Thredbo Alpine Hotel
Parking & Directions
Find our Snowy Mountains hotel with helpful directions from Sydney and Melbourne.
Limited complimentary parking is available at the front of the hotel. Please ask at reception. Ticket must be displayed in the window of your car for the duration of your stay. A park entry fee is required prior to entering the National Park where the hotel is located. When parking in winter, please be advised that snow chains may be required due to weather conditions.
Thredbo Resort is just 6 hours drive from both Sydney and Melbourne. If you're traveling from Sydney, once you're on the Eastern Distributor there are only a few sets of traffic lights to Thredbo. From Melbourne, the fully sealed Kosciuszko Alpine Way is your scenic window as you wind through the spectacular Kosciuszko National Park.
The roads are clear for most of the year, but when the big snowfalls hit, chains may be required for 2 wheel drives. Chains can be hired in Jindabyne and Khancoban. When hiring they will need to know your tyre size and be sure to ask them about any fitting tips. A tip from us is to practice fitting your chains and to pack an old blanket to use when fitting them.
For up to date road conditions please call the RTA traffic information line on 132 701. Select option 1 for road closures from storms, snow and ice etc and then option 1 again for Southern NSW. This will take you straight to the conditions for the Snowy Mountains.
If in the local area tune to 2XL or 97.7 Snow FM for regular updates.
The National Parks and Wildlife Service collect park use fees upon entry to the park. You can purchase your pass from the Entrance Station 13km before you get to Thredbo, the Snowy Region Visitors Centre in Jindabyne, the National Parks Visitors Centre in Khancoban, or the Thredbo Information Centre.
Distance & driving times from major cities
Sydney 5 - 6.5 hours 500km (approx.)
Melbourne 5.5 - 7 hours 500km (approx.)
Canberra 2.5 hours 180km (approx.)
Driving from Sydney
Follow the Hume Highway from Sydney then just south of Goulburn take the Federal Highway and travel south to Canberra. This section of the trip is mainly on a divided road. In Canberra follow the signs to the Monaro Highway to Cooma. This road then joins the Kosciuszko Rd that you follow through the town of Berridale and onto Jindabyne. Just past Jindabyne Town Centre take a left onto the Alpine Way to Thredbo. You will go through the National Park Entrance Station, and from there it is only 13km to Thredbo and snow riding bliss.
Driving from Melbourne
Follow the Hume Highway from Melbourne to Wodonga. Take the Murray Valley Highway's Wodonga/Tallangatta exit. After passing Wodonga follow the signs to Tallangatta, again on the Murray Valley Highway. You pass through the village of Koetong onto Corryong. Drive through Corryong and take the "Khancoban' turn-off on your right. Once in Khancoban you are only 76kms from Thredbo. From here the drive is truly spectacular as you take in awesome views of the Main Range and discover the beauty of the Kosciuszko National Park. The roads are clear for most of the year but when a big snowfall hits, chains are required for 2-wheel drive vehicles.
Alternate scenic route from Melbourne
The Kosciuszko Alpine Way, lets you experience the wonder of the Snowy Mountains as you wind along the great Murray River. Your journey will take you through quaint country towns dotted with historic huts, homesteads and buildings. You can marvel at the power of the Snowy Scheme, take in views of the Main Range, Wymah Punt over Lake Hume, lakes Eucumbene and Jindabyne, and even freshen up with a dip in the Murray itself. The diverse wildlife of the Kosciuszko National Park makes this experience truly memorable.