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Thredbo Valley track adventure rides

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Thredbo Valley track adventure rides.

Getting there and parking

The full Thredbo Valley track runs from Thredbo village, via Bullocks Flat, to Gaden Trout Hatchery, outside Kosciuszko National Park.

To get there from Jindabyne:

  • Leave Jindabyne on Kosciuszko Road
  • After 3km, turn left onto Alpine Way and continue 31km
  • Then turn right onto Friday Drive to enter Thredbo village
  • Thredbo Valley track starts from Friday Drive, on your right, before the round-a-bout.
  • To reach Gaden Trout Hatchery, follow Kosciuszko Road around 7km then turn left onto Gaden Road and follow 2.5km to the designated carpark and picnic area.

To get there from Khancoban:

  • Head south on Alpine Way and follow for 74km
  • You can turn left onto Banjo Drive to reach Thredbo, or continue 1.5km along Alpine Way and turn left onto Friday Drive.

You can also access Thredbo Valley track from Thredbo Diggings campground, Ngarigo campground, or at Bullocks Flat Skitube carpark ‘D’, off Alpine Way.

Road conditions

Roads can close in extreme weather, so it’s a good idea to check alpine weather and road conditions before setting out.

  • Sealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Snow chains required after snow

Parking

  • Parking is available at either end of this track, on Friday Drive in Thredbo and at Gaden Trout Hatchery, outside the national park.
  • No parking or entry to private property. Please park in designated areas only.
  • You can also park at access points at Thredbo Diggings campground, Ngarigo campground, and Bullocks Flat Skitube carpark D.

Facilities

Thredbo Alpine Village offers a range of facilities including public toilets, picnic tables, supermarket, hire gear, drinking water, shops, cafes and restaurants, ATM, public phone, and fuel.

Non-flush toilets, picnic tables and fire-rings are located along Thredbo Valley track at Ngarigo campground and Thredbo Diggings campground. There’s also a non-flush toilet at Bullocks Hut.

There are public toilets and limited parking at Gaden Trout Hatchery. Please do not enter or park in private property.

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

Cycling safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

Permitted

Cycling

November to May: You can cycle the full Thredbo Valley track in summer. Section may close due to poor weather or track conditions.

June to October: All bikes, including fat bikes, only permitted on gravel section between Thredbo Diggings campground and Bullocks Flat. Some sections may open if conditions allow.

Fishing

You can fish in rivers and streams between the October and June long weekends. A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required to fish in all waters. Fishing in dams and lakes is permitted year-round, but some waterways may close temporarily or have restrictions. Refer to the NSW Recreational Freshwater Fishing Guide for information.

Prohibited

Horses

Pets

Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.

If you're transiting through a national park or reserve on a public road, pets must remain within the vehicle.

Smoking

NSW national parks are no smoking areas. The alpine resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn, Ski Rider and Kosciuszko Tourist Park are exempt, though some commercial and outdoor places within these resorts may have no smoking areas.

Thredbo Valley track adventure rides

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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 bikers ride beside the Thredbo River on Thredbo Valley track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Boen Ferguson/OEH