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Published January 29th 2021
The walk between Bullocks Flat and Thredbo Diggings Campground in the Snowy Mountains is one of the best in the area for wildlife lovers or those who are keen for a flat, leisurely walk in an area known for its mountain trails.
It's an easy walk and a great family-friendly option. It's also open to mountain bikers who don't want to take on one of the more challenging tracks in Thredbo. The scenery reminded us of hiking in Tasmania with the craggy rocks of the Ramshead Range, which might even be snow-capped if you're walking early in the season.
The walk is a 6km loop track that starts at the Bullocks Flat Ski Tube, which sits just outside the national park fee zone. If you're staying at Lake Crackenback, you can actually walk from there, which adds on an extra kilometre each way.
The best way to start the walk is by heading to the historic Bullocks Hut, which was built in 1934 for use as a fishing lodge. If you return in the early evening, you might get lucky and spot one of the resident platypus, although sadly we didn't see one on our trip.
After the hut, the trail follows the river to Thredbo Diggings, weaving through the forest and it's very likely you'll see deer, lots of kangaroos and maybe even a wombat or two - their burrows are everywhere! If you're hiking in summer, the path is lined with beautiful wildflowers which add a little magic to the already beautiful forest.
The path is in great condition and you can spend your time looking at the gorgeous scenery, rather than having to watch your feet for rough terrain. As you pass by the campground, the grassy verge in front of the river is a lovely place to stop for a picnic, or even a dip if you are up for braving the chilly water!
From the campground, the trail heads back into the forest and then onto the ski tube.
It took us 1.5 hours to do the entire walk and that included taking plenty of photos of the beautiful Thredbo Valley and stopping to chat to friendly walkers along the way. We highly recommend this trail and suggest visiting in the late afternoon when your chances of seeing wildlife are better and you may even get treated to a beautiful sunset.