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Bullocks Loop
Tracks & Trails | bushwalking | hiking | history | Kosciuszko National Park | New South Wales

Bullocks Loop

Thredbo River Views

by Susie Baber  |  1 January 2023

5km loop | Moderate | 1.5 hours

An easy family friendly walk along the Thredbo River with views of the Ramshead Range.

This loop walk can be started from either Bullocks Flat Ski-tube Station or the campground at Thredbo Diggings. Both ends have plenty of parking available but one advantage of starting from ski-tube station is that you don’t have to enter the National Park, you can leave your car in the carpark without paying the park entry fee.

At the Ski-tube Station you need to find overnight carpark D, it is the furthest carpark from the train station, here you will find signs point to the Thredbo Valley Track and Bullocks Hut.

There are actually three tracks linking Bullocks Flat and the Diggings. The one that meanders along the river is Bullocks Track (2km), closer to Alpine Way is Muzzlewood track (2.9km) and running in between those two is a section of the Thredbo Valley Track (2.5km), a popular family bike trail that runs 13.5km from Thredbo Village to Bullocks Flat. Bullocks Track is the least likely to have bike riders on it, but if you start with this track you might like to return along one of the other two for a change of scenery.

Following the cement path from the carpark you will pass turnoffs for Muzzlewood and Thredbo Valley tracks. Keep going until the path splits and take the turn to the right for a quick 500m detour to Bullocks Hut before heading along the river.

Bullocks Hut was built in 1934 as a fishing lodge for Dr Bullock with extra buildings being added over the years. The hut was fully renovated in the early 90’s when the nearby Ski-tube was built and can now be hired for events. Bullocks Hut has bunk beds and a kitchen, as well as a nearby toilet and stables building.

After exploring the hut and its surrounds, walk back the way you came to find the Bullocks Track turn off. As you stroll along the Thredbo River, you’ll be treated to views of the rocky Ramshead Range, which is often capped with snow. The track passes through snow gum forests, granite boulder outcrops and some inviting grassy areas where you can sit and enjoy the river views. Wallabies and kangaroos are also a common sight along the track and during spring wildflowers are in bloom.

Thredbo Digging Campground is a pleasant free campsite beside the Thredbo River. It is a popular spot for fishing and exploring the area. The campsites are not marked and there are toilets, picnic tables and BBQ’s. Return the way you came or choose one of the other tracks – we walked back via the Muzzlewood path winding around wetlands and through dry woodland. Watch out for bike riders on this track, although there is plenty of room for everyone.

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