Things to do in Thredbo in Summer
Our top 10 Thredbo activities for the warmer months.
There is so much for visitors to Thredbo and the NSW Snowy Mountains to do during the warmer months. Whatever your required level of excitement, this beautiful region offers something for everyone of all ages. Whether you prefer to take things a little slower or if you’re a hard-core adrenaline junkie, there is something for everyone here.
Below we have listed our top 10 favourite things to do in Thredbo and in Kosciuszko National Park during Spring and Summer. While this list is by no means complete, it should give you a taste of what’s on offer. Speak to our friendly staff for directions from House of Ullr which is conveniently located to everything the area has to offer. We are happy to suggest more obscure things to do, depending upon your personal requirements, especially for those who prefer to get off the tourist trail.
Kosciuszko Express Chairlift
The scenic Kosciuszko Express Chairlift at Thredbo is open all year – even Christmas Day. The chairlift is 1.8km long and rises to 560 vertical metres where you’ll be awe-inspired by spectacular views over the valley. Taking around 15 minutes, the chairlift gets you to the closest point of Mt Kosciuszko.
The 700 metre luge-style Thredbo bobsled track twists and turns as it winds through the Thredo wilderness. Sure to bring a smile to your face, you control the braking so can go as fast or slow as you desire. Just as much fun is watching from the purpose-built viewing platform on the Thredbo River. The Thredbo Bobsled is only open during the summer months.
Thredbo River fishing
Try your luck at fly-fishing on the pristine Thredbo River. Filled with tasty trout, fish from the riverbank or on the water. Fly-fishing lessons and fishing equipment are readily available for hire. Ask our friendly staff for more information.
The Snowy Mountains Trout Festival, held on Lake Jindabyne (30 minutes from House of Ullr) is a must-see for any fisherman or woman.
Mountain climbing and abseiling
When the snow clears in Spring and Summer, the spectacular Thredbo mountains are a magnet for mountain climbers and abseilers. Qualified instructors are available to “show you the ropes”. Ask us for more information.
Thredbo Golf Course
One to tick of your bucket list is a round of golf at Thredbo Golf Course, Australia’s highest course. Bordered by the Thredbo River, the course is AGU rated and is both challenging and unique. Finish with a drink at the restaurant overlooking the Thredbo River. Keep your eyes peeled as you may even spot a platypus.
Utilising the same rules as “traditional golf”, in a game of disc golf discs (like frisbees) are used instead of golf balls. Players throw their disc from the tee area, completing the hole by successfully landing it in an elevated metal basket in the least amount of throws possible. Located in the Friday Flat area, the Friday Flat Disc Golf Course is a 10-15 minute walk (700 metres) from House of Ullr.
Ranging from beginner strolls to overnight camp-outs, horse riding in the Thredbo mountains is the perfect way to see the natural bush scenery and wildflowers and spot some Australian native wildlife.
The native fauna that make the Thredbo mountains and valleys their home can be elusive, particularly in the colder months when many hibernate making Spring and Summer the best time for wildlife spotting. If you walk quietly and tread carefully you’re likely to see wallabies hopping through the bush, wombats ambling across the plains, possums and squirrel gliders in the trees and even a highly elusive platypus in the river.
Thredbo is one of Australia’s best-known mounting biking destinations and ranks high on most riders lists. Thredbo Mountain Bike Park offers epic alpine mountain biking for all ages and skill levels. With downhill tracks, cross country trails and skill parks, Thredbo mountain biking takes this popular sport to a whole new level – and elevation.
Further reading: Thredbo mounting biking trails »
Thredbo live cameras & live video on You Tube
- Basin T-Bar – Looking down the middle of the Basin ski run »
- Cruiser Area – Looking at Cruisers Ballroom, Squatters Run and Walkabout »
Thredbo Leisure Centre
Only a short 3-5 minute walk (200 metres) from House of Ullr, the Thredbo Leisure Centre is an is all about fun and fitness. With an indoor heated swimming pool, games and sports hall, bouldering wall, squash court and weights gym, the Thredbo Leisure Centre is a fantastic facility for visitors of all ages. The water slide and inflatable obstacle course (Mission Inflatable) is not just for kids either!
Yarrangobilly is in the northern part of Mt Kosciuszko National Park and worth exploring during the warmer months. The Glory Hole Cave looks like a throwback to the Ice Age with small corridors that open up to vast caverns. The Jersey Cave is quite the opposite with explosion of reds, oranges and pinks and intricately designed stalagmites and stalactites. The nearby thermal pools are a temperate 27 degrees all year round and the perfect place to take a refreshing swim during the warmer months. Take the Yarrangobilly River Walk which is an easy 3km loop road where you might be able to spot a platypus in the river.
House of Ullr
We are a boutique ski lodge in the heart of Thredbo village.
House of Ullr is widely acknowledged as the Nordical Heart of Thredbo. Our lodge offers an incredible position within Thredbo Village and is only metres away from the Valley Terminal and the mountain’s multiple chairlifts. Our location enables you to easily experience all that Thredbo has to offer as well as some of Australia’s most breathtaking views.
House of Ullr offers a variety of accommodation options to suit singles, couples, groups of friends and families. Our spacious 1, 2 and 3 bedroom rooms all have ensuite bathrooms and a range of modern conveniences. Many of our rooms feature uninterrupted Mountain Views. All of our guests have access to a secure ski/drying room and laundry facilities.
House of Ullr is also home to our very own Mexican Restaurant. The Mad Mexican is open for both breakfast and dinner, serving delicious food all year round. Our newly renovated spacious bar and social area is the perfect Après–ski spot.
Our location couldn’t be more convenient. We are only 300 metres from Merrits Double Chair and Snowgums Ski Lift, and a 5-10 minute stroll (200 metres) to Kosciuszko Express Quad Chairlift which provides access to ski runs and features panoramic mountain views year-round. For beginners, we are 700 metres (10 minute walk) from Friday Flats.
For guests who prefer the convenience of the free shuttle bus that operates throughout winter, it’s only 150 metres from us.
The Thredbo Village supermarket, chemist, newsagency and boutique shops are a 6 minute walk (approx 150 metres) from House of Ullr, Thredbo Leisure Centre and overnight carpark.
We look forward to welcoming you to the House of Ullr