Private Guided Hikes
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Explore the country’s most incredible alpine trails and highest mountains with a private guide on a day that suits your schedule and is customised to your desire.
Whether it’s a family-friendly walk to Mt Kosciuszko, a picturesque day along the Alpine Lakes trail, or a challenging hike to Mt Townsend, Thredbo’s knowledgeable local guides will guide you off the beaten track as you immerse yourself in the rich history and ecology of the area as you embark on an unforgettable adventure.
Tick off the ultimate bucket list item, the Mt Kosciuszko Summit Hike. Australia’s highest peak at 2,228m offers incredible views from the top of Australia. Perfect for the family, roughly a 4-6 hour 13km round trip, your private guide will keep kids engaged as our guides know all the fun facts about the local flora and fauna and will keep them entertained to the top.
Follow your private guide to the top of Mt Kosciusko, Australia’s highest peak at 2,228m, to watch picturesque sunsets from the top of Australia, an unforgettable bucket list experience.
Perfect for lovers of rich history, picturesque landscapes and wildflowers, your guide will assist you across the Australian Main Range, pointing out 5 of Australia’s highest glacial lakes… A photographer’s playground.
Your private guide will lead you over the vast Australian Main Range, highlighting pristine reflection pools with incredible views and extensive ecology knowledge of the unique rock formations, flora and fauna.
For those with a hearty sense of adventure, lead by your private guide at dusk, see the day’s last light bounce off the Aries Tors’ unique rock formation and the night sky shine across the reflection pools… Perfect for lovers of stargazing and photography.
For those who like a challenge, conquer Australia’s Second Highest Peak with your private guide at your own pace, away from the crowds, with breathtaking views from the summit.
Abundant with wildflowers, scenery and unique flora and fauna, your private guide will lead you from the top of the Kosciuszko Chairlift to Dead Horse Gap, descending 300 vertical metres, then along the Thredbo River back to Thredbo.
A full day filled with adventure, your private guide will lead you among the granite tors, exploring old grazing grounds leading to unparalleled views from North, Central and Southerly Ramshead, perfect for adventure lovers and history enthusiasts.
Wildflowers and Flora
The Kosciuszko National Park boasts hundreds of wildflower and flora species, best observed from December to April. Your private guide, trained in ecology, will identify various wildflower species along the way.
History & Cultural Insights
With over 60,000 years of rich history. Our local knowledge guides will delve into different periods of history as you explore the Australian Main Range.
Stargazing & Night Time Photography
For photographers and stargazers, Australia’s Highest Mountains offer the best vantage point to stargaze away from light pollution and crowds under the Milky Way.
Whether you’re an experienced hiker looking for a personal challenge or a first-timer just wanting to explore the Australian Main Range and see what it’s all about, we offer a range of hikes that cater to different skill levels and abilities. Our private guide will accompany you on the hike, allowing you to set your own pace and tackle the trail comfortably to reach the top.
Accessibility & Special Needs
Our private guides will work with you to find a suitable way to enjoy the mountains at your own pace. We can consider access to trail entry points, track conditions including its gradient and surface, the need for support like drivers or guides for those with vision impairment, shorter hike alternatives, and safety and contingency plans. We can consider mobility restrictions, including young families, older people, and individuals with heart or lung conditions. Guides are first aid trained with emergency protocols in place and communication equipment like GPS trackers and satellite phones.
Spend your special occasion, anniversary, or engagement exploring incredible views from Australia’s rooftop, tailored to your specific needs, away from the crowds.
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Thredbo sits on the traditional land of the Monero – Ngarigo people who have looked after this land, water and community for over 60,000 years. We thank them for all they have done and continue to do to look after their country, a special place which we all love and respect.