Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Hotel that makes every moment matter
Nestled on 150 acres, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is bordered by Kosciuszko National Park and the majestic Thredbo River, and is just 15 minutes to Thredbo Village and Perisher Ski Resort (via the Ski Tube in winter). Offering a huge range of boutique accommodation, free activities, unique on and off resort experiences and a choice of restaurants serving the finest local produce, this all-seasons destination provides a luxurious base for you to unwind, explore and create lasting memories.
Living area, full kitchen, satellite TV
9-hole golf, fitness centre, pool, tennis, archery, disc golf, mountain bike and hiking trails
15 minutes from Thredbo and Perisher skiing
Daytime café, à la carte dining with waterfront views
Flexible event spaces and corporate retreats
ALLSAFE approved hotel
Novotel Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
1650 Alpine Way, CRACKENBACK
Telephone +61 2 6451 3000
Fax +61 2 6456 1008
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Access: 16 km / 10 mi
Access: 16 km / 10 mi
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The Alpine Larder provides honest country style service in a relaxed environment, whilst delivering wholesome, affordable comfort food that you simply can't resist.
CUISINE ON LAKE CRACKENBACK
Cuisine on Lake Crackenback Restaurant and Bar promotes dining excellence offering classic cuisine using the best of local produce. Relax and enjoy the tranquil views of Lake Crackenback and the surrounding mountains. Bookings Essential.
Spacious, contemporary in design, and adaptable, the Novotel room is truly a place for living. Perfect for all your needs.
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1 Bedroom Apartment 1 Queen Bed
- 2 persons
- Bedding 1 x Queen size beds
- Views: Lake View
- Most of the accommodation: Balcony or Fireplace
2 Bedroom Apartment 1 Queen and 2 Single Beds
- 4 persons
- Bedding 1 x Queen size beds and 2 x Single beds
- Views: Lake View
2 Bedroom Loft Apartment 1 Queen and 2 Single Beds
- 5 persons
- Bedding 2 x Single beds and 1 x Queen size beds
- Views: Lake View
- Most of the accommodation: Fireplace
3 Bedroom Apartment 1 Queen and 4 Single Beds
- 6 persons
- Bedding 1 x Queen size beds and 4 x Single beds
- Views: Lake View
- Most of the accommodation: Fireplace
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TripAdvisor Rating 4.5/5 929 reviews
Great family experience enjoyed it so much to be outdoors
TripAdvisor rating 4.0/5
basojoma TripAdvisor review
We booked a 2 bedroom apartment on the lake. We were very happy with the room. We enjoyed all the activities and had a go at everything apart from the pool. The golf course is excellent for families and kids learning to play golf. We hired bikes on one day. Myself, hubby and the teenage boys had not ridden a bike for years. We really enjoyed this too and the staff were so helpful at the activity centre. However, just as we were riding off, the segway lady who runs the segway tours who had an accent was quite rude to my kids. They were waiting to join the road with us on our bikes as a car was coming down the road. She rudely told my kids not to take up the whole road. Could she not see we were on hired biked and had just gotten them? We were separated on either side of the road area about to join the main road to heard towards the lake near the cafe when this happened. We were not moving on the bikes but waiting to join the road when it was safe to do so. My youngest was so unsure already on riding a bike and her comment was so unnecessary. She had plenty of room to do what she needed to do and we were all pulled over to either side of the roadway area. No one was prohibiting her nor did we get in her way. Shame she was not there to witness him fall off the bike 5 minutes later, she might have rethought her nasty uncalled for comment. We saw her again the next couple of days when we were playing golf and she rudely glared at us again for no reason ( I guessed she remembered us). This staff member needs to learn manners and how to be nice to customers. We decided not to do the segway tour because of her rudeness. All other staff we encountered were very nice and super helpful. The bushwalks were great and the disc golf was fun too. Breakfast was excellent, the facilities were fun and we got out of it what we needed. a restful holiday to reconnect with one anther. Our only comments to improve it is, get people to sign out the tennis balls and racquets and sign them back in. We found people were keeping the racquets in their rooms for long periods and not handing them back in. This was frustrating for us and so often no one was on the courts and there were no racquets to use. Also the day trippers who paid money to stay, took over the canoes, courts and facilities alot too. It was at times hard to get equipment when we had paid to stay their. At times we watched and wondered if people had actually paid the fee to use the gear. Totally understand you need to make money but perhaps make them wear a wrist band for the day and give us who are staying there something like this too. Just an idea to ensure paid and staying guests can use the facilities more efficiently. Don't want to dwell on the negatives, so moving on to more positives. We cooked most nights in our apartment so do a shop and bring your own food to save time and money. It was such an overall fantastic time for us all to read a book, do some exercise or just enjoy time together away from the city life we are stuck in right now. :) We would recommend it and hope to return again one day.
