Thredbo Village Travel Guide

  • Me with Ben & Andrew in the carpark
    Me with Ben & Andrew in the carpark
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  • Ben and Frank having fun toboganning
    Ben and Frank having fun toboganning
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  • Thredbo River fly fisherman
    Thredbo River fly fisherman
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Thredbo Village Things to Do

  • The Thredbo experience

    It all started so well. There I was, wallet in hand, ready to buy an annual pass and, what did I hear? “If you have a pension card it’s free to get into the Snowy Mountains NP.” A wave of euphoria came over me. I was thinking skiing on the cheap, how good would that be, but, hey, it was summer and I was here to do other things.We parked in the...

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  • Ski season

    Of course, Thredbo has made its name as a ski resort and many is the time I have been down its slopes....not always in an upright position I should add.However, when the weather is right it is generally conceded that Thredbo is the pick of the mountains resorts, particularly when it is top to bottom which never happens the whole season so it pays...

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  • Fishing

    Actually, I should have used the term "fly fishing" but, do I really care?At Thredbo and I also believe Jindabyne you can get lessons on how to fly fish. Because most streams in Australia are stocked with fish you can usually get a bite somewhere.However, fly fishermen are a different breed and having a love of the environment comes along as part...

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  • Thredbo Creek walk

    The flora was abundant but the legacy of the 2003 bushfires was hard to ignore. Dead limbs still reached for the sky, slowly being overtaken by new growth but it had some way to go.After crossing a couple of well made bridges I had to resort to a three step creek crossing near Dead Horse Gap because the walkway wasn't there, having been washed...

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  • Threbo River walk

    It was a lovely walk. Often the stream was in view but a lot of the time the track meandered above it and you missed some.Still, the weather was the main thing to keep one’s eye on. Clouds were banking up on the horizon and it actually spat rain about three times but never dumped thank goodness.Towards the top of the 4 km track it crosses the river...

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  • Toboganning -v- Skiing

    For a first introduction to the slopes of white powder, I would always recommend toboganning. Mainly because it is cheaper than skiing, but also slightly less dangerous!The tobogans we always hired were just really a plastic boat shaped thing with a rope on the front, rather simple but effective design and very cheap to hire.

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  • Mountain Biking

    While in Thredbo in the warmer months you should hire a mountain bike and go for a ride... It's heaps of fun and you will see a lot of the village and outlying areas... It's hard to pedal up some steep roads but it is worth the effort... :)

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  • Thredbo Leisure Centre

    If you feel like a swim, game of squash or spending some time in the gym then go to the Thredbo Leisure Centre.They have a big pool and a heated pool as well as a little water slide (it's free). They also have a squash court and a huge gym plus a basketball, volleyball, badminton etc hall.Prices vary depending on what you want to do so check out...

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  • Visit the resort township

    While you're in Thredbo, it's worth stopping in the village for a bit of a look around (shops were expensive, even the supermarket, so we just had a coffee in one of the funky/trendy cafes, and continued on our walk of the town and hilly surroundings. There's also a visitor information centre where you can get maps of the walking trails, book tours...

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  • Snow...

    I was really surprised to find snow at Mt Kosciuszko!!! All of the mountains around us had patches of snow still from winter... Plus it had snowed only a couple of days before we got there - in the middle of summer!!!!

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  • Mt Kosciuszko

    You can walk to a viewing platform on the Mt Kosciuszko walk, or go right up to the top of the mountain. I think the first half of the walk was the hardest so if you make it to the platform then you should keep going... :) It's VERY windy and cold up on top so don't forget to take some warm clothes...This is Mt Kosciuszko (in the middle with the...

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  • Bobsled/Toboggan Ride

    Make sure you have a go of the bobsled/toboggan if it's open while you're at Thredbo... It is heaps of fun!!!! :)We had 3 goes each as part of our 2 day ticket (bikes, chairlift, swim and bobsled for $47 each).We also saw an 'older' couple (maybe in their late 60's) have a go on the bobsled and they loved it so much they went back for seconds!...

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Thredbo Village Restaurants

  • T Bar

    The T Bar is a nice restaurant in Thredbo with really yummy meals. The staff are really friendly.It's located in the village square near the supermarket.

