Meadows Nature Track

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 30 mins

3.1 km Circuit

210 m

Hard track
This circuit walk offers an enjoyable way of exploring the diverse environments near Thredbo Village. Starting near the centre of town, you will follow the Merritts Nature Track partway up the hill. Then, following the Meadows Nature Track signs, you cross a series of open ski runs before heading back into the bush. Through this section of forest, you visit a delightful mossy creek with a small weir, then head down another ski run to return the valley terminal.

Maps for the Meadows Nature Track walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Perisher Valley 1:25 000 Map Series 85252S PERISHER VALLEY NSW-85252S
Chimneys Ridge 1:25 000 Map Series 85241N CHIMNEYS RIDGE NSW-85241N
Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 KOSCIUSZKO 8525
Jacobs River 1:100 000 Map Series 8524 JACOBS RIVER 8524

Cross sectional view of the Meadows Nature Track bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Meadows Nature Track

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 3.1 km
Time 1 hr 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


2.2km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps and another 410m is very steep. Whilst another 330m is flat with no steps and the remaining 150m has short steep hills.

Quality of track

2.2km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail and another 540m follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles. The remaining (330m) follows a smooth and hardened path.


Around 2km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.1km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 2.4km of this walk requires no previous bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 670m requires some bushwalking experience.


Around 2.6km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 490m is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.


Around 2.9km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 150m has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Meadows Nature Track walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Meadows Nature Track walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Meadows Nature Track walk starts and ends at the Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift (gps: -36.503981, 148.30397)
Your main transport option to Bottom of Kosciuszko Express chairlift is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Snowy Mountains weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