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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. Day and multiday park entry passes can be purchased at the NPWS vehicle entry stations and the Thredbo Visitor Centre.

Plan ahead and buy your NPWS Annual All Parks Pass online at before arriving. 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.




Thredbo has a variety of car parks close to the village and mountain for both day visitors and overnight stays. For the best access we recommend parking at Friday Flat (P4), Thredbo’s main parking zone.

Check out our parking map and tips for securing parking during peak periods.

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Getting Here in Winter


Driving in the Snow

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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Photo credit: Qantas Airways

Flights Into Canberra

Spend less time on the road and fly into Canberra. From there you can renting a car for the 2.5 hours drive to Thredbo.

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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