Winter road trip: Thredbo, NSW

When winter rolls around, one of the best things to do is head off on a road trip to the snow.

Even if you're not from a surrounding area, Thredbo is one of the hottest spots to go when winter hits in Australia. 

So, if you're travelling from near or far, here's our guide for what to do, where to stay and where to eat. 

What to do

Snowboarding or skiing at Thredbo is clearly one of the highlights with great snowfall records and long, wide runs - but there's more to the mountain than this. 

Apart from hitting the slopes, there's actually a wide range of activities that will appeal to everyone. 

From walking around and exploring the lower levels of Thredbo village, to snowshoeing on the mountain, you can see beautiful views and experience an apres ski feel. 

You can also ride the chairlift up the mountain and take a look around - so, even if you're not into snowsports you can still enjoy it!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Where to stay and getting there

In terms of options around Thredbo, one of the easiest ways to stay nearby is to look for Airbnbs or other rental properties. Otherwise, Thredbo Ski Resort has ski in, ski out accommodation and other types of rooms available right by the mountain. 

For ease of getting to Thredbo, you ideally need a 4WD that can handle icy or snowy conditions. Since, for a lot of people, it's a long drive to get there (approx six hours with traffic from sydney) it's also important to take road safety into consideration. 

One feature that will make life a lot easier is to drive with crusie-control assist. Cars such as Holden's Acadia features this assistant and it makes freeway driving a dream. Simply set your cruise control and when you are approaching another car in front, your car automatically slows and then will speed up back to the control speed when you overtake. Also, when you're ready to drive to the mountain, it's often quite busy with limited parking, but if you have parallel-parking assist, life's a lot easier. Holden's Acadia neatly wedges itself into a spot that it detects it can fit into - no stress on your part!

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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What to eat

When it comes to food options in Thredbo village, there's really no shortage. Choose from over 30 cafes and restaurants with every cuisine you could think of. 

Try Merrits Mountain House if you want to enjoy a great view (catch the chairlift up) and refuel with some European specialities like Bratwurst or hearty goulash. 

Or, if you want to have a break from the snow, duck down to The Local Pub for delicious pub grub and daily specials. Most importantly. don't miss a whipped cream hot chocolate as well! It's a mountain must-do. 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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