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.
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Cross sectional view 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
Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
1 hr 30 mins
Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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.
This whole walk, 4.5km is clearly signposted.
This whole walk, 4.5km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 4.5km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.
This whole walk, 4.5km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
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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.
Thredbo Diggings Bullocks trackhead
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 north, downhill along the dirt road. After about 80m, the walk heads straight through an intersection (ignoring the dirt road and signpost on your left), passing a toilet and a few campsites to come to a turning circle and another 'Bullocks Track' sign.
Lower Thredbo Diggings
Bull Creek bridge Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 156 m
Time = 3 mins
Climb = 0 m
Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the turning circle at the northern (lower) end of Thredbo Diggings, this walk follows the 'Bullocks Track' sign between the timber posts. The track leads through the button grass plain, then, soon after entering the lightly-treed forest, the track leads across the Bull Creek bridge to a small clearing on the bank of the Thredbo River.
Bull Creek bridge
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 away from the bridge 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. From here, the track leaves the river again and heads up a few steps to meander through the forest, ignoring a couple of informal tracks (which lead to riverside areas) before coming down to a clearing and a rocky area on the shore of the Thredbo River.
Thredbo River rocks
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. The track soon bends right, away from the river, then crosses a metal grate. Here the track climbs over the hill, passing between many rocky boulders. About 600m after leaving the edge of the river, this track leads down some steps to cross a narrow but fairly steep gully, then climbs back out via the steps on the other side. The track then leads between more granite boulders 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 pointing back along the track.
Bullocks Loop bridge intersection
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 along the gravelly path, initially keeping the creek to your left. This walk almost immediately turns right to continue along the gravel path up through the bush. About 30m after passing between a few large granite boulders, the path leads to a three-way intersection (with a track on your left) and a sign pointing back to 'Bullocks Hut 600m'.
Bullocks Flat carpark C
Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks Alternate Entry:
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
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Length = 89 m
Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m
Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the western side of car park 'C' at Bullocks Flat Skitube station, this walk follows the 'Bullocks Track' sign down the steps. At the bottom of the steps, the walk continues straight to follow the wide track into the bush. The track soon bends right and comes to a signposted 'T' intersection. Turn left to join the main walk, following the notes from 2.53km 'Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks'.
Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks
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 south, uphill along the gravel path. The path winds up through the forest and passes through a series of fairly large granite boulders and, after about 400m, comes to an open area with a short section of stone path. The path continues to wind uphill (broken by a section of grassy track for a short time), passing through a couple of hairpin bends and winding gently up through the forest. About 200m past the second sharp bend, the path gives way to a grassy track again which leads to another path, that again leads to another section of grassy track beside a clearing. These open grassy areas are frost hollows and part of Muzzlewood Flats. Here, the gravel path leads downhill through the forest and soon crosses over a metal arched bridge. This walk then continues along the path through the grassy flat that soon leads up to a small car park and a metal 'Bullocks Track' sign pointing back along the path.
This section of the walk follows a track shared with walkers and mountain bike riders.
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.
Region: South Coast & Highlands Park feesCampingFacilities 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)
Four Mile Hill trail
Geehi Dam Road (Olsen's Road)
Goobragandra Powerline Road
Kings Cross Road
Long Plain Road
Major Clews 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.