Family hiking in Thredbo

Summer in Thredbo – the perfect family holiday!

When the winter snow melts a stunning alpine landscape is revealed. Summer in the Snowy Mountains is truly spectacular with amazing views, alpine wildflowers and a whole host of activities perfect for a summer family holiday.

Thredbo mountain biking

thredbo mountain biking

Mountain biking the Thredbo Valley Track.

Thredbo is Australia’s premier mountain biking destination with some epic downhill trails to explore. But you don’t have to be an advanced rider to enjoy Thredbo, there are some excellent trails perfectly suited to family riding. The Thredbo Valley Track is a 20km shared user trail ideal for beginners and families undulating through open grasslands and thick eucalyptus forests. Intermediates can try out the Thredbo All Mountain Trail which is a 10km trail accessed by the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. The more advanced riders can try the infamous Cannonball Downhill trail which tests riders with off-camber roots, rock drops, jumps, wall-ride and other technical features that the gravity specialists dream about. Thredbo also runs mountain biking clinics so you can brush up on your skills. Check out the mountain biking trail map.

Mount Kosciuszko hikes and bushwalking

Thredbo alpine wildflowers

Alpine wildflowers.

Visit Thredbo between December and February and you will get to experience the stunning wildflower season. The alpine meadows become ablaze with a range of wildflowers during this time. You can take a guided walk to Mount Kosciuszko to see the wildflowers as well as other spectacular sights along the way like glacial lakes and the headwaters of the Snowy River.

Mt Kosciuszko hike

Mt Kosciuszko hike.

Thredbo also a has a range of self guided hikes so why not pick up a bushwalking trail map from the Boali Lodge reception and head out and explore. There are some shorter walks like the Riverside Walk which would suit smaller legs, while the higher alpine walks, such as the Kosciuszko Summit Walk, can be a little more strenuous, most of them can be usually accomplished by the whole family.

Thredbo summer kids activities

Summer in Thredbo – the perfect family holiday!, Boali Lodge

Kids can get into nature in Thredbo.

We don’t forget about the kids in summer at Thredbo! There’s so much for them to do like riding the bobsled, disc golf, tennis, swimming in the river or at the Thredbo Leisure Centre pool, plus there’s slide and a floating obstacle course called ‘mission inflatable’. Plus during the school holidays there is the adventure festival. This festival provides so many activities for families to participate in, from movie nights, face painting, slack lining, tree planting and much more.

Kids at Boali Lodge

Summer in Thredbo – the perfect family holiday!, Boali Lodge

Lunch at the lodge.

One of our summer specials is our kids eat free package! This great value deal is for 2 adults and 2 kids in a loft room including all meals:
• Member: $300 per night (add $25 per night for a 3rd child.)
• Guest: $340 per night (add $30 per night for a 3rd child.)
• Commercial: $380 per night (add $35 per night for a 3rd child.)
This special is available all summer except Christmas and New Year’s Eve (Friday 20 December 2019 – Wednesday 1 January 2020 inclusive) and Easter (Thursday 9 April – Monday 13 April 2020 inclusive) for a 2 night minimum stay. Commercial guests book here. Members and members’ guests please complete a summer booking form.

Kids playroom

Boali Lodge playroom.

Parents can relax at Boali Lodge with a separate meal time at 6pm for the kids and adults eat at 7pm. Kids can play or watch TV in our playroom which is well equipped with toys and games. Our family loft rooms are ideal for families with twin beds or a king bed on the lower floor and 2 singles plus a rollaway on a mezzanine accessed by a ladder.

Are you ready to book your summer family holiday? Request a booking or email

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