Julien DIOT: Globeblogger in Outdoor Sports
Julien DIOT: Globeblogger in Outdoor Sports

Thredbo: Welcome in Australia’s highest mountains!

After 4 days in Jindy, it was time for me to move away. I had a feeling pushing me to Thredbo located at 35 km from Jindy into the Kosciuszko National Park.  Also my aim was to reach Thredbo by hitch-hiking from Katoomba and stay other there for a week or may be more.


Thanks to Nicolas, the owner of Sacred Ride, I’ve got free accommodation and meal at the Silver Brumby (a hostel) in Thredbo with Nicolas and Emma (in exchange, I must work 2 hours a day to clean and prepare the room for the guests). First good point. The second good point is even better. I was walking on the road to go in the direction of Thredbo and a car, without I ask anything, provided me a lift directly! It’s how I met Erin and Viky, both working at the Knickerbocker in Thredbo.

Third good point. When I arrived at the Silver Brumby, Nicolas and Alex (an American working for accommodation and food) were on their way to celebrate their birthday at the Black Bear. Alex doesn’t leave me the choice, I must come! It’s how I met all the local people living in Thredbo (or at least half of them) by drinking good beers, having an excellent diner and, of course, sharing a few slices of the delicious birthday cakes!

There I met Kellie, a mature woman crazy enough to ride both Motocross and Mountain Bike! She works at the information center and knows absolutely everyone. When she heard I like riding, she suggested me to ride with her and should be able to get me  a mountain bike!

Woohh, I’ve got free accomodation and food, had the pleasure to meet everybody and got a mountain bike to ride the downhill trails… in less than 2 hours! That’s a really good start! But an other surprise is coming:

Nicolas (Sacred Ride) gave me a job: Put together the brand new mountain bikes and fix the customers’ ones! It such a dream: I’m working as mechanic in a mountain bike shop and can ride with those ones during my free time the trails in and around Thredbo.

Here are some trails I’ve done:


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I will stay here as long as possible before to fly to New Zealand!