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Muzzlewood track

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

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.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No wheelchair access
Distance
2.9km 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
Bike repair kit, hat, sunscreen, drinking water, first aid kit
Please note
  • If you’re riding a bike, please give way to walkers on the track.
  • Muzzlewood track may close to the public during major events on several weekends in February. Check track closure alerts before you arrive.
  • Remember to clean your bike and footwear before and after using the tracks, to help prevent the spread of weeds and pathogens.
  • The track can be busy during school holidays. Visit midweek and you may have this natural wonderland to yourself.

Muzzlewood track combines the exhilarating thrill of a mountain bike adventure, with the natural beauty of the Snowy Mountains, only 22km from Jindabyne.

Starting from either Thredbo Diggings campground or Bullocks Flat Skitube Carpark D, the track winds around Muzzlewood Wetland. The wetland teems with waterbirds, so keep an eye out for cormorants, pelicans and black swans.

This 30min ride, or 1hr walk, is graded intermediate, so expect some steep hills and a few tricky obstacles (and sometimes animals) on the narrow track. It’s a great alternative to the nearby section of Thredbo Valley track, if you’re looking to test your mountain bike skills.

Try not to be distracted by the views of the Ramshead Range, which can be capped with snow at any time of year. In spring and early summer, flowering shrubs such as gorse bitter pea, and a variety of wattle add a splash of colour along the track.

Return the way you came or loop back via Thredbo Valley track. For a longer ride, continue along Thredbo Valley track towards Thredbo Village, or try the more remote Lower Thredbo Valley track extension, across the Skitube bridge from Bullocks Hut.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Choose your own Thredbo Valley track experience

From family-friendly mountain biking or challenging technical rides, to guided tours and fishing experiences, Thredbo Valley track has options to suit everyone.

Aerial view of Bridge 5 along Thredbo Valley track, crossing Thredbo River in Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Robert Mulally/DPIE

 

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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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Two mountain bike riders cycle pass a sign at the junction of Muzzlewood and Thredbo Valley tracks, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Robert Mulally/DPIE