Snowy Gums Chalet Family Respite Retreat Itinerary


3pm -5pm Arrive at Snowy Gums

5.30pm Arrival Talk /Orientation (Emergency Procedures and Layout of Chalet) - introduce families and have a walk around the Chalet before sitting down to dinner.

6pm Dinner

7:30pm Movies in the Theatre Room
Or join in some games in the lounge:

  • Jenga Building Competition
  • Connect 4 competition
  • or a game of UNO or Monopoly, so the whole family can play.


7:30am Breakfast
9.30am Begin Activities

Bushwalk to Rainbow Lake: this is a 45min return walk, and easy for the whole family to enjoy and see the remains of the Old Kosciusko Hotel. We will stop and relax with a Picnic by the Lake, before heading back with a treasure hunt as a group whilst walking back to the parking area.

2pm Return to Snowy Gums and grab a cold drink and some afternoon tea
3pm Begin Afternoon Activities

Outdoor activities today will be Soccer, a fun game the whole family can enjoy; or some other fun activities on the grass.

Or if you are a little tired from the walk, you can join in on our Indoor Arts & Crafts or join our staff for some bush crafts and wood burning, whilst Mum & Dad get some well earned relaxation, a nice Massage or enjoy our sauna and spa. (Parents Only treat)

6pm Dinner

7:30pm Star spotting whilst singing some songs around the Campfire (weather permitting with fire permits).


7:30am Breakfast
9am Begin Activities

Take a nice drive down the Mountain, stop at NPWS Education Centre for a guided tour and learn about our endangered species and what a beautiful place Kosciuszko National Park is.

Arrive at Lake Jindabyne, where we will have 3 different activities you can be involved in:

  • enjoy some Canoeing on Lake Jindabyne
  • or a game of Frisbee Golf in the park by the river
  • or join in on some Outdoor orienteering & treasure hunt.

12pm Enjoy a BBQ by the lake before returning up the mountain

3pm Begin Afternoon Activities

Join in a game of volleyball or try your luck at some games on the grass.

Indoor arts & crafts - some painting and an afternoon playing with some mud.

6pm Dinner

7:30pm Movies night under the stars


7:30am Breakfast

9am Parents' Choice of Activities today

You can choose from a Horse ride, Abseiling or some rock climbing or a bike ride up to Perisher and Beyond.

(These activities need to be booked in advance)

12pm Lunch at Spencers Creek

2pm Begin Afternoon Activities:

  • indoor arts & crafts: get sticky with some glue and materials
  • soccer or volleyball
  • or grab a bike and go for a ride around our beautiful mountain.

And if you missed out on a massage on Friday, feel free to enjoy one today (Parents only treat).

6pm Dinner

7:30pm Night-time scavenger hunt

Followed by a whole family Talent Quest.


7:30am Breakfast

9am Leave the Chalet for a nice drive home after your relaxing time away.