TripAdvisor rating 2.0/5
tourbycar Couples - TripAdvisor review
For a very special occasion we thought we’d splurge on what we considered to be top of the line, and have to say although a stunning location very disappointed with a tired venue with lots of problems and as a result spent most of the time away from the venue.
Dear tourbycar, Thank you for your review of Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa. We are disappointed to hear that your expectations were not met on this occasion. Thank you The Team at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Always worth the trip
TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5
rieltravels Couples - TripAdvisor review
Second time staying at LCR this year We have stayed 4 times in the past years and each time we are in a new studio. Little Thredbo Lane, Bullocks Drive and recently Stockwhip Way Stockwhip was the best. Furniture modern and not in need of a facelift. Chalet was fairly new, beautiful appliances, jet tub in the bathroom, heated floors, separate garage and drying room (not shared with the main chalet) Wood fireplace. Amazing view (not of the main range) but of the roos, deer and bunnies! Each morning we had roos out the back of our room. The decor in the room was beautiful and included wifi! (Very uncommon at LCR) As it is Spring, Cuisine dinner dining was closed but Alpine Larder was open. I have to complain about the breakfast hash browns!! Stop using potato scallops (or potato cakes) just use good ol deep fried hash browns. The staff aren't as friendly in the hospitality areas but reception and the spa (and Harrows!) are very welcoming and lovely. Always recommend LCR as the convenience of the skitube is the best
Thank you rieltravels for your 5 star review and honest feedback of Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa. We appreciate it! The Team at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Misleading photos and description
TripAdvisor rating 1.0/5
K2271VRtinat Families - TripAdvisor review
We want to express our deepest disappointment on staying in the resort . Our 2 bedroom villa 30 required renovation many years ago . It looks like cheap old motel but luxury resort. Pictures on the website are completely deceptive . This particular villa is very old, unattractive and smelly.The kitchen was terrible equipped, very old and lack of many important things, no dishwasher, no recycling bin ! TV was small , nothing to watch except public channels, no music system. There weren't racks to dry skiing equipment. The tab in the bathroom looked like 50 years old - absolutely ugly , the shower looks the same . There was constant noise from boiler in bedrooms . The pillows, blankets , beds are cheap, very old , worn and uncomfortable. All furniture were absolutely worn and unpleasant. I mean literally everything was a complete disaster expect the beautiful view from the window.
Hi K2271VRtinat, Thank you for feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. We do hope you contacted reception at the beginning of your stay so that they could try and rectify the situation for you. We never want our guests to leave not enjoying their experience at the Resort. Thank you The Team at Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Spoil yourself and book!
TripAdvisor rating 5.0/5
leetQ6930ZN Families - TripAdvisor review
Amazing place to stay! We would highly recommend! We stayed in a Lakeview Apartment which could not have been more perfect! Wood fire loaded and ready to light when we got in and kitchen had everything we could need including a coffee machine! Breakfast at the buffet was sensational and dinner at the wedding we attended at the Larder was perfect. The most amazing food ever for a wedding!
