They could be called the Magic Mountains

Easter Weekend: How good are our Snowy Mountains. I have just spent four days, body surfing down rapids, being chair lifted to great heights, walking alpine tracks, hanging out with my head in the clouds on Mt Kosciusko and being treated to a new paddling experience on Lake Jindabyne each day.  What a blast!

We decided to head up into the Snowy Mountains rather than head to the coast as we usually do. We had the opportunity to stay at the Lake Crackenback Resort and what a winner that was. We had the best time, so much to do, so much to see and a weekend of perfect weather just topped it all off. What a brilliant summer destination and I could only imagine how picturesque it must be during winter. This resort is so close to the ski tube as well. We ski all the time during winter but this was our first time to the resort and it certainly won’t be our last. We will definitely be checking in for a stay during the ski season and I can’t wait to see what snap shots I will be able to snare with snow capped mountains in the back ground.

They could have been called the magic mountain instead.



We were floating amongst the clouds.

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Mirror reflections at Lake Crackenback Resort

Mirror reflections at Lake Crackenback Resort

At this point I was hoping to snare breakfast from the restaurant

At this point I was hoping to snare breakfast from the restaurant above.

This was the view that is was taking in from the previous shot.

This was the view that is was taking in from the previous shot.

The Red Chilli even found an Easter egg amongst the reeds.

The Red Chilli even found an Easter egg amongst the reeds.

Lake Crackenback Resort...brilliant, well worth a look, so many thing to do and somuch that is included like, mountains bikes for all of the trails, tennis, heated pool, saunna, archery, golf and plenty of stunning walks.

Lake Crackenback Resort…brilliant, well worth a look, so many thing to do and so much that is included such as mountains bikes for all of the trails, trout fishing in the lake or in the snowy river which is only 15 minute walk from here,  tennis, heated pool, saunna, archery, golf and plenty of stunning walks.

We decide to stroll  down to the Snowy River and take it all in.

We decided to stroll down to the Snowy River and take it all in.

I thought it would be a good idea to see whats under water as well.

I thought it would be a good idea to see whats under water as well.

Then down the rapids.

Going through the rapids on the Snowy River.

The snowy river from a different perspective

The Snowy River from a different perspective. I love how the bubbles pick up the blue from the sky above.

It amazes me how thing can look so different.

It amazes me how thing can look so different.

I also ventured down to Lake Jindabyne for my daily paddle and I was blown away.

I also ventured down to Lake Jindabyne for my daily paddle and I was blown away.

A fog silhoutte

A fog silhoutte

Did you see it...because I certainly didn't. At one point the visability was down to 3 metres......OH YEAH

Did you see it…because I certainly didn’t. At one point the visability was down to 3 metres……OH YEAH.

Lucky I had my X-Files torch with me.

Lucky I had my X-Files torch with me.

I loved cruising around on Lake Jindabyne with my three boys.

I loved cruising around on Lake Jindabyne with my three boys. I don’t know who enjoyed it more.

A close up view of the spill gates at Jindabyne Dam.

A close up view of the spill gates at Jindabyne Dam. It much better to remain on this side though.

But every morning and every day I was wowed again and again.

Every morning and every day I was wowed again and again.

I thoroughly recommend that you experience our Snowy Mountains, you won’t be disappointed.

I thoroughly recommend that you experience our Snowy Mountains, you won’t be disappointed.

“My life motto: My brakes are broke, but luckily my gas pedal works just  fine.” Jarod Kintz

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5 thoughts on “They could be called the Magic Mountains

  1. just love the shots from your Easter weekend. The underwater views are quite fascinating! Wonderful to see the play of light over those rocks!

    • Hey Elizabeth,
      I too love the underwater shots. At first I thought that they may not be well received, but I loved how they picked up the blue from the sky. I ended up with so many wild rapid shots from that day. The water visibility in the Snowy River is amazing.
      We had the best weekend up in the Snowy’s, it was a great family weekend away.

  2. Hello there my coach Mike Daniel suggested we all look at some of your amazing shots and I’m so glad he did. I do confess that I am currently enjoying a cuppa in bed whilst looking at your fantastic sunrises! I paddle with Mike and have stopped for the season so looking out at the water the way you are is making me feel terribly sad. I miss it! Thank you for transporting me back onto the water. I do see those skies but usually as sun sets whilst walking. I’ll stop talking now, but thank you for sharing this beautiful world with us ALL we really are all terribly lucky aren’t we. Byee Liz

    • Hi Liz, as a paddler you know how beautiful it is to be out on the water and the lake certainly puts on some of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets. I am constantly blown away by the daily light shows and each day I say “now this was the best”. I agree with you….we are so lucky to have this on our doorstep. I take people out on the lake for a float who have lived here all there life and the reaction is ….”wow, how different does it look from here”. I’m so glad that you are enjoying the snap shots and that through the photos you are able to be out there on the water. Thanks for clicking onto the blog and commenting. I hope that you are back on the water soon and I look forward to crossing paths when you are walking around the lake.

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