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Things to Do and See

Along the Alpine Way, Snowy Mountains

Wild Brumby Distillery

As the only Schnapps distillery on the mainland of Australia, Wild Brumby is a unique experience. Offering lunch and early supper this is a fantastic stop on the way to and from Thredbo. Wild Brumby uses locally grown fruit from either the garden on site or from nearby farmers. There is local art and sculptures dotted throughout the property welcoming you to wander the garden.

Lake Crackenback Resort Day Spa

Indulge your self with a trip to the health and fitness centre in Lake Crackenback resort. The Spa uses only 100% organic products.  Choose from a wide selection of massage and beauty treatments or pampering spa packages. The Spa can create packages to suit any individual or group, a day with friends, bridal showers or corporate retreats. This unique environment can incorporate spa treatments with yoga, alpine walks or team building activities.

The Spa at Lake Crackenback is open daily from 10am, please call 02 6451 3000 or email as bookings are essential.

Thredbo Valley Horseriding

Set on 2200 acres this lush setting is the perfect location to ride the trails on the Snowy Mountains and experience how Banjo Paterson felt when he came through this area. Your leaders will point out local wildlife and are always happy to show you a bit of their local land. What ever your ability Thredbo Valley Horse Riding has a trail suited to gain your maximum enjoyment, they even have small ponies for young children.

Murray One Power Station

Murray 1 Power Station is the second largest power station in the Snowy Mountains Scheme. There are 10 turbines at Murray 1, each capable of producing enough electricity to supply over 95,000 houses.

Next to the power station is the Murray 1 Visitors Centre. This centre offers an exciting interactive experience with a wide range of displays, “hands on”models and exhibits. There are BBQ and picnic areas by the water that are open to the public. Light refreshments are available in the Cafe.

The Murray 1 Visitors Centre is located only 15 minutes from Khancoban on the Alpine Way. There is designated public visitor parking. Visitors are requested to follow visitor signs and parking instructions at the power station.
The Alpine Way is steep and winding in places and motorists are advised to take care and drive to the weather and road conditions, while making your way along one of the most spectacular drives in Australia.
If travelling from Cooma, Jindabyne or Thredbo, please allow sufficient time for your journey, especially during winter.
Also located only a couple of minutes from the centre of Khancoban are the Khancoban Dam release gates where the water from the Scheme is released into the Swampy Plains River and then into the Murray River for irrigation. An impressive location that is well worth a look.

Lake Crackenback Resort Activities

Lake Crackenback Resort offers a wide range of complimentary activities to guests staying at the resort. These include:

  • 9 hole par 3 golf course
  • Segway experience
  • Heated indoor swimming pool
  • Health & fitness club
  • Archery
  • Trampolines
  • 2.4km Fitness Track
  • Lake Crackenback canoeing
  • Low ropes course
  • Mountain bike skills course
  • Mountain bikes and bushwalking
  • Lake Crackenback trout fishing
  • Tennis, badminton and volleyball courts
  • Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks
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