Walking and canoeing are the most popular activities, but you need to be well prepared for both – conditions can be harsh and subject to sudden change.

The hilly and difficult Silver Mine Walking Track (15km, six hours) starts at the eastern end of the historic wooden McKillops Bridge.

Canoeing the Snowy River

The classic canoe or raft trip down the Snowy River from the McKillops Bridge to a pull-out point near Buchan takes at least four days and offers superb scenery: rugged gorges, raging rapids and tranquil sections. There are excellent camping spots on the broad sandbars.

Driving the Snowy River

Undoubtedly a highlight of visiting Snowy River National Park is the spectacular, hair-raising drive that winds high through the rugged wilderness and peers over stunning gorges, fragrant eucalypts and awe-inspiring mountain vistas.

The dramatic route is suitable for 2WD vehicles but perhaps not for those with a fear of heights: large sections ascend along single-lane, two-way gravel roads, with alarming sheer drops and no safety barricades. However, if you proceed with caution you'll have no issues, and the trip offers an exhilarating experience.

Coming from the west, the views from the well-signposted clifftop lookouts over Little River Falls and Little River Gorge (Victoria’s deepest gorge) are awesome; watch for the rare brush-tailed rock wallaby around the lookout at the latter. From there it’s about 20km along a steep, narrow track to iconic McKillops Bridge. En route expect utterly splendid views of the high alpine country and some glimpses of the charming Snowy River. The rickety wooden bridge itself spans the river, making it possible to drive across the park to Errinundra National Park – the road from here to Bonang is less precipitous and follows the pretty Deddick River.