Trek Information Page - "The Snow Lodge"
Location:
A private lodge, approximately 15 minutes' drive north-east of Jindabyne, NSW.
Regional Map:
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Grade:

Even though the road leading from the highway to the lodge itself is dirt and has a few corrugations, there's no 4WDing needed to get to it. Just as you can take any car and go to the snow fields, so can you bring any car here. Of course there are ample 4WD opportunities once you get out into the Snowy Mountains area.

4WD Vehicle Requirements:
Since this isn't strictly a 4WD trip, then the basics that you'd normally carry will be sufficient. Keep in mind that there will be patches of snow about right up until the end of October, so it's highly recommended that the usual shovel and snatch strap are in the kit, just in case you want to go exploring.
Road Car Options:
None needed - if your car can roll down the road under its own power, it can roll up the driveway here.
Privacy Level:

There's nobody else around, and the nearest house is quite some distance away. Unless you get really unlucky and the howling winds carry the sounds of subbies being flogged down into the valley, privacy is assured.

Activities:
Fishing   Bushwalking   Skiing
Tobogganing   4WD exploring      
Accommodation:
House

Notes:

The Lodge has heated floors. There is also a heated spa in an adjacent building.
Access:
Sealed road all the way from Cooma to turnoff, then dirt access road of 1310 metres from turnoff to lodge.
Places:

20 people.

Cost:
$40 per head, per night. Rate reduces to $35 per head for a group of more than ten people.
Meeting Point:

In Cooma, we'll be meeting at the CALTEX service station located on the corner of Sharp St. (another name for the Monaro Highway, the main road through Cooma) and Baron St.

Departure Point:
Same as the Meeting Point above.
Estimated Travel Time:
Around 2 hours from the centre of Canberra.
Radio:
Unless otherwise advised, we will be on UHF CB Channel 15, with a frequency of 476,775 MHz. This is a simplex FM channel.
Fuel:
There are several fuel stations in Cooma and Jindabyne.
Notes:
Cooking
A fully equipped kitchen of generous size is available for use.
Firewood
Ample firewood to run the slow combustion heater is supplied by the operators of the Lodge.
• Power
Standard 240VAC power is available.
• Showers
The house has all standard bathroom facilities.
Supplies
All you need to bring is your bedding, plus food and drink for the weekend. If you need to go into town for anything, Jindabyne is just 15 minutes away.
• Toilets
The house has all standard bathroom facilities.
• Water
The house is connected to the town water supply.
Trek Outline :

Hidden away in the glorious beauty of Australia's Alpine Country, this lodge is made available by private arrangement. It features comfortable bedrooms, a large kitchen, huge lounge area, spa, views of Lake Jindabyne from the front of the property, and is conveniently located just 15 minutes from the township of Jindabyne itself.

Leaving Cooma, we head south and within the hour find ourselves at this hideaway. After settling in, you can go into town, or just lounge around and relax. Due to the close proximity to Jindabyne, this lodge makes an ideal base to venture out from on day treks into the Snowy Mountains. Whether it's summer or winter, the Snowy Mountains area provides numerous things to see and do. Whether it's skiing or looking at the wildflowers, it's a great place to visit all year round.

You can explore Mount Kosciuzsko National Park by car or foot, and there's also good fishing in the streams and lakes if you like to wet a line. If the road to Charlotte's Pass is open, then you can see some truly stunning alpine country if you're willing to do a little driving.

 

Spacious and fully-appointed kitchen with adjacent dining area.
 
The lounge room features a slow combustion heater
 
Internal design is light and open
 
Bedrooms are tucked away
 
The upper floor has ample room to lay out extra mattresses
 

The rear deck looks out onto bushland
 
Secluded in the alpine country with a view of Lake Jindabyne

 

 


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