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Bullock's Track via Muzzlewood Flat
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
11.3 km ENE of Thredbo Village
Length: 4.5 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 4.5 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Kosciuszko National Park
Climb: 102 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 102 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Circuit
Track: Moderate

This pleasant circuit walk explores some lovely sections of the Thredbo River, as well as some snow gum forests, granite boulder outcrops and a series of frost hollows. Much of the first half of this walk follows the Thredbo River passing some inviting grassy areas where you can sit and enjoy the water or perhaps a spot of fishing. As the track loops back it leads you through the frost hollows of Muzzlewood Flat as you follow a section shared with mountain bikes. The plan is to join this section of the walk to a longer shared trail linking Thredbo Village and the lower Skitube Station. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bullock's Track via Muzzlewood Flat

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bullock's Track via Muzzlewood Flat
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Thredbo Diggings Bullocks trackhead
Lower Thredbo Diggings
Bull Creek bridge
Thredbo River rocks
Bullocks Loop bridge intersection
Bullocks Flat carpark C
Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks
Starting point for this hiking track: Lower Thredbo Diggings

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Perisher Valley 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85252S 
 Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 

Photo Gallery

 
Bullocks Track trackhead
 
Bullocks Track trackhead +
 
Walking along the Thredbo Diggings dirt road
 
Walking along the Thredbo Diggings dirt road +
 
Toilets at Threbo Diggings
 
Toilets at Threbo Diggings +

 
Inside the toilets at Thredbo Diggings Camping area
 
Inside the toilets at Thredbo Diggings Camping area +
 
Fire place at Thredbo Diggins
 
Fire place at Thredbo Diggins +
 
Intersection at lower end of Thredbo Diggings Camping area
 
Intersection at lower end of Thredbo Diggings Camping area +

 
Bull Creek Bridge
 
Bull Creek Bridge +
 
Bull Creek and Threbo River
 
Bull Creek and Threbo River +
 
Grassy edge of the Thredbo River
 
Grassy edge of the Thredbo River +

 
Walking track winding through the forest
 
Walking track winding through the forest +
 
Beside the Thredbo River
 
Beside the Thredbo River +
 
Winding through the open forest on the bank of the Thredbo River
 
Winding through the open forest on the bank of the Thredbo River +

 
Thredbo River rocks
 
Thredbo River rocks +
 
Erosion control on Bullocks Track
 
Erosion control on Bullocks Track +
 
Granite boulder on Bullocks Track
 
Granite boulder on Bullocks Track +

 
Winding among the boulders
 
Winding among the boulders +
 
Timber steps on edge of gully
 
Timber steps on edge of gully +
 
Walking amoung the boulders
 
Walking amoung the boulders +

 
Even the dead trees are pleasant on the Bullocks Track
 
Even the dead trees are pleasant on the Bullocks Track +
 
Bullocks Track near Threbo River
 
Bullocks Track near Threbo River +
 
Bullocks Loop bridge intersection
 
Bullocks Loop bridge intersection +

 
Information sign on the Thredbo Valley Track
 
Information sign on the Thredbo Valley Track +
 
Shared path near the Bullocks Loop bridge intersection
 
Shared path near the Bullocks Loop bridge intersection +
 
Boulder beside the Bullocks Walking track
 
Boulder beside the Bullocks Walking track +

 
Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks
 
Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks +
 
Track south of Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks
 
Track south of Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks +
 
Winding among the boulders on Bullocks Track
 
Winding among the boulders on Bullocks Track +

 
Section of stone path
 
Section of stone path +
 
A frost hollow in part of Muzzlewood Flats
 
A frost hollow in part of Muzzlewood Flats +
 
Local kangaroo saying G'day
 
Local kangaroo saying G'day +

 
One of the frost hollow in Muzzlewood Flats
 
One of the frost hollow in Muzzlewood Flats +
 
Hairpin bend on Bullocks Track
 
Hairpin bend on Bullocks Track +
 
Walking through Muzzlewood Flats
 
Walking through Muzzlewood Flats +

 
Recent track works on Bullocks Track
 
Recent track works on Bullocks Track +
 
Large frost hollow just south of Thredbo Diggings
 
Large frost hollow just south of Thredbo Diggings +
 
Small bridge on Bullocks Track near Thredbo Diggings
 
Small bridge on Bullocks Track near Thredbo Diggings +

 
Path across frost hollow near Thredbo Diggings
 
Path across frost hollow near Thredbo Diggings +
 
Just near the Bullocks Trackhead near Thredbo Diggings
 
Just near the Bullocks Trackhead near Thredbo Diggings +
 
Bullocks Track trackhead
 
Bullocks Track trackhead +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Bullock's Track via Muzzlewood Flat bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bullock's Track via Muzzlewood Flat bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bullock's Track via Muzzlewood Flat bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bullock's Track via Muzzlewood Flat bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 4.5km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
3km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.4km has short steep hills. The remaining (190m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
3km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.4km follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (190m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
This whole walk, 4.5km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 4.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 4.5km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 4.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Thredbo Diggings Bullocks trackhead
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Thredbo Diggings Camping area Alt = m
This is a pleasant free campsite in the Thredbo River valley beside the river. It is a popular spot for fishing and exploring the area. The Diggings Bullocks Track is also accessible from here. The campsites are not marked out but there are non-flushing toilets, picnic tables and metal fire BBQ's. No drinking water is provided, treat water from Thredbo River before use. The campsite signpost is about 1.9km west of the SkiTube along Alpine Way.

