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Thredbo River track
Time: 1 hr 45 mins Walking time
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km WSW of Thredbo Village
Length: 4.8 km Walk Length
As this is a One Way walk, the 4.8 km only includes the walking distance from the start to the end point
Kosciuszko National Park
Climb: 224 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 224 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: One way
Track: Moderate

Starting from Thredbo Village you wander along a few roads to the Thredbo Golf Course then follow the track as it winds along beside the Thredbo River to the Alpine way just near Dead Horse Gap. You will stroll through some lovely snow gum forests and enjoys views down to the river from the cascades lookout and various bridges. An enjoyable way to explore the Thredbo River and the valley environments. (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 Thredbo River track

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Thredbo River track
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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 tracks
Cascades lookout
Thredbo River eastern bridge
Thredbo River track western bridge
Int of Thredbo River and Dead Horse Gap tracks
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

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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 +
 
Walking under foot bridge on Friday Dr
 
Walking under foot bridge on Friday Dr +
 
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 +

 
Track sign to DHG
 
Track sign to DHG +
 
Duckboarding on the Thredbo River track
 
Duckboarding on the Thredbo River track +
 
Wooded forest
 
Wooded forest +

 
View from the cascades lookout
 
View from the cascades lookout +
 
Cascades Lookout
 
Cascades Lookout +
 
Threbo River track leading up the steps
 
Threbo River track leading up the steps +

 
Crossing the Thredbo River
 
Crossing the Thredbo River +
 
Threbo River from the eastern bridge
 
Threbo River from the eastern bridge +
 
Looking down steps to the eastern bridge
 
Looking down steps to the eastern bridge +

 
Walking along the Thredbo River track
 
Walking along the Thredbo River track +
 
Thredbo River valley
 
Thredbo River valley +
 
Lone snow gum in the Thredbo River Valley
 
Lone snow gum in the Thredbo River Valley +

 
Crossing the western Thredbo River bridge
 
Crossing the western Thredbo River bridge +
 
Thredbo River Track
 
Thredbo River Track +
 
Walking along the Thredbo River Valley
 
Walking along the Thredbo River Valley +

 
Thredbo River Valley near Dead Horse Gap
 
Thredbo River Valley near Dead Horse Gap +
 
Dead Horse Gap Track intersection
 
Dead Horse Gap Track intersection +
 
Bridge across Bogong Creek
 
Bridge across Bogong Creek +

 
Track leading the Alpine Way
 
Track leading the Alpine Way +
 
Sign on northern side of the Alpine Way
 
Sign on northern side of the Alpine Way +
 
Cascade Trail track head car park
 
Cascade Trail track head car park +

Terrain

Cross sectional view of the Thredbo River track bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Thredbo River track bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Thredbo River track bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Thredbo River track 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 4.8km
Time 1 hr 45 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 Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
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
2.5km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 1.8km has short steep hills. The remaining (570m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
3.3km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 1.1km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (480m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 2.6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 2.3km has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required
Around 3km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 2.6km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 2.2km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 4.8km 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.
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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 tracks to Cascades lookout
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.3 km Time = 27 mins
Climb = 69 m Descent = -12 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Thredbo River Track' sign through the bush and across a metal walkway, continuing along the bush track as it winds alongside the river. The walk crosses several metal walkways and winds up a few sets of wooden steps before coming to the intersection of the Thredbo River Cascades lookout platform.

Cascades Lookout Alt = 1463 m
This metal platform leans over the Thredbo River, lookout upstream to the flowing cascades. There is also a wooden seat provided here, making it a great rest stop, conveniently situated about half way between Dead Horse Gap and Thredbo Village, on the Thredbo River track.

(2.79 km) Cascades lookout to Int of Thredbo River track at eastern bridge
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 467 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 21 m Descent = -8 m
Continue straight: From the lookout, this walk follows the wooden steps up the rocky winding hill to the top, where it flattens out at a wooden boardwalk and continues along a metal walkway, winding up through the bush until coming to a metal bridge crossing the Thredbo River.

(3.26 km) Thredbo River eastern bridge to Thredbo River western bridge
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 340 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -6 m
Continue straight: From just before the bridge[35], this walk crosses Thredbo River[36] using the long metal bridge. This walk then leads up a log lined set of stairs[37] to then turn right and follow a track through the open grassy area with a scattering of snow gums[38]. Before too long the track comes closer to the river again and heads along a metal grate[39] to then cross the Thredbo River again on another metal bridge[40].

(3.6 km) Thredbo River track western bridge to Int Thredbo River and Dead Horse Gap tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 1.07 km Time = 23 mins
Climb = 68 m Descent = -8 m
Continue straight: From the western bridge[41] this walk follows the track across the grassy area[42] to soon lead up a long series of steps[43]. The track then gently undulates along the side of the valley, keeping the valley to your left. Over the next 600m the track crosses a series of metal erosion grates[44] (and some small creeks) and passes through a section of dead snow gums[45]. The track gently climbs then flattens out to be a similar height[46] to the road (on the other side of the valley) and then comes to a signposted three-way intersection[47] where there is a 'Thredbo village 4km' sign[48] pointing back along the track.

(4.66 km) Int of Thredbo River and Dead Horse Gap tracks to Cascades Trail track head
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 160 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = -6 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follow the clear track away from the other two sign posted tracks to soon cross Bogong Creek[49] on a metal bridge[50]. The track then leads left and heads up a series of steps to follow behind the road barrier, soon coming to a 'Thredbo Walking Tracks' sign[51] beside the road. Here the walk crosses the road to find the Cascades Trail track head car park (on the Alpine Way 5.4km west of Friday Drive).

Dead Horse Gap Alt = 1543 m
Dead Horse Gap is a relativley low mountain pass in the Great Dividing Range at 1582m AMSL. It was once a meeting place for Aboriginal groups in the summer, where they would perform ceremonies and trade with each other. In nature the pass acts as a funnel for the migration of insects and birds[52]. In the early 20th century, the pass became increasingly popular with stockmen, who brought sheep and cattle to the mountains each summer.[53]

Drive from Cascades Trail track head
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
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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 Thredbo River track.
Channel Call sign
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Site Distance and dir from Thredbo River track
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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
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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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