The Snowy Monaro region is a significant tourism destination that attracts large numbers of visitors each year for recreation and holiday activities. Visitors are drawn to the region for snow sports during the winter and for activities such as mountain biking, fishing, hiking and camping during the non-snow season months.

Tourism is the most significant sector of the regional economy. The industry is worth $740m and is the largest source of employment in the region.

The visitor economy assets for the region range from sweeping Monaro plains, the iconic Snowy River, pristine lakes and waterways, Kosciuszko National Park, ski resorts, the Snowy Hydro Scheme, events & festivals, quaint villages and regional centres.