Thank you leetQ6930ZN for your 5 star rating. We loved hearing about your stay and knowing those little details like having the fire ready to light added to your stay. Thanks for coming to visit us.
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Who owns Lake Crackenback Resort? ›
Vested interests in the Resort include the Resort Management Company, the owner's corporation representing freehold lot owners and the Resort developer, Australian Land Co. Pty Ltd.What airport is near Lake Crackenback? ›
Lake Crackenback Resort is 15 minutes' drive from Jindabyne Town Center and 20 minutes' drive from Jindabyne Airport.How big is Lake Crackenback? ›
Description. Nestled on 150 acres, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa is bordered by Kosciuszko National Park and the majestic Thredbo River, and is just 15 minutes to Thredbo Village and Perisher Ski Resort (via the Ski Tube in winter).Can you ski at Crackenback? ›
Skiing in Crackenback
The main ski area in Crackenback is the ski resort Perisher. The ski resort is located 1.8 kilometres from the centre of the village.
Thredbo is a village and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, situated in a part of the Snowy Monaro Regional Council, and has been operated by Event Hospitality and Entertainment since 1987.Do you need chains to drive to Crackenback? ›
Do you need chains to get to Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa? On rare occasions in winter, when it snows below the snowline you may require chains for your vehicle. Because the Resort lies outside the Kosciuszko National Park, it is not a legal requirement to carry chains to get to the Resort.What is the biggest airport in South Dakota? ›
The biggest and most passenger-traveled international airport in South Dakota is Sioux Falls Airport, also known as also known as Joe Foss Field—named in honor of aviator and Sioux Falls native Joe Foss, who later served as the 20th Governor of South Dakota.What is the biggest airport in North Dakota? ›
Minot International Airport (MOT) boasts the newest and largest commercial terminal in the state of North Dakota, with air service provided by Delta, United, and Allegiant.Can you walk around Lake Crackenback? ›
Take an easy stroll around Lake Crackenback to the outskirts of the resort boundary. Or slip on your running shoes and explore the Lakeview Track's nine, strategically positioned, fitness stations! This track circumnavigates the entire Resort offering excellent views of distant mountain ridges and a mix of terrain.Does Lake Crackenback have snow? ›
When can you find snow in Crackenback? Weather stations report no annual snow.
What altitude is Lake Crackenback? ›
What is the elevation/altitude/height above sea level of Crackenback Peak? Crackenback Peak is at an elevation/altitude/height above sea level of 1470 m above sea level.Where do millionaires ski? ›
One of the most luxurious ski resorts in the world is St Moritz. The Swiss resort regularly hosts celebrities and leading business people because of its vast luxury options. Located in the Engadine Valley, it offers stunning mountain views.What is the hardest place to ski? ›
- Jackson Hole, USA. ...
- Kicking Horse, Canada. ...
- Palisades Tahoe, USA (formerly Squaw Valley) ...
- St Anton, Austria. ...
- Verbier, Switzerland. ...
- Val d'Isere, France. ...
- Whistler, Canada. ...
- Zermatt, Switzerland. Known for the iconic view of the Matterhorn, Zermatt is also one of the hardest ski resorts in Europe.
