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.

Truely enjoy an alpine escape

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:

Wildbrumby 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.


  • Wildbrumby Distillery
  • Crackenback Farm
  • Cusine Restaurant Fine Dining
  • Alpine Larder


Alpine Larder Café 

Offering a cosy rustic setting complete with stone fireplace and a delightful area outside, the Alpine Larder delivers down to earth service and a crowd-pleasing menu that incorporates Snowy Mountains produce. 

Choose from traditional wood-fired pizzas, delicious burgers, hearty curries and soups. Or fuel up before your alpine adventures with the best coffee in the mountains and a range of tasty snacks.


OPEN DAILY from 10.00am 

  • Brunch – 10.00am – 11.30am 
  • Lunch – 11.30am – 3.30pm 
  • Dinner – 5.30pm – 8.00pm 





Cuisine Restaurant & Bar

There’s nothing like an alpine adventure to work up an appetite, and Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa caters to every culinary need with a range of dining options that incorporate world-renowned Snowy Mountains produce. 

Perched over Lake Crackenback, Cuisine Restaurant & Bar boasts stunning views over Lake Crackenback and the Snowy Mountains, a team of dedicated chefs delivering menus incorporating local region produce, and friendly, attentive service. Children’s menus are available and bookings are essential. 


For each day of your stay, please book your breakfast seating time here – 





Crackenback Restaurant Farm 

An ideal venue for a relaxed family meal away from the busy village scene. 

Our cute little Shop is open on the days that our restaurant is open, until 5 pm. It is full of vintage and pre-loved designer fashion, gifts and nick-nacks. 



Call (02) 6456 2601 to reserve your table. 


Wildbrumby Distillery 

Welcome to the Stillhouse kitchen, influenced by our continental roots; mixed with the best local produce and our commitment to sustainability.  

Our full range of snowy mountain spirits is sold through our distillery door and drive-thru bottle shop. 

To reserve a table at the Stillhouse cafe, we recommend you contact the distillery by phone between 10 am and 11 am, or 3 pm and 5 pm on (02) 6457 1447.


Show play

Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is your launch pad to epic snow fun with Thredbo and Perisher Resorts just 15 minutes away.

Just 15 minutes from Thredbo and moments from Perisher‘s Skitube alpine railway, its unique setting and range of activities make it the perfect holiday destination for couples and families.

Lake Crackenback is the perfect holiday destination to acquaint yourself with an alpine wonderland through all seasons of the year.

A world of relaxation

Open 7 days

10:00AM – 5:00PM

Step into a world of tranquillity at the Spa & Wellness Centre at Lake Crackenback. From deep tissue massages that relieve the aches and pains of mountain adventures to rejuvenating facials and indulgent spa packages, our therapists will help you restore balance to the body, mind and spirit.

Each of our custom-built treatment rooms offers an inviting sanctuary with stunning mountain views as your backdrop; with the added luxury of an infinity-edge bath in our deluxe treatment room.

Wally the Wombat

Wally lives on the corner of Bullocks Drive and Rocky Road.

At Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa we have a resident wombat that we have named Wally.

Children can draw a picture or write a letter to Wally and deliver it to his mailbox. Wally reads all his letters and may even respond to the children’s letters.

There are some great walks around the resort for spotting wildlife including many of Wally’s friends including kangaroos, deers, emus and possums.

Horse Riding

Thredbo Valley Horse Riding

Booking Information 

Rides, Prices and Booking


Come and experience Thredbo Valley Horse Riding, meet Nev and his team (both two-legged and four-legged!) ……….. and experience the majestic Snowy Mountains on horseback! 

Segway Tour

This is a super fun introduction to the Segway experience. The Segway Experience is set on our purpose-built all-terrain Segway park with a variety of features. 


For a tour with a difference, jump on one of our All-Terrain Segways for the highest Segway experience in Australia. Our off-road terrain machines will easily transport you across snow, mud, rocks, logs, hills and gravel paths, allowing you to fully experience the breathtaking scenery of the Snowy Mountains. 

Canoe / Kayak

Minimum age of 16 and participants must be physically fit. 

Experience length
2½ hours 


Experience the only River Sled Tour in the Snowy Mountains, our expert guide takes you on the thrilling journey via the stunning Thredbo River. Purpose-designed in New Zealand for running river rapids, our River Sleds are designed for maximum fun and safety.