Bush walking and hiking in and around Thredbo is unique and varied; from the shared pathway round Lake Jindabyne with the permanent sculptures to the high country walks in the Kosciusko National Park. A map of the walks in the National Park can be obtained from the visitor centre in Jindabyne or at the park gate when you drive into the mountains.
Visit Kosciuszko Nation Park Website http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/nationalparks/parkhome.aspx?id=n0018 for information about the park.
Walking in the high country should be planned carefully as the weather can change quickly: take a topographical map and compass and know how to use them, plus good protective clothing as well as sunscreen, insect repellent and a sun hat.
The highlights are the Blue Lake, Kosciusko summit, the Porcupine from Perisher Valley, and the circuit from Charlottes Pass taking in the full expanse of the highest mountains in Australia.
Takes aprox. one to two hours and is 4km long. The key attractions are the platpus and echidna spotting along the Thredbo River. There is a huge variety of flora and bird life. Keep an eye out for the trout in the Thredbo Rivers trout filled pools, then around the Thredbo Golf Course. At dusk if you look closely enough you may see a platypus.
This walk is great in the variety of vegetation that you see. You can see wild flowers, there is a brumby habitat, you go along the river walk, this is a very protected walk in bad weather once off the main range area. There are no toilets along this tract once you have left the Kosciusko Express top Station.
This walk is 10km in distance and will take 4 to 5 hours. There are sections of this walk that may be a bit challenging for small children or elderly people. This is one of the best walks in the area, it's mostly downhill with extensive views and many types of vegetation.
This walk will take between one and two hours. It is 3 to 4km return. The key atttractions with this walk are the Waterfalls, Alpine Ash forest, scenic resting spots, wildflowers, orchids. From the Valley Terminal you go along the path past the tennis courts and just past the bob sled to the Merritts nature track for roughly 1km and then you will cross Merritts Creek.
This walk takes aproximately 2 hours and is 4km from the top of the kosi chair. From here you can view Australia's highest peaks and alpine landscapes.