NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has opened 18.4km of new, exhilarating mountain biking track in Kosciuszko NP, extending the popular Thredbo Valley Track.
The addition of the lower Thredbo Valley Track extension now creates 35.1km of world-class mountain biking experiences for riders of all abilities, set in the spectacular natural environment of the Snowy Mountains.
The new track runs from Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery and is a remote and technical trail packed with tight switchback bends, climbs and descents, suited to experienced riders keen to test their skills.
Along the track, riders will experience some of Australia’s highest and most picturesque terrain, taking in stunning alpine views as they follow the Thredbo River through tall mountain gum forest, snow gum
woodland and open grasslands, as well as crossing six scenic bridges.
For a longer, full-day ride, riders can combine the existing 16.7km Thredbo Valley Track, which runs from Thredbo Alpine Village to Bullocks Flat, with the new extension.
The original track offers a range of family-friendly sections to choose from, ideal for less-experienced riders wanting to enjoy the thrill of mountain biking.
The Thredbo Valley Track is open from November to May, making the warmer months the perfect time to escape and explore the Snowy Mountains.
Once the adventure on two wheels is done, visitors can enjoy a range of other activities including hiking to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko, tackling one of the many other walking trails in the area, throwing in a line at nearby river fishing spots or paddling a canoe or kayak down the lower Snowy River.
To experience all Kosciuszko NP has to offer, visitors can stay overnight at NPWS accommodation including Creel Lodge, a luxury alpine lodge overlooking Lake Jindabyne great for a family or group, or Ngarigo and Thredbo Diggings campgrounds located along the track on scenic spots by the Thredbo River.