Thredbo Guided Hikes | Best Views in Australia…
Posted on 7 Nov, 2017
Thredbo’s hiking season kicked off last weekend! Let the summer adventures begin…it’s time to soak in all that the Snowy Mountains have to offer. Last Saturday marked the first guided hike of the season and they headed straight to the top of Australia for what was a stunning and awesome experience for all guests, with a considerable amount of snow still about, it made for an amazing day…standing on the top of Mt. Kosciuszko with 360 degree views of Australia’s highest snow-capped mountains…in November…yes please! Checkout some highlights below.
The hike to Kosciuszko is one that all guests of Thredbo love, one of the best things about the hike is that the Kosciuszko Express chairlift gets you up to 1980m, allowing anyone to have a go and hike to the top of Australia. The hike from the top of the chairlift is roughly a 4 hour round trip and can be done with a guide or you can embark on the adventure on your own, there is a purpose built track all the way to the top. Checkout this cool virtual tour you can take of the walk…get that mental picture going of you standing on the top of the highest point in Australia #ConquerKozzie #BucketList
On the weekend, hikers we’re greeted with snow drifts at about 1.5km past the base of the Kosciuszko Express chairlift…incredible! The streams are now mostly all exposed and are looking beautiful, some guests we’re even lucky enough to spot the Mountain Galaxias, a fish that you can only find in the alpine area that’s roughly 10cm in length.
One of the most iconic features of the Kosciuszko walk is the striking views of the surrounding alpine glacial lake. These lakes were formed by ancient continental and tectonic plate collisions, forming the rugged and unique terrain of the Snowy Mountains.
The walk doesn’t just offer stunning sights of surrounding mountains but also an abundance of vegetation such as specific wildflowers that are very unique to Australia. At the moment you can see the Marsh Marigold, Alpine Buttercup, Mountain Hovea and leafy bossiaea. Below are a few images from Saturdays hike just past.
After about 2 hours of hiking and taking in the beautiful scenery, you reach the summit, where you can snap your selfie and shout out to the whole of Australia “I CONQUERED KOZZIE!!!”.
The Mt. Kosciuszko Sunset Hikes are must do for those with a bit of adventure in their belly and stars in their sight. You’ll be guided up in the afternoon to stand at the top of Australia and watch the last rays of the day race across the Australian High Country. On your way back down to base, stars will light up the night sky and leave you amazed with no surrounding city lights to ruin this beautiful moment.
To checkout all of the self-guided hikes you can do this summer click here. There’s trail previews and awesome descriptions to find the best hike that suits you…or alternatively you can do them all!
Click here to see all of the guided hikes on offer this summer and find one that suits you the best, hot tip is to come along with a family member, friend or that special someone this summer to share the amazing experience with.