It doesn't get much more extreme than standing in your cossie on an icy beach on the shore of a freezing Lake Crackenback, where the water temperature is barely 3.5 degrees.How far is it from Sydney to Thredbo? ›
We're located roughly 5.5 hours' drive from either Sydney or Melbourne, and 2.5 hours' drive from Canberra.Is Thredbo or Perisher cheaper? ›
When it comes to skiing and snowboarding, Perisher has almost three times the number of runs available and skiable terrain. It is fantastic for families, and much more affordable than Thredbo.What is Thredbo famous for? ›
Thredbo is Australia's best snow resort and premier year-round alpine destination and has been voted Australia's Best Ski Resort in the prestigious World Ski Awards for six years running, Best Australian Resort at the 2022 Snowsports Industries of Australia Awards and Best Australian Ski Resort for families in the Out ...Can a 2WD car drive in snow? ›
We'll break it down for you in general terms. For 2WD cars, a front-wheel drive vehicle tends to do much better in the snow than a rear-wheel drive vehicle. Front-wheel drive cars can handle a moderate amount of snow and should meet the needs of anyone trying to get from home to work and back on roads without snow.Do I need snow chains if I have AWD? ›
While you can probably safely drive your AWD (all-wheel-drive) with all-season tires in light or moderate snow, it's a common misperception that AWDs will act like a tank in slick conditions. That just isn't the case. You need snow or winter tires or even snow chains when facing severe winter roads in any vehicle.Do you need chains for all for tires on 4WD? ›
Requirement 2 (R-2): Chains are required on all vehicles except four-wheel-drive vehicles under 6,500 pounds gross weight and equipped with snow tires on all four wheels. Chains for one set of drive wheels must be carried by four wheel-drive vehicles using snow tires.
Where is the smallest airport in the US? ›
The rather unique honor of hosting the smaller airport in the US goes to Montana. According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Dawson Community Airport is the smallest in America. It covers a mere 413 acres and is at an elevation of 2,458 feet, and is five miles northwest of Glendive in Dawson County.What is the closest major airport to Mount Rushmore? ›
Rapid City Regional Airport is located 35 miles from Mount Rushmore National Memorial on South Dakota Highway 44.What major airlines fly into Rapid City South Dakota? ›
American Airlines, United, SkyWest Airlines, Envoy Air, Delta, Air France, Allegiant Air and Qatar Airways all fly non-stop to Rapid City Regional.What airlines fly to North Dakota? ›
SkyWest Airlines, WestJet, United, Delta, American Airlines, Allegiant Air, Envoy Air, KLM, Aeromexico and Air France fly direct to North Dakota.What is the most complicated airport in the United States? ›
According to Bloomberg, MIA has the most time-consuming check-in/security process of any airport on the list. In addition, the airport wins the award for having the most confusing terminal layout of the 36 facilities included in the study.What is the 5 biggest airport in the US? ›
- Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, ATL.
- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, DFW.
- Denver International Airport, DEN.
- Chicago O'Hare International Airport, ORD.
- Los Angeles International Airport, LAX.
Enjoy this 4.3-mile out-and-back trail near Sydney, New South Wales. Generally considered an easy route, it takes an average of 1 h 28 min to complete.How deep is lake Crackenback? ›
Hewn out of granite by crashing rivers of ice, Blue Lake is 28 m deep and the cliffs behind in the summer and winter months make a striking border around this amazing alpine lake.How long is the Moke Lake walk? ›
Moke Lake Loop is the most popular trail to hike at Moke Lake. The loop track follows the lake's edge and is 6.5 kilometers (4 miles) long. The trail is well maintained and considered easy taking around 2 hours to complete at a slow pace.Does it ever snow in the Cotswolds? ›
Winter in the UK is roughly defined as December to February and during these months the Cotswolds may experience some snowfall. Heavy snowfall is rare, as is snow outside of the core Winter months, but possible.
