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Thredbo

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Thredbo lies within the Kosciuszko National Park and a well known ski resort in winter. However, due to it's beautiful scenic parks it is also a popular place in the warmer months for hiking and sight seeing.

Thredbo is just under 100km from Cooma and about 500km from Sydney. Thredbo was set up as a resort in 1957 by Tony Sponar a Czech Olympian and so a lot of the properties were built with an Alpine influence.

Thredbo

Alpine Slide
This is a fast bobsled run, that goes for 700metres and is located at the base of Thredbo.

Crackenback Express
This chairlift rises from Thredbo to a height of almost 2,000 metres and is the most accessible and easiest way to get to the High Country.

Dead Horse Gap
This is a popular 10km hike along the alpine ridge and then returns to Thredbo via the river.

Kosciuszco Alpine Way
This scenic drive runs from Cooma to Albury, and provides a good insight to the Snow Mountain region.

Mt. Kosciuszko ,
The highest mountain in Australia, Mt. Kosciuszko, 2,228 metres high, is near Thredbo and in summer a hiking trail can be followed to its summit. The mountain was first climbed in 1840 by the Polish explorer, Paul de Strzelecki and was named after a famous Polish patriotic hero, General Tadeusz Kosciuszko. You can take the Crackenback chairlift from Thredbo and travel over alpine moorland past the headwaters of the Snowy River and the granite boulders of the Ramshead Range. A walk of about 6½ kilometres each way.

Ski Tube
Ski Tube is a rack railway constructed in 1987, it runs in two sections, from Bullocks Flat via Perisher to Mt. Blue Cow, a journey which takes 19 minutes, with the latter section in a tunnel bored through the mountain, in one place as deep as 550 metres below the surface.

 
 
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