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Bullocks track

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Bullocks track .

Track grading

Features of this track

Distance

2.5km one-way

Time

30min - 1hr

Quality of markings

Clearly sign posted

Experience required

No experience required

Gradient

Gentle hills

Quality of path

Formed track, some obstacles: The track is 0.6m wide and hard-packed ground mixed with grass at Thredbo Diggings. As you near Bullocks Hut, the track becomes 2.4m wide, flat and concrete.

Steps

Occasional steps: There are occasional steps throughout the walk that go both uphill and downhill. The sections with steps don't have handrails.

Accessible options

If you start the walk from Bullocks Hut and head towards Thredbo Diggings, there's a 450m section of track where the track is 2.4m wide, flat and concrete. This part of the walk is suitable for wheelchairs, prams, and people with reduced mobility.

Getting there and parking

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Get directions

    Bullocks track is in the Thredbo area of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

    • Leave Jindabyne on Kosciuszko Road
    • After 3km, turn left onto Alpine Way towards Thredbo
    • Continue around 17km then turn right at the Bullocks Flat Skitube turnoff and follow the signs to Carpark D
    • You can also continue another 2km along Alpine Way and turn right at the Thredbo Diggings campground turnoff.

    Road quality

    All 2WD vehicles need to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on:

    • Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher)
    • Guthega Road
    • Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin

    Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.

    Parking

    If you start the walk from Bullocks Hut, the nearest parking is in an asphalt carpark at Bullocks Flat Skitube Terminal carpark D. The carpark includes 3 accessible parking spots. It can be busy on weekends and holidays so parking may be limited

    If you start the walk from Thredbo Diggings campground, there's limited day use parking in a gravel carpark. This carpark does not have any accessible parking spots.

    Facilities

    There are non-flush toilets at both ends of the track:

    • Thredbo Diggings campground has 3 ambulant non-flush toilets
    • Bullocks Hut has 1 accessible non-flush toilet

    There are also picnic tables and fire rings at Thredbo Diggings campground.

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    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.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Fishing safety

    Fishing from a boat, the beach or by the river is a popular activity for many national park visitors. If you’re planning a day out fishing, check out these fishing safety tips.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus 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 - hard

    There's a 450m section of the track, starting from Bullocks Hut, that's 2.4m wide, step-free, flat and concrete. This part of the walk is suitable for wheelchairs, prams, and people with reduced mobility.

    After 450m, the track narrows to 0.6m wide and becomes hard-packed ground mixed with grass. This section of the track has occasional uphill and downhill steps. People with reduced mobility may need assistance on this part of the walk.

    There are accessible toilets at Bullocks Hut and ambulant toilets at Thredbo Diggings campground.

    There are 3 accessible parking spots at the Bullocks Hut end of the track, at Bullocks Flat SkiTube terminal carpark D.

    Permitted

    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

    Drones

    Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.

    This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.

    Commercial filming and photography

    Commercial filming or photography is prohibited without prior consent. You must apply for permission and contact the local office.

    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.

    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.

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    Park info

    • in Thredbo-Perisher area 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. Single and Multi-Day passes are also available via the Park'nPay app. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter).

      Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information.

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