Thredbo, Jindabyne and the Snowy Mountains offer fly fishing, boat fishing, trout fishing, even naked fishing if you find the right location on our alpine streams, clean rivers, and mountain lakes such as Eucumbene, and Jindabyne. You can hire fishing boats and fishing tackle, purchase fishing gear and fishing lures and the friendly staff will help you tie fishing knots and set your gear up.
With the expert guides no experience is necessary. You can fish in summer and winter; though in winter only on lakes and reservoirs, as most streams are closed from the Queen's Birthday weekend in June to the first weekend in October.
Fishermen must carry an inland fishing licence available from many service stations and tackle shops in the region.
Check out these local operators for lessons and tours
High Country Outfitters/High Country Flyfishing (02) 6456 2989
Jindabyne Flyfishing School (02) 6456 1272
Steve Williamson's Lake Jindabyne Trout Fishing Adventures (02) 6456 1551 or 0408 024 436
Thredbo is famous for its legendary Thredbo Downhill. The long ski runs are transformed into downhill mountain biking haven. The downhill mountain biking runs are accessed by the year round chairlift every day from November to May, so it's chairlift up and ride on down. From "The Cannonball" track for the more advanced mountain bike pursist to the more gentler "Kosciuszko Flow Trail" for the intermediate rider.
All riders wanting to head uphill to go downhill on the chairlift will need to complete a Downhill Clinic to ensure you have all the tips for tackling the track.
The new Thredbo Valley Track has transformed Thredbo into a cross country mountain bike mecca. There are close to seven return kilometres of gentle gradient riding that meanders along the Thredbo River, taking in impressive bridge crossings and valley views. There are trails to suit all levels of riding that run through the amazing scenery of the snowy mountains on both valley and mountain terrain. This track now extends downstream from Lake Crackenback offering an even better stream side walking and biking experience.
Thredbo MTB can customise tours for individuals or groups, choosing form a variety of great rides for all abilities. Call (02) 6459 4119.
No one doubts the benefits of active exercise. A bushwalk in the mountains or Kosciuszko National Park near Thredbo is the best way to enjoy the alpine air and spectacular views.
The most popular walk is the Kosciuszko walk from the top of the Crackenback chairlift at Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko. Where else in the world can you walk to the top of the country's highest mountain?
Another popular alternative is sunset guided walks at Thredbo during December and January.
Another classic bushwalk starts from Charlotte Pass which is reached via the Kosciusko Road, and takes in the high country around Blue Lake and Muellers Pass. There are fabulous views all the way to Victoria.
Mountain bikes can use the old summit road; you have to leave the bike at Rawsons Pass to make the final trek on foot.
Single and multi day guided bushwalking featuring fully catered, in-field, star-covered, overnight campsites. You will experience the beauty of the mountains in Kosciuszko National Park, with local guides to show you the way and carry your equipment! You can see Glacial lakes and Australia's highest peak in a unique alpine setting. Then the guides at the end of the day will prepare your dinner around a star-covered campsite.
During summer, guided walks to Mount Kosciuszko operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and to the Main Range on Fridays. Dead Horse Gap walks operate on Mondays. Bookings are required.
If you are really energetic and have time the 650 kilometre track through the high country of Victoria, New South Wales and the ACT is a special bushwalking experience.
This is the longest marked trekking route of its kind in the world; and for 5,330 kilometres from Cooktown in tropical North Queensland, through the Snowy Mountains, to Healesville in Victoria.
The track commemorates the overland journey made by Hume and Hovell in 1824-25 from the Sydney settlement in New South Wales to Melbourne in Victoria. It follows the original route where possible.
There are many walks in and around Kosciuszko National Park near Thredbo, contact the local National Parks and Wildlife Service Jindabyne office for full details. Phone 1800 004 439.
K7 Adventures located in Thredbo run Bushwalking tours including guided wildflower walks from November to April, walks to Mt. Kosciuszko summit, the Main Range and the Dead Horse Gap Ecology walk.
For further information phone 1300 736 581
Kosciuszko National Park and the areas around Thredbo, Jindabyne and Perisher offer the best adventure specialist companies in Australia with well trained staff.
Call Jindabyne Adventure Bookings direct on 0413 472 947 for bookings or
Mountain Adventure Centre on 1800 623 459 or
K7 Adventures on 1300 736 581 or 0421 862 354
When the winter finishes the snow melts plus the seasonal spring rains generate plenty of white water into the local streams, lakes and rivers. White water rafting the Upper Murray River is a fantastic activity that is the best river rafting in the Snowy Mountains. Ride grade 1-3 rapids.
At the end of the whitewater rafting journey you will enjoy a great BBQ. For further details and information visit Jindabyne Adventure Bookings or Method Watersports on 02 64561988.
Looking for something fun for the kids to do, then you must try this out.
One of the most popular attractions in Thredbo and the Snowy Mountains is the the scenic Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, 1.8 km long with a vertical rise of 560 meters in 15 minutes. Its the best place to start the summit walk to Mt Kosciuszko. It operates throughout the year, and you can purchase tickets from the Thredbo Sports Office located at the bottom of the chairlift or phone (02) 64594119.
Australia's highest golf course, the AGU rated 9 hole golf course in Thredbo is located alongside the Thredbo River with challenging features such as Snake Pit and Wombat's House.
Golf clubs and equipment can be hired and green fees purchased at Thredbo Sports located at the bottom of the KosciuszkoChairlift or phone (02) 64594119
Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene is the perfect place to go boating, canoeing, fishing, water skiing, sailing, wake boarding; in fact every type of sport on the water can be done here. The Australian Waterskiing Championships are held on Lake Jindabyne in January for an exciting spectator experience. Call Jindabyne Adventure Bookings direct on 0413 472 947 for bookings.
Horse back riding is very popular in the Snowy Mountains and Jindabyne. It's part of the culture! 'The Man from Snowy River'. Guided treks through the mountains, lasting from two hours to two days or more, are a must for horse back riding vacations.
Check out these local operators for lessons and ride information
Penderlea Horse Riding on the Alpine Way - 02 6456 2142
Reynella Kosciuszko Rides - Phone: 02 6454 2386
Snowy River Horseback Adventure - Phone: 02 6457 8385
Jindabyne Equestrian Resort - Phone: 02 6456 7333
Thredbo village has a 700 metre luge track that runs at high speed down the mountain. Children love it, and you will love it too as you learn to lean and control the speed of your bobsled allowing you to go as fast or slow as you want. The bobsled operates 7 days a week from 10.00am to 5.00pm throughout summer.
Tickets can be purchased from the Thredbo Sports Office located at the bottom of the Kosciuszko Express for further details phone 02 64594100