that varies greatly in elevation, from the lofty heights of Mt Kosciuszko at 2,228m to the quaint riverside town of Bombala, which sits at 705m. Due to this, visitors can expect differences in the weather and temperatures depending on where they are. As a touch point, the average temperature for April at Snowy Mountains Airport is around 18°C. April is typically a sunny month, so, with some luck, you can expect clear days and crisp nights when you visit the Snowy Mountains this Easter. Perfect for doing activities during the day and relaxing at night! However, we definitely recommend packing the raincoats and woolly jumpers because it’s a good idea to be prepared for anything the weather throws your way.
What Events Are on This Easter?
There is so much to see and do! Here are some of the highlights from around the area…
|Thredbo||2 – 18 April|
Thredbo Easter Adventure Carnival. A two week school holiday extravaganza starting on Good Friday and continuing for the school holidays. Activities include visits from the Lindt Easter Bunny, live music, rides on the Merritts Gondola, Land Rover Experiences and more.
|Jindabyne||2 – 5 April||Lake Light Sculpture is an inspiring outdoor sculpture exhibition and competition which will be held along the stunning foreshore of Lake Jindabyne|
|Cooma||2 – 5 April||Cooma Easter Classic Sporting Clays. Why don’t you spend some time at Australia’s highest gun club? Camping available, great targets, great food and some excellent high-country hospitality|
|Tumut||2 – 5 April||Tumut Easter Markets. Approximately 60 stalls showcasing a variety of food, crafts and wares from local makers and producers.|
|Charlotte Pass||2-5 April||Free Kosciuszko Triple Chair rides. Tickets available at Stillwell Hotel.|
|Adaminaby||3 April||Adaminaby Easter Fair and Markets. Held at the Snowy Scheme Museum. Check out the Fair for live music, activities for the kids, and CWA scones.|
|Berridale||3 April||Berridale Easter Fair. Entertainment for all ages with a huge variety of stalls. Come along for face painting, easter egg hunting, vintage cars and a heavy machinery display.|
|Khancoban||2 – 17 April||Khancoban Fishing Challenge. A fantastic activity for Easter and the school holidays! The Khancoban Angling Club encourages fishers of all types and ages to get involved to try fishing in the local waterways and experience everything the area has to offer.|
|Bredbo||4 April||Bredbo Truck and Machinery Show. Vehicles of all shapes, sizes and ages will be on show at the Bredbo Inn Hotel.|
|Dalgety||4 April||Live Music at Buckley’s Crossing Hotel. The Hip Replacements playing 2-4pm.|
What Activities are on Offer in the Snowy Mountains?
If you’re looking for an adventure in nature, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find plenty to see and do in the great outdoors…
Experience the Thrill of Mountain Bike Riding
Imagine hitting the gravity trails at full speed in Thredbo or taking things at a slightly slower pace along the scenic Thredbo Valley Track. There are lots of other trails on offer including Mt Gladstone in Cooma and shared walking / biking trails in and around Jindabyne. Whatever your choice, Easter is a great time to tour the Snowy Mountains on two wheels.
Take Hiking to New Heights
Whether you want to reach the summit of Mt Kosciuszko or take the kids on a waterfall hunt, the various trails that wind their way through the Kosciuszko National Park and surrounds will certainly suit your needs. You can pack a tent and head out for days at a time or just take it day by day. Or visit one of the many Alpine Huts dotted around the high-country. Whatever your choice you will be treated to incredible scenery, completely unique to this part of the world.
Tackle One of the Best Trout Fishing Regions in the World
April is regarded as an excellent time of the year for fishing in the Snowy Mountains, particularly when it comes to fly fishing. This is due to the air temperatures being perfect for spending extended time in the outdoors, while conditions in the water are still warm enough to tempt the trout out of hiding.
There are plenty of other action packed activities to take part in, why not try horseriding or one of the many watersports on offer including Flite Boarding!
Where Should You Go to Eat and Drink?
The whole region comes alive for Easter, which means it’s easy to drive around the Snowy Mountains and sample the region’s produce. Read more about the area’s best gourmet experiences here.