Horse riding in the Snowy Mountains
Thredbo Valley Horse Riding at Pender Lea offers a truly inspiring Snowy Mountain experience. An adventure with the warmth of good old fashioned country hospitality. Discover 2800 acres of pristine untouched alpine wilderness on horse back. Ride up to the top of Crackenback Ridge and be amazed by the breath taking views. From this vantage pointyou can see the main mountain ranges and all the way to Lake Jindabyne. Carry on your journey through the majestic mountain ash forest into an untouched valley where the Thredbo River flows. Dont miss this inspiring opportunity to see true Man from Snowy River country as they did when the legend was born.
The local guides and horses are mountain bred and have the high country in their veins.
Dont worry if this is your first time on a horse or its been a while, Nev will have the most nervous beginner at home in the saddle in no time. Thredbo Valley Horse Riding has a large stable of horses, ensuring there will be the ideal horse for you and your level of riding. On offer are a wide variety of rides from a one hour ride to a full day or overnight camping experience. There is something to suit everyone at Thredbo Valley Horse Riding.
The kids love the pony rides. The shetland ponies are the perfect size.
As a guest of Pender Lea Post Office & Barn you receive special rates and packages on all horse riding.
Give Nev a call on 64562142 or 0421332 126 to make a booking.
Fly fishing on the Thredbo River – an anglers dreamPender Lea is a 2800 acre property of untouched wilderness fronting the Thredbo River and Kosciuszko National Park.Pender Lea has one of the most coveted fishing spots in the area, an anglers dream. Pender Lea guests are the only lucky ones to have access to this special spot. The 4WD drive track winds down through remote wilderness to the Thredbo River. Fish for trout in one of the untouched pools or running rapids. Many a great fishing tale has been born here.The river and creek fishing season begins on October Long Weekend and ends on June Long Weekend. However you can fish year round in the vast waters of Lake Jindabyne and Eucumbene. The lakes are considered to offer some of the best rainbow trout, brown trout and salmon fishing in Australia.There are a number of exceptional fishing guides in the area that will take you out to explore our rivers and streams in pursuit of a legendry catch.Craig Daly from Clearwater Fly Fishing is one of the mountains most knowledgeable and experienced guides. He can take a beginners lesson with all the equipment provided or he can refine your skills and teach you the specifics of stream craft in the local rivers and lakes.
Hire Craig for an hour, day or weekend and unlock the best kept secret fishing spots in the area.Please visit our Specials & Packages page for packages and details
Ring Craig Daly @ Clear Water Fishing directly for details. 0417 240 797
Mountain Biking in the Snowy Mountains
Just 5 minutes from Pender Lea Post Office & Barn you will find Lake Crackenback resort which has a variety of mountain bike trails suitable for all levels of riders. If you would like to test your skills there is a great pump track and mountain biking skills park.
The trails wind around the lake and along Thredbo River with great views of Kosciuszko National Park and historic Bullocks Hut. The scenery is breath taking and the trails well maintained. A great adventure for everyone. Bikes can be hired from the resort or bring your own.
Check out the trails available at Lake Crackenback download the map here
At Thredbo you will find the infamous Cannonball Run, this adrenalin packed downhill run starts at the top of Kosciuszko chairlift (1937m), right down to the village, a vertical drop of more than 560m. If you would prefer to enjoy the breath taking mountain scenery than the thrills and spills of pure vertical decent Thredbo has several other mountain bike trails and features to suit all levels at Thredbo from beginner to advanced.
Check out the Thredbo Mountain Biking Map to see all of the options. You can hire everything you need in Thredbo or you can bring your own equipment. .
To do the Cannonball run or Kozzie Flow Trail you will need to do a mandatory induction tour. The induction tour takes two hour and involves a safety brief, protective equipment & bike inspection, introduction to lift usage, explanations of technical sections of the trails and a general introduction to the great riding in Thredbo. For further details and bookings contact Thredbo MTB Base at the Kosciuszko Express chairlift or on (02) 6459 4119.
A very exciting development started 2 years ago with the construction of the Thredbo Valley Track. The track when completed will join Thredbo Village to Bullock Flats with 19 km of shared use track running parallel to the Thredbo River. The section between Thredbo Diggins and Bullock Flat has already been completed, along with 10 km heading downstream from Thredbo.
There is something for everyone along this amazing track. The track is easy riding, so perfect for the whole family. The scenery is truly enchanting, you will travel through 400 year old mountain ash forests, snow gum woodlands & sub alpine grasslands. Be amazed by the awe inspiring Porcupine Rocks and the mystical Muzzelwood swamp.
If you prefer you can also hike along the track.
For details download the Thredbo Valley Trail map here.
There’s something for everyone along Thredbo Valley shared-use track. Load the car up with your mountain bikes; the track is easy, so offers great riding for all levels. You can also hike along it, taking in the many different types of plants and animals you pass along the way.
Just down the road from the Post Office & Barn you will find many great mountain biking tracks at Jindabyne. Enjoy stunning views, over the lake with the inspiring snow capped mountains in the background. The Lake Jindabyne Community Trail now links Jindabyne to Tyrolean Village and is planned to traverse right around the lake in the near future.
Tyrolean Village which is located on the Canberra side of the dam wall also offers a great selection of mountain bike trails for all levels. You can ride from the top of the hill right down to the water and dam wall.
To see the biking options in Jindabyne and Tyrolean Village down load the maps here
Climb Mt Kosciuszko
When you visit the Kosciuszko National Park a trip to the top of Australia is a must. Thredbo offers the closest access point to Mt Kosciuszko. With the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift taking you part of the way climbing this mountain is an easy day walk for most people. From the top of the year round chairlift you are only 6km from Australia’s highest peak. On your journey to the roof top of Australia you will cross the spectacular head waters of the Snowy River, discover the amazing unique flora and fauna, and be taken away by the magnificent 360 degree views at the summit. The view takes in the Victorian High Country, the Main Range and Monaro tablelands. Those who reach the summit receive a Souvenir Certificate. The journey takes about 5 hours and the return distance from the top of the chairlift is 13kms. Take a picnic lunch and at least 1 litre of water per person, along with a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen and insect repellent and be prepared of all weather conditions in the alpine area. Guided walks are available from the Thredbo resort centre.
Scenic Chairlift Ride in Thredbo
Take a ride on the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift and enjoy the breathtaking view all the way to Victoria, across the Monaro and down to Lake Jindabyne. Once at the top you have a fantastic view point of the pretty Thredbo Village nestled in the picturesque valley below. The scenic ride is 1.8km long and climbs an impressive 560 vertical metres in just 15 minutes. Kosciuszko Express is open 365 days a year: you can purchase tickets at the Thredbo ticket office located at the base of the chairlift.
For further details phone Thredbo activities 02 64594119
Thredbo has a 700 metre bobsled ride that twists and turns down the mountain. Great fun for the whole family, everyone loves this ride. Don’t worry you can control the speed of your sled, so you can go as fast or as slow as you like.
The bobsled operates 7 days a week from 10.00am to 5.00pm throughout summer.
Tickets can be purchased from the Thredbo Sports Office located at the bottom of the Kosciuszko Express for further details phone 02 64594100