Top 10 Things To Do In Thredbo This Spring
Posted on 10 Sep, 2020
Thredbo is Australia’s premier year round adventure destination! Being open 365 days a year, we pride ourselves on having a mountain of fun every single one of those days. Here are 10 things you, your friends and the whole family can take advantage of to maximise your fun in the mountains.
Backcountry & Snowshoe Tours
Seeking some thrills? Thredbo Backcountry Adventures are planned to continue to run until 11 October (conditions dependent). Head out into the backcountry with one of our guides where you’ll not only learn important backcountry safety skills but also ski and board some incredible and unique terrain. They say if you can walk, you can snowshoe. Walk across the snow and into the big white yonder with your guide pointing out interesting features and landmarks. Moderate to high levels of fitness is required for these tours.
Scenic Chairlift Ride
Taking a scenic chairlift ride is a must do. The Kosciuszko Express ride takes 15 minutes one way and rises 560 vertical metres, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains of the Kosciuszko National Park and the stunning Thredbo Valley. At the top why not also treat yourself to lunch at Eagles Nest, Australia’s highest restaurant!
Hikes & Bikes
Springtime is a great time to get adventurous and explore the Thredbo Village and surrounds by foot.
If you’re bringing a bike, head down to Jindabyne and ride the ever growing trail network that surrounds Lake Jindabyne.
Pack the Bikes, Scooters & Picnic Set
In the Village Green, the Thredbo Skate Park and Pump Track are open for business and provide a great area for the little ones to burn some energy. Combine that with a couple of trampolines, a playground and a large grass area with BBQ’s and it’s the ideal place for a family picnic.
Disc golf is one of the fastest growing and most accessible sports in the world. It is played with similar rules to traditional golf, however Frisbees or discs are used instead of balls, with players throwing the disc from a tee area, then completing the hole by successfully putting their disc in to an elevated metal basket in the least amount of throws possible.
Thredbo Leisure Centre
Head to the Thredbo Leisure Centre for your daily dose of exercise with lap swimming in the pool or a 50 minute gym session, while families can book the indoor court for basketball and table tennis or head to the squash court for a friendly game.
Eat & Drink
The Snowy Mountains region features an array of top-notch eating and drinking destinations. The Wild Brumby Distillery, just 20km from Thredbo is famous for their schnapps, food and striking local artwork. Other wonderful destinations to visit include:
- The Jindabyne Brewery (Jindabyne)
- Shut the Gate Winery (Berridale)
- The Dalgety Brewery (Dalgety)
Visit Lake Crackenback Resort
Lake Crackenback Resort has a range of activities for the kids. From archery and trampolines to mountain biking and segway tours, there is plenty to keep the little and big kids happy.
Explore the Thredbo Village
Whether it’s visiting the Thredbo Alpine Museum, a bit of retail therapy or just lounging on the deck with some great food and spectacular views, we’ve got you covered. Shopping hotspots in Thredbo include; The Burton shop, Rip Curl, Escape 2, JK Gallery & Mountain Shop, Snowsport, Gravity and more.
If you’re after great places to eat, there is an abundance of restaurants where you can sit out in the sun and enjoy a meal with friends while taking in those mountain vistas. Try the Burger Bar, The Local Pub, Candlelight or even breakfast at Cascades.
Fishing & Horse Riding
The rivers aren’t open for fishing until the October long weekend, however Lake Jindabyne and Lake Eucumbene are home to some of the finest trout fishing in the country. You can buy or rent a rod and fishing licence from one of the tackle shops in Jindabyne to head out and snag yourself a big one!
Snowy Wilderness has a large selection of horses for the alpine environment and a team of local snowy horsemen to guide you through the spectacular terrain.
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