8 Best Places To Enjoy And See Snow In Australia 2024

Best Places To Enjoy And See Snow

Australia is known for many things – its swathes of tropical best beaches, rolling wine all over the country, aboriginal culture, marine reserves, lush rainforests, red desert, and cute koalas. But one more thing Australia’s alpine region has and gives you the best experience is –  Australia’s SNOW!

While it may not snow everywhere in Australia, some regions, including Australia’s alpine province, experiences significant snowfall – and believe us, it is beautiful. The snowy mountains starting from Victoria that pass through the New South Wales regions are the savviest to experience the snow. A few Australian snowfields are beautiful winter wonderlands and more significant than Switzerland. Let’s find those eight beautiful snowy spots where you can see and enjoy the snow in Australia in 2024.

Best Places To Enjoy And See Snow

1. Mount Buller

Mount Buller

Mount Buller is primarily a resort destination in Australia for locals and tourists. The place is quite famous for tourists and vacationing.

Why Go to Mount Buller?

Mount Buller is easily accessible and a ski destination for snow enthusiasts. It is a dream destination for everyone who loves snow across the nation. With two lifts capable of moving 40,000 people an hour, the most extensive lift networking does not make you stand in queues and enables you to spend time on the snow and slopes.

When you are at Mount Buller, be dazzled by the activities on offer. With the band of huskies set down across the slopes on a sledge dog tour, get on the scenic chairlift rides to take some jaw-dropping videos of the mountains, check out the museum and cinemas, and take out some time to relax at Australia’s highest day spa.

Besides, there is no shortage of events going on in Mount Buller. So enjoy the bobsled beats, race down Little Buller Spur, join the Giant Slalom or get your kids going to the Petit Miam Kids’ Race.

  • You can visit the place with your family for a day or make a trip of 2 days to remember it forever. Start with the snow fight and run each other down to the toboggans.
  • Remember to encounter the unforgettable experience of skiing which you can get in the major resorts of Mount Buller. 
  • Try snowboarding, even if you are a novice or a weekend snowboarding enthusiast. You will find enough space on the snow fields of Mount Buller to practice your jumps and cut the slopes as you practice. 
  • When you are in Mount Buller, do not forget to visit the Falls Creek Alpine Resort as it is the largest ski resort to visit which is covered with snow, gives you cross-country trails, and is famous for its terrain parks.

From spending a day to staying up and waking up to the snow, you can do it all here.

To enjoy the snow, you can contact the V/Line, as they operate the coordinated coach service that can line up with the Mansfield Mount Buller Buslines. They offer customers to take to and back trips to Mount Buller. Get more information about the snowpack on V/Line, 136 196.

Where to Stay in Mount Buller?

These few resorts and hotels in Mount Buller offer excellent services, serve tasty food and give a straight view of the mountains.

  • Ski In, Ski Out
  • Kabuki MT Buller
  • The Sebel Pinnacle Valley Resort
  • Huski
  • Breathtaker Hotel & Spa
  • Mountain Retreat

Where to Eat at Mount Buller?

You can enjoy the local food, coffees, and Italian cuisine or try new tastes at the following famous places to eat in Mount Buller.

  • Stirling Cafe is a great place to have home-cooked snacks, a range of sweet treats, light meals, tea, and coffee.
  • Village Bike Cafe is a place to sip drinks and take bites while enjoying the tranquillity of the cafe.
  • Alpine Retreat is a place to eat, stay, play, and relax, enjoying the panoramic view of the snowy mountains.
  • Spurs Restaurant is a spot to have a quick snack and sip coffee, viewing the breathtaking sights of the High Country.
  • Buller Grocer is a place to grab a lot of packed food, local groceries, fruits, and veggies you would like to have.
  • Drakes Restaurant at Duck Inn has a delicious menu matched with the finest wines. The dishes include the sensational 14-hour cooked Moroccan Lamb, Fillet Steak, Pork Belly, Duck, and mouthwatering dishes on the menu!

2. Thredbo


Thredbo is a ski resort and a village built in the Crackenback River located at the foot of the Ramshead Range, with all the snowy mountains around.

Why Go to Thredbo?

