Thredbo to Village Weir
Ngarigo Country

1 h to 2 h

2.3 km
return

↑ 135 m
↓ -135 m

Hard track
This short, relaxing walk starts from Thredbo and follows the Merrits Nature Track to the village weir and back. A great walk for those who enjoy following a well signposted track. The weir is a lovely spot to stop for lunch before the return journey, back down the hill to Thredbo. Let us begin by acknowledging the Ngarigo people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Bottom of the merrits nature track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
following the board walk. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
bottom of the bushtrack. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
winding up the steps. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
following the nature track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Crossing the creek near the Wier. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
village water supply sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
thredbo weir ramp. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-36.5037419,148.3039761)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
DirectionsFrom Barry Way
  • Turn on to Kosciuszko Road then drive for 1.8 km
  • Keep left onto Alpine Way and drive for another 17.5 km
  • Keep left onto Alpine Way and drive for another 13.3 km
  • Turn right onto Friday Drive and drive for another 910 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 3 onto Friday Drive and drive for another 125 m
  • Keep right and drive for another 530 m
  • Turn left onto Merritts Traverse and drive for another 950 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the entrance to the ticket sales for the Kosciuszko Express chairlift, this walk follows the 'Merritts Nature Track' sign. The walk leads around the car park and past the picnic area to follow another 'Merritts Nature Track' sign along the footpath, leading beside the tennis courts. The footpath continues past the tennis courts and then heads up a ramp and to the other side of the building at the bottom of the bobsled run.
From the bobsled building, this walk follows the paved footpath along side the bobsled run (to your left) whilst keeping the valley to your right. Soon the footpath leads into the bush and then comes to a three-way intersection marked with a 'Merritts Nature Track' sign (pointing up to the left).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 9 m continue straight.
There is a artwork (about 110 m back from the start).
Kosciuszko Express Chairlift (about 35 m back from the start).
Kosciuszko Express Chairlift
Kosciuszko Express Chairlift

This is one of the few lifts operating in the summer months at Thredbo, and is made quite popular by thousands of people walking to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko each year. Lift tickets can be purchased from the store at the bottom of the chairlift. Lift tickets are $31 return ($25 one way) per person. This lift is generally closed during November and May for maintenance each year, but the the Snowgum chair can be used at this time instead, this will add extra walking time to you walk.
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This is one of the few lifts operating in the summer months at Thredbo, and is made quite popular by thousands of people walking to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko each year. Lift tickets can be purchased from the store at the bottom of the chairlift. Lift tickets are $31 return ($25 one way) per person. This lift is generally closed during November and May for maintenance each year, but the the Snowgum chair can be used at this time instead, this will add extra walking time to you walk.

There is a toilet (about 20 m back from the start)., female.
After 130 m pass the artwork (130 m on your right).
After another 80 m continue straight.
After another 60 m find the "Thredbo Bobsled" (on your right).
Thredbo Bobsled
Thredbo Bobsled

With a twisting and turning path more than 700m long, this luge-style track is a great summer activity for the family to enjoy whilst staying in Thredbo. Offering individual rides or day passes, allowing you to enjoy this fun ride as many times as you want as you whizz down the mountain on your cart, controlling your speed with a neat hand-break system.
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With a twisting and turning path more than 700m long, this luge-style track is a great summer activity for the family to enjoy whilst staying in Thredbo. Offering individual rides or day passes, allowing you to enjoy this fun ride as many times as you want as you whizz down the mountain on your cart, controlling your speed with a neat hand-break system.

After another 420 m continue straight.
After another 25 m cross the bridge (about 40 m long)
At the intersection of Merritts Traverse & Merritts Nature Track turn left, to head along Merritts Nature Track (a walking track).
After another 145 m veer right, to head along Merritts Nature Track.
After another 35 m find the "Birralee Bush camp" (35 m on your left).
Birralee Bush camp
Birralee Bush camp

Birralee bush camp is a signposted clearing just on the other side of a small creek from Merrits Nature Track (north of Merritts chairlift). Accessed by a bridge, this flat clearing has a picnic table and a bench seat and access to the creek (treat water before drinking). This is naturally shaded, making a great place to cool off and rest on hot days.
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Birralee bush camp is a signposted clearing just on the other side of a small creek from Merrits Nature Track (north of Merritts chairlift). Accessed by a bridge, this flat clearing has a picnic table and a bench seat and access to the creek (treat water before drinking). This is naturally shaded, making a great place to cool off and rest on hot days.

Then cross the ford.
After another 185 m cross the bridge
Continue another 25 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.1 km to get back to the start.
"Thredbo Village Weir".
Thredbo Village Weir
Thredbo Village Weir

The Thredbo Weir can be found on the Merritts Nature Track, along a creek that flows from the Rams Head Range. The weir is used to supply water to the village below.
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The Thredbo Weir can be found on the Merritts Nature Track, along a creek that flows from the Rams Head Range. The weir is used to supply water to the village below.

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Terrain
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Thredbo to Village Weir


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 2.3 km
Time 1 h to 2 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Campsite: There is one 930 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one -11 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-11 m[toilet]
Campsite
930 mBirralee Bush camp
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