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Riverside and Golf Course Walk
Time: 1 hr 15 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km WSW of Thredbo Village
Length: 3.3 km Walk Length
As this is a Circuit style walk, the 3.3 km includes the walking distance from the start around the loop and back to the start again
Kosciuszko National Park
Climb: 105 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 105 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 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. (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 Riverside and Golf Course Walk

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Riverside and Golf Course Walk
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Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
Pond intersection
Thredbo Memorial Community Centre
Int behind the community centre
Int of Riverside Walk and Thredbo River bridge
Int of Riverside Walk and golf course bridge
Int of Thredbo River and Golf Course Walk tracks
The Wedge
Int of the Golf Course Walk and Meadows Link trail
End of Cascades Close
Thredbo Memorial Community Centre
Pond intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift

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
 Chimneys Ridge 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85241N 
 Jacobs River 1:100 000 Map Series 8524 

Photo Gallery

 
Trackhead signs at Valley Terminal
 
Trackhead signs at Valley Terminal +
 
Valley Terminal
 
Valley Terminal +
 
Crossing the Thredbo River at Valley Terminal
 
Crossing the Thredbo River at Valley Terminal +

 
Foot bridge over Thredbo River
 
Foot bridge over Thredbo River +
 
Playground on Friday Dr
 
Playground on Friday Dr +
 
Village Green car park
 
Village Green car park +

 
Pond Intersection
 
Pond Intersection +
 
Crossing Thredbo River on Crackenback Dr
 
Crossing Thredbo River on Crackenback Dr +
 
Thredbo community centre track head
 
Thredbo community centre track head +

 
Thredbo community centre
 
Thredbo community centre +
 
Riverside track
 
Riverside track +
 
Thredbo River
 
Thredbo River +

 
Track along the side of the golf course
 
Track along the side of the golf course +
 
Crossing small bridge
 
Crossing small bridge +
 
Riverside track passing foot bridge
 
Riverside track passing foot bridge +

 
Track winding beside Thredbo River
 
Track winding beside Thredbo River +
 
Silver Snow Daisy (Celmisia Longifolia)
 
Silver Snow Daisy (Celmisia Longifolia) +
 
Thredbo River
 
Thredbo River +

 
Crossing a small creek
 
Crossing a small creek +
 
Int of Riverside Walk and golf course bridge
 
Int of Riverside Walk and golf course bridge +
 
Passing the pump house on Riverside track
 
Passing the pump house on Riverside track +

 
Walking beside the Thredbo River
 
Walking beside the Thredbo River +
 
Int of Thredbo River and Golf Course Walk tracks
 
Int of Thredbo River and Golf Course Walk tracks +
 
Golf Course loop track post
 
Golf Course loop track post +

 
Walking track west of golf Course
 
Walking track west of golf Course +
 
Bridge crossing creek
 
Bridge crossing creek +
 
Small Bridge
 
Small Bridge +

 
Passing the creek near the wedge
 
Passing the creek near the wedge +
 
The wedge tee
 
The wedge tee +
 
Looking across the valley from eastern side of the Golf Course
 
Looking across the valley from eastern side of the Golf Course +

 
Walking on the eastern side of the golf course
 
Walking on the eastern side of the golf course +
 
Gum beside the Golf Course Track
 
Gum beside the Golf Course Track +
 
A place to rest
 
A place to rest +

 
Int of the Golf Course Walk and Meadows Link trail
 
Int of the Golf Course Walk and Meadows Link trail +
 
Walking down trail towards golf course
 
Walking down trail towards golf course +
 
Houses at the back of Crackenback Ridge
 
Houses at the back of Crackenback Ridge +

 
Cascades Close
 
Cascades Close +
 
Walking through Crackenback Ridge
 
Walking through Crackenback Ridge +
 
Crackenback Ridge sign
 
Crackenback Ridge sign +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Riverside and Golf Course Walk bushwalking track

Cross Section 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

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Riverside and Golf Course Walk 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 3.3km
Time 1 hr 15 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 Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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
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.

Signs
Around 2km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 1.3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 3.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
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).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 3.3km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Drive to Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
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|

Covered in snow part of the year Alt = 1597 m
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.

