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Thredbo Valley track

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

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.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
16.6km one-way
Time suggested
3 - 4hrs
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, suitable clothing, bike repair kit, mobile phone, first aid kit, personal locator beacon
Please note
  • The track is an easy to moderate 3hr ride between Thredbo Alpine Village and Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal.
  • Arrange a car shuffle, or take advantage of local shuttle services and guided tours in summer.
  • Please give way to walkers along this track, and be considerate of beginner and slower riders, including children.
  • Thredbo Valley track extension: This track is being extended downstream from Bullocks Flat. The 17km Lower Thredbo Valley track is due to open late 2019 for riders keen to test their skills on this more challenging and remote part of the track.

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 the 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 track is mostly smooth riding 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

Camping:

Ngarigo campground

With its peaceful setting on Thredbo River, Ngarigo campground is perfect for groups who want to go riding, fishing, hiking or touring on Alpine Way.

Camper trailer at Ngarigo campground, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: E Sheargold/OEH.

Things to do:

Bullocks Hut

Historic Bullocks Hut sits idyllically on the Thredbo River, making it a scenic venue for weddings, picnics, fishing or photos in Kosciuszko National Park, near Jindabyne.

Bullocks Hut, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor 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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  • More
    • Perisher Valley office
      02 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter (June to October long weekends): Daily 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm. Rest of year: Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4pm. Closed 12 to 1pm weekdays, all day Saturday and Sunday.
    • 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Aerial view of 2 mountain bikers crossing a bridge on Thredbo Valley track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Boen Ferguson/OEH