Australia’s ultimate, year-round nature and adventure playground, the NSW Snowy Mountains, will play host to the TODAY show when they broadcast live from Thredbo’s ‘Friday Flat’ on Monday 25 July.
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of Mt Kosciuszko, the Snowy Mountains is renowned for outstanding alpine resorts, glorious scenic walks and adrenalin-pumping experiences including mountain biking, skiing, tobogganing and snowboarding. The region’s diversity will be profiled across the three-and-half-hour show by TODAY hosts Karl Stefanovic and Sylvia Jeffreys, together with Richard Wilkins, Tim Gilbert, Natalia Cooper and Ross Greenwood.
NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres said the broadcast was secured by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW to showcase the NSW Snowy Mountains as a must-visit destination.
“In the year ending March 2016, the Snowy Mountains welcomed more than 1.3 million overnight international, domestic and day-trip visitors, who spent more than $489 million in the region*. The Snowies delivers après-ski at its best, from cosy wine bars and fine dining to events for the whole family, and I encourage all Australians to tune in to Channel Nineon Monday morning from 5:30am to discover this spectacular and exciting part of NSW,” Mr Ayres said.
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said, “The NSW Snowy Mountains are home to Australia’s largest national park, Kosciuszko. The region’s rich history and great natural beauty make it an attractive destination all year round. We are delighted the TODAY show will highlight its attractions to viewers across Australia.”
Thredbo is one of Australia’s highest alpine towns, famous for the longest ski runs and vertical drops in the country. Each year Thredbo hosts 750,000 visitors drawn to its mix of snow terrain, outdoor and nature experiences and charming village life.
12 Snowy Mountains highs to experience:
- Strap on some snow shoes to conquer the 13-kilometre walk to the summit of Kosciuszko, the highest point in the country. At 2228 metres above sea level, Mt Kosciuszko is a national icon. Take in the breathtaking 360-degree views that sweep across the Kosciuszko Main Range
- Learn how to ski or snowboard at one of the Snowy Mountains’ four outstanding alpine resorts: Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass or Selwyn Snowfields. Sign up for lessons with a professional instructor to hit the slopes in no time
- Slide on a toboggan, ride a snow tube, build a snowman, make a snow angel or simply frolic in the snow
- Enjoy the best in après-ski, with cosy fireside wine bars, fine dining and great winter shopping. When in Thredbo check out The Denman, Thredbo Alpine Hotel Lounge Bar or Bernti’s Tapas Bar
- Watch Thredbo’s weekly flare run and fireworks as skiers and boarders snake their way down the Supertrail with flaming flares. One of Thredbo’s finest traditions, it lights up the village every Saturday night
- Learn the essentials and catch a trout in one of Kosciuszko National Park’s many streams, lakes and creeks. Take a half-day guided fly fishing expedition with a Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa professional Certified Casting Instructor
- Get on your bike and discover hundreds of kilometres of mapped mountain bike trails and terrain, catering for beginners right through to advanced riders. Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa has more than 25 kilometres of scenic tracks with views of Kosciuszko National Park and Bullocks Hut
- Discover stalagmites, stalactites and cave coral created from limestone laid down 440 million years ago atYarrangobilly Caves. Remember to pack the swimmers to experience the above-ground 27°C thermal pool at the end of the Yarrangobilly Caves River Walk. Yarrangobilly Caves are located in the north of Kosciuszko National Park, approximately 90 minutes’ drive from Cooma
- View the majestic twin peaks of Mt Kosciuszko and Mt Townsend, the Blue Lake, Watson’s Crags and the Rams Head ranges during a scenic helicopter tour. Get up close with scenery and enjoy views only accessible from the air
- Visit the Snowy Hydro Discovery Centre in Cooma to learn about the Snowy Mountains Scheme, from its early construction days to the role it plays today. The integrated water and hydroelectric power project comprises seven power stations, 16 major dams, and more than 140 kilometres of trans-mountain tunnels
- Base yourself in Jindabyne for convenient access to snow sports, as well as bushwalking, horse riding and mountain biking. Overlooking Lake Jindabyne and on the edge of Kosciuszko National Park, Jindabyne offers adventure all year round
- Taste test local Macenmist Black Truffles in Brebo, sample Tumbarumba Chardonnay from Courabyra vineyard atShut the Gate cellar door in Berridale, enjoy a cold beer at the Kosciuszko Brewery in the Banjo Paterson Inn and nibble on a delicious Snowy Mountains Cookie with a mug of hot chocolate next to the log fire.
Book a travel package from Flight Centre valid for travel between 28 August and 3 October 2016. From $1,039** per person twin share, package includes:
- 5 nights in a One Bedroom Apartment at Thredbo Alpine Apartments
- 5 day Thredbo Lift Pass
To book call Flight centre on 131 600 or visit flightcentre.com.au
**Conditions apply. Book and pay by 31 July 2016.
For more information on things to do in the Snowy Mountains go to visitnsw.com
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