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What is a mini holiday?

  • Caves and Dams

  • Chair to the Top

  • Mountain Legends

  • Tale Of Two Cities

It’s usually a 4, 5 or 6 day visit to our Lakeside Mountain Lodge from where you can set out each day on a series of fun and exciting outings. All meals are included. Being at the centre of the Snowy Mountains, all parts are accessible ranging from Tumut in the north to Thredbo in the south. There are many different day trips so you can tailor your own holiday based on your group’s interests.

Included in Your Mini Holiday:

  • Accommodation twin share with private facilities

  • Full breakfasts and 2 course dinners

  • Packed Lunch whilst on day trips from the Lodge

  • Morning and afternoon teas

  • 24 hour tea and coffee

  • Fresh mountain air and clean spring water

  • Family owned and operated

  • Exclusive use of the Lodge


Where do we stay?

Cool Mountain Lodge is a family owned and operated Mountain Lodge with Lake Eucumbene as the front yard and Kosciuszko National Park as the backyard. Why stay on the main road in a busy town when you can be surrounded by exquisite Lake and bush views? From the dining room and many bedrooms, watch the Lake present its many moods: morning mist gives way to glassy stillness and perfect reflections. No noise. No traffic.

All rooms have private facilities and are centrally heated. There are two lounge areas to relax in. The most important feature: Your club has exclusive use of the entire Lodge. 

If you like the idea of having a venue to yourself with magnificent views set in the centre of the Snowies then call us on 02 6454 2200 and we will send you a detailed information pack. 

Caves & Dams

Today we drive via the Kiandra Goldfields to the Tumut 3 Power Station, Australia’s largest Hydro Power Station. Drive through Talbingo, the birth place of Miles Franklin and then on to the power station and discover the enormous scale of this engineering marvel. The whole scheme consists of 16 major dams, 7 power stations, 145kms of underground tunnels and 80kms of aqueducts, taking 25 years to complete. With only 2 of the 6 turbines, Tumut 3 is able to generate enough electricity for the whole of the ACT. Spend time in the interpretive centre and learn about other alternate power sources. Drive to the spillway for a spectacular view.

Have lunch at Yarrangobilly Village then head to the Yarragobilly Caves for a guided tour. 400 million years ago, the whole area was under the sea. The limestone through which the water percolates and creates the caves is really the remnants of sea-life all those millions of years ago. You will even see a fossil to prove it. We will tour the Jillabenan Cave which is one of the most decorated caves in Australia with many exquisite stalactites and stalagmites. With only 4 steps, it is even accessible by wheelchair.

Chair to the Top

Take a scenic drive through rolling hills, past Jindabyne to the world famous “all-year” resort, Thredbo. Have morning tea beside the Thredbo river before venturing on to the chairlift for a spectacular ride of your life to the “top of the world”. Take a walk on a gentle paved walkway over gurgling streams, through alpine meadows. In Spring and Summer, alpine flowers abound. At over 1,800 metres above sea level, we are above the tree line. See Mt Kosciuszko in the not too far distance. For those not wanting to take the chairlift, there is plenty of browsing and shopping in the village or short walks along the river.

A delightful lunch will be provided by the Uniting Church ladies, After lunch we drive up to Charlotte Pass with spectacular views of Mt Kosciuszko and surrounding mountains.

Before returning to the Lodge, we will visit Adaminaby and see first hand the houses that were moved to make way for Lake Eucumbene. Time for shopping at Charlie’s Craft Shop and browsing the historical museum.

Mountain Legends

Head out on the highway past Kiandra, site of the 1859 gold rush where 10,000 people spent a very cold winter under canvas. At one point there were over 60 buildings at Kiandra. Within a couple of years, the population was down to 300 with many disappointed miners. Continue on past Talbingo and Blowering Dam to Tumut for morning tea. After Morning tea, continue via Batlow to Tumbarumba.

The highlight of the day is the “Tribute to the Man From Snowy River” show. Both entertaining and educational, you’ll see sheep, dogs, pigs, whip-cracking, cattle mustering and shearing as well as have plenty of laughs. Sample real “billy-tea” during lunch. After the show we head back to Tumbarumba with its old-style charm and a number of beautifully preserved old buildings, which make it an attractive destination. The major attractions are the Court House and Police Residence These two single-storey buildings were constructed in the 1880’s.

Turn off on to the Elliot Way for a spectacular drive down a gorge to the Tumut river. As we go back up into the mountains, watch out for wild brumbies. Drive past Cabramurra, Australia’s highest town before returning to the Lodge.