Snowy Mountains Highway is a scenic, high altitude driving route in NSW

Snowy Mountains Highway is a stunning scenic high-altitude drive in New South Wales, through Australia's high country.

Snowy Mountains Highway

Where does Snowy Mountains Highway start and end?

Tucked away on the northern part of the Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains Highway (B72) is 332km (206 miles) long, running north-south from Tumut, on Hume Highway (M31), to Bega, on Princess Highway (A1). The road is fully paved.

Is Snowy Mountains Highway worth it?

Running through stunning alpine landscapes, this beautiful winding mountain drive comprises sharp curves, blind corners, and hairpin turns. The journey offers stunning views, some of the best you’ll find in the region.

Is Snowy Mountains Highway open?

The road tops out at 1,498m (4,914ft) above sea level. It’s open all year round. However, the higher altitude regions of this road are subject to snow over the winter months, so keep an eye on the weather conditions as they can change suddenly and without warning. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s advised to be prepared and equipped for sudden changes in road and weather conditions in alpine areas, and also to exercise extreme caution when passing snow plows.