(0 km) Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift to 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[1] outside the ticket store at the bottom of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, this walk follows the 'Riverside Walk' sign[2] down to cross the bridge over Thredbo River[3]. Here the walk turns right onto Friday drive and follows the footpath under the footbridge[4] heading between the road and the river. The walk follows the road past the children's playground[5] (on your left) and beside the car park[6], past the pond[7] to come to a four-way intersection with 'Diggings Terrace'[8], just past a small pond.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Crackenback Drive' sign[9] across the bridge[10], over Thredbo River[11]. The walk then comes to a signposted intersection in front of the 'Thredbo Memorial Community Centre'[12].

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

(0.48 km) Thredbo Memorial Community Centre to 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[13], this walk follows the 'Riverside Walk' and 'Dead Horse Gap' signs[14] down the track towards the river. The track leads alongside the river[15][16] for approximately 100m before bending up and leaving the bush to come to the edge of the Golf Course[17], behind the community centre[18].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the well worn track winding around the edge of the golf course[19], away from the community centre. After about 30m this walk crosses a short metal bridge[20], to then come to an intersection at a larger timber bridge[21] (on your left).

(0.69 km) Int of Riverside Walk and Thredbo River bridge to 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[22], this walk follows the track whilst keeping the river to your left[23]. The track gently meanders between the golf course and the river, enjoying some sections very close to the river[24]. The track heads over a few metal grates[25] and over a small metal bridge[26] to come to an intersection next to the golf course marked with a small timber bridge[27] (over a small creek), just before the pump house[28].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the clear track towards the green timber hut[29], keeping the Thredbo river to your left. The track soon passes the pump house[30] (the green timber hut) and leads beside the river[31] for about 150m before turning right and heading uphill[32]. The walk then heads up the steps[33] to find a clear three-way intersection marked with a large 'Thredbo River Track' sign[34].

(1.49 km) Int of Thredbo River and Golf Course Walk tracks to 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[35][36]. The track leads over a small rise then downhill and across a small creek via a flat timber bridge[37]. The track then leads up the hill for about 80m, coming to the golf course[38] next to the signposted 'The Wedge'[39] - the 6th hole tee.

(1.81 km) The Wedge to 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'[40], this walk follows the green and black arrows[41] uphill along the track, keeping the golf course to your right. The track then bends left and heads into the bush[42], climbing the hill. After about 150m, the track crosses a metal grate[43], then climbs a series of steps[44] for about another 100m to find a bench seat[45] with valley views. Here, the walk continues along the track through a grove of snow gums[46], past another bench seat[47] and down to a signposted 'T' intersection[48] with a gravel management trail.

(2.29 km) Int of the Golf Course Walk and Meadows Link trail to 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[49] downhill along the wide gravel management trail[50]. After about 40m, this walk turns left at the 'T' intersection[51] and continues down the management trail, soon coming to a gate[52] at the end of Cascades Close[53].
Continue straight: From the end of Cascades Close, this walk heads downhill along the road[54]. At the 'T' intersection, this walk turns right and follows the 'Riverside Walk' arrows[55] down along Crackenback Drive. The road winds down, out the 'Crackenback Ridge' boundary[56] then down to the intersection in front of the Thredbo Memorial Community Centre[57] (just before the bridge[58]).
Continue straight: From the Community Centre[59], this walk follows the road across the bridge[60], over Thredbo River to come to a signposted intersection with 'Friday Drive'[61].
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads downhill following the 'Friday Drive' sign[62] past the pond (on your right). The road leads through a car park and past the children's play ground[63]. In time the walk follow the footpath beside the road[64] that leads under a footbridge[65], where this walk then turns left across the road bridge[66]. Here the walk tends left up the road to find a large map[67] and the entrance to the tickets station[68] at the bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift.

Drive from Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
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.
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Getting there

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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 28.1 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 3 Nuggets Crsng, Jindabyne (02) 6457 2233 29.9 km
Wilderness Sports Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne 1800 654 168 29.9 km
Snowy Camping World 106 Sharp St , Cooma (02) 6452 2729 79.5 km
Tumuts Fishing Camping & Outdoor 56 Wynyard St , Tumut (02) 6947 1100 134 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Riverside and Golf Course Walk.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Riverside and Golf Course Walk
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2 KHN02 Fire Tower MT YOUNGAL 21 km (to the NW)
2 1227833 Commsite INGEBIRAH TRIG 21 km (to the SE)
1 1227830 Country Energy/Monaro County Council Site JINDERBOINE HILL 34 km (to the ENE)
3 EUC03 Bald Hill via EUCUMBENE 49 km (to the NNE)
6 MSS06 C & E Tower MT SELDOM SEEN 67 km (to the S)

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 wx71041
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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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