Set within Kosciuszko National Park, Thredbo is one of Australia’s most popular skiing destinations. With pristine white slopes and a village to cater to the traveller’s every need, it’s not difficult to see why. The terrain is as steep as you can get in Australia, and an automatic snowmaking system keeps the ski runs in top condition. Not just a winter wonderland, in summer Thredbo transforms into a mecca for alpine adventure seekers. And there’s plenty to do when you come off the mountain, too, with spas, pubs and shops to satisfy your every need. Add it to your bucket list!
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Fast facts about Thredbo
Where is it? Thredbo is located below Mt Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains in southern New South Wales.
How do I get there? By car: Thredbo is about a six-hour drive from Sydney or Melbourne. Make sure you have snow chains for your wheels! Read more...
By plane: Rex Airlines operates a service from Sydney to Snowy Mountains Airport, which is approximately one hour from Thredbo. Alternatively, you can fly to Canberra and then choose to drive or catch a bus to Thredbo.
By bus: A number of coach companies provide transport to Thredbo from a range of locations in the east, southeast and south of Australia. Thredbo’s official website provides a useful list.
When should I go? The snow season, naturally, is the most popular time to visit Thredbo. The first snowfall may occur in early June, but it is difficult to predict. August is typically the best time to practise snow sports. However, Thredbo is also beautiful in summer – and you won’t have to contend with crowds. Read more...
What should I do? Go skiing or snowboarding, take lessons to improve your technique and learn new moves, experience the atmosphere at Thredbo Village, build a snowman, zoom down a hill in a toboggan and get pampered at a spa. In the summer, take an unforgettable hike in Kosciuszko National Park or up the mountain itself, go fly fishing in Thredbo River or abseil down huge granite tors. Read more...