Thredbo and the other alpine areas are famous for their snow capped mountains, ski resorts and tobogganing FUN! But, what do you do in Thredbo when there isn’t any snow? Kelly and her family from Out of Office Aus recently had an adventure in the sunshine in and around Thredbo and it looked like so much FUN! Real Stories from Real Families…
What is there to do in Thredbo in the sunshine??? I’d always been keen on the idea of camping alongside the fresh running river just down the hill from Thredbo… at Thredbo Diggings campsite to be precise. This campsite is a must if you are in the snowy mountains. The river temperature was bearable for me to swim in, the sunsets over the river and mountains truly spectacular and the fire pits and marshmallows really hi the spot after big days!
I wasn’t sure how much else there’d actually be to do there in the summer besides laze by the river, maybe a spot of trout fishing. Which don’t get me wrong, we would have been more that happy with just that!
However, when it came to the question of what activities are on offer…
Um well, even more than there is to do in the winter!!⛄️🌤We had no idea how much was going on in Thredbo outside the ski season!!
After we chilled for a day down by the river at our campsite, we headed into the village and grabbed our Thredbo Resort Summer passes. Our action packed few days included:
📍Chairlift rides up the mountain for coffees in Australia’s highest restaurant where we could have stared at the view for hours or we watch the mountain bikers bomb the mountain 🚡🚵🏼♂️. The kids absolutely love the chairlift ride, thy would have just gone up and down a hundred times had we have let them. Having only ridden this chairlift when the mountains were covered in snow, it was really beauty to see naked land so to speak.
📍Bobsledding – everyone from Billie (2 yrs) to my 70 year old Dad absolutely loved the 700m bobsled track!🇯🇲 If you’re the thrill seeker in the family you can absolutely fly down or, given that you have control of the break, can take a more leisurely cruise if that’s more your style. A hit of tennis 🎾
📍Thredbo Leisure Centre with a water slide💦, swimming pool🏊🏻♀️, rock climbing wall🧗🏼♂️,trampolines, 🏀 and table tennis🏓!! Oh and hot showers 🚿!! We spent hours at the waterslide alone and anyone who’s camped in a dusty campsite knows how glorious that feeling of being squeaky clean is!
📍Chair lift up to the start of the Mount Koscuiszko trek. This has been one of our proudest family achievements to date! The Kosciuszko Express chairlift will get you to the top of Thredbo and from there it’s a 13km round trip to the summit. The walk itself is relatively easy, for us, the biggest challenge was carrying 1 kid in a backpack an keeping the momentum going with the other 2. They all did amazingly and it’s a day we’ll remember forever.
📍The pass also includes a round of golf but we didn’t quite get to that (well, I kind of forgot to tell Daz that golf was included😜)!
📍A spot of shopping🛍… couldn’t resist 50% off in the ski shop and $5 beanies!!
The kids (big and small) all had an absolute ball, we just loved the fact that all the activities were such fun for all of us and we at no point felt like we were just tagging along to kiddies activities!
The price of the pass varies depending on how many days you choose and age of your kids. Here’s the link if you’re keen to check it out. https://www.thredbo.com.au/passes-rentals/lift-passes/
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