Why Thredbo is more than just a winter escape

Christmas is right around the corner — that wonderful time of year when you get a much-needed break from your everyday life. But what if you can’t afford a getaway or you can’t get the time off work? We’ve found a mountain escape that is perfect for a staycation – Thredbo.

While you may associate Thredbo with winter, this breathtaking region offers so much more than just skiing and mulled wine. In fact, in the warmer months it is the perfect destination for active adventures. Whether you want to try your luck at fishing, have a game of golf, explore the mountain landscape on foot or give horse riding a go, there is something for everyone.

With the help of some Thredbo locals, we have put together a list of where to eat, stay and play so you can start planning your getaway right now.

CrackenBack Farm, Thredbo


Crackenback Farm

Website: crackenback.com

If you’re looking for a romantic escape, then you can’t go past Crackenback Farm. Nestled just outside of Thredbo Village, this charming guesthouse is set on a stunning acreage with six chic rooms available. The on-site restaurant is a must-do, offering delicious French-style farm food, an extensive wine list and cosy open fire place. In Summer enjoy dining outside on the sun-filled patio overlooking the kitchen garden, with beautiful valley views, and stroll around the grounds.

Thredbo dining


Bernti’s Grill

Website: berntis.com.au

With stunning views over looking the mountains and village, Bernti’s is a local favourite. Sourcing ingredients from local suppliers, you’re guaranteed a fresh, wholesome meal alongside an array of wine, beer and spirits. Owners Donna and Ted may even join you for a glass of red if you’re lucky!

Blue Mountains, Thredbo


Mount Kosciuszko

Website: www.visitnsw.com

Pack a picnic and challenge yourself to the 14 kilometre hike up Mt. Kosciuszko. Not only will you get some serious sweat on, you’ll also be spoilt by the stunning views from Australia’s highest peak.


Horse riding

Embrace your inner ‘Man from Snowy River’ with a little riding through the mountains, visiting wilderness areas like fern filled gullies, clear alpine streams and daisy filled meadows. This is a truly memorable way to take in some of Australia’s most beautiful countryside.

Website: thredbovalleyhorseriding.com

For more information on Thredbo visit thredbo.com.au