Because it is one of the golden oldies that deserves first place in your to-visit snow destinations in Australia, it is a top spot to take the slopes from, as it has a purpose-built beginners’ area with gentle slopes. Oh! This wow-awning place boasts Australia’s only alpine gondola (high-speed, eight-person flat-bottomed boat) that takes you from the Thredbo Village to the Cruiser base area in just six minutes – reducing travel time from 20 minutes. Yup, a speedy ride!

Satisfy your craving to see and feel the snow at Merritts Mountain House. Getting there, strolling around, and walking there makes you feel more like you are standing in the middle of Europe – the place is more than a refuel and feeds all your hunger for the snow.

Thredbo has a vast area of snow of around 480 hectares. So, if you are a novice, kickstart your technical skills at the Friday Flat; after mastering the basics, move to Merritts Gondola to take your experience up a notch.

For the seasoned pros, who love rolling on the slopes, take yourself to the Supertrail, Cannonball, Bluff and Little Beauty to spread around.

Where to Stay in Thredbo?

There are various options to choose from to have a comfy stay. There are lodges, hotels and resorts you can choose from, and some are:

  • Thredbo Alpine Hotel
  • Pure Chalet Thredbo
  • Thredbo YHA
  • River Inn 
  • Banjo Loft
  • Candlelight Lodge

Where to Eat at Thredbo?

  • Watch the serene sunrise with breakfast at Australia’s highest restaurant, Eagles Nest.
  • Visit T Bar Restaurant except on Tuesday and Wednesday to taste the Italian-inspired food. 
  • To experience the extensive menu of various kinds of pasta, seafood, entrees, and of course, our legendary wagyu and hanger steaks, visit Zack’s Grill.
  • Central Road 2625 is a place to visit if your mind asks you to have Coffee, Gluwein, hot drinks, Cakes, or grab-and-go snacks.

3. Perisher


Perisher is the largest ski resort and valley in the Southern Hemisphere in the Australian Snowy Mountains, which combines four villages – Perisher Valley, Smiggin Holes, Guthega, and Blue Cow.

Why Go to Perisher?

You must visit Perisher because it is the most extensive alpine playground in the southern hemisphere. Perisher grounds 47 lifts that take you to an incredible number of ski runs, Tube Town, a snow-tubing park, extensive cross-country skiing trails, and a range of ski runs – giving you plenty of choices to slope, even if you are an expert or a first-time skier.

The amazing part of visiting this resort is you can gain two experiences while reaching here – One skiing at the Perisher and another while reaching here by the Ski Tube from Jindabyne, Australia’s only underground rack railway. You can also access the resort by road.

Another fantastic fact that will make you visit Perisher is its Porcupine Walk winds from Perisher Valley Reservoir. It takes you through the snow grass and gums to the Porcupines, the granite builders – where you can enjoy the panoramic and amazingly beautiful view of the Thredbo Valley and beyond.

Where to Stay in Perisher?

  • The Perisher Valley Hotel
  • Smiggins Hotel & Chalet Apartments
  • Eiger Chalet
  • Thredbo YHA
  • Marritz Hotel Perisher
  • Corroboree Ski Lodge
  • Valhalla Lodge Perisher

Where to Eat at Perisher?

  • Visit Aldo’s Cafe & Pizzeria to grab on the sandwiches, appetisers, pasta, Italian subs, or salads. Plus, they also have a Children’s menu. 
  • The Pub Family Food Court to get some generous pub meal and an ice-cold beer or other drinks. 
  • Go to Brunelli’s Cafe to taste the sophisticated Italian cuisine without even the slightest bit of pretentiousness.

4. Falls Creek

Falls Creek

Falls Creek is an all-season resort town in northeastern Victoria, Australia – offering a sweeping view of the entire Victorian Alpine through forests and high plains.

Why Go to Falls Creek?

Because it is famous as an alpine and cross-country ski centre and its ski-in-ski-out village, the history of which is chronicled at the Falls Creek Museum. It has a massive 65 kilometres of skiable terrain, cross-country, downhill skiing, and boarding. The mega place is 90 runs, which includes Summit and Wombat’s Ramble, which you can access through 14 lifts, and this is the enormous terrain in Victoria.

