The gridded walkway that leads to the summit protects alpine vegetation.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

    Dan Salter, the walks guru from Thredbo, points out a 800 year-old mountain plum pine thats embedded along the rocks of the icy water.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

    A midget by world standards, the hike to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko only takes you 2228m above sea level.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

    Lake Cootapatamba, visible in the background, is the highest lake in Australia. A post-glacial lake, it was formed after the last ice age. ‘Cootapatamba’ is an adaptation of an Aboriginal phrase meaning ‘the place where eagles drink’, referring to an old tale about an eagle that was hunted down and killed for swooping away with an infant.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

    The dramatic alpine landscape is striking, with different grasses and ferns sprinkled with huge granite boulders.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

    Dawn and Dan celebrate reaching the summit of Mount Kosi, with the Monaro Plains in the background.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

    Tim Windshuttle talks us through the Valley Track. You can ride as far as the Old Ranger Station, and construction continues to stretch the track out as far as the Skitube Terminal.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

    MTB is picking up speed at Thredbo, with riders flocking to enjoy the Cannonball Downhill and Flow Trails, as well as all the cross-country tracks.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

    The MTB pump track is rarely empty, with riders of all ages working hard to perfect their jumps.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

    Craig ‘Daf’ Daly is one of Thredbo’s most knowledgeable fishermen.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

    Standing in the sunshine, practicing the fluid movement necessary for casting was the perfect way to end the weekend.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

    Daf shows us one of his intricate, handmade flies.

    Photo Credit: Filip Bartkowiak

Gallery: Summer adventure in Thredbo NSW

By AG STAFF | January 17, 2014

Thredbo is as adventurous and welcoming in summer as it is in winter.

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