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Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return
Time: 2 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.5 km WSW of Thredbo Village
Length: 4.7 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 4.7 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Kosciuszko National Park
Climb: 121 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 121 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: Return
Track: Moderate

This walk starts at Thredbo and follows the Riverside Track, along the Thredbo River. The walk passes the golf course and heads through the snow gum forest to the Thredbo River cascades lookout. This walk uses a well defined track from the outskirts of Thredbo Village. (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 to Cascades Lookout return

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return
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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
Starting point for this hiking track: Pond intersection

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

 
community centre at the golf course
 
community centre at the golf course +
 
following the bushtrack
 
following the bushtrack +
 
Silver Snow Daisy (Celmisia Longifolia)
 
Silver Snow Daisy (Celmisia Longifolia) +

 
passing a small hut
 
passing a small hut +
 
intersection of the golf coures loop track
 
intersection of the golf coures loop track +
 
following the metal walkways
 
following the metal walkways +

 
winding through the open forest
 
winding through the open forest +
 
looking down at the cascades lookout
 
looking down at the cascades lookout +
 
View from the cascades lookout
 
View from the cascades lookout +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return 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 4.7km
Time 2 hrs
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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
1.3km of this walk has short steep hills and another 930m has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (140m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
1.4km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 890m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (60m) follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs
Around 1.8km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 560m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 1.3km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.1km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.4km of this walk is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation), whilst the remaining 1km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 2.4km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Pond intersection
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) Pond intersection to Thredbo Memorial Community Centre
Path: Easy - Wheelchair accessible - road
Length = 58 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Crackenback Drive' sign[1] across the bridge[2], over Thredbo River[3]. The walk then comes to a signposted intersection in front of the 'Thredbo Memorial Community Centre'[4].

(0.06 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[5], this walk follows the 'Riverside Walk' and 'Dead Horse Gap' signs[6] down the track towards the river. The track leads alongside the river[7][8] for approximately 100m before bending up and leaving the bush to come to the edge of the Golf Course[9], behind the community centre[10].
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the well worn track winding around the edge of the golf course[11], away from the community centre. After about 30m this walk crosses a short metal bridge[12], to then come to an intersection at a larger timber bridge[13] (on your left).

(0.26 km) Int of Riverside Walk and Thredbo River bridge to Int of Riverside Walk and golf course bridge
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 509 m Time = 9 mins
Climb = 14 m Descent = -1 m
Continue straight: From the wooden bridge[14], this walk follows the track whilst keeping the river to your left[15]. The track gently meanders between the golf course and the river, enjoying some sections very close to the river[16]. The track heads over a few metal grates[17] and over a small metal bridge[18] to come to an intersection next to the golf course marked with a small timber bridge[19] (over a small creek), just before the pump house[20].

(0.77 km) Int of Riverside Walk and golf course bridge to Int of Thredbo River and Golf Course Walk tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 298 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 16 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the clear track towards the green timber hut[21], keeping the Thredbo river to your left. The track soon passes the pump house[22] (the green timber hut) and leads beside the river[23] for about 150m before turning right and heading uphill[24]. The walk then heads up the steps[25] to find a clear three-way intersection marked with a large 'Thredbo River Track' sign[26].

(1.07 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.

Drive from Pond intersection
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

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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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 28.3 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 3 Nuggets Crsng, Jindabyne (02) 6457 2233 30.2 km
Wilderness Sports Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne 1800 654 168 30.2 km
Snowy Camping World 106 Sharp St , Cooma (02) 6452 2729 79.8 km
Tumuts Fishing Camping & Outdoor 56 Wynyard St , Tumut (02) 6947 1100 134.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Thredbo to Cascades Lookout return
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2 KHN02 Fire Tower MT YOUNGAL 20 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 50 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
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
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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