A reason why seasoned skiers should not miss going to Falls Creek is that it is recognised as the spiritual home of cross-country skiing – so get yourself going. 

Where to Stay in Falls Creek?

The places to stay in Falls creek and leverage the snowy view are the following:

  • Les Chalets
  • Astra Falls Creek
  • Cedarwood Apartments
  • Elk at Falls
  • Diana Alpine Lodge 
  • Summit Ridge Alpine Lodge
  • Apartment Geilo
  • Falls Creek Country Club
  • Winterhaven

Where to Eat at Falls Creek?

  • The Last Hoot – Cafe, Bar & Pizzeria – have a beer or wine on the sun deck and enjoy their pizzas.
  • Cloud 9 Falls Creek to experience modern Australian cuisine

“The snow is sparkling like a million little suns.” — Lama Willa Miller

5. Ben Lomond (Tasmania)

Ben Lomond (Tasmania)

Ben Lomond, a mountain in the northeast of Tasmania, comprises a central massif with an extensive plateau above, shoots at the highest of 1,200 meters, and the high outlier peaks rise from the mountains.

Why Go to Ben Lomond (Tasmania)?

It is a must-go place, even though it is a bit remote (60 minutes out of Launceston), but it is definitely an unforgettable holiday to experience. It has a medium-sized ski resort with six ski lifts and 125 meters (410 feet) of vertical descent. It is indeed not a place for skiing, but these slopes are best for experiencing the serene view.

The heist and best feature of this plateau are its unimposing summit of Legges Tor at 1572 m on the north and Stacks Bluff, 1,527 meters (5,010 ft), on the south that is surrounded by the foothills and mesmerising snowy view.

You kids can enjoy the snow basketball and toboggans and snowman building. And intermediate or newbie skiers can go skiing and enjoy the runs of mountains.

Where to Stay at Ben Lomond (Tasmania)?

  • Quality Hotel Colonial Launceston
  • Olde Tudor Hotel
  • St Marys Hotel and Bistro
  • Mountain Blue Guest Accommodation
  • Peppers Silo Hotel
  • Hotel Launceston
  • The Grand Hotel Launceston

Where to Eat at Ben Lomond (Tasmania)?

  • Visit Stillwater Restaurant, which offers degustation brunches and dinners in a historic mill. 
  • Bluestone Bar & Kitchen is the authentic and fantastic South East Asian cuisine that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • To taste the finest craft beer, pay a visit to Saint John Craft Beer Bar in Launceston, which has 14 taps of the finest Australian, Tasmanian, and international craft beers. Chelles Place is more than a pizza corner. They offer pizzas, salads, hotdogs, and much more.

6. Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain

Cradle Mountain is a mountain or locality in the Australian state of Tasmania in the Central Highlands region.

Why Go to Cradle Mountain?

You should visit Cradle Mountain because it is located at the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, which is at a height of 1,545 meters from sea level.

Another reason to visit cradle mountain is that it is the sixth-highest mountain in Tasmania. 

It is a famous overland track, a prestigious part of the Wilderness World Heritage Area. Though there is a considerable amount of snow, skiing is not allowed here.

Well, even though it can be a disappointment for skiers, you can visit here to experience the helicopter rides, explore the canyon, and enjoy the beautiful snow. 

Where to Stay in Cradle Mountain?

When you are away from home, here to experience the snowy, chilly environment, plan your stay in the following places:

  •  Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge
  • Cradle Mountain Highlander Cottages
  • Tiny Escapes Cradle Valley
  • Discovery Parks – Cradle Mountain
  • Waldheim Cabins
  • Lemonthyme Wilderness Retreat

Where to Eat at Cradle Mountain?

  • Head to Hellyers Restaurant to taste a few of the best locally made dishes and Tasmania’s finest beverages in rustic surroundings. 
  • Eat at Highland Restaurant, which features the best of Tasmanian food and wine.
  • Get yourself to the Tavern Bar & Bistro that offers lunch, dinner and an impressive list of drinks in the warm cosy dwelling.

7. Charlotte Pass

Charlotte Pass

Located near Mount Kosciuszko (Australia’s tallest mountain), Charlotte Pass is the closest village to the summit, which hits the highest of 1765m.

Why Go to Charlotte Pass?

