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  • The Natural Beauty of Australia’s Alpine will unfold starting November 16 when the official hiking season opens at Thredbo.

    Hiking in Australia’s alpine region offers so much from rugged peaks, glacial lakes, unique flora and fauna and Australia’s highest mountain of Mt Kosciuszko.

    This summer you can soak up the natural beauty of Australia’s alpine with Thredbo’s breathtaking summer hikes. This spectacular destination has an extensive trail network showcasing the best of the iconic high country with options suitable for all ages and abilities.

    Take on one of the country’s best bucket list adventures and stand on top of Australia on the iconic 13 km family friendly Kosciuszko summit hike.

    Starting with a scenic chairlift ride from Thredbo Village, you then follow a dedicated walking path and absorb the scenery on the 6.5kmh walk each way. As you round the bend and see Australia’s highest point at 2228m, the sense of reaching the top is exhilarating.

    For a more challenging hike, the 19km Alpine Lakes hike offers unbounded scenic locations that will be etched in your memory for life as you meander past Blue Lake, Club Lake and Albina Lake. Another option is to take in the stunning views from Australia’s second highest peak on the 21km Mt Townsend hike.

    Hikers in early summer will still encounter snow patches and for all alpine hikes, be sure to pack extra layers, food and plenty of water as the weather can change quickly. The weather in the valley is vastly different to the top of the mountain.

    The top of Mt Kosciuszko.

    For those wanting a relaxed walk there’s plenty of options with beautiful scenic views along the Thredbo River and among the gum trees hiking up or down on the many Thredbo mountain trails.

    Enjoy the freedom of picking up a trail map and choosing your own adventure or join one of Thredbo’s guided hikes.

    Thredbo’s experienced guides are passionate about the high country and are dedicated to helping you make the most of your mountain adventure. They also have a range of special events planned with sunset, full moon and a meteor shower hike on the schedule!

    Thredbo is dedicated to preserving the high country with all Thredbo guided summer activities conducted in the Kosciuszko National Park accredited with Ecotourism Australia at the Advanced Ecotourism level.

    This summer season also sees the addition of two new off trail hikes available for private bookings. Experience the vastness of the alpine main range and the pristine beauty of the photographic reflection pools on the Ramshead hike. This hike can be tailored to a 5km or a 12km round trip dependent on your ability and requirements.

    For those after a challenging all day experience the Ruins hike offers a 21km trip that gives you a unique glimpse into the history of the Charlotte Pass chairlift that ran from the Alpine Way to Charlotte Pass. This amazing hike takes you past the 1964 chairlift mid-station ruins before passing by Mt Stillwell and ending at Charlotte Pass where you will be transported back to Thredbo.

    Hiking season runs from November 16th – April 26th and wildflower season blooms to life from November 30th.

    Thredbo Village is the perfect hub for your Snowy Mountains hiking adventure with accommodation, restaurants and bars for all tastes and budgets. With vast landscapes, a vibrant village base and great new offerings, hiking in Thredbo is a must do this summer.

    Visit thredbo.com.au to find out more.

    A stunning alpine sunset.

    See the vast boulders. Photos courtesy Thredbo Resort.