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Getting Here

Thredbo is located within the Kosciuszko National Park in the NSW Snowy Mountains and is open 365 days a year.

Not quite sure how to get here? Don’t stress…it’s easy. Thredbo is located roughly 6 hours’ drive from either Sydney or Melbourne and can be conveniently accessed via car, bus or plane.



Most of our guests find it easiest to drive here. We’re located roughly 6 hours’ drive from either Sydney or Melbourne, and 2.5 hours’ drive from Canberra.

As we’re located in a national park, all vehicles are required to purchase a vehicle pass to enter Kosciuszko National Park.

Our partner Land Rover have compiled their best tips for driving in the snow.

Snow Driving Tips


Road Conditions and Snow Chains

The Snowy Mountains region is one of the most beautiful places to drive in Australia, but it can also be hazardous.

Weather conditions in the mountains can change rapidly so it is important to be prepared for any situation and check the weather before starting your journey.

Here are some of our tips to make sure you’re prepared to arrive safely and on time:

  • Is your car ready?
  • Do you need snow chains?
  • Check live traffic updates before leaving
  • Be patient and wait for a safe opportunity to pass heavy and slow vehicles.

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NPWS Annual All Parks Pass

Plan ahead and bypass the NPWS vehicle entry station this winter. Buy your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online at before you come skiing and snowboarding. The new digital passes are valid instantly from purchase. For discounted and concession annual passes please apply 3 days before entry to allow for eligibility checks.

This winter, the NPWS vehicle entry stations and the Thredbo Visitor Centre will only sell day and multiday park entry passes.

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There are a variety of car parks close to the village and mountain for both day visitors and overnight stays.

We’ve prepared some tips for securing parking during peak periods and preparing your car during snowfall.

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New For 2021 | Snowy Mountains Public Bus Service

Travel stress-free and let public transport take you to the slopes!

Travelling between Jindabyne and Thredbo is now even easier with a Snowy Mountains public bus service trial starting from Friday 6 August. Sit back and relax with services operating on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays and departing every 20 minutes at peak times. Pre-book your seat online or turn up and go*.

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*Subject to seat availability

Photo credit: Qantas Airways

Flights From Sydney & Brisbane

Spend less time on the road and more time in the mountains when you travel by plane to Thredbo.

From July to September, Qantas is offering limited flights from Sydney and Brisbane direct to the Snowy Mountains Airport in Cooma. If you are flying from outside of these two capital cities, we recommend flying into Canberra and renting a car from there.

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Photo credit: Snowy Mountains Shuttles

Bus & Private Transfers

Sit back, relax and start your trip to the snow with less stress thanks to the wide range of bus, coach and private transfer services that run all year round to Thredbo.

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