Thredbo

Thredbo in Summer

From walking Australia’s highest peak to mountain biking and kayaking, Thredbo in the beautiful NSW Snowy Mountains is a great outdoor escape in warmer months. Pristine waters from melting snow-caps flow each spring into the crystal-clear Thredbo River, perfect for rafting and fly fishing.

Couple enjoying a day of mountain biking on the Thredbo Valley Track in Kosciuszko National Park

Thredbo hiking and mountain biking

As the snow melts, bushwalking and mountain biking trails in the magnificent Kosciuszko National Park are revealed.  You can take the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to the start of the Kosciuszko walk, a popular day walk to Australia’s highest mountaintop, which takes four or five hours return.

The scenic chairlift will also take you and your mountain bike to the start of the thrilling Thredbo Cannonball Downhill Trail, from November to May. Mt Kosciuszko Walks offers various guided tours, including the summit hike, as well as the more challenging Townsend Hike up Australia’s second highest peak.

Find out more about hiking in the Snowy Mountains.

Fishing, rivers and lakes

The Thredbo River meanders from Thredbo to Lake Jindabyne and is home to a large number of trout. Classified as a Blue Ribbon stream for trout fishing, the season runs from the October long weekend until the June long weekend. Join a fly fishing guide or tour for tips and to improve your chances of a catch. 

Explore fishing experiences in the Snowy Mountains.

Man enjoying a day of fly fishing in Swampy Plains River, Kosciuszko National Park.

Other Thredbo sports and adventures

Follow in the footsteps of the Man from Snowy River, and explore the beautiful area on horseback with Thredbo Valley Horse Riding. Whether you’re an equestrian expert or total beginner, there are guides, horses and rides to suit your needs, while you admire the stunning scenery. 

Join K7 Adventures for abseiling, bouldering and climbing tours, with full day and half day tours on offer. Thredbo is also home to Australia’s highest golf course, with 9 holes offering fantastic views of the Thredbo River and Thredbo Valley.

Group abseiling, Khancoban in Summer, Snowy Mountains

Thredbo events and festivals

The exciting events calendar includes great summer festivals, such as the Thredbo Craft Beer Festival and Thredbo Blues Festival. Treat yourself to delicious dining experiences, including vibrant bars and fantastic restaurants.

Couple enjoying cocktails at the Apres Bar at The Denman Hotel, Thredbo in the Snowy Mountains

Thredbo in Winter

From Australia’s longest ski runs to thrilling terrain parks, Thredbo is a wonderland for snow sports and winter activities. The pretty alpine village buzzes with cafes, restaurants and night spots, as well as great shops. 

Friends building a snowman at Thredbo in the NSW Snowy Mountains

Thredbo skiing and snowboarding

You’ll find slopes and terrain parks for all levels of experience. A dedicated area is set aside for beginners, and ski and snowboard lessons are available for kids and adults. For scenic views and long runs, take the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift.

Man skiing on the Thredbo slopes in the NSW Snowy Mountains

Thredbo activities and events

The Thredbo track to the summit is generally snowbound from June to October, and there are no snow poles marking the route. Experienced adventurers can reach the mountaintop on snowshoes or cross-country skis or you can take a guided tour with K7 Adventures to the peak.

Test your freestyle skills in the Thredbo Snow Series’ night rails, slopestyle and big air - jumps. And after an exciting day in the snow, relax in cosy fireside bars and delicious restaurants in the vibrant alpine village. The nightlife is exuberant, with live music and hip DJs.

Before a summit ascent or an off-piste adventure, please read these alpine safety tips carefully.

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