Discover the Beauty of Summer Bushwalks and Hikes in Thredbo and the Snowy Mountains
Enjoy the beauty of high country and alpine flowers bursting into bloom this summer at Thredbo. There’s something magical about experiencing the Snowy Mountains during the summer, a must-do experience for everyone at least once in their lifetime. Summer hiking season is set to kick off in Thredbo, and we can’t wait to share the adventure with you. Keen to see some other great bushwalks? Read this article which explores the Kosciuszko Summit Hike, Dead Horse Gap Walk, Merritts Nature Track, Main Hike Range, and Riverside-Golf Course Walk, read it here.
Summer Hiking in Thredbo
A paradise for hiking enthusiasts, Thredbo offers a range of self-guided and guided walks. To make your adventure even more enjoyable, we’ve introduced a fantastic accommodation package tailored for bushwalking groups. For just $175 per person per night, you’ll get accommodation and all your meals taken care of.
Boali Lodge: Your Ideal Basecamp
When it comes to hiking the Snowy Mountains, Boali Lodge in Thredbo is the ultimate base camp. Conveniently situated just across the road from the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, which now operates year-round, it’s the perfect starting point for many iconic walks in the region.
Begin your day with a hearty cooked breakfast at the lodge, ensuring you’re energized for a day of exploration. If you’d like, our chef can prepare a delicious packed lunch to take on your bushwalk. After a day of adventure, unwind in the cozy lodge lounge with your favorite drink while our chef prepares a mouthwatering two-course dinner.
Essentials for Your Hike
No matter which trail you choose, always remember to pack plenty of water, a hat, sunscreen, snacks, and clothing suitable for various weather conditions, as mountain weather can change rapidly.
Top Bushwalks to Explore in Thredbo
Keen to see some other great bushwalks? Read this article which explores the Kosciuszko Summit Hike, Dead Horse Gap Walk, Merritts Nature Track, Main Range Hike, and Riverside-Golf Course Walk.
New Moon Hike – Mt Kosciuszko
Best for stargazers & night photography, New Moon hike has a distance of 13 km and is a guided hike type. Hiking at Mt Kosciuszko takes you away from light pollution and brings you to incredible stargazing during a lunar cycle and new moon phase.
The New Moon Hike has limited spots available so we recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment!
Cascade trail is a popular mountain biking and walking trail. It will take you to a historic alpine hut.Enjoy the twists of the remote path through snow gum woodland and the beauty of Pilot Wilderness Area. Spring-blooming wildflowers herald the return of warmer months.
This versatile trail is part of the Australian Alps walking track, and is great for beginners and experts alike. Starting from Dead Horse Gap, on Alpine Way near Thredbo, it’s a 10km ride or walk one-way (20km return) to historic Cascade Hut, deep in the Pilot Wilderness Area.
A high point on the trail, Bob’s Ridge, offers a scenic lookout across the Murray River valley into Victoria, be sure to bring some binoculars.
Blue Lake Charlotte Pass
Starting from the end of Kosciuszko Road, this walk from Charlotte Pass follows through the signposted Main Range Track to the Blue Lake lookout. You will cross the famous Snowy River along the way on this walk. The Blue Lake lookout is located a short walk down sidetrack and provides stunning views of the lake. A series of information signs provide details on how this lake and other features in the area were formed.
Starting from the Valley Terminal, this 3km walk leads you past the Alpine Bobsled, down to Friday Drive, and across the Thredbo River. Follow the signposted from here to the Pipeline Path along the hillside. This track leads you to the picturesque Snowmakers Ponds for a picnic or a dip. You can choose to retrace your steps or follow the track along Friday Drive back to the start.
Plan Your Thredbo Adventure Today
Plan your alpine hiking adventure this summer at the Snowy Mountains in Thredbo. Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a novice explorer, Thredbo offers a range of trails that cater to various fitness levels and interests. Don’t miss the chance to experience the magic of the high country during the summer season. Get your backpack ready, lace up your hiking boots, and set out to explore the beauty of Thredbo and the Snowy Mountains.
Your Thredbo adventure begins now!