(0 km) Thredbo Diggings Bullocks trackhead to Lower Thredbo Diggings
Track: Moderate - road
Length = 194 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -8 m
From the intersection (just south of Thredbo Diggings, about 430m from the Alpine Way), this walk follows the timber 'Bullocks Track' sign[1] north, downhill along the dirt road. After about 80m, the walk heads straight through an intersection[2] (ignoring the dirt road and signpost on your left), passing a toilet[3] and a few campsites to come to a turning circle and another 'Bullocks Track' sign[4].

(0.19 km) Lower Thredbo Diggings to Bull Creek bridge
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 156 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the turning circle[5] at the northern (lower) end of Thredbo Diggings, this walk follows the 'Bullocks Track' sign[6] between the timber posts. The track leads through the button grass plain[7], then, soon after entering the lightly-treed forest, the track leads across the Bull Creek bridge[8] to a small clearing on the bank of the Thredbo River[9].

(0.35 km) Bull Creek bridge to Thredbo River rocks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 482 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -9 m
Turn right: From the small clearing, this walk follows the track[10] away from the bridge[11] heading downstream, keeping Thredbo River to your left. After about 90m, the track leads to a slightly larger clearing and a lovely spot back on the river[12]. From here, the track leaves the river again and heads up a few steps to meander through the forest[13], ignoring a couple of informal tracks (which lead to riverside areas) before coming down to a clearing and a rocky area[14] on the shore of the Thredbo River.

(0.83 km) Thredbo River rocks to Bullocks Loop bridge intersection
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.36 km Time = 28 mins
Climb = 50 m Descent = -53 m
Turn right: From beside the river, this walk follows the track downstream, keeping the river to your left[15]. The track soon bends right, away from the river, then crosses a metal grate[16]. Here the track climbs over the hill, passing between many rocky boulders[17]. About 600m after leaving the edge of the river, this track leads down some steps to cross a narrow but fairly steep gully[18], then climbs back out via the steps on the other side. The track then leads between more granite boulders[19] then generally winds down through the snow gum forest, coming to an intersection just before a timber bridge, marked with a 'Thredbo Diggings 1.8km' sign[20] pointing back along the track.

(2.19 km) Bullocks Loop bridge intersection to Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 340 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = 0 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads directly away from the face of the 'Bullocks Track' signpost[21] along the gravelly path, initially keeping the creek to your left. This walk almost immediately turns right[22] to continue along the gravel path up through the bush. About 30m after passing between a few large granite boulders[23], the path leads to a three-way intersection (with a track on your left) and a sign pointing back to 'Bullocks Hut 600m'[24].

(2.53 km) Bullocks Flat carpark C to Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks
Alternate Entry: Track: Moderate - bushtrack ( Show detail)
Length = 89 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the western side of car park 'C'[25] at Bullocks Flat Skitube station, this walk follows the 'Bullocks Track' sign[26] down the steps. At the bottom of the steps, the walk continues straight to follow the wide track into the bush[27]. The track soon bends right and comes to a signposted 'T' intersection[28].
Turn left to join the main walk, following the notes from 2.53km 'Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks'.

(2.53 km) Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks to Thredbo Diggings Bullocks trackhead
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.97 km Time = 34 mins
Climb = 30 m Descent = -31 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Thredbo Diggings 2km' sign[29] south, uphill along the gravel path. The path winds up through the forest and passes through a series of fairly large granite boulders[30] and, after about 400m, comes to an open area with a short section of stone path[31]. The path continues to wind uphill (broken by a section of grassy track for a short time), passing through a couple of hairpin bends[32] and winding gently up through the forest. About 200m past the second sharp bend, the path gives way to a grassy track again[33] which leads to another path, that again leads to another section of grassy track beside a clearing. These open grassy areas are frost hollows[34] and part of Muzzlewood Flats. Here, the gravel path leads downhill through the forest and soon crosses over a metal arched bridge[35]. This walk then continues along the path through the grassy flat[36] that soon leads up to a small car park and a metal 'Bullocks Track' sign[37] pointing back along the path.
This section of the walk follows a track shared with walkers and mountain bike riders.

