Are you looking for a couples getaway that is a little bit different to lying on a beach this summer? Are you ?action people?? Do you like a 'little bit of everything' and are tired of holidaying in destinations full of fast food outlets? If you haven't considered Thredbo before then you need to cast your eye at all the couples activities on offer as Thredbo ticks every box, every time.
Self-contained apartments are an excellent choice for a couples week or weekend away for privacy, space and eating or clothing washing options. There are plenty of one bedroom apartments, some with spa baths, most with balconies showcasing beautiful vistas of the mountain beyond. It really is quite spectacular. All balconies have barbecue facilities, perfect for cracking a bottle of sparkling and relaxing looking out at nature. All apartments have close washing facilities and cooking facilities if you prefer dining in your own space. Contact Lantern Thredbo Apartments
to find the right apartment for you.
If you didn't already know, Thredbo serves as the perfect venue for hosting a couple of popular music scenes, two of which are coming up over the summer. The Country Music Festival on 5th March and the Blues Festival on 17 January.
You can buy tickets for these events at the estore. If you prefer your music a little more upbeat, there is plenty of poolside action over the summer. Poolside drinks and tunes on the 27th December and NYE at Thredbo both are very cool and popular events at Thredbo for fobbing off the heat and having a good time.
If you?re someone who finds it difficult to make meal choices when there are so many great ones, then the progressive dinner might be for you. It starts at 4pm on December 12th for $90 per head and involves diners experiencing 5 different courses (one each) at five different eateries. It?s a great way to sample five different restaurants on the one night and it?s a fun and different concept to get people talking.
Christmas Day Lunch
If you don't have kids to watch open presents this Christmas day, why hang around in the metropolitan cities? Why would you? Go and do something different, and enjoy your Christmas lunch at Thredbo, you can buy this lunch at the estore too. It's actually a pretty incredible experience to be able to enjoy Christmas away from Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra traffic with the surrounds of nature in your ears, just cruising around the village and having a great lunch with your Christmas hat on. Hang your tinsel wherever you like.
If you both like to hike, are very active or are looking for something a bit different, then head to Thredbo. At Thredbo it's hiking season from 31 Oct to 30 April. Join one of the lunar walks leaving Thredbo village in the afternoon on a four wheel drive up to the start of the walk, walk in the dark up to the summit. Watch the full moon in all its splendour, enjoy a hot drink and some snacks up at the top before heading back down. There are four of these Lunar walks over summer ( 26 of November 24 of January 23 of February 22 of April) or watch the lunar eclipse together on 23 March. Book at the estore online.
If you prefer to do your own self-guided walk around Thredbo, there are a good range of 3km to 13km walks that cater to a variety of fitness levels. Either stick to the village or the valley floor or add on a chairlift ride and walk to Mt Kosciusko, one of the seven summits of the world, it's quite spectacular.
Sunset Valentines Walk
If you're looking for something as an alternative to Valentine's night dinner in the metropolitan cities, try a sunset walk here in Thredbo. After your walk, the Thredbo Alpine Hotel has a Valentine?s Day themed dinner with champagne and chocolate for the ladies. What?s not to celebrate?
Thredbo and its surrounds have recently updated many of the biking trails and tracks and you don't need to be a biking expert to utilise them, or even own your own bike. If you just want to experience biking and are not sure if you like it there are easier tracks on the valley floor. As well as bike rides that are guided by expert riders and even transport available that can bring you back to the village, which is reassuring if you're unsure of you or your partner's fitness.
If you have a good level of fitness you can enjoy many of Thredbo?s downhill bike tracks by first doing a short safety course which shows you how to safely take a mountain bike up the chairlift. You can enjoy this as part of a summer all mountain pass or just as a one day or two day pass. Jump online for more information or ask any of the friendly Thredbo staff.
Abseiling and rockclimbing
Right at the top of Thredbo, K7 runs rock climbing adventures, a great thing to do as a couple to help build trust, confidence and great memories. Who says you two are boring?
Massage is available in your accommodation from a local mobile massage therapist. She can do remedial, Swedish, cupping or lymphatic drainage. A great way to end the day after a busy day of activities.
Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery
- ten?minutes down the road from Thredbo village is the gorgeous schnapps distillery located on beautiful country acreage with large sculptures dotting the paddocks. It is a peaceful, yet fun, and a bit different to go and have breakfast or lunch. ?You can sit inside or outside and enjoy the surrounds of a fully functioning distillery. Wander after your meal around the paddocks, there's plenty to look at . You can sample the full range of flavours of schnapps they make on the premises and take a few gifts home with you. Have a look at the menu online and make a booking. It's a perfect place for a couple.
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Crackenback Farm - if you love the whole country environment and the country air enabling you to stroll around and enjoy little aspects of country life, dine at Crackenback Farm. Just 10 minutes down the road from Thredbo village as well, opposite the distillery, food is French country style and the dining room is cosy and farm-like. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday lunch from 12noon or dinner thursday friday saturday dinner from 6pm.
Central Road - if you're staying in Thredbo and you don't particularly feel like getting in your car to have a meal, there is a cute little cafe right in town that serves breakfast and lunch. It's very casual, you can take your newspaper to read outside or you could just go there for a coffee before or after doing an activity. Open Wednesday to Sunday from 8.30am for breakfast, lunch from 12noon. Portion sizes are generous. The menu is international, there is a variety of meal options ranging from to Chirozo and sauerkraut, curries salads, pork belly and salmon.
Terrace Restaurant?- above the shopping arcade in the heart of Thredbo is open for dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm right across summer. The location itself ?is light and airy, the menu features trout, salmon, gnocchi, steaks, veal and some yummy desserts. Food is also available in the apres bar next door if the restaurant is closed on a Monday. It is a nice cosy, warm den of a place to have a drink, or sit on the balcony and soak up the sun.
Enroute to Thredbo
Markets in Jindabyne or at?Crackenback Cottage?on the way to Thredbo are fun to drop in to stroll around or a coffee or fresh produce. Markets are held on the first Saturday of each month at Crackenback Cottage or on the fourth Saturday of each month at Jindabyne Bowling Club.
Make a booking now for a getaway any time over the summer for you and your partner. There is a three nights for the price of two accommodation special right across summer. Ask Thredbo staff for information on their summer activities pass as well and enjoy excellent value on your accommodation and activities. Get the communication flowing as well as the serotonin as you get active and enjoy Australia?s great outdoors.