The Alpine Way winds through the Snowy Mountains in Southern New South Wales. It begins at the ski township of Jindabyne in and threads its way for 121 kilometres through the ranges to the Victorian border on the Murray River. It was first built in the 1950s as an access road for the Snowy River Hydro-electricity damn but wasn’t sealed until until the 90s.
During the winter months, there are access restrictions to the road with some areas impassable during heavy snowfalls. However, in the warmer months it offers spectacular backdrop with endless corners. It’s recommended you check the road status at the national parks site during winter months.
There isn’t to much in the way of civilization between Jindabyne and Khancoban, so it’s recommended you fill the petrol tank before you leave. One stop worth making is the Lake Crakenback Resort and warm yourself up with some schnapps from the Wild Brumby Distillery.