Riverside and Golf Course Walk
Ngarigo Country

1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min

3.2 km
circuit

↑ 94 m
↓ -97 m

Moderate track
This walk explores the Thredbo River from the village then loops around the golf course before returning along the roads to the Valley Terminal. You will see some snow gum forests and enjoy the Thredbo River from many angles. Allow some extra time to sit on a rock beside the river and enjoy the trout swimming past. 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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Trackhead signs at Valley Terminal. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Valley Terminal. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Crossing the Thredbo River at Valley Terminal. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Foot bridge over Thredbo River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Playground on Friday Dr. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Village Green car park. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Pond Intersection. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Crossing Thredbo River on Crackenback Dr. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Thredbo community centre track head. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Thredbo community centre. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Riverside track . | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Thredbo River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Track along the side of the golf course. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Crossing small bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Riverside track passing foot bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Track winding beside Thredbo River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Silver Snow Daisy (Celmisia Longifolia). | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
Thredbo River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Crossing a small creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Int of Riverside Walk and golf course bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Passing the pump house on Riverside track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking beside the Thredbo River. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Int of Thredbo River and Golf Course Walk tracks. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Golf Course loop track post. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking track west of golf Course. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Bridge crossing creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Small Bridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Passing the creek near the wedge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
The wedge tee. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Looking across the valley from eastern side of the Golf Course. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking on the eastern side of the golf course. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Gum beside the Golf Course Track. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
A place to rest. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Int of the Golf Course Walk and Meadows Link trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking down trail towards golf course. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Houses at the back of Crackenback Ridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Cascades Close. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Walking through Crackenback Ridge. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
Crackenback Ridge sign. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2010.
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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 (-36.5040355,148.3042674)
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 970 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the big map outside the ticket store at the bottom of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, this walk follows the 'Riverside Walk' sign down to cross the bridge over Thredbo River. Here the walk turns right onto Friday drive and follows the footpath under the footbridge heading between the road and the river. The walk follows the road past the children's playground (on your left) and beside the car park, past the pond to come to a four-way intersection with 'Diggings Terrace', just past a small pond.
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Crackenback Drive' sign across the bridge, over Thredbo River. The walk then comes to a signposted intersection in front of the 'Thredbo Memorial Community Centre'.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
Then cross the bridge (about 25 m long)
Turn right.
There is a toilet (about 40 m back from the start)., male.
There is a toilet (about 40 m back from the start)., female.
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.

After 95 m pass the artwork (70 m on your left).
Then pass the "Cascades" (75 m on your left).
Then pass the car park (10 m on your left).
Then pass the artwork (25 m on your left).
After another 70 m (at the intersection of Mowamba Place & Friday Drive) veer right, to head along Mowamba Place (a residential road).
After another 30 m continue straight, to head along Mowamba Place.
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Thyne Reid Drive & Mowamba Place) veer right, to head along Thyne Reid Drive.
After another 210 m continue straight, to head along Thyne Reid Drive.
After another 20 m pass the picnic table (25 m on your right).
After another 2 m (at the intersection of Friday Drive & Thyne Reid Drive) continue straight, to head along Crackenback Drive.
After another 7 m cross the bridge (about 50 m long)
At the intersection of Crackenback Drive & Thredbo River Track turn left, to head along Thredbo River Track (a walking track).
After another 130 m pass the car park (5 m on your right).
After another 75 m continue straight, to head along Thredbo River Track.
After another 590 m cross the ford.
After another 170 m (at the intersection of Thredbo River Track & Upper Riverside Walk) turn left, to head along Upper Riverside Walk.
After another 50 m cross the ford.
After another 65 m cross the ford.
After another 170 m cross the ford.
After another 550 m (at the intersection of Upper Riverside Walk & Meadows Nature Track) turn right, to head along Upper Riverside Walk (a vehicle track).
After another 120 m (at the intersection of Cascades Close & Upper Riverside Walk) turn right, to head along Upper Riverside Walk (a walking track).
After another 60 m continue straight, to head along Upper Riverside Walk.
After another 390 m (at the intersection of Thyne Reid Drive & Diggings Terrace) continue straight, to head along Thyne Reid Drive.
After another 25 m continue straight, to head along Thyne Reid Drive.
Then pass the "Village Green" (on your left).
After another 210 m (at the intersection of Mowamba Place & Thyne Reid Drive) veer left, to head along Mowamba Place.
After another 7 m pass the car park (7 m on your right).
After another 5 m continue straight, to head along Mowamba Place.
After another 120 m turn left.
Then cross the bridge
After another 50 m come to the end.
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Terrain
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Riverside and Golf Course Walk


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.2 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 2 h 30 min
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)

Some facilities on route
Toilet: There are 2 on route, on average they are 1.1 km apart with the largest gap of 3.2 km.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-18 m[toilet]
Toilet
-18 m[toilet]
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Covered in snow part of the year
This walk leads through an extreme alpine environment and all walkers must be well prepared. During summer, be prepared for both very hot and cold weather, high winds, rain, snow, extreme UV levels and some sections of snow or ice on the ground. Before starting this walk, check advice with
Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre (02) 6450 5600, the weather forecast and the snow conditions then change your plans as needed. These notes, grades and walking times have been written for use in the summer months only. Between May and the end of October, this walk is likely to be covered in snow/ice, visitors should be carrying and be prepared to use snowshoes or cross country skis. When there is a chance of significant snow on the ground, visitors will need particularly strong navigation and snowcraft skills - tracks and signage may not be visible. For most visitors, it is best to consider this walk closed during the colder months.
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