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Guided Hikes

Experience the magic of Thredbo’s alpine area by foot with one of our experienced guides.

There is a variety of guided walks available. Guests can chose from the moderately paced family oriented hikes, like the Kosciuszko Summit Hike, to hikes that take you through the high, windswept regions among the tallest peaks in the country; such as the Townsend Hike. There is no better way to get to know our high country, with its beautiful wild flowers, unique landscapes and stunning, rugged peaks than to get amongst them with a knowledgeable guide leading the way.

 

Guided Hikes Trail Status

Mt. Kosciuszko Summit
Closed
Main Range
Closed
Seamans Hut
Closed
Meadows Nature Track
Closed
Merritts Traverse
Closed
Riverside Walk / Golf Course
Open
Mt. Kosciuszko Lookout
Closed
Dead Horse Gap / Thredbo River Track
Closed
Merritts Nature Track
Closed
Pipeline Path
Open
Thredbo Valley Track
Open
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MT KOSCIUSZKO SUMMIT HIKE

Level: Moderate
Distance: 13km
Highlights: 360-degree alpine views, Seasonal wildflowers
When: Thursday’s and Saturday’s throughout the season 17th of Nov to 28th of April; Sundays and Tuesday during the period of Dec 30th- Jan 27th and over the Easter Holidays.
Meeting time: 9:50am

Make the pilgrimage that every Australian and visitor to this great land should. Gain perspective from the highest point in the country, enjoying sweeping views into Victoria and along the Main Range. Breathe the sweet mountain air while you enjoy all that Mother Nature has to offer. Do it for the first time, or make it a tradition; this is a wonderful way to introduce you and your family to the Australian Alps. This is the highest and largest piece of Alpine in Australia, home to 21 endemic species and many more rare and beautiful flowers.

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ALPINE LAKES HIKE

Level: Strenuous
Distance: 19km
Highlights: Glacial lakes, Incredible alpine views
When: Dec 22 | Jan 1,6,12,20, | Feb 2,10,16,24 | Mar 2,10,16,24,30 | Apr 6,14,21,
Meeting time: 8.50am, 7 hours walking plus return drive from Charlotte Pass

Take a stroll out on the rooftop of this beautiful land. This is an iconic hike that promises stunning views of the mountains, beautiful unique flora and a complete sense of awe in what Mother Nature has created. From start to finish, this is a wonderful mountain experience. It is 19 km of moderate to strenuous hiking but is quite achievable for a reasonable level of fitness. You will be hiking some of the highest peaks and seeing some of the most rugged mountainous terrain Australia has to offer, not to mention the highest glacial lakes in the country. Your experienced and knowledgeable guide will lead you through an informative journey of stunning views, windswept peaks, historical facts and unique features along the way. PLEASE NOTE: This is an all-day hike with strenuous uphill sections.

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DEAD HORSE GAP HIKE

Level: Moderate
Distance: 10km
Highlights: Brumby spotting, Thredbo River, Snowgums
When: Dec 14,21,28 | Jan 2,9,16,23
Meeting time: 9:50am

This is one of the best hikes in the area, it’s mostly downhill and the views are spectacular. From the top of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, you descend just over 300 vertical metres to Dead Horse Gap. There is an abundance of wildflowers and the twisted Snowgums are incredible. Once at Dead Horse Gap you make your way back to Thredbo along the beautiful Thredbo River.

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MT TOWNSEND HIKE

Level: Intermediate/Strenuous
Distance: 22km
Highlights: Remote views, no crowds, spectacular experience
When: Dec 15,23,29 | Jan 5,13,19,25 | Feb 3,9,17, | Mar 9,17,23 | Apr 13,20,27
Meeting time: 8:50am

Climb Australia’s second highest peak Mt Townsend, at only 19m shorter at 2209m but most would say more spectacular in its entirety. You’ll take in the majestic views of the alpine area and into the Victorian High Country. From the top you look down onto glacial lakes and the dramatic western faces of the Main Range. The hike meanders through remote ridges and jumbled granite boulders. This 22km hike will enlighten your senses creating everlasting memories.

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MT KOSCIUSZKO SUNSET HIKE

Level: Moderate
Distance: 13km
Highlights: Changing colours of Kosciuszko, Intimate setting
When:Dec 21,28 | Jan 2,12,18,23 | Feb 8,15,23 | Mar 3,16,22 | Apr 7,17,21
Meeting time: Dependent on Sunset time

Sunset to stargaze, there is lots to love about sunsets but nothing beats standing on Australia’s highest peak watching the last rays of the day race across the High Country, as the sun slowly sinks to the west. The Kosciuszko Sunset Guided Hike sees small groups watch the spectacular sunset, then with headlamps on, head back to Thredbo under the Milky Way. Bring a friend or the love of your life, this hike is certainly one to remember.

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Private Guided Hikes

Want to go for a hike on a day that one of our scheduled hikes is not operating? Thredbo Guided Hikes can organise a private hike for you and your friends. Private Guided Hikes are staff dependant.  We recommend organising at least a week out from your intended hike date.

*private hikes will not be available on public holidays 
Cost is based on 4 participants at normal hike rates.  Above 4 participants, guests will be charged the normal hike rates.

For bookings and enquiries: guides_thredbo@evt.com or 02 6459 4119

When:  On Demand. Private Guided Hikes must be booked 7 days in advance.

Inclusions: Will be arranged on a hike by hike basis determined by guest and Supervisor correspondence.  The inclusions will be based on a regular hikes program.

 

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MT KOSCIUSZKO AUSTRALIA DAY SUMMIT HIKE

Level: Moderate
Distance: 13km
Highlights: 360-degree alpine views, poetry reading and sausage sizzle.
When: Saturday 26 January 2019
Meeting time: 9:50am

Australia Day from the top of the country! Are you looking for an exciting way to spend the Nation’s day with your family? Whether it is your first time or a tradition in the making… Look no further! Come to the top of the country and celebrate! With kites to fly for the kids, a sausage sizzle, poetry reading, delicious Lamingtons and a crew of patriotic adventurers, this is a great opportunity to take in Australia from a unique perspective. This promises to be a great day for all.

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MT KOSCIUSZKO FULL MOON HIKE

Level: Moderate
Distance: 13km
Highlights: Kosciuszko sunset, Witness the rise of the full moon.
When: Nov 23 | Dec 23 | Jan 21 | February 20 | March 21 | Apr 19

From Australia’s highest peak we catch the sun dip below the horizon, making way for the full moon to rise above the stunning Main Range. As we watch the alpine landscape slip from day to night, we return to Thredbo under the stars and the bright glowing orb of the full moon.

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Kids Night Adventure

A fun filled evening session including some of the following activities:
Night walks, scavenger hunts, team games, arts and crafts, trampolining, themed nights, tree planting and much, much more.

When:   6-9pm, January Holidays 2, 4, 5, 9  | 5-8pm, April School Holiday : Apr 13, 26, 27

Location: Thredbo Leisure Centre

Inclusions:

  • Activity leaders
  • Thredbo Leisure Centre sports hall
  • BBQ dinner
  • Guided night walk
  • Games and activities
  • Take home goodie bag
  • Take home craft

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All Thredbo guided summer activities conducted in Kosciuszko National Park are accredited with Ecotourism Australia at the Advanced Ecotourism level. This reinforces our commitment to using sustainable practices, and that Kosciuszko Thredbo – summer activities is committed to minimising climate change impacts from conducting these activities.

 

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