Drive from Thredbo Diggings Bullocks trackhead
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

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Driving Directions
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Near by


Campsites in the park
Black Perry Rest area
Blue Waterholes Picnic and camping Grounds
Bradneys Gap Camping area
Buddong Falls
Clover Flat camping area
Cooinbil Camping area
Cooleman Mountain Camping Area
Coonara Point Camping Area
Denison Camping area
Geehi Picnic Camping Ground
Ghost Gully Camping Ground
Half-way Flat camping area
Humes Crossing Camping area
Island Bend Camping area
Jacobs River Picnic And Camping Area
Jounama Creek Camping Area
Leather Barrel Picnic And Camping Area
Log Bridge Creek Camping area
Long Plain Hut Camping Area
Ngarigo Picnic And Camping Area
OHares Rest Area
Pinch River Camping area
Ravine Camping area
Rock Flat Camping Area
Rocky Plain Camping Ground
Running waters Camping area
Scotchies Yard Camping area
The Pines Camping Area
Thredbo Diggings Camping area
Three Mile Dam Camping area
Tom Groggin Picnic And Camping Area
Wares Yards Camping Ground
Willis Camping Area
Yarrangobilly Village Camping Area
Yachting Point Camping area
Yolde Camping Area
No Name camping area


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin Adventure Centre Thredbo Turnoff, Jindabyne (02) 6456 2922 15.8 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 3 Nuggets Crsng, Jindabyne (02) 6457 2233 17.8 km
Wilderness Sports Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne 1800 654 168 17.8 km
Snowy Camping World 106 Sharp St , Cooma (02) 6452 2729 67.2 km
Tumuts Fishing Camping & Outdoor 56 Wynyard St , Tumut (02) 6947 1100 128.9 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bullock's Track via Muzzlewood Flat.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bullock's Track via Muzzlewood Flat
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1 1227830 Country Energy/Monaro County Council Site JINDERBOINE HILL 22 km (to the ENE)
2 1227833 Commsite INGEBIRAH TRIG 22 km (to the S)
2 KHN02 Fire Tower MT YOUNGAL 28 km (to the WNW)
3 EUC03 Bald Hill via EUCUMBENE 39 km (to the NNE)
4 VL2OR_4 CB Repeater Site 20 km S of Cooma SOUTH BROTHER 62 km (to the E)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Monaro Alpine fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 years ago)
Please Note: Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Tue      16°Mostly sunny.
Wed|18°Sunny.
Thu|20°Mostly sunny.
Fri|25°Late rain at times.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Kosciuszko National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: South Coast & Highlands
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Kosciuszko National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Thredbo Diggings campground closed to caravans
Thredbo Diggings campground is currently closed to all caravans and camping trailers due to continuing wet conditions. There will be limited sites available for tents. Caravans and camping trailer sites are available at Ngarigo, Island Bend and Tom Groggin campgrounds. For more information please phone (02) 6450 5620.

Closed areas: Island Bend campground partially closed due to maintenance
Partial closure of Island Bend campground due to maintenance. Camp sites are now available at the lower camp at Island Bend in Kosciuszko National Park. Other sites have been fenced and will remain closed for 6 to 12 months following capping works to ameliorate the asbestos risk and to allow for revegetation. Please observe all signs and closures. For more information, please contact Andrew Miller at the NPWS Jindabyne Office or on 0427 437391 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page. Download a map of the closed area.

Closed areas: Winter road closures
The following roads will be closed until the October long weekend, unless weather allows them to be opened in late September:
  • Behrs Flat trail
  • Blue Waterholes trail
  • Broken Cart trail
  • Bullocks Hill trail
  • Cabramurra - Khancoban Road (KNP5)
  • Cumberland trail
  • Four Mile Hill trail
  • Geehi Dam Road (Olsen's Road)
  • Goobragandra Powerline Road
  • Kings Cross Road
  • Link Road
  • Long Plain Road
  • Major Clews Road
  • Manjar Road
  • Perisher to Charlotte Pass
  • Pocket Saddle Road
  • Port Phillip trail
  • Tantangra Dam Road
  • Three Mile Dam access trails
  • Davies Plain track
and all associated subsidiary roads and access trails.
The Murray River crossing into Victoria at Tom Groggin campground is closed until 29 October 2015 due to winter road closures by Parks Victoria. There will be no access into Davies Plain, Mt Pinnibar and Tom Groggin fire trails in the Victorian Alpine National Park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6497 7025 or the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track reopening Sunday 27 September 2015
Sections 1 and 2 (Thredbo to Ngarigo) of the Thredbo Valley track will be reopening on Sunday 27 September 2015. The track from The Diggings to Skitube- Bullocks Flat, Bullocks Hut and Lake Crackenback Resort will remain open. The Bullocks and Muzzlewood tracks will also remain open. For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


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