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Thredbo Hikes Track Report | 20 January

Posted on 20 Jan, 2022 in Hikes Track Report

Track Report by Rachael Schultz | Guest Services Outdoor Operations Manager

In January the summer sun soaks the alpine flora, and their unique displays drench the mountains in colour.


Hundreds of daisies dance in the breeze as you follow the track to Mt Kosciuszko from Thredbo; Spoon Daisies, Baw Baw Daisies, Snow Daises, Gwendas Daisies, Mountain Daises amongst others! Spotted through the daisies standing tall with a lollipop like top are Billy Buttons in varieties of Pale, Sticky, Wooly, Shiny-leaf and Orange. Hugging the shade of the elevated track, those who look closely can spot the delicate bloom of Mountain Woodruff tangled near Native Bittercress and the commonplace Australian Caraway which is in seed. Hikers who brush past the tufts of Alpine Mint Bush flower will experience the strong minty scent. Small snow patches can be seen from the walking track – these are an important water source for the alpine at the peak of summer. Please remember to remain on the walking track at all times to help conserve the beauty of Kosciuszko National Park.

Orange Billy-Buttons
Gwenda’s Daisy
Mountain Woodruff
Alpine Mint Bush


Experiencing the sunset from Mt Kosciuszko summit is a unique adventure offered by Thredbo Guides. After taking a 4WD to the trailhead to commence the hike, the afternoon sun begins to dip in the sky before guests reach the summit to watch the last display of light, before walking back under a starlit sky. Our guides have a keen eye for the many small native critters after dark, including the Broad-toothed Rat, Dusky Antechinus and Spiny Crayfish. The freshwater crayfish feed on roots and sedges in the alpine water. Around the wet areas, their hole homes are a common sight, often accompanied by sun-bleached exoskeletons as birds and marsupials forage in the snow-free months.

Thredbo Guides at the summit for sunset
Last light reflections
Spiny Crayfish
Moonlight creates picturesque mountain silhouettes.


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