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Bullocks track

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Reconnect with nature on a mountain bike ride along Bullocks track, which follows the Thredbo River valley past historic Bullocks Hut, in Kosciuszko National Park.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
2.5km one-way
Time suggested
15 - 45min
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times
  • Open for cycling in summer when the track is dry.
  • Closed to all bikes in winter, May to November. Some sections may open for periods if conditions allow.
  • Tracks may close due to poor weather or track conditions.
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, bike repair kit, first aid kit, helmet

Starting from Thredbo Diggings campground or Bullocks Flat Skitube carpark, this short track meanders alongside the Thredbo River and is a 30min ride each way.

Along the way, you'll pass historic Bullocks Hut and be treated to views of rocky mountain ranges that are often capped with snow. If you bring your fishing gear there are plenty of spots to stop and try your luck catching one of the many trout here. The glassy waters of the river are so clear you're likely to spot fish swimming their way upstream.

Wallabies and kangaroos are also a common sight along the track and, during spring, wildflowers such as the yellow bossia and purple hovea are in bloom. Be sure to keep a look out too for platypus in the pools around dawn and dusk.

Return the same way or loop back to your start point on the Thredbo Valley track or Muzzlewood track, which are both accessed from Thredbo Diggings or Bullocks Flat. From Bullocks Hut, you can also continue along a 1.4km track to Lake Crackenback.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

Things to do:

Thredbo Valley track

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

A man and woman on mountain bikes, Thredbo Valley track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Boen Ferguson/OEH.

Things to do:

Muzzlewood track

Muzzlewood track is a summer mountain bike trail between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat, in Kosciuszko National Park. It’s popular with experienced riders, and is easily combined with Thredbo Valley track.

Biker riders pass Muzzlewood track signage, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH

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Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs from purchase); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).

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A metal bridge crosses Thredbo River along Bullocks track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold/OEH