Summer Activities

Horse Riding

Discover the Snowy Mountains and surrounding areas on horseback. Stay in the comfort of Cool Mountain Lodge with magnificent views over Lake Eucumbene and go on a day trek through valleys and hills. Why not take riding lessons at the same time. We can tailor a package that includes accommodation, lessons and trail rides. We work closely with “Yarramba” Trail rides. Mark, and his staff offer rides from one hour to full day duration. With over 30 years experience, Mark will ensure you get the most out of your stay. If you are looking for a longer ride, we can organise a number of treks ranging from 2 to 8 days in duration. You can stay at Cool Mountain Lodge pre and post the trek. Fishing

Fishing Guide

Cool Mountain Lodge is perfect for trout fishing on Lake Eucumbene. The Lodge is located right on the shores of Lake Eucumbene not far from the Eucumbene River. Lake Eucumbene is recognized as one of Australia’s best trout fishing lakes.

Lake Eucumbene was finished in 1958 and was Australia’s largest man-made lake. It holds up to 9 times the volume of Sydney Harbour. This lake is undoubtedly one of the best fisheries in the Australian Highlands holding rainbow trout and brown trout. It was the stage for the world fly fishing championships in January 2000. Whether you prefer fly-fishing, Spinning, trolling, or bait fishing, everyone should have no problem catching a trout in Lake Eucumbene.

Some of the more popular areas for fishing are Providence Portal and Providence Flats, Middlingbank, Frying Pan, Seven Gates, and Yens Cove. Streams feeding Lake Eucumbene are the Eucumbene River, Andys Creek, Little Plain Creek, James Creek, Swamp Creek, Little Swamp Creek, Hughes Creek, Lucas Creek and Gang Gang Creek.

Providence Portal is the scene of some great fishing in the weeks leading up to the close of the fishing season when trout are moving towards the river entrance for spawning.

16 major dams have been stocked with trout and together with numerous mountain rivers and streams the choice of “where to fish” can be a delightful dilemma.

Cool Mountain Lodge has many fishing options with in close proximity:
  • Eucumbene River
  • Murrumbidgee River
  • Tumut River
  • Alpine Creek
  • Nungar Creek
  • 3 Mile Dam
  • Tantangara Dam
  • Lake Eucumbene


There are many trails to suit all standards within easy reach of Cool Mountain Lodge. The best known are the trails around Thredbo, Charlotte Pass and Mt. Kosciuszko. There are many more much closer to the lodge including the Yarrangobilly Caves area, Kiandra, Cabramurra, Talbingo etc.

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For more information and prices, please contact us via phone 02 6454 2200 or email

Phone 02 6454 2200


The friendly staff at Cool Mountain Lodge are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Please complete the form on the Contact Page to find out more!

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