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Thredbo Valley track

Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Jump on your mountain bike or walk Thredbo Valley track in the Snowy Mountains, as it follows the river from Thredbo Alpine Village to historic Bullocks Hut.

Where
Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
16.7km one-way
Time suggested
3hrs
Grade
Easy
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

Thredbo Valley track is open year-round for walking but is closed to bikes in winter (June to October long weekends).

What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, suitable clothing
Please note
  • The track is an easy to moderate 3hr ride or 8hr walk one-way between Thredbo Alpine Village and Bullocks Hut Skitube Terminal.
  • If you're riding a bike, please give way to walkers along this track.
  • There is limited mobile reception along the track.
  • It's a good idea to check out the Think Before You Trek website before your hike, and bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.

Kosciuszko National Park is a mecca for mountain bikers, and Thredbo Valley track is one of its most popular (and easiest) adventures on two wheels.

Soak in the views of Ramshead Range, and enjoy the fresh mountain air as you travel through tall mountain gum forest, snow gum woodland, and open grasslands. The trail meanders along the pretty Thredbo River valley and even crosses several photogenic suspension bridges. Keep an eye out for 400 year-old mountain plum pines and, in spring, flowering hovea with its purple 'hearts'.

If you prefer to tackle just a section of the track, there are access points at Thredbo Diggings Campground or Ngarigo campground. Why not stay overnight, or stop here for a picnic and try your luck fishing in the Thredbo River. Bullocks Hut is a picturesque detour at the end of the track.

This thigh-friendly track is mostly smooth riding or walking with some short climbs and descents, making it a great day out for casual cruisers and pros alike. For more mountain biking options visit the Thredbo website.

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

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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 contact one of the park's visitor centres.

  • Park entry fees:

    Winter (Alpine Way, Kosciuszko Rd and Link Road) From start of June long weekend to end of October long weekend: $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day(24hrs). Find out more about the Winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of the year (Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road only) $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day (24hrs).

    Yarrangobilly Caves (year-round): $4 per vehicle per day, unless park entry has been paid.

    Passes: Day passes (based on daily entry fees above), multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information on upgrades. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for five-days park entry at price of four days (not valid winter). Pensioners are exempt from park entry fees. Download the exemption form.

    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.
    • Scammell 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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    • Perisher Office
      (02) 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: 8am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Summer: 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Thredbo Valley track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold