There is a pharmacy in the Ski tube terminal building. They have a full range of common toiletries, Prescriptions including e-prescriptions, Sports Injuries Management including Braces / supports, Cough & Colds, Vitamins and Complementary Medicines, Sunscreens etc. If they do not have what you need, they can generally get it in overnight, so please let the team know. Tel: 02 6457 5652 (during ski season)
Kunapipi lodge has a St Johns First Aid kit in the stores room on the lower level under the stairs to handle minor incidents and a defibrillator is located in the kitchen/dining room.
Foodworks supermarket/bottle shop is in the skitibe terminal and is open 8:00am-6:00pm. Pick up items on the way home or order online and they will deliver to the lodge for a small fee.
Dining and Apres options
For those wishing to dine out there are a range of top class restaurants, which operate in the valley during the winter season and these are in reasonable walking distance from the lodge. Here are some recommendations.
Lunch (on mountain)
* Sundeck : ski-in/ski-out- best outdoor Kranskies on the mountain & great range of schnapps
* Alpine Eyre at foot of Eye t/bar- recently taken over by Vail - so no famous Eyre burgers at this time
* Mid-Station – Fast food & drinks station
* Guthega Inn- delicious food and worth the trip over to see the view from a table outside https://www.guthegainn.au/book-a-table/
Lunch (off Mountain)
* Brunelli’s in the food court (pretty mean chili hot chocolate and best coffee on the mountain)
* Aldo’s pizzeria (in ski tube terminal opposite post office.)
* The Base 1720 - Shhh! keep this one secret as this is a quiet place for a lovely lunch! A cosy contemporary atmosphere to enjoy cocktails by the fireplace or enjoy a snack from our Tempters menu. Adjacent to the Pub Family Food Court.
* Man from Snowy River – opposite the Ski Tube terminal. Great food * sometimes live music
* White Spider – 1/2 way back to the Lodge. Great place for dinner. Sometimes live music around 5pm
* Coroboree Bar - Want to watch a match? Their three large TVs are always tuned into the latest sporting events. A dartboard and pool table ensures fun for everyone.
* The Hoff Bar – In Chalet Sonnenhoff offers a range of beers, wines and cocktails in the cosy ground floor of the lodge, open every night until late.
The lodge is also conveniently located adjacent to many cross country ski trails which wind around the southern and eastern parts of Perisher Valley. These tracks during the summer months are an ideal way to explore the beauty and tranquility of Perisher and the natural environment.
Perisher Blue provide further details about the valley.
Cycling - Kunapipi is not only available for winter activities and the lodge is frequented by hikers and cyclists in the “non-snow” months. The attached photos show a cycling expedition undertaken by Ian Shaw (Treasurer) and friends over an Easter weekend. The cycle rides are great and can be undertaken on sealed as well as unsealed roads, depending on preferences and type of bicycle. The ride to Charlottes’ Pass is a
Walking - if you like to bush walk (or stroll) there are many wonderful trails to explore. Here are some recommendations on the AllTrails website https://www.alltrails.com/australia/new-south-wales/perisher-village/walking
A very popular walk from the lodge is the Porcupine walk -a short 5.7km return, family-friendly walking track at Perisher in Kosciuszko National Park. Spot wildflowers as you climb to Porcupine Rocks for breathtaking views of the Thredbo Valley and Main Range.https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/walking-tracks/porcupine-walk
Fishing - Perisher Creek is a very small stream that flows directly through the Perisher Blue Ski Resort. It is a summer only option and is closed to fishing between the June and October Long Weekends. The creek holds very small rainbow and brown trout and due to its size, is really only suitable for fly only. Bait fishing is not permitted. The best section to fish is from the village carpark area downstream to the sewerage treatment works, below the North Perisher Ski Lodges and chairlift. A full list of fishing spots in the Snowy Mountains can be read here -https://www.snowymountainsfishing.com.au/region/streams/perriv/
Purchasing your recreational fishing licence
The fees are:
$7 for three days
$14 for one month
$35 for one year
$85 for three years
You can purchase your recreational licence online here: https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/recreational-fishing-fee or by calling 1300 369 365 (Visa and Mastercard only), from hundreds of standard and gold fishing fee agents and from most Kmart stores in NSW.
Horse Riding -
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! Thredbo Valley Horse Riding is a premier horse riding destination for adults and children, from beginners to advanced, we can offer a ride for everyone. We can provide a simple pony ride for the kids through to longer rides for the more adventurous.
1. Family and group rates available on inquiry.
2. All rides include a 10 minute introductory lesson and we will select a suitable horse for you.
3. Thredbo Valley Horse Riding can offer special rides for DISABILITY riders by prior arrangement.
Contact us for details.
Wildbrumby Schnapps Located only 22km from Australia’s highest peak, the distillery has access to pristine Alpine water, organically grown fruit and native mountain botanicals, which have become the inspiration behind its award-winning stable of schnapps, gin and vodka.
The distillery door is open daily with our full range of snowy mountain spirits and the stillhouse cafe opens from Thursday to Monday, offering a unique, relaxed dining experience.
Thredbo Leisure Centre
Join us at Thredbo Leisure Centre, located just a 5 minute walk from Thredbo Village Square and Friday Flat. Get fit and have fun at our top-class facility including a gym, pool, waterslide, Mission Inflatable, sports hall, bouldering wall, squash court and recreational trampoline centre. Open Daily | 7am – 6pm https://www.thredbo.com.au/activities/thredbo-leisure-centre/
Enjoy the family friendly 700m Alpine Bobsled track as it twists and turns its way down the mountain whilst you control the speed with a brake on your sled. Thredbo’s Alpine Bobsled track is located just a short distance from Valley Terminal along the Merritts Nature Track.
To ride the Alpine Bobsled on your own you must be 9 years of age or older and over 130cms tall. For the kids under 9 you double up with a responsible adult.