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Thredbo River track

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

A scenic walk along the Thredbo River, you'll enjoy delighful views of the river and Kosciuszko wildflowers. Keep an eye out for trout and platypus.

Where
Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
4km one-way
Time suggested
2hrs
Grading
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Please note
  • 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

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.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Park info

  • in Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • Kosciuszko National Park is open all year round but at times some roads and trails close due to weather conditions or other park management issues, for details click on the alerts button or select contact to get in touch with visitor centre staff.

  • Park entry fees:

    Start of June long weekend to end of October long weekend: $27 per vehicle per day; motorcycles $11; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child (per day). Find out more about the Winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of the year: $16 per vehicle per day; motorcycles $6; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child (per day).

    Yarrangobilly Caves: $3 per vehicle per day, unless park entry has been paid.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Short Breaks Pass: $64 for five-days park entry at price of four days (not valid winter). 

    Buy an annual pass.
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    • Khancoban
      (02) 6076 9373
      (02) 6076 9382
      Contact hours: 9am-4pm (closed 12.30pm-1pm) Monday to Friday. Open daily during peak summer season and school holidays.
    • Scott Street, Khancoban NSW
    • Fax: (02) 6076 9567
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    • Yarrangobilly Caves
      (02) 6454 9597
      Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • Snowy Mountains Highway, Yarrangobilly Caves
    • Fax: (02) 6454 9598
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Thredbo River Track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Clint and Todd Wright