The Thredbo Valley Track Extension provides world-class mountain biking experiences in Kosciuszko National Park. The extension of the popular Thredbo Valley Track has created 37 kilometres of mountain biking trails that are drawing enthusiasts from afar and quickly establishing the region as a summer adventure hub.
The Thredbo Valley Track offers a fantastic range of options for first-time mountain bikers and family-friendly rides. For those after more of a challenge, the 18-kilometre section between Bullocks Flat and Gaden offers a cross-country style track with some fast-flowing and technical sections to test more experienced riders.
What the project involves
The project includes the construction of 3 new sections of track to extend and complement the existing Thredbo Valley Track.
- Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery: A new 18.4-kilometre section of track following the Thredbo River downstream from Bullocks Flat to Gaden Trout Hatchery, finishing with a new bridge spanning across the Thredbo River. This was completed and opened in November 2019.
- Bundilla Accessible Track: A short 1.1 kilometre (return) grade 1 walking track providing access for everyone to the Thredbo River and the Bullocks Hut historical precinct. The precinct contains an accessible toilet, and accessible parking is available at the start of the walk (Skitube Carpark D). This was completed and opened in February 2021.
- Gaden Trout Hatchery to Thredbo River Picnic Area: The final 1.5-kilometre section of track continues along the lower section of the Thredbo River and finishes with a 300-metre elevated platform that descends into the upgraded Thredbo River Picnic Area. This is due to open by the end of 2022.
The project also included improvement works to increase the sustainability, safety and durability of the Thredbo Valley Track, as well as new elevated platforms, signage and upgrades to the track heads at Friday Flat, Bullocks Flat, Gaden and the Thredbo River Picnic Area.