Getting out into the great outdoors in regional NSW is as easy as slipping on a pair of runners.

And one of the best places to enjoy the natural sights and smells found anywhere in the state is at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa in Australia’s Snowy Mountains. Sitting on 150 acres of bushland, and bordered by the Kosciuszko National Park, this is one destination that you don’t want to forget your walking boots should you visit.
The good news is you don’t need a high level of fitness to enjoy the beauty of the bush.
“The bushwalks around the resort are as short as 20 minutes, along flat marked trails, and extend to more moderate walks of around three hours when guests leave the resort on to the unmarked trails in the Kosciuszko National Park,” says resort general manager, Scott O’Neile.
More experienced bushwalkers can enjoy the overnight Alpine Trek which includes a fully catered night of camping with a stay at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa.
Guests on the Alpine Trek negotiate stepping stones across the famous Snowy River and climb a paved walkway to the ancient Blue Lake cirque, a natural crater formed by an inexorable combination of gravity and ice.
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is also a great base for small to medium sized conference groups looking for a destination with a difference. With more than 100 rooms ranging from overwater lake view apartments to mountain view chalets, the property is located on the border of the Kosciuszko National Park and is just 15 minutes from the ski-fields of Thredbo.