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Cold Snap Brings Snow To NSW

The cold snap that hit New South Wales saw the onset of freezing weather, icy roads and snow in areas including Barrington Tops, Bombala, Orange, Tenterfield and Walcha. Having never seen, felt or experienced the beauty of snow before Mr C made sure we were not going to miss out.

Barrington Tops Snow

The alarms went off at an unpleasant 4am and saw everyone rugged up and piled into the car. The journey from our part of the Hunter Valley to the Barrington Tops took approx. two and a half hours. Before we had even hit the mountain, we could see snow covering the grass, trees and rocks.

Barrington Tops Snow | All Mum Said

While I begrudgingly got my arse out of bed at that ridiculous hour of the morning, once we saw the snow it was so worth it! If we had left it much later we would not have been able to enjoy the day as the road conditions deteriorated quickly and the gates get closed.

Barrington Tops Snow | All Mum Said

We made our way up the slippery Barrington Tops nice and early. This is where we were greeted by overly excited and keen campers who had stayed the night in hopes to catch the first glimpse of snow for the season. It was absolutely beautiful!

Barrington Tops Snow | All Mum Said

With frozen noses, toes and fingers, we all embraced the white fluff and took advantage of our surroundings by taking part in many snowball fights. We trekked around the area and took in the amazing scenery. An abundance of photos were taken so we could remember our first family snow adventure for years to come.

Barrington Tops Snow | All Mum Said

With more snow expected later this week, there will be crowds making their way up to see. For safety reasons it should only be accessed by four wheel drive vehicles. If you would like more information on the Barrington Tops, see the Barrington Tops National Park website. If you are interested in camping at the Barrington Tops make sure you print out my essentials camping checklist (<<<< can be found at the link) so you don’t forget anything!

Barrington Tops Snow | All Mum Said

What do you like to do in Winter? Have you been to the snow?

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  1. Evelyn
    16/07/2015 / 1:29 am

    What a happy story! Love the photos; you have such a beautiful family. I’ve only seen snow twice, once as a young kid and the other time as teenager. The last time was with my grandparents, brother and cousin, and lucky me got car sick from the windy roads and spent the whole time feeling horribly crook and thinking snow was no fun at all. A good old chunder made me feel better, but that was after we’d left, haha. Would love to go again so my kids can see it for the first time. Hopefully they won’t have the same experience I had. 🙂

    • 16/07/2015 / 9:51 am

      Thank you Evelyn! It was a great day that was enjoyed by all.
      Oh no – that is a horrible snow story 🙁 I hope you and your children get to enjoy it soon with a positive spin. Snowmen and snowball fights!
      Thanks for commenting. xx

  2. 17/07/2015 / 11:13 am

    Oh beautiful, I have never seen snow before! The closest snow to me at the moment is 3hrs west at Tenterfield and Stanthorpe, but I fear by the time I drive all that way it may have melted! I cannot believe the campers, how brave!!! Sounds like a fun day and worth the 4am wakeup!! 🙂 x

    • 28/07/2015 / 9:39 pm

      I know, the campers are crazy! How freaking cold they must have been. We traveled a couple of hours to see the snow because my husband and kids hadn’t seen it, so glad we did. They were all so excited! Next time make sure you check it out!!

  3. 23/07/2015 / 2:06 pm

    You have a gorgeous family. I’m so STOKED that you took advantage of the cold to turn it into a family memory you won’t forget. It’s amazing eh. There’s nothing like it. And watching snow falling from a dark night sky under a street lamp is also another experience I hope you get to have one day because it’s so magical. I love the snow. I feel ripped off at how cold it gets here with no snow. haha.

    • 28/07/2015 / 9:38 pm

      Oh wow! I can only imagine how beautiful that must be. One day we will see it but until then we will settle for seeing it on the odd occasion it gets cold enough here 🙂

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