Getting to Selwyn & the Snowy Mountains


Sewlyn is an ideal winter location as it is an easy alpine drive with beautiful high country scenery. There are many ways to get to Selwyn; You can travel by car, by air or by coach. No matter what your preference Absolute Alpine will help to get you here.

By Air - watch this space for more information!

By Car - Driving to the Snowy Mountains is one of the most satisfying ways to get there. Either Hire or Drive. 

By Coach - During the winter months there are several bus companies that travel to and from the Snowy Mountains.


By Road

Current Road Conditions

Absolute Alpine Snow Travel Tips

  • Add antifreeze to your vehicle's radiator
  • Check all tyres have good tread, including the spare.
  • Ensure your vehicle's battery is in good condition
  • Carrying snow chains is a legal requirement. Have an under-sheet handy for fitting chains.
  • Avoid sudden braking or acceleration on snow or ice.
  • Use a Windscreen scraper to de-ice your car windows
  • If in the local area tune your radio to 2XL (FM 96.3 or AM 918) or 97.7 Snow FM for regular updates.
  • For up to date road conditions please call the RTA traffic information line on 132 701.
  • Where you can avoid arriving and departing during the busiest times, Friday evenings and Sunday mornings.

Driving to Selwyn

Your ticket to the divine alpine is only a 6 hour drive from both Sydney and Melbourne and 2.5 hour trip from Canberra. Travelling by car is the most convenient way to travel to the Snowy Mountains. However you do need to be prepared for ALL conditions.

It is a requirement that all vehicles except 4WDs carry properly fitting chains at all times on the Snowy Mountains Highway.  These can be hired most service stations on your way to Selwyn Snowfields.  You will be required to pay an entry fee for the National Park which is $29 per vehicle per day.  Alternatively you can purchase an annual pass for $190.  For more information on National Park entry fees visit


From Time Kms
Sydney 5.5hrs 451kms
Melbourne 6hrs 581.6kms
Canberra 2.5 hrs 167.2kms


Driving from Sydney & Canberra

Follow the Hume Highway from Sydney then just south of Goulburn take the Federal Highway and travel south to Canberra. This section of the trip is mainly on a divided road. In Canberra follow the signs to the Monaro Highway to Cooma. Once you have arrived in Cooma proceed to drive through on the Monaro Highway for approximately 7km until you come to a turn off to your right for Adaminaby/Tumut on the Snowy Mountains Highway. Follow this road for another 90km and you should arrive in Adaminaby. As there is no accommodation on the mountain, most people stay in the nearby townships of Adaminaby or Talbingo a short 30 to 40 minutes drive from the slopes.

Driving from Melbourne

Follow the Hume Highway from Melbourne to Wodonga. Take the Murray Valley Highway's Wodonga/Tallangatta exit. After passing Wodonga follow the signs to Tallangatta, again on the Murray Valley Highway. You pass through the village of Koetong onto Corryong. Drive through Corryong and take the "Khancoban" turn-off on your right. Once in Khancoban you are only 76kms from Thredbo. From here the drive is truly spectacular as you take in awesome views of the Main Range and discover the beauty of the Kosciuszko National Park. The roads are clear for most of the year but when a big snowfall hits, chains are required for 2-wheel drive vehicles. Follow the Alpine Way down the mountain and turn Right on to Kosciuszko Road, continue on through Jindabyne on the Jindabyne Road. Once you have arrived in Berridale proceed to drive through the town until you get to the turn off to Adaminaby on the Middlingbank Road, by following this road for approximately 55km you should arrive in Adaminaby.

National Parks Entry Fee

Vehicle per Day $29 (Winter)

Annual Pass $190

NSW Pension Concession Card Holders are FOC

You can purchase your National Parks Annual Pass online by clicking here.

Hire Car


It's Easy to Get Here....
Go to the snow with Europcar.........

Hit the slopes without a hitch this ski season. Foreget messing with anti-freeze for your radiator, searching for snow chains or wondering wether or not your car will make it up the mountain. Rent with Europcar and you're set to go!

Your advantages include......

·         Snow Protection Package

·         Competitive Rates which include Premium Location Fees (Airport fees)

·         24 hour roadside assistance

·         Unlimited kilometres

·         Latest models including AWDs, 4WDs & Minibuses

·         Earn Velocity points.


By Coach

Unfortunately there are currently no shuttle buses operating to Adaminaby or between Adaminaby and Selwyn Snowfields.