Friday, April 23, 2010

Our trip to the Snowy Mountains.

As promised, here are some photos from our holiday. We stayed in a cabin in a township called Jindabyne, with a population of about 3500. It is a small town, nestled at the foothills of the Alpine Region. There is a huge lake in Jindabyne, which you can often catch trout from. Unfortunately, even though we fished every day, we were unsuccessful in hooking a fish... of any kind! The weather was beautiful, clear blue skies every day. But the temperature was quite chilly, only reaching 10C in the day and dropping to zero at night. Hence the campfire on the edge of the lake...

Trying to keep warm whilst waiting to catch a trout.

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A 40 minute drive from Jindabyne takes you into the national park and to a place called Thredbo, one of Australia's best ski destinations during the snow season. Actually, the Snowy Mountains are the only place in Australia where you get the level of snow you need for skiing. The highest mountain in Australia can be found here - Mount Kosciuszko - and it sits 2000kilometers above sea level (the highest point in Australia).

Jamie and I sitting on the rock where Jamie proposed two years ago!

A the lookout to Mount Kosciuszko (the blip in the middle of the horizon).

There is a beautiful rose garden in the Jindabyne township.

It is quite spectacular to see Autumn changing the trees in Jindabyne. You see, all of Australia's native flora are evergreen plants, meaning they keep their leaves all year round. That is why it is exciting to see trees like this one...

This photo sums up our holiday - picture perfect.

Sam xox


  1. Looks like a great holiday Sam. Two years goes by quickly doesn't it? I love your last photo. It's beautiful.

  2. During summer, Thredbo attracts serious mountain bike racers from all over the world. But when it is winter time and the mountain is covered with snow, it has the got the longest ski runs Australia, where the whole family can have fun together. There are lots of Thredbo accommodation the village offers, and it is up to you what place and amenities suit you and your group best.