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 2.5 hours drive from Canberra.
Most of our guests find it easiest to drive here. We’re located roughly 5.5 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. You can purchase your pass at the park entrance gates on Alpine Way before you enter the park. Find out more on the NPWS website.
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 nswparkspass.info 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.
From 20 April 2021 the NPWS vehicle entry stations and the Thredbo Visitor Centre will only sell day and multiday park entry passes.
The Snowy Mountains region is one of the most beautiful places to drive in Australia, but it can also be hazardous.
A variety of different vehicles use the roads from cars and bikes to construction vehicles and logging trucks and there are more heavy vehicles on the road than ever before.
New turnout lanes have been added along the Snowy Mountains Highway to allow motorists to overtake slow moving vehicles. Please wait for an opportunity when it is safe to pass.
The road conditions vary greatly in the region and drivers can experience animals on the road all day long, so please take care and watch out for wombats, kangaroos and deer.
Thredbo Driving Tips
- Check Live Traffic NSW and plan your journey before you travel
- Look out for the road signs
- Stick to the speed limit
- Don’t take risks or overtake dangerously
- Take it easy
- Be patient
- Share the road
If you’re visiting Thredbo for the day you can park your car in one of the many car parks close to the village and mountain.
If you are staying overnight in Thredbo, we have free overnight designated parking areas (P2,P3 & P4) and many chalets and apartments have on-site parking for guests. See Village Map
Here are some parking tips if snowfall is predicted during your stay…
Winter Driving & Snow Chains
Looking to travel here in winter? Here are some of our tips to make sure you’re prepared to arrive safely and on time:
- Planning your trip
- Do you need snow chains?
- Check live traffic updates before leaving
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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