Popular activities include Skiing, Snowboarding, Swimming, Mountain Biking, Horse Riding, Tennis, Squash, Golf, Trout Fishing, Hiking and Water Sports.
The details below show just a few of the amazing activities available throughout the region.



Ecocrackenback is in the heart of the Snowy Mountains, making it the perfect home base for your winter ski trip.
We are located 10 minutes to the skitube (which takes you straight to Perisher and Blue Cow Mountain) and 20 minutes to Thredbo.

Perisher Ski Map
Thredbo Trail Map

Mountain Biking


Thredbo Valley Trail (TVT) – (Free-$) (Difficulty: Moderate)

If you want to park your car in Thredbo, you will need to pay a National Park fee, you can also catch a shuttle bus to drop you off in Thredbo, allowing you to ride the 26km track on a downhill gradient. You can easily ride back to Ecocrackenback via the Alpine way after enjoying refreshments at the Alpine Larder. This trail was opened in 2014 after significant investment from the National Parks and Wildlife online pharmacy Service, it has several suspension bridges that weave the rider from one side of the Thredbo River to the other.
Thredbo Valley Trail Map

Thredbo Downhill – ($$$) (Difficulty: Moderate – Hard)

If you want to park your car in Thredbo, you will need to pay a National Park fee, you will also need a lift pass, and a Downhill Orientation Session also downhill bike hire – it’s a bit pricey but a lot of fun! Definitely worth spending a full day.
Thredbo Downhill Map

Thredbo River Loop (Free) (Difficulty: Easy)

A trail that is easy to get to from Ecocrackenback (just follow the Alpine Way to the Lake Crackenback resort), the first four kilometers is pretty easy but an extra 2km black loop will challenged more experienced riders. Stop for a beer at Alpine Larder (or Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery) on the way back!
Lake Crackenback Map

 Tyrolean and Mill Creek Mountain Bike Trails (Free) (Difficulty: Moderate – Hard)

A ten minute drive from Ecocrackenback into the town of Jindabyne you will find the Tyrolean and Mill Creek Mountain Bike Trails offering a great selection of green, blue and black loops.
Tyrolean Map

Bungarra Alpine Centre ($) (Difficulty: variable)

Please note: the trails are privately owned so there are conditions of use that may restrict riding to certain days/times and may require being a club member or paying a nominal fee.

Bungarra Alpine Centre


Bush walks/hiking trails

There are so many beautiful scenic walks to enjoy all year round. Here are some of Ecocrackenback’s favourite trails.


Blue Lake, Snowy Mountains, is one of Australia’s few glacial lakes located in one of just three alpine areas in the country. Nestled among the hills of Mt Kosciuszko National Park and including some of the 10 highest mountains in Australia. It is easy access and an excellent track, the walk to this gem is among the best Australian hikes.
This walk starts from the end of Kosciuszko Road at Charlotte Pass and follows the signposted Main Range Track to the Blue Lake lookout. The walk crosses the famous Snowy River along the way. The Blue Lake lookout is located a short walk down sidetrack and provides stunning views of the lake, passes through snow gums, as well as alpine meadows that in summer are carpeted in Australian native flowers.

Highest point: 2,000m (Blue Lake lookout)
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Starting from Thredbo Diggings campground or Bullocks Flat Skitube carpark D, this short track mirrors alongside the Thredbo River for 2.5km. As you stroll along the Thredbo River, you’ll be treated to views of the rocky Ramshead Range, which is often capped with snow during the winter, and be sure to keep a look out for platypus in the pools around dawn and dusk as well as other wildlife. It is beautifully fresh if you want to have a dip in the river too whilst you enjoy the sweet serene surrounds.

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A high altitude adventure. Hike or ride from Charlotte Pass to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko, through the high peaks of Kosciuszko National Park.

This walk is snowbound in winter, between June and October. You can cross-country ski or snowshoe, but there are no snow poles marking the route. Private vehicle access is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter.

This summer track is popular with nature loving hikers and mountain bikers keen for an outdoor adventure. Set out along the old road to Mount Kosciuszko with stunning views of Australia’s highest mountains, historic huts, colourful snow gums and rock formations on the way. Enjoy the vast beauty of wildflowers including marsh marigolds, silver snow daisies, mountain roses, and buttercups in early summer.

Around 4.5km from Charlotte Pass the Snowy River offers a scenic spot for a picnic. Cross the river and continue your walk or ride as the track winds slowly up to Seaman’s Hut, which was built in 1929, before carrying on to Rawson Pass. If riding, leave your bike at Rawson Pass (bike stands are available) and walk the 1.4km to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko (2228m).

Return to Charlotte Pass along the same track. If you’re after a challenge and come well-equipped, combine this walk with the longer Main Range walk, or join the Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko walk.

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Porcupine walk is a beautiful walking track at Perisher in Kosciuszko National Park. Spot wildflowers as you climb to Porcupine Rocks for breathtaking views of the Thredbo Valley and Main Range. You can also go snow shoeing and cross country skiing along this track in the winter and it is absolutely spectacular. Or enjoy here in early summer to enjoy seasonal wildflowers like yellow paper daisies, billy buttons, or purple flowering heath along the the walk

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Waterfall walking track is ideal for a bushwalk and/or easy jog, with wildlife and birdwatching through Kosciuszko National Park, this walk is nice and close to local Jindabyne. It is enchanting through the eucalypt forest and granite boulders, with a flowering and fruiting heathland. And, of course, there’s the beautiful waterfall itself, which is very peaceful. Head to the platform on the south side also for great scenic views.

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Follow the Snowy River and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Extending from and including the Illawong walk, Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk is an invigorating 9km day walk and an ideal addition to a multi-day bushwalking trip.

Winding through the Australian alps, the walk links Guthega Village and Charlotte Pass. Beginning at Guthega you’ll follow the breathtaking Snowy River Valley and experience the full splendour of Kosciuszko National Park’s sub-alpine landscape. With uninterrupted horizons and views onto the grandstand of the Main Range, you can fully immerse yourself in nature.

In late spring the mountains come to life as the rivers and creeks swell with snow melt, and the clear, icy water cascades in a mighty rush toward the low country. And as summer arrives, the high country is transformed into a kaleidoscopic carpet of wildflowers.

Look beyond the wonders of nature though, and you’ll find a wealth of cultural highlights too. The walk offers the chance to learn about the ancestral land of the Monero Ngarigo People, as well as cross Spencers Creek on Australia’s highest suspension bridge.

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Write up by Tourism Snowy Mountains



Pristine waters teeming with trout and spectacular mountain views make fishing in the Snowy Mountains an unforgettable experience. You can’t look past Lake Eucumbene when on the hunt for that beautiful trout. The river systems around the region offer clear, cool water making for the perfect trout conditions. It’s hard to beat the picturesque Thredbo River when it comes to idyllic fishing spots in the Snowy Mountains. With plenty of easy access river spots and pondages, it’s the perfect waterway for both novice and experienced fly fishers to enjoy.