This walk explores the Thredbo River from the village then loops around the golf course before returning along the roads to the Valley Terminal. You will see some snow gum forests and enjoy the Thredbo River from many angles. Allow some extra time to sit on a rock beside the river and enjoy the trout swimming past.
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Cross sectional view of the Riverside and Golf Course Walk bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Riverside and Golf Course Walk 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 15 mins
Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
1.6km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 1.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (480m) has short steep hills.
Quality of track
1.8km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 1.3km follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (120m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.
Around 2km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.3km has directional signs at most intersection.
This whole walk, 3.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
Around 1.9km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 1.3km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 3.3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
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This walk leads through an extreme alpine environment and all walkers must be well prepared. During summer, be prepared for both very hot and cold weather, high winds, rain, snow, extreme UV levels and some sections of snow or ice on the ground. Before starting this walk, check advice with Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre (02) 6450 5600, the weather forecast and the snow conditions then change your plans as needed. These notes, grades and walking times have been written for use in the summer months only. Between May and the end of October, this walk is likely to be covered in snow/ice, visitors should be carrying and be prepared to use snowshoes or cross country skis. When there is a chance of significant snow on the ground, visitors will need particularly strong navigation and snowcraft skills - tracks and signage may not be visible. For most visitors, it is best to consider this walk closed during the colder months.
Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
Thredbo Memorial Community Centre Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 483 m
Time = 9 mins
Climb = 11 m
Descent = -10 m
From the big map outside the ticket store at the bottom of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, this walk follows the 'Riverside Walk' sign down to cross the bridge over Thredbo River. Here the walk turns right onto Friday drive and follows the footpath under the footbridge heading between the road and the river. The walk follows the road past the children's playground (on your left) and beside the car park, past the pond to come to a four-way intersection with 'Diggings Terrace', just past a small pond. Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Crackenback Drive' sign across the bridge, over Thredbo River. The walk then comes to a signposted intersection in front of the 'Thredbo Memorial Community Centre'.
Thredbo Golf Course
Alt = 1383 m
This nine hole AGU (Australian Golf Union) rated course is the highest in Australia. Nestled in beside Thredbo village, and bordering the Thredbo River, this course offers a great form of relaxation, and gives golfers a wonderful way to enjoy the Snowies, without having to travel too far from the village. More info
Thredbo Memorial Community Centre
Int of Riverside Walk and Thredbo River bridge Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 204 m
Time = 4 mins
Climb = 7 m
Descent = -1 m
Turn left: From the Community Centre, this walk follows the 'Riverside Walk' and 'Dead Horse Gap' signs down the track towards the river. The track leads alongside the river for approximately 100m before bending up and leaving the bush to come to the edge of the Golf Course, behind the community centre. Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the well worn track winding around the edge of the golf course, away from the community centre. After about 30m this walk crosses a short metal bridge, to then come to an intersection at a larger timber bridge (on your left).
Int of Riverside Walk and Thredbo River bridge
Int of Thredbo River and Golf Course Walk tracks Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 807 m
Time = 15 mins
Climb = 30 m
Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the wooden bridge, this walk follows the track whilst keeping the river to your left. The track gently meanders between the golf course and the river, enjoying some sections very close to the river. The track heads over a few metal grates and over a small metal bridge to come to an intersection next to the golf course marked with a small timber bridge (over a small creek), just before the pump house. Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the clear track towards the green timber hut, keeping the Thredbo river to your left. The track soon passes the pump house (the green timber hut) and leads beside the river for about 150m before turning right and heading uphill. The walk then heads up the steps to find a clear three-way intersection marked with a large 'Thredbo River Track' sign.
Int of Thredbo River and Golf Course Walk tracks
The Wedge Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 317 m
Time = 7 mins
Climb = 17 m
Descent = -13 m
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk follows the green and black arrows uphill. The track leads over a small rise then downhill and across a small creek via a flat timber bridge. The track then leads up the hill for about 80m, coming to the golf course next to the signposted 'The Wedge' - the 6th hole tee.
Int of the Golf Course Walk and Meadows Link trail Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 481 m
Time = 11 mins
Climb = 30 m
Descent = -15 m
Continue straight: From next to 'The Wedge', this walk follows the green and black arrows uphill along the track, keeping the golf course to your right. The track then bends left and heads into the bush, climbing the hill. After about 150m, the track crosses a metal grate, then climbs a series of steps for about another 100m to find a bench seat with valley views. Here, the walk continues along the track through a grove of snow gums, past another bench seat and down to a signposted 'T' intersection with a gravel management trail.
Int of the Golf Course Walk and Meadows Link trail
Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift Track: Moderate - servicetrail,road,road,road
Length = 984 m
Time = 20 mins
Climb = 10 m
Descent = -64 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Riverside Walk' sign downhill along the wide gravel management trail. After about 40m, this walk turns left at the 'T' intersection and continues down the management trail, soon coming to a gate at the end of Cascades Close. Continue straight: From the end of Cascades Close, this walk heads downhill along the road. At the 'T' intersection, this walk turns right and follows the 'Riverside Walk' arrows down along Crackenback Drive. The road winds down, out the 'Crackenback Ridge' boundary then down to the intersection in front of the Thredbo Memorial Community Centre (just before the bridge). Continue straight: From the Community Centre, this walk follows the road across the bridge, over Thredbo River to come to a signposted intersection with 'Friday Drive'. Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads downhill following the 'Friday Drive' sign past the pond (on your right). The road leads through a car park and past the children's play ground. In time the walk follow the footpath beside the road that leads under a footbridge, where this walk then turns left across the road bridge. Here the walk tends left up the road to find a large map and the entrance to the tickets station at the bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift.
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 4 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 wx71041
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.