See glacial lakes, snowgum woodlands and colourful alpine meadows on the climb to Mount Kosciuszko, Australia’s tallest peak. At the top you’ll find a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve with 20 species of plants found nowhere else in the world. In winter, hit Australia’s highest ski slopes at Charlotte Pass or carve up the snow at Thredbo and Perisher Blue. In summer, hike, bike or horse ride past fields of wildflowers or soak up the scenery going caving, rafting, kayaking and four wheel. Fish for trout from the clear streams around historic Cooma or throw your line in Lake Jindabyne. Don’t miss the show of autumnal leaves around Tumut, also the place to also explore the huge stalactites and thermal pool of the Yarrangobilly Caves.