Mountain Biking in Thredbo, Thredbo Village, New South Wales Australia

2.8 mi / 4.5 km
World's renowned downhill track:
Cannonball Run
Cannonball Run:
2.6 mi / 4.2 km single track
Since the early 1990s, Thredbo, located at 500 km/310 mi in the south of Sydney, has been a popular destination in summer for recreational and competitive mountain biking, attracting prominent racers from all over Australia and overseas.

There are about 4.5 km/2.8 mi of cross country single-track and fire-trail around Thredbo Village, connecting Thredbo with the neighboring villages. The spot is suitable for mountain bikers of all levels. Thredbo hosts also the world’s renowned downhill track, known as the Cannonball Run.

The Cannonball Run is accessed by taking the Kosciusko Express Quad-Chairlift up to Eagles Nest. The course runs back to the bottom of the chairlift, at 600 m/1968 ft of vertical drop below. With approximately 4.2 km/2.6 mi of fast single-track with multiple drops and jumps, the Cannonball Run represents one of Australia’s longest downhill circuit.

The Cannonball Run hosts many races during the summer months, including national and state-level rounds, the Australian Iron-horse Open, the National Inter-schools Mountain Biking Competition. Track engineers have created a significant difference to the sustainability of downhill mountain biking in a sensitive alpine environment.

Furthermore, the Thredbo Mountain-cross track opened in 2005 and it is designed by the famous Australian trail expert Glen Jacobs. It is situated in Friday Flat and it comprises a start gate, multiple doubles, rollers, step-downs and step-ups.

The spot has hosted numerous competitions since its opening including national and state rounds and the National Inter-schools Mountain Biking Competition. Thredbo Village offers more than 5,000 accommodation options, however, it is still a small place to scroll around.

There is a free shuttle bus system with buses running in circles every 5 minutes, so you do not have to walk far when carrying your equipment and wearing your board. The Village Square is the meeting point of the village, a place to browse, a place to buy, a place to meet or simply sit down to cafeteria, watching people passing by.

How to Get to Destination

308.3 mi / 496 km, 5 hrs 21 mins
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 on a mainly divided road. At Canberra follow the signs to the Monaro Highway to Cooma. The 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 then it is only 13km to Thredbo and snow riding bliss.
BY CAR FROM Melbourne
339.4 mi / 546 km, 6 hrs 16 mins
Follow the Hume Highway from Melbourne to Wodonga. Take the Murray Valley Highway "To Wodonga / Tallagatta" exit and follow the signs "To Tallangatta" Then 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 snow fall hits, chains may be required for some 2-wheel vehicles.
BY CAR FROM Canberra
131.1 mi / 212 km, 2 hrs 33 mins
Follow the National Road 23 to Cooma then left onto Monaro Hwy to Cooma City on the ring take the 2nd exit to Snoowy Mountains Hwy continue to Jindabyne Rd to Jindabyne Town then take the Alpine Way for about 30km.
Canberra & Cooma Airports,
59 mi / 95 km

There is no train service for this spot.

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