One should visit Charlotte Pass since it is at the highest mountain and one of the highest snow resorts in Australia. Since this place is at a height, it is always scooped with enough snow for the slopes. The only way to reach this place is through snow transport. You, a skier, can run into 19 different locations with the help of the five lifts it has. All the slopes are mainly designed for beginners and intermediate skiers.

Where to Stay in Charlotte Pass?

While planning your winter holidays in Charlotte Pass, choose these featured places to experience the best stay and enjoy the panoramic view of the snow-filled mountains. 

  • Stillwell Hotel
  • The Great Southern Hotel
  • Charlotte Pass Snow Resort
  • Burrawong Lodge
  • Arlberg Ski Lodge
  • Jerrabomberra Lodge
  • Knockshannoch Ski Lodge

Where to Eat at Charlotte Pass?

After spending a day at the slope, you can head to the following places to eat:

  • Adams Cocktail Lounge for après ski that has High Tea and Live Jazz
  • Head to Cellar for drinks and live music if it is a Wednesday or Saturday
  • At Cook & Archies, enjoy brekkie, sandwiches & salads with espresso
  • Go to Kosi Bar & Bistro for light meals and drinks

“Snow is…a beautiful reminder of life and all its quirks. It makes me pause. Think. Stay still. Even my mind takes the hint. It makes me feel giddy. Like a kid.” R.B. O’Brien 

8. Mount Baw Baw

Mount Baw Baw

Mount Baw Baw is a location that rests at the Baw-Baw Plateau of the massive Dividing Range of Victoria, Australia. The weird yet exciting name of the place comes from the language spoken by the Eastern Kulin people. The meaning is mysterious, too, which signifies – a ghost or echo.

Why Go to Mount Baw Baw?

Because it is a year-round bike, hike, and holiday destination, the place situated at 1450m altitude, the Mt Baw Baw village experiences the pristine snow gum forest of the Baw Baw Plateau. It is a perfect place to visit, as it is as good for the kids as it is for the old.

Mount Baw Baw is Melbourne’s closest snow point that features 35 hectares of snow terrain, seven ski lifts, toboggan areas, snow play areas, and magic carpets. However, if you are a skiing lover and want to get more into the slopes, there is a 10 km cross-country skiing among snow gums. The place also has a network of epic trails within the Baw Baw National park, so if you like a rugged hike, you can do it when you are here. To experience the best snow and skiing, make sure to visit Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort.

The place also has the Great Alpine Walking Trail to satisfy your love to walk in the shooting peaks of mountains and snow gums.

When you are in Mount Baw Baw, take the 7 Peaks Ride by cycling through the village in a group of cyclists. And do not forget to take the mushroom walk that you might not find at many places in Australia.

Where to stay at Mount Baw Baw?

When you are here in Mount Baw Baw to enjoy the winters, stay near the slopes and snow you love by planning your stay at the following places:

  • Sancreed Cottage
  • Tanjil Creek Lodge 
  • Everest Ski Club Lodge
  • Stringer’s Cottage
  • Mountain Rivers Tourist Park – Rawson
  • Walhalla’s Star Hotel 
  • Reindeer Lodge

What To Eat at Mount Baw Baw?

  • Village Central Restaurant is more than a place to eat. Apart from offering incredible food, it has excellent drinks, unforgettable fun times, and fantastic daily activities. 
  • Alpine Hotel Bistro is a go-to place when looking out for grab-and-go meals, hot coffee, quick bites, or to taste the selection of modern Australian dishes.

Bottom Line

When you are done exploring the beaches, plan to visit the colder parts of Australia and explore the snow, fun, skiing, and happening places scooped up at the corners of the cold areas.

Well, the list of eight selected places we mentioned where you could experience the snow is a few places that are best in class and are sure to take your experience up a notch.

These places with different features, activities, landscapes, houses to stay, facilities, accessibility, environment, and a lot more are sure to make your vacation a real dreamy one.

The places mentioned above are the ones that not only take you to the snow but satisfy your hunger to stay in the gulf of nature, soak in the snow, or watch the peaceful sunset and sunrise while sipping coffee. These places are no less than the dreamlands of snow, hence are the locations you might love spending your precious time alone or with your loved ones.


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