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Thredbo Directions By Car


By Car

From Sydney ... it is an easy drive down the Hume Expressway. Before reaching Yass, turn left for Canberra/Cooma and follow the signs to Cooma. Upon leaving Cooma, you have the option of taking the Kosciuszko Road to Jindabyne, Thredbo & Perisher Valley or, taking the Snowy Mountains Highway to Adaminaby and on into the northern end of the Kosciuszko National Park.

From Melbourne... take the Hume Highway to Albury/Wodonga. You can then leave Wodonga on the Murray Valley Highway for Tallangatta, Corryong and Khancoban. Travelling from Khancoban via Thredbo to Jindabyne over the Alpine Way is a true alpine experience

It is an easy five hour drive from Sydney via the Hume Highway which takes you through Canberra to Cooma:- the Capital of the Snowy Mountains. Another hour through the senic countryside and more effortless driving you will arrive in Jindabyne. A further half hour will take you on to Thredbo or Perisher. Other main towns in the region such as Bombala and Adaminaby are within an hour drive of Cooma which is an easy one hour drive from Canberra, Australia's National Capital.

From Melbourne Take Highway One through Gippsland turning in at Cann River to the Monaro Highway and Bombala and then on to Cooma. This should take about seven hours Or continue on to Merimbula and Bega and take the Snowy Mountains Highway up Brown Mountain to Nimmitabel and onto Cooma. This route is slightly longer and you should allow an extra two hours

Alternatively you can drive the Kosciuszko Alpine Way via Khancoban. This is approximately a six hour drive from Melbourne and a further two hours to Jindabyne.

From the West leave the Hume Highway and travel through Tumut and Talbingo on the Snowy Mountains Highway to Adaminaby and on to Cooma. The journey from Tumut to Cooma takes approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Other routes include the Elliot Way from Tumbarumba to Cabramurra and the spectacular Cabramurra to Khancoban Road which is only open in summer

All roads mentoined are fully sealed between the Snowy Mountains, Sydney and Melbourne.

For 4WD enthusiasts try the back road from Canberra to Adaminaby from Tharwa or the Barry Way from Jindabyne to Buchan via Suggan Buggan. These roads are not suitable for hire cars.

Drive Times for the Kosciuszko Alpine Way from Sydney to Melbourne

Sydney to Southern Highlands - 90 minutes - 105 km
Southern Highlands to Goulburn - 60 minutes - 100 km
Goulburn to Canberra - 50 minutes - 91km
Canberra to Michelago - 30 minutes - 50km
Michelago to Bredbo - 20 minutes - 29km
Bredbo to Cooma - 20 minutes - 35 km
Cooma to Berridale - 20 minutes - 32 km
Berridale to Jindabyne - 15 minutes - 24 km
Jindabyne to Skitube - 20 minutes - 20 km
Skitube to Thredbo - 10 minutes - 12 km
Thredbo to Khancoban - 100 minutes - 71km
Khancoban to Towong - 20 minutes - 27 km
Towong to Tintaldra - 10 minutes - 11km
Tintaldra to Walwa - 15 minutes - 24 km
Walwa to Albury - 90 minutes - 125km
Albury to Melbourne - 210 minutes - 306km.

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