Location, location, location

Snowy Mountains Grammar School is nestled in the foothills of Australia’s stunning alpine region and located on the banks of the beautiful Lake Jindabyne. This environment provides our students with opportunities that many only dream of.

While our rural location boasts proximity to the renowned outdoor playgrounds of Perisher, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass, we are also close enough to some of Australia’s major cities and towns, which allows SMGS to offer a range of boarding options because, let’s be honest, our campus is pretty far from well …anywhere; however, our “anywhere” is spectacular!

Planes, trains and automobiles

Rex Airlines is now operating year-round out of Cooma Airport (a quick 48 min drive from the SMGS campus) with daily flights to and from Sydney. we offer a weekly bus service to Canberra which includes multiple drop-off points along the journey to and around Canberra, including the bus interchange, train station, airport and the CBD, making our school very accessible.

As the crow flies

Here is a snapshot of the distances from SMGS to some of Australia’s major cities and towns:

Batemans Bay, NSW – 3 h 44 min, 300 km

Bega, NSW –  2 h 9 min, 172 km

Canberra, ACT – 2 h 7 min, 176 km

Cooma, NSW – 48 min, 60.4 km

Manly Beach, NSW – 5 h 10 min 471 km

Melbourne, VIC – 7 h 21 min, 604 km

Merimbula, NSW – 2 h 21 min, 186 km

Mt. Beauty, VIC – 4 h 29 min, 316 km

Pambula, NSW  – 2 h 22 min, 187 km

Sydney, NSW – 4 h 55 min, 458 km

Tathra, NSW – 2 h 22, 187 km

Vincentia, NSW – 4 h 9 min, 346 km

Wollongong, NSW – 4 h 29 min, 420 km

Sea to ski…and ride

Our proximity to some of Australia’s most renowned surf spots on the NSW Sapphire Coast and NSW South Coast means you don’t have to put your surfboard in storage or stow away your skis or snowboard. In fact, you can even keep your mountain bike handy to ride some of Jindabyne’s and the surrounding area’s mountain bike trails.

Thredbo Mountain Resort, NSW 30 min, 34 km

Perisher Resort, NSW 33 min, 31.6 km

Charlottes Pass, NSW 39 min 39.6km

Bungarra Alpine Centre, NSW 5 min, 4.3 km

Tyrolean and Mill Creek Mountain Bike Trails 9 min, 7.5 km

Thredbo Valley Track (various starting points; Lake Crackenback is the closest starting point)

Lake Crackenback Resort 16 min, 18.7 km

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