From ascending Mt Kosciuszko by foot to descending over 40kms of thrilling downhill mountain bike trails, Thredbo Resort is the ultimate place to experience an adventure filled summer holiday. Hiking, biking, swimming and loads of awesome events, get ready to fill your summer adventure bucket list at Thredbo Resort.
Hike Thredbo: From Sunset To Starry Nights
The stunning landscapes of Thredbo’s alpine trails are pretty hard to beat. With glacial lakes, unique flora and fauna and mountains as far as the eye can see, hiking is a must do whilst visiting Thredbo in summer. Whether you want the bragging rights of reaching Australia’s highest peak, a cruisy family-friendly walk, or a truly unique star-filled experience, Thredbo offers a special hiking adventure for everyone.
This summer, Thredbo is making its range of unique evening hikes even bigger with the much-loved Sunset Hikes and Full Moon Hikes, and a brand new series of Aries Tor At Sunset Hikes and New Moon Hikes. From stargazing underneath the Milky Way to watching the full moon rise over the mountains, these hikes are set to be another hugely popular offering this summer.
A highlight of the hiking season in the Snowy Mountains is the Kosciuszko Wildflower season. December – February is the best time to see the unique flora, so be sure to grab a picnic, head high and watch the wild flowers explode with colour when exploring Thredbo in summer.
Hot tip: Booking a Guided Hike will help you get more out of your hiking experience as you can be safely guided through more adventurous terrain to access beautiful landscapes. And for families, the guides are sure to keep the kids entertained with lots of fun fact and stories along the way.
Ride Thredbo: Australia’s Only Lift-Accessed Mountain Bike Park
Thredbo offers a world class Mountain Bike Park with some of the best alpine riding in the country. There’s over 40km of lift-accessed gravity trails, skills parks for all abilities, a linked network of cross country trails, two pump tracks and a progressive MTB School to take your riding to the next level.
New to mountain bike riding? Thredbo is the ultimate place to learn with lots of trails specifically designed for beginner and intermediate riders. Take a look at their beginner guide here.
A trip to the Snowy Mountains in summer isn’t complete without exploring the iconic Thredbo Valley Track. Starting in Thredbo, this shared-use trail winds its way down the Thredbo Valley for 37.5km all the way to Jindabyne. Here’s everything you need to know about riding the Thredbo Valley Track on your next visit to the Snowy Mountains.
Get Ready For A Huge Summer of Events
Thredbo boasts one of the best event calendars in the Snowy Mountains so be sure to save some time between exploring to enjoy some of their flagship events. From adventure lovers to chill seekers, their summer events calendar has something for everyone with a non-stop lineup of events, competitions, live music and activities. Be sure to mark your calendars for the Thredbo Blues Festival, Cannonball Mountain Bike Festival and Taste of the Snowies: Thredbo Food & Wine Festival. And for the kids, Thredbo have your school holiday activities sorted with the Kids Summer Adventure Festival (December-January) and the Kids Autumn Adventure Festival (April).
Family-Friendly Fun In Thredbo
There’s plenty of activities to keep the littlest (and biggest) of explorers entertained whilst visiting Thredbo in the summer.
Opt for a scenic chairlift or gondola ride when those little legs get too tired. The kids will love the adventure and the adults will love the views. Pack a picnic to enjoy at the top or have a meal at Australia’s highest restaurant, Eagle’s Nest.
For an adrenaline rush, try the Thredbo Bobsled, a 700m luge-style ride that twists and turns its way down the mountain whilst you control the speed with a brake on your sled.
Whether you want to keep the kids entertained for an hour, or a whole day, the Thredbo Leisure Centre offers some great family fun with a heated pool, waterslide, mission inflatable, bouldering wall and squash courts.
There is also plenty of free activities that the kids will love, including spring-free trampolines, skate park, disc golf, playgrounds, rock pools and swimming holes to explore and plenty of picnic areas.
Unwind & Relax: Enjoy a Slow Summer Holiday in Thredbo
Thredbo is well known for hiking adventures and adrenaline filled mountain biking, but there’s also plenty of activities on offer for those wanting to relax during their alpine getaway. Home to Australia’s highest golf course, Thredbo’s 9 hole course runs alongside the Thredbo River and around the base of the mountain, offering outstanding alpine playing conditions and beautiful views.
The pristine waters of the Thredbo River provide a haven for trout enthusiasts and those looking to try something new. Whether you’re a seasoned fly-fisher or a novice, the clear, mountain-fed streams offer a tranquil and rewarding way to spend your day. We recommend booking a private lesson with a local Thredbo guide to help master your skills.
Whether you are heading out for a big day exploring the mountains or simply looking to reset, a high altitude yoga session is the perfect way to relax, regenerate and slip into holiday mode.
From adventure lovers to chill seekers, there’s a little something for everyone at Thredbo Resort this summer.