The new mountain bike track in Kosciuszko National Park

By Justin Walker Photos Robert Mually 19 December 2019
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NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has extended the popular Thredbo Valley Track with a further 18.4 kilometres of new track on offer for visiting riders. This now extends Thredbo Valley Track to a total distance of 35.1km, with the original upper part of the track offering a mix of easy sections, and the new extension ramping up the challenge for more experienced riders.

The new track links Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery and is more remote than the upper part of the Thredbo Valley Track. It is also slightly more challenging with a number of climbs and descents, some tight switchback bends and plenty of open fast sections to enjoy.

Link the upper section of the Thredbo Valley Trail with the new extension for some truly epic riding, including crossing a number of bridges over the Thredbo River.

As well as the awesome riding experience, Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) offers brilliant alpine views as riders follow the route, with parts of the track traversing open grasslands mixed with sections that take riders through dense snow gum woodlands and past towering mountain gums. This new extension means there is something for every rider, with the original upper TVT – at 16.7km – providing some fantastic riding for kids, families and the less experienced riders, while this new section is ideal for those looking for more – plus, more experienced riders can, of course, ride the whole thing.

Open sections of track offer great views of the surrounding alpine landscape.

Thredbo Valley Track is open from November to May (subject to weather conditions), and opens up one of Australia’s most iconic national parks to even more visitors, keen to not only try their hand at this new mountain biking track, but also check out the many hiking opportunities there, as well as the fishing and paddling. Plus, with the option of either staying at the NPWS’s Creel Lodge, or camping right near the track at either Ngarigo or Thredbo Diggings campgrounds, it’s a no-brainer to add Kosciuszko National Park to your adventure bucket list.

For more info, see Thredbo Valley Track.