Kosciuszko National Park

Today was our last day here in the Snowy Mountains, so we went for some more walks at Thredbo, and later at Charlotte Pass.

We didn’t actually get to the park until 11am, and then headed straight to Thredbo. We went on a bobsled ride – yes, even I went on a bobsled! Not really my thing – I’m too scared of going fast…

After that, we went for a short walk up to the first suspension bridge on the Thredbo Valley Walk. We didn’t really like the walk very much because it goes along parallel to the road and you hear the road noise and see the road and the treatment plant and the power cables…

Views at Bridge 1, Thredbo Valley Walk, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Bridge 1, Thredbo Valley Walk, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Bridge 1, Thredbo Valley Walk, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Bridge 1, Thredbo Valley Walk, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Bridge 1, Thredbo Valley Walk, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Bridge 1, Thredbo Valley Walk, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Bridge 1, Thredbo Valley Walk, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at Bridge 1, Thredbo Valley Walk, Kosciuszko National Park

The Bridle Path, which loops off and back onto the Thredbo Valley Walk was much nicer – though it involved a fairly steep ascent. Not very high though. There was lichen hanging from some of the trees. And it smelt really nice, of course! We also saw several wombat holes along this path. At least, that’s what we thought they were.

Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
Views on the Bridle Trail, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park

After that, we stopped for lunch and I wanted to explore along the river a little.

Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park
Views by the river, Thredbo Village, Kosciuszko National Park

Donald was really tired, so we headed up to the ‘shopping center’ to find some tea. We had a drink at the pub instead. I finally got to try the Kosciuszko Pale Ale. It was too bitter for my taste. Oh well…

We stopped in at the museum for something to do that didn’t involve more walking. The fellow that works there didn’t want us to leave! He was talking our ears off – nothing in relation to the museum and local history though. He also insisted on taking a photo of us in the old gondola:

At the museum, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park
At the museum, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park

I drove us back to our motel then, so that Donald could have a rest before heading to Charlotte Pass. I really wanted to do the Snow Gum Boardwalk walk – it’s less than 400m but includes 2 lookouts. For some reason, we hadn’t done it our first day there. It was good to come back (even if it was an 80km return trip for a 15 minute walk!!), because the weather was a lot different to what we’d had the first time. It was raining and I finally got to try out my waterproof jacket 😀 Donald hadn’t brought his, so he used my golf umbrella that I had lying around the car. It was good too, because my camera isn’t exactly weather-proof:

Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park
Views at the Snow Gum Boardwalk, Charlotte Pass, Kosciuszko National Park

After this, it was back home for pasta we cooked ourselves and a final spa bath before heading homewards tomorrow.

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