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Thredbo to Village Weir return
Time: 1 Hr Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
1.2 km WSW of Thredbo Village
Length: 2.2 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 2.2 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Kosciuszko National Park
Climb: 148 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 148 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: Hard

This short, relaxing walk starts from Thredbo and follows the Merrits Nature Track to the village weir. A great walk for those who enjoy following a well signposted track. The weir is a lovely spot to stop for lunch before the return journey, back down the hill to Thredbo. (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 Village Weir return

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Thredbo to Village Weir return
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Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift
Bottom of bobsled run
Int of Bobsled service trail and Merritts nature track
Top of Bobsled run
Int of Merritts nature track and Bobsled service trail
Int of Merritts nature track and Bobsled link track
Int of Merritts nature track and Merritts chairlift service trail
Int of Merritts nature track and Birralee bushcamp tracks
Int of Merritts nature track and Sundowner service trail
Int of weir track and Merritts nature track
Starting point for this hiking track: Bottom of bobsled run

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
 Perisher Valley 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85252S 
 Chimneys Ridge 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85241N 
 Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 
 Jacobs River 1:100 000 Map Series 8524 

Photo Gallery

 
Bottom of the merrits nature track
 
Bottom of the merrits nature track +
 
following the board walk
 
following the board walk +
 
bottom of the bushtrack
 
bottom of the bushtrack +

 
winding up the steps
 
winding up the steps +
 
following the nature track
 
following the nature track +
 
Crossing the creek near the Wier
 
Crossing the creek near the Wier +

 
village water supply sign
 
village water supply sign +
 
thredbo weir ramp
 
thredbo weir ramp +
 
thredbo weir
 
thredbo weir +

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 Village Weir return bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Thredbo to Village Weir return bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Thredbo to Village Weir return bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Thredbo to Village Weir return 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.
Length 2.2km
Time 1 Hr
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
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
590m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 330m is flat with no steps. The remaining (180m) is very steep.

Quality of track
460m of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 330m follows a smooth and hardened path. The remaining (310m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

Signs
Around 620m of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 480m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 660m of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 440m requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 1.1km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 1.1km 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 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 & closed part of the year Alt = 1450 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.
Part of this walk is used as a groomed winter ski run. This walk is closed and should not be attempted when there is a chance of significant snow on the ground.

Kosciuszko Express Chairlift Alt = 1372 m
This is one of the few lifts operating in the summer months at Thredbo, and is made quite popular by thousands of people walking to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko each year. Lift tickets can be purchased from the store at the bottom of the chairlift. Lift tickets are $31 return ($25 one way) per person[1]. This lift is generally closed during November and May for maintenance each year, but the the Snowgum chair can be used at this time instead, this will add extra walking time to you walk[2]. More info

(0 km) Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift to Int of Bobsled service trail and Merritts nature track
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 333 m Time = 7 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -18 m
From the entrance to the ticket sales for the Kosciuszko Express chairlift[3], this walk follows the 'Merritts Nature Track' sign. The walk leads around the car park and past the picnic area to follow another 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[4] along the footpath, leading beside the tennis courts[5]. The footpath continues past the tennis courts[6] and then heads up a ramp[7] and to the other side of the building at the bottom of the bobsled run.
Continue straight: From the bobsled building[8], this walk follows the paved footpath along side the bobsled run[9] (to your left) whilst keeping the valley to your right. Soon the footpath leads into the bush[10] and then comes to a three-way intersection marked with a 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[11] (pointing up to the left).

(0.33 km) Int of Bobsled service trail and Merritts nature track to Top of Bobsled run
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 180 m Time = 5 mins
Climb = 40 m Descent = 0 m
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[12] up the steps which bend to the right. The steep steps and track leads up through the bush and pass beside the bobsled run[13], then lead to a clear intersection with a management trail, marked with an arrow post[14].

(0.51 km) Top of Bobsled run to Int of Merritts nature track and Bobsled service trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 51 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 3 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the arrow marker gently uphill along the management trail[15], keeping the bobsled run to your left[16]. Just near the top of the bobsled run[17], the trail leads to a three-way intersection marked with a 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[18] (and track on your right).

(0.56 km) Int of Merritts nature track and Bobsled service trail to Int of Merritts nature track and Bobsled link track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 81 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 4 m Descent = -3 m
Turn right: From the intersection, the walk follows the 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[19] up along the track leading through the bush (and away from the bobsled). The track leads up some gentle steps and soon comes to a clear intersection[20] with another management trail, marked with an arrow post[21].

(0.65 km) Int of Merritts nature track and Bobsled link track to Int of Merritts nature track and Merritts chairlift service trail
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 84 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 2 m Descent = -3 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the wide management trail down the hill[22] and across the flat timber bridge[23]. The walk then follows the trail up the hill for a short distance, coming to a three-way intersection with a couple of 'Merritts Nature Track' signposts[24][25].

(0.73 km) Int of Merritts nature track and Merritts chairlift service trail to Int of Merritts nature track and Birralee bushcamp tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 126 m Time = 3 mins
Climb = 20 m Descent = 0 m
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[26] uphill along the narrow track and immediately passes under Merritts Chairlift[27]. The track then leads into the denser forest with tall snow gums[28]. The track leads up near the creek to a signposted intersection marked with both a 'Birralee Bush Camp'[29] and 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[30] (with a bridge to the left[31]).

(0.86 km) Int of Merritts nature track and Birralee bushcamp tracks to Int of Merritts nature track and Sundowner service trail
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 83 m Time = 2 mins
Climb = 12 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Merritts Nature Track' sign[32] up the gentle hill whilst keeping the mossy creek to your left[33]. The track heads up a series of gentle steps, then a last short climb[34] leads to a wide clearing with the Sundowner ski run, opposite a large water tank[35].

(0.94 km) Int of Merritts nature track and Sundowner service trail to Int of weir track and Merritts nature track
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 145 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 34 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection (with the water tank[36] on your right and safety barriers[37] to your left), this walk follows the blue arrow marker[38] uphill along the track. The track winds gently up through the tall snow gum[39] and mossy forest[40], keeping the creek a short distance through to your left. Just before a metal bridge[41], the track comes to a three-way intersection[42] (with a short track on the right, leading to a weir[43]).

(1.08 km) Int of weir track and Merritts nature track to Weir
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 15 m Time =
Climb = 2 m Descent = 0 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads up the narrower track[44], keeping the creek a short distance to your left. The track leads a short distance to the concrete weir[45][46] (no swimming).

Thredbo Village Weir Alt = 1473 m
The Thredbo Weir can be found on the Merritts Nature Track, along a creek that flows from the Rams Head Range. The weir is used to supply water to the village below.

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

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

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Driving Directions
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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 28.1 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 to Village Weir return.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Thredbo to Village Weir return
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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
°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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