Tips for driving in the Snowy Mountains

ALERT: During the recent bushfires, Snowy Hydro's operational town of Cabramurra suffered significant damage and for safety reasons the town is TEMPORARILY CLOSED.

Many people tour through the region's natural attractions and take time to see the iconic Snowy Mountains Scheme locations and points of interest.

However, during winter the roads may be closed or impassable, so please ensure you check the road conditions prior to your journey. 

Driving through the Snowy Mountains may take you into some remote areas where forward planning is extremely important to ensure your experience is safe, enjoyable and memorable.

Please remember the following safety tips!

  • Check the road and weather conditions prior to setting off - some roads may be closed
  • Always tell someone where you are going, your return date and your itinerary
  • Ensure your vehicle is in good condition. Check tyres, water and mechanics
  • Always carry chains during the snow season
  • Carry extra water, food and warm clothing
  • In the event of a breakdown in a remote location, remain with your vehicle
  • Large, slow-moving vehicles may be encountered on roads and highways - take care when overtaking
  • Beware of wandering wildlife, especially at dusk and dawn when visibility may be poor and wildlife become more active
  • Pack a first aid kit
  • Expect rapid changes in weather conditions
  • Some roads are unsealed
  • A fee is charged for entry to Kosciuszko National Park
  • Snowy Hydro strongly recommends driving with your lights on at all times

We look forward to welcoming you on your journey around the Snowies!