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  • Bakery

    If you need any sort of bread, rolls, pies, cakes, pastries etc then visit Snowflakes Bakery... It's open from 6 am, 7 days a week. They also have a coffee shop...

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  • Turkish

    We had lunch from Kebabz Cafe...a huge kebab each... They are fairly pricy compared to here (like everything in Thredbo) but they were good! They also do burgers, chips, coffee etc.

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Thredbo Village Transportation

  • the chairlift

    cheating is easy...catch the chair lift to 1900m then walk for 5 hours and wholla...your on top of australiait costs $26 AUS return, and the views are pretty good to.mountain bikers take there bikes up the lift and ride down flat out.

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  • Thredbo and Perisher Blue...

    Thredbo and Perisher Blue (the other ski resort) is located 6 hours drive south of Sydney in the Snowy Mountains on the NSW side of the border between New South Wales and Victoria. To get there you drive.Thredbo is inside the Kosciuszko National Park and you must pay $A15 per day entry fee (or an annual permit for $A66). During winter, snow chains...

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Thredbo Village Warnings and Dangers

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    by carstenj Written Aug 24, 2002

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    As anywhere, please beware that even in Australia we have thieves and sometimes you get ski equipment stolen. So watch your stuff and you'll be fine. Much more of a worry is if you're caught hanging out with the people pictured!!! They are known as Adam, Michael, Paul, Carsten, Farah and John.

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Thredbo Village Tourist Traps

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    by CandS Updated Apr 30, 2005

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    As with most (all?) ski villages/resorts...the prices are very high in Thredbo... Bring whatever you can from home if you want to do the trip as cheaply as possible...you'll be glad you did...

    Fun Alternatives: If you can't bring things from home you can always get stuff from the local supermarket (prices are higher than normal there too)...

    Thredbo Village Supermarket
    Village Square, Thredbo

    Phone: 02 6457 6888
    Email: thredbosuper@acr.net.au

    Open 7 days a week

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Thredbo Village What to Pack

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    by CandS Written Jan 2, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Take bags that are easy to carry...most likely you will have to climb steps or steep paths...

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Take good walking shoes and lots of warm clothes (even in summer it gets cold)... In the ski season take lots of wet weather gear too!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: A rubber-backed mat is great for picnics...

    On the way to Mt Kosi
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Thredbo Village Off The Beaten Path

  • the map at base camp

    its rather odd that theres a map at 1900m cause there is a metel walkway all the way to the top guiding you...and thats the only path to follow...unless you venture towards charlottes pass

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  • dont run out of water,\

    ...or you'll have to eat ice. Then again, there is a pub at 1900m, and its a nice respite from the winter elements

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  • climbing kosi

    well its the easiest mountain youll ever climb. you can take the clairlift to 1900m and then a 5 hour walk accross the plateu to the summit at 2228m. the scenery is beautiful of course....except when its raining, hailing, windy and freezing cold like it was when I did it the first time

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Thredbo Village Sports & Outdoors

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    by Kate-Me Written Mar 12, 2005

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    There are plenty of sports to take part in at a ski village, but we were there in summer, so that limited things a bit (though some of the ski lifts were still operating)
    Some of these included hiking & bushwalking, mountain biking, and toboganning, which Paul took a liking to, after seeing how high the ride went.
    I decided to stay safely at the bottom, thanks!

    toboggan track
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    • Mountain Climbing

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  • Reaching the summit

    I once read a story of a mountain climber who set out to bag the highest peaks on the five continents. He chose Kosciuszko first but never made it. Foul weather ate up all his time and he had to return years later to complete the task. It’s just a reminder that not all days are as benign as the one we were having. Skiers who’ve experienced Thredbo...

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  • Heading back

    On the way back we took more note of the delicate flowers, pondering how hardy any plant would have to be to survive up here. We were amazed to learn of the threat posed by bogong moths who inhabit fields far away, that have had poison spread on them, then they fly all the way up here to die and leave an arsenic trail that kills the alpine...

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  • The Kosciuszko "climb"

    They came with poles, they came with backpacks, they mostly came with hats, they came with beanies, they came with scarves, they wore parkas, they wore board shots, the older and wiser ones wore long sleeves and they brought their lunch. Some made it, some didn’t; some were to be found laying on the side of the trail; it was like a pilgrimage route...

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