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Apr 27, 2014 - Sight seeing in the Snowys (VERY COLD )

Sunday 27th April Well after a VERY cold night we headed off to do some sightseeing around the area. First up we headed off towards Charlotte's Pass. We have been told that you can see Mount Kosciuszko from the lookout. So we go through a few places that I have heard about like Perisha Valley, along the way it is easy to see how nice it would look with snow falling. This area reminded me so much of how Scotland looked when I was there all that time ago. Most of the area there was no trees or shrubs, just a lot of rocks and creeks. After...

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Apr 26, 2014 - Snowy Mountains

Saturday 26th April We headed of today towards Jindabyne, which if you don't know is in the Snowy Mountains. Headed through the town of Cooma, had a look up and down the main street. After that we kept heading towards Jindabyne, which is at the start of the Snowy Mountains. We arrived at 1.30pm and after getting in to a very tight caravan bay, we set everything up and sat and had a beer before we are off to the shops. Not looking forward to tonight, the temperature is supposed to get down to 4 deg.

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Dec 22, 2012 - Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne

De afgelopen twee dagen hebben we in Cooma verbleven, een klein stadje en een van de toegangspoorten tot het Snowy Mountains gebied. Dit national park, Kosciusco NP, is wel de moeite voor wandelliefhebbers. Er was nog weinig sneeuw te zien, de bergflanken hebben een grijze schijn van kale eucalyptusbomen. We zijn ook via een stoeltjeslift de bergflank opgegaan op weg naar de hoogste berg van Australia, Mount Kosciusko. Beneden was het 30 graden en heet, boven was het 13 graden en heel winderig. Buiten kuddes schapen, koeien en paarden...

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Dec 20, 2011 - Climb to the top of Australia

After thunder storms last night we awoke to a day of high cloud and some blue sky so we drove up to Thredbo, caught the 20min long chair lift up to 1220m on Mt Kosi as it is locally known. It is the highest mountain in Australia 2280m high in the Snowy Mountain range in the Kosciuszko National Park and a very popular treck from the chairlift to the top. The walk is 13km 4-5hr along an undulating raised metal walkway which is protecting the alpine herb flower meadows and moss and fern ground below.It was beautiful and we were very lucky with...

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Dec 19, 2011 - Jindabyne in the Snowy Mountains ..but not snowy now!

We had along but interesting easy 6hr drive from Sydney to Jindabyne and in spite of the heavy rain during the night and awoke to a cloudy but dry day and lovely view of the lake from our patio door of the chalet. After a wander around the village and shops to get our bearings we drove up through the Kosciuszko National park to Charlotte Pass which is the top end of a high valley where they ski in the winter. The scenery changed as we went up the valley from quite tall eucalyptus trees and low green vegetation near Jindabyne, to a strange...

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Jun 13, 2010 - The Snowy Mountains !

Well after leaving Canberra, rather than go to the coast, I decided to head back into the mountains. Being winter, I thought it would be an interesting idea to visit the Snowy Mountains and Kosciuszko National Park to see Australia in the snow and visit Australia's highest mountain. First stop, was Cooma a small country town where I went to the Snowy Mountains Scheme Information Centre a surprisingly interesting museum on a massive resevoir network of up to 25 dams and 7 power stations that have been built in the mountains to supply both...

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Apr 14, 2008 - Canberra to Jindabyne

Pretty cold night in Queanbeyan last night. Got up, packed up and moved on. Our plan was to see Parliament House and the War Memorial and try to leave Canberra about 2-3pm. We looked on BOM to check out the temperatures around Jindabyne. At night it is getting down to about 2 degrees and up in Thredbo it is getting as low -1 degree! We decided to stay down the hill and thought we'd better invest in some thermals!! Luckily the kids all have them so Todd and I were outfitted at the local DFO. Shame we didn't have much time to...

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Apr 9, 2008 - 9th April, Yarrongabilly

Wednesday 9th April....time to leave our cosy resort and get back in the Pajero & KK. I must add here that the blog is backed up again because for the past 2 nights we've had no phone signal so no internet....had no idea there would be so many black spots even with Telstra. Yesterday in Thredbo Terri booked a 2 hour horseride for us today (the 9th) on a property halfway to Jindabyne, so we were up and off early to be there on time. A bit apprehensive because horses just know I can't ride. 5 minutes before we got to the place the guy rang...

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Jan 5, 2007 - Jindabyne

After spending a couple hours in Canberra we headed to Lake Jindabyne. It's where families stay to use the ski resorts in the area. It reminded me of Invermere but without the nice surroundings. As soon as we got there we had a chance to go wakeboarding or waterskiing but it was at crazy prices! After the watersports we went back to our hotel. Yes we stayed at a hotel! All they did was put 4 bunk beds and a double bed in a normal hotel room. And it was right on the lake with a balcony and everything. It was the nicest accomodation I've had...

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