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Thredbo River track

“The walk along the Thredbo River was perfect for me and the kids - just enough to work up an appetite for the camp barbecue.”

Take the lovely Thredbo River track for a taste of Kosciusko’s beautiful sub-alpine flora.

See gums growing around granite boulders and watch the river race beneath your feet as you cross the footbridges. Stroll through the snow gum woodlands and enjoy the views down to the river. Keep your eyes on the river for trout and platypus – look for circular ripple patterns.

The walk is about eight kilometres return, however you can break it up into a shorter walk if you only have part of the day or are walking with children.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Thredbo River track begins at Thredbo village. Drive along Friday Drive and stop near the bottom of the golf course and you’ll find the entry to the track posted.

You can also begin the walk at Cascade Trailhead. Continue driving past Thredbo village along Alpine Way and there will be a small car park on your left with a sign for Cascade Trailhead. On the opposite site of the road is one end of Thredbo River track.

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Vehicle access:

Sealed road - 2WD vehicles - Snow chains required after snow

Important info

Distance:

4km (one-way)

Time suggested:

2 hours each way

Difficulty:

Easy

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat and plenty of drinking water
  • You might like to take insect repellent to ward off flies during the summer months
  • Weather can change quickly in the mountains and snow can fall at any time of the year so you’ll need to be well prepared
  • Roads and tracks can close in poor weather, so it’s a good idea to check conditions with before setting out
  • The Think before you trek initiative operates in this park, please check out the website when planning your hike
  • Snow chains on tires are required when driving in the park between June and October long weekends

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Thredbo River Track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Clint and Todd Wright