Kosciuszko National Park, Tourism New South Wales

Population 477

Thredbo, a mountain village in Kosciuszko National Park (see Adaminaby), is a unique year-round resort, with some of Australia's best skiing and winter sports in the colder months and angling, bushwalking and mountain-biking in summer.

Visitor Information

Thredbo Resort Centre, Friday Flat Dr; 1800 020 589; or Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Kosciuszko Rd, Jindabyne; (02) 6459 4100

Nearby national parks

Nearby towns

  • Jindabyne

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  • Khancoban

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  • Berridale

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In Town

Ski fields Thredbo has 480 ha of skiing terrain and the longest ski runs in Australia (up to 5.9 km) with a vertical drop of 672 m. Night skiing is a feature in July and Aug. There are slopes for beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders, with lessons and equipment hire available. Thredbo Snowsports Outdoor Adventures offers off-piste skiing, freeheeling, cross-country and snowshoeing lessons and excursions; Friday Dr; bookings (02) 6459 4044.

Thredbo Alpine bobsled: 700 m luge-style track; adjacent to ski lifts; 10am–5pm daily, closed in winter; (02) 6459 4119. 

Thredbo Leisure Centre: quality sporting facilities used by athletes for high-altitude training, with pool, squash courts, gym and climbing wall; northern end of the village; (02) 6459 4138.  

Thredbo River: excellent trout fishing.

Village walks: include the Meadows Nature Walk through tea trees and the Thredbo Village Walk for diversity of alpine architecture; brochure from visitor centre.

Mountain-biking: several tracks including the Village Bike Track; all bike and equipment hire available from Thredbo Service Station; 9am–5pm Nov–May; Valley Terminal; (02) 6457 6282.


Pilot Lookout: magnificent view dominated by The Pilot (1828 m) and The Cobberas (1883 m) in Vic; 10 km SE.

Skitube: access to Perisher and Mt Blue Cow ski fields via this European-style train from Bullocks Flat. This winter-only service passes through Australia's largest train tunnel; 15 km NE.  

Mt Kosciuszko: Australia's highest mountain, with access via chairlift from Thredbo and 13 km walk; contact visitor centre for more details.

Fishing spots near town

Indi River 17 km

Take the Alpine Way out of Khancoban and head about 50 km towards Thredbo, and you’ll come to Tom Groggin station. Locals say the river flowing alongside the station is the Indi River, but it’s marked on some... Find out more

Geehi 18 km

If you like the bush and clear mountain streams where you can fish for trout, then the Snowy Mountains offers excellent opportunities. Rivers up this way are part of our fishing folklore, particularly among fly-fishers.... Find out more

Lake Jindabyne 32 km

Lake Jindabyne sits on the eastern edge of Kosciuszko National Park and rates as one of southern Australia’s best trout waters. The lake is stocked with rainbow and brown trout, and Atlantic salmon. Some of the... Find out more

Khancoban 34 km

Many trout fishers, particularly those adept with the fly, regard Khancoban as home base for trout fishing. The biggest water in the area is Khancoban Pondage, fed by the Swampy Plain River and Khancoban Creek. The... Find out more

Nariel Creek 47 km

A favourite dry fly among fly-fishers casting to rising trout in the Snowy Mountains and north-east Victoria is the Geehi beetle. This marvellous pattern is named after a non- existent beetle. It’s a fly that trout... Find out more

Lake Dartmouth 68 km

Lake Dartmouth holds self-sustaining populations of both brown and rainbow trout. The lake was formed in 1979 when an embankment was built on the Mitta Mitta River. Trout and the threatened Macquarie perch thrived in the... Find out more

Yaouk Valley 87 km

It was late autumn 1997 when I  arrived in Canberra to fish with  the late Chris Hole, fly-fisherman,  author and painter. Chris offered  to take me to some of his favourite trout streams that snake... Find out more

Omeo Valley 90 km

The Upper Mitta Mitta River at Angler’s Rest appears to go the ‘wrong’ way, as it travels south to reach Dartmouth reservoir, far to the north. It flows out of the Bogong High Plains and down the Omeo... Find out more

Eco-friendly activities around town

Cross-country skiing 14 km

A delightful winter pastime, cross-country skiing is a mix of walking, gliding and skiing, and the basics are much easier to pick up than those of downhill skiing or snowboarding. You can undertake the activity at... Find out more

Snowy Mountains Touring Company 30 km

Based on an unusual concept, this company offers a personal tour guide who can accompany you, in your vehicle, explaining the history, heritage, flora and fauna of the area as you travel. Either you can drive, or they... Find out more

Cycling and mountain-biking in the Snowy Mountains 32 km

The easiest, family-friendly cycling to be had is the 3.5-kilometre concrete path around Lake Jindabyne. Bikes can be hired at several places in Jindabyne, including Sacred Ride. The concrete path links up with 18... Find out more

Burrowa–Pine Mountain National Park 70 km

Located near the New South Wales border, 430 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, and one of Victoria’s lesser-known national parks, this has some remarkable features. The granitic Pine Mountain is one of the... Find out more

Rafting - Mitta Mitta and Murray Rivers 91 km

Adventure Rafting Victoria only takes a few months off, from April to June, and runs exciting day trips down the foaming Murray Gates, and two-night paddles down the Mitta Mitta, staying overnight in the legendary Blue... Find out more

Cafes & restaurants around town

Santé Churrasco

Santé Churrasco is a Brazilian barbecue restaurant with great views. You pay a fixed price and waiters keep bringing mains and side dishes to you, including Brazillian cheese bread, sausage, seafood, beef, pork,... Find out more


