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A guide to the experiences of Thredbo Valley in Australia's Snowy Mountains.

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  • Take a trip to Thredbo Valley, the heart of the Snowy Mountains

    Visit: www.fiveminutegallop.com.au

  • n Brad Spalding, Distiller, Wildbrumby Schnapps

    Every year countless visitors stop at Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery for a tasting, lunch and advice on how to enjoy the mountains.

    Now, weve distilled our local knowledge into The Five Minute Gallop, a guide to the experiences available in the Thredbo Valley and surrounds.

    The area is famous for winter and skiing, but with warm long days and cool relaxing evenings this is the perfect time to visit.

    Experience the natural beauty of the mountains on foot, or head out on horseback. Spend the day fishing, playing golf, biking or just sitting watching the river flow. Then enjoy relaxing drinks as the sun sets over the Snowys, and great food made with local ingredients.

    So come for a day, a weekend or a longer stay. Wed love to show you around!

    Left: Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery

  • The showpiece still at Wildbrumby Distillery Door

  • Visit Wildbrumby for a schnapps tasting tour, fine European-inspired food made with local ingredients, the sculpture garden and distillery door sales.

    The Wildbrumby Bloody Mary: Kosciuszko Vodka, Wildbrumby Devils Tongue Schnapps and tomato juice

  • Wildbrumby Cowboy: Wildbrumby Butterscotch Schnapps and Baileys Irish Cream

  • Horses are an integral part of the mystique of the Snowy Mountains. The wild brumbies and working horses of the area are even part of our national culture.

  • Dining is one of the not-to-be-missed experiences of the Snowy Mountains.

  • Fly fishing on the Thredbo River;Golf at Thredbo and Lake Crackenback;Camping in Kosciuszko National Park

  • Knickerbocker in Thredbo and try Wildbrumby Peach Schnapps panna cotta with organic raspberries. All over the Five Minute Gallop you can enjoy fine dining or bistro fare.

    There is something magical about horse riding in the Snowy Mountains. The wild surroundings, breathtaking scenery, amazing wildlife: an environment unlike anywhere else on earth. Rides can be catered to all levels, from absolute beginners to the experienced thrill seeker. Young children too small to ride a full-size horse can still join in the fun through pony rides. The kids will love it, and for the family photographer its a dream come true!

    For those who prefer to take in the scenery on foot, dont miss the many and varied hiking trails. Naturally one of the most popular walks and almost a rite of passage for visitors to the region is the trip to the top of Mt Kosciuszko, the highest point on the Australian continent. There are two main ways to head to the top of Kosi: straight out of Thredbo with a flying start up the hill on the Kosciuszko Express chairlift, or from Charlotte Pass on the Summit Road.

    Kosciuszko National Park is one of the largest parks in Australia, and there are numerous walks to suit day trippers or seasoned trekkers. Take a day walk to a glacial lake, stay overnight on the Main Range Track, or head out for a multiple night adventure. The mountains are stunning in spring and summer with the wild flowers in bloom, cool and relaxing in autumn, and they present a stark beauty after the first snowfalls as the area starts to head into the ski season.

    The Five Minute Gallop area includes some of the best fishing including fly fishing in Australia. If youve never been fly fishing before the rivers of the Snowy Mountains are a great place to start: tuition and equipment is available for beginners but if youve already mastered the basics local fly fishing guides can help show you the best locations to fish and how to further improve your technique.

    From eco-habitats to cosy bed and breakfasts to luxury you can always find accommodation to suit. So what are you waiting for? We look forward to sharing the wonders of the Five Minute Gallop with you. n

    Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery is at the heart of the Five Minute Gallop and is a Snowy Mountains experience like no other.

    Wildbrumby Schnapps is produced at the distillery from local fruit, including the delicious home-grown raspberries. At the distillery you can do a full tasting tour, get up close to the impressive machinery and find out what it takes to make a bottle of schnapps. After sampling the range, sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal in the Wildbrumby Caf. Take advantage of the country air and enjoy the valley views from the outdoor seating a perfect way to spend a leisurely day. The caf has Paulaner beer on tap, and a range of wines and non-alcoholic drinks. And if you crave a coffee, it serves some of the best in the Snowy Mountains: the ideal accompaniment with breakfast or the authentic handmade Austrian cakes.

    In fact dining is one of the not-to-be-missed experiences of the Snowy Mountains. There is a wealth of restaurants and cafs specialising in quality local ingredients such as mountain trout, lamb, venison and Hobbit Farm goats cheese. Visit The

    The Five Minute GallopExperience the unique beauty of Australias high country and leave your worries behind.

    Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery DoorLocally grown organic raspberries are used in Wildbrumbys special release schnapps

  • Wildbrumby Schnapps Distillery

    Jindabyne

    Thredbo Village

    Mt Kosciuszko

    Alpine Habitats

    Crackenback Farm

    Bimblegumbie

    Crackenback Cottage

    Altitude 1260

    Mia Creek

    Andreas White House

    Quality Resort Horizons

    Journey Food and Wine Bar

    Steve Williamsons Trout Fishing Adventures

    Thredbo Valley Horse Riding

    Clearwater Fly Fishing GuidesThredbo Alpine Hotel

    Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre

    Berntis Mountain InnHouse of Ullr

    Lake Crackenback Resort

    Perisher

    Ski Tube

    River Inn

    The Post Office

    Pender Lea Chalets

    The Knickerbocker

    Food and DrinkBerntis

    Crackenback CottageCuisine on Lake Crackenback

    House of UllrJourney Food & Wine Bar

    The Knickerbocker Bar and RestaurantRiver Inn

    Thredbo Alpine HotelWildbrumby Schnapps Distillery

    Outdoor ExperiencesClearwater Fly Fishing Guides

    K7 AdventuresLake Crackenback Golf Course

    Perisher Snowy Wilderness

    Snowy Region Visitor Information CentreSteve Williamsons Trout Fishing Adventures

    Thredbo Golf CourseThredbo Kosciuszko Chairlift

    Thredbo Valley Horse Riding at Pender Lea

    AccommodationAlpine HabitatsAltitude 1260

    Andreas White HouseBerntis Mountain Inn

    BimblegumbieCrackenback Farm

    House of UllrLake Crackenback Resort

    Mia Creek Bed and BreakfastPender Lea Chalets

    The Post OfficeQuality Resorts Horizons

    River InnSnowy Wilderness

    Thredbo Alpine HotelThredbo Village

    Weddings and FunctionsI Do in the Snowies

    For detailed information visit the Five Minute Gallop Web site at:

    www.fiveminutegallop.com.au

    The Five Minute Gallop is brought to you by Wildbrumby Schnappswww.wildbrumby.comCorner of Wollondibby Road and the Alpine WaySnowy Mountains NSW 2627 AustraliaPhone: 02 6457 1447 ABN 29106610459