The spectacular Thredbo Valley Track extension is now complete, with the final 1.5 kilometres of new mountain bike track open in Kosciuszko National Park, providing almost 40 kilometres of world-class mountain bike track from Thredbo village to the Thredbo River picnic area.
NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Area Manager Anthony Evans said the extension was possible through a $9.8 million NSW Government investment and would help boost summer visitation to the popular alpine region and support the local ecotourism economy.
‘Completion of this final section provides improved access for walkers and fishers who can enjoy views of the scenic Thredbo River spanning 300 metres from an engineered, elevated platform near the picnic area,’ Mr Evans said.
“This is just one of the spectacular features of the completed Thredbo Valley Track, which offers mountain-biking enthusiasts 37.5 kilometres of trails through stunning sub-alpine landscapes,” he said.
‘This track features beginner-friendly stretches as well as technical and challenging options for more advanced mountain-bike riders.
‘This new track capitalises on the role of national parks in driving regional tourism, and the growing mountain bike tourism market.
‘Although many people associate Thredbo with snow, this track is going to drive summer visitation, supporting a stable, year-round tourism industry.’
The Thredbo Valley Track will also connect with the proposed Lake Jindabyne Shared Trail Project, providing a significant link in the trail from Jindabyne to Creel Bay.
The Thredbo Valley Track was funded by the Regional Growth – Environment and Tourism Fund and is part of the NSW Government’s historic $450 million investment in visitor infrastructure for NSW national parks.