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:

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.




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 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 – 




  • Walking
  • Day Spa Retreat
  • Mountain Biking
  • Schnapps Tasting at Wildbrumby Distillery

Horse Riding

Thredbo Valley Horse Riding

Booking Information 

Rides, Prices and Booking

To make a booking please call (02) 6456 2142.


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. 

To make a booking please contact Reservations on 6451 3000 or email