With a prime location inside the Denman Hotel, the Terrace boasts incredible mountain views and food to match, with a focus on local produce and contemporary cuisine. The restaurant has received multiple awards,... Find out more

Campsites around town

Ngarigo camping area (southern section) 8 km

There’s a short walk from car to tent here. It’s 3.6 km from Thredbo Diggings and 24 km south of Jindabyne. Access is via the Alpine Way. Bring your own firewood, drinking water and fishing rod, if... Find out more

Leatherbarrel Creek camping area (southern section) 11 km

You’ll need to bring your own drinking water and firewood to this camping area, 16 km west of Thredbo on Alpine Way. Note: the Alpine Way is a narrow winding road, parts of which are unsuitable for large campervans... Find out more

Thredbo Diggings camping area (southern section) 12 km

Steer clear of drinking the river water here – bring your own water, along with firewood. Access is via the Alpine Way, 1.4 km from the park entrance.... Find out more

Geehi Flats camping area (southern section) 16 km

On the winding Alpine Way, 31 km south of Khancoban, Geehi Flats camping area isn’t recommended for large caravans and camper trailers. Despite this, the old Snowy Mountains Hydro camp spot is popular in summer for... Find out more

Tom Groggin camping area (southern section) 16 km

On the south-western border of the national park, Tom Groggin is a large grassed area next to the Upper Murray River, with its good trout fishing. Access is via the Alpine Way, which is unsuitable for large campervans... Find out more

Dogman Hut camping area (Davies High Plain area) 17 km

Dogman Hut is in the far north-east of the park, not far from the Murray River, and is a nice place to set up camp and watch the setting sun. Four-wheel-drivers often use this area as a staging post for the run up nearby... Find out more

Buckwong Creek camping area (Davies High Plain area) 18 km

Buckwong Creek is one of several possible stopovers on the 4WD Davies Plain Track, which heads north from near Mt Cobberas (access is off Limestone Creek Rd) to eventually hit the Murray River near the Alpine Way.... Find out more

Keebles Hut camping area (southern section) 19 km

Renowned as one of the best huts in the national park, Keebles Hut was built in 1942 and has been an extremely popular camping area since its amalgmation into the national park in the 1970s. It’s next to the Geehi... Find out more

Old Geehi Hut camping area (southern section) 20 km

The river here is a refreshing escape from the heat of summer; alternatively, you can drop a line in or go for a paddle. It’s off the Alpine Way; access unsuitable for 2WD vehicles. Bring your own drinking water... Find out more

Davies Plain Hut camping area (Davies High Plain area) 23 km

Camping is possible among the snow gums near the historic Davies Plain Hut, which is just over 16 km south of the nearest Murray River crossing, and 13 km north of Charlies Creek Plain. Located on the Davies Plain Track,... Find out more

Caravan parks around town

Colac Colac Caravan Park 53 km

We like this spacious park that is 7 km west of town, under large shady trees and alongside a popular trout stream. The budget-priced park in ‘Man from Snowy River’ territory has basic amenities and is ideal... Find out more

Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park 62 km

This is a popular holiday park where trout fishing, sailing and canoeing are all available. It is on the shores of Lake Eucumbene, about 7 km from the Snowy Mountains Highway. A minimum-length stay applies in all... Find out more

Cooma Snowy Mountains Tourist Park 77 km

This park is located on the south side of town alongside the Monaro Highway. It is popular during the winter months with visitors to the Snowy Mountains and the ski fields. There are very good facilities and it is a good... Find out more

Hotels, motels & B&Bs around town

Alpine Habitats

The only quibble with this property, situated on 16 hectares of spectacular snow-gum woodlands midway between Thredbo and Jindabyne, is the use of the word ‘habitat’. ‘Heaven away from home’ would... Find out more

Squatter’s Run

Squatter’s Run promises ‘luxury, location and lifestyle’, and they deliver on all three. Located in the heart of Thredbo Ski Resort, the self-contained accommodation comes in various shapes and sizes:... Find out more

Crackenback Cottage

Crackenback Cottage sits on 40 hectares of property and dates back to 1884, when it was built by a newly married couple. In more recent years, its owner has transformed a tumble-down guesthouse into an award-winning... Find out more

Eco-friendly places to stay around town

Alpine Habitats, near Jindabyne 20 km

Opened in 2007, these 18 cleverly designed two-bedroom buildings are linked underground by massive worm farms that digest all the compostable waste on the site. Set amid gnarled black sallees and other snow gums, the... Find out more

Arthur’s Cottage, Cudgewa 60 km

This historic mudbrick, two-bedroom cottage was built around 1897, but now has solar-powered lights and a gas kitchen. It sits quietly on the Cudgewa Creek, with platypus drifting past. You will need to bring your own... Find out more

Rest areas around town

Adaminaby park area 70 km

At Adaminaby

Adjacent to the highway in the middle of town.

The Rest House park area 70 km

28km W of Adaminaby (L) or 63km SE of Talbingo (R)

Adjacent to the highway at the Rest House.

Kiandra park area 72 km

35km NW of Adaminaby (R) or 56km SE of Talbingo (L)

Adjacent to the highway.

Mount Gladstone Lookout rest area 74 km

T/O 4km W of Cooma (L) or 47km SE of Adaminaby (R)

At the lookout 1.5km south of the highway via a steep access road.

Nimmitabel park area 87 km

At Nimmitabel

Overlooking Lake Williams.

What's on around town

Blues Festival: Jan.

Jazz Festival: Mar.  

Top to Bottom Ski Race: Aug. 

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