Brumby Land

What fantastic Sydney (wet) weather to do another trawl through the photo archives and show off our beautiful diverse state!

When you think of the Snowy Mountains you naturally think of heading there in the depths of winter in hope of white powdery blue bird days and mulled wine. We decided to see what all the hype was about and went in the summer.

We took our time from Sydney and explored Yarrangobilly’s thermal pool and caves on our way to the mountains – a warm spot to swim surrounded by nature and crisp clean air – it’s pretty magic.

There is something quite majestic about this area – open spaces, wild brumbies and snow-capped mountains, even in summer you will still find the last of the seasons dump in the highest parts and avid skiers, and snowboarders getting their last fix.

If you camp – Diggings is the spot, with a freshwater Wim Hoff swim to let you know you’re alive. You will feel brand new!

We divided our time between the freshly reno’d Guthega Inn and the Novotel Crakenback both great spots for a family.

The highlight of the trip was at Thredbo – mountain biking down the mountain at full ‘send’. Bikes go up on the gondola, we were pretty happy about that, and you fly down the hill surrounded by trees and one of the best views of the village below.  If adventure is at the top of your holiday list – start planning a trip to The Snowies – all year round. We loved it so much, we’re back for the ski season!

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Good morning from Guthega! The NSW Snowy Mountains


Yarrangobilly Caves thermal pool, fed by a natural spring


On top of the world (ok, Thredbo at least)

Yarrangobilly greens


Off season, Thredbo


Snow Gums, Guthega


The first time he's seen snow (and it was nearly summer)

Yarrangobilly - try find my kid in this shot


Charlotte's Pass


Thredbo Diggings campground


3 thoughts on “Brumby Land

  1. Thanks for the pictures of the Snowys, Long Plains and Yarrangobilly.

    However, you do need to realise that the horses are in fact feral horses and a plague on the environment. Their hooves smash up the creek banks, Long Plains is in terrible condition as a result, and the concept of these horses being natural is far from the truth .. they were introduced.
    There needs to be a radical culling programme to get things back under control and sustainable management

  2. I love your newsletter and incredible photos but I had to make a call on the inclusion of feral horses in your latest travel blog. These introduced animals have had a devastating impact on the delicately balanced ecosystem in Mt Kosciuszko National Park.
    Take a look at the Invasive Species Council and their efforts to educate the public about the horses and how they have wreaked havoc on the environment, trampling the habitat and contributing to the near extinction of many native species of plants and animals. And check out the Four Corners report from February 21 for further elucidation on this fraught issue. Best wishes.

  3. Came to the comments to question the title and the first photo. But the point has already been made. Feral horses, pigs, rabbits, goats, deer, camel and so on – all trashing the landscape across Australia.

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