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Crackenback on the Alpine Way - one of Australia's great drives!

Winding through some of the most spectacular Alpine scenery in Australia, the Alpine Way begins in Jindabyne, leading to Thredbo, Khancoban and on to Victoria.  More than 100km in length and regarded as one of the great drives of Australia, it is home to a number of accommodation options from B&B’s to Luxury Resort Retreats.  Located on the border of the Kosciuszko National Park, Crackenback is a natural playground nestled in the Thredbo Valley surrounded by the spectacular Snowy Mountains and offering a great array of attractions and activities.  

Just 15 minutes drive from Thredbo and just moments away from Perisher via Ski Tube the valley’s unique setting and many activities appeal to both couples and families to truely enjoy an alpine escape.  Suggested local attractions include:

Wild Brumby Distillery – Fresh Schnapps tasting, cafe, sculpture walk & gifts. Open daily 10am to 5pm.
Lake Crackenback Spa Retreat -  Open daily from 10am, call 02 6451 3000 or email as bookings are essential.


Upcoming Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa Events

15 - 17 April 2016 -  Best of Both Worlds Walks

1 - 3 April 2016 - Women's Mountain Bike Workshop & Wellness Weekend

29 April - 1 May 2016 - Landscape Photography Weekend with Michael Scott Lees

14 - 17 October 2016 - Landscape Photography Weekend with Michael Scott Lees


Summer Activities

  • Horse Riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Alpine Guided Walks
  • Schnapps Tasting at Wild Brumby Distillery
  • Day Spa Retreat
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Segway Tours

Winter Activities

  • Walking
  • Day Spa Retreat
  • Mountain Biking
  • Schnapps Tasting at Wild Brumby Distillery


  • Wild Brumby Bar and Distillery
  • Lake Crackenback Resort
  • Cusine Restaurant Fine Dining
  • Alpine Larder