Does it snow in the Grand Canyons? ›
NPS/M. Quinn Winter precipitation usually falls as snow on the rims, but melts to rain before reaching the canyon floor. The North Rim receives the heaviest snowfall, averaging 142” per year, with a record snowfall of 272.8” (almost 23 feet) in 1978. The South Rim averages 58” of snow, and Phantom Ranch less than 1”.Does it snow in Mt Tamborine? ›
Snow was also recorded to have settled even closer to Brisbane at Mount Tamborine and also Mount Glorious, while snowflakes were even spotted in Brisbane itself! What is this?Which lake has the highest elevation? ›
Read a brief summary of this topic. Lake Titicaca, Spanish Lago Titicaca, the world's highest lake navigable to large vessels, lying at 12,500 feet (3,810 metres) above sea level in the Andes Mountains of South America, astride the border between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east.Where is the highest altitude lake? ›
At present, Tilicho Lake, also in Nepal, hold the title of the world's highest lake sitting at an altitude of 4,919 metres. The newly discovered Kajin Sara lake is located at Singarkharka in Chame rural municipality.What is the highest alpine lake? ›
Located in the Cerro Bonete mountain peak in Chile, one of the highest peaks in the world, the Bonete Lake makes it to the highest lakes on the planet. It has an altitude of 19,192 feet or 5,850 meters.What is the most expensive place to ski in the US? ›
- Alta $4,181 ($3,223 + $958)
- Snowbird $4,049 ($3,223 + $826)
- Beaver Creek $3,755 ($2,391+ $1,364)
- Vail $3,131 ($1,787 + $1,344)
- Snowmass $3,052 ($1,936 + $1,116)
- Jackson Hole $3,014 ($1,904 + $1,110)
- Palisades Tahoe $2,979 ($1,839 + $1,140)
Rambo, located at Crested Butte Ski Resort in Colorado, holds the prestigious title of being the steepest ski run in the United States. The pitch is set at an astounding 55 degrees, meaning you'll be holding on for dear life almost every turn.What is the scariest ski run in the world? ›
The 78 percent gradient of Harakiri makes it the steepest groomed run in the world. One slip on this icy groomer would most likely send a skier tumbling down the length of the run. Harakiri, the Japanese term for ritual suicide, is a fitting name for the Austrian slope.Why am I so tired after skiing? ›
You've probably felt what it's like after a long day of skiing and your turns start to get a little sloppy and you get lazy with your technique because your legs are starting to feel like jello. This is due to muscle fatigue. Muscle fatigue leads to poor body mechanics, which puts you at a higher risk for injury.What is the easiest ski level? ›
- Blue slopes – easy. All ski runs with a maximum gradient of 25 per cent are marked blue. ...
- Red slopes – intermediate. The average gradient range of a red ski run is between 25 and 40 per cent. ...
- Black slopes – expert.
Who owns lake Crackenback Resort? ›
Vested interests in the Resort include the Resort Management Company, the owner's corporation representing freehold lot owners and the Resort developer, Australian Land Co. Pty Ltd.Is the water under frozen lake cold? ›
As a result, even in fairly deep lakes the water temperature beneath the ice is usually somewhere below 4° C and quite often closer to 0° C.Can the bottom of a lake freeze? ›
Water molecules become less dense (spread further apart) as water freezes. If not for this unique property of water, lakes would freeze solid from the bottom up, and there would be little if any living things in them.Where do we fly into for Glacier National Park? ›
Flying. The most convenient airport to Whitefish and Glacier National Park is the Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) located in Kalispell, MT. The airport is 30 miles from the West Entrance of Glacier National Park and 12 miles from the town of Whitefish.What is Manchester New Hampshire airport called? ›
Contact Us | Manchester Boston Regional Airport (MHT)Where do you fly into for Glacier Express? ›
The nearest airport to Glacier Express is Altenrhein (ACH) Airport which is 100.6 km away. Other nearby airports include Milan Bergamo (BGY) (103.5 km), Milan Linate (LIN) (131.4 km), Zurich (ZRH) (131.5 km) and Milan Malpensa (MXP) (134.6 km).Where is the airport for Glacier National Park? ›
Glacier Park International Airport (FCA) is the gateway to northwest Montana and the closest airport to Glacier National Park. The airport is in Kalispell, just 12 miles from the town of Whitefish and 30 miles from the West Entrance of Glacier National Park.What is the best month to go to Glacier National Park? ›
For most people, late June through mid-September is the best time to visit Glacier, because they want to drive the Going to the Sun Road, raft and fish the rivers, hike the trails, visit the backcountry Chalets, and explore several areas of the park, on both sides of the Continental Divide.How far is Yellowstone from Glacier? ›
The driving distance between Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park is 441 miles. It takes approximately 7h 59m to drive from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park.Is it better to drive or fly to Glacier National Park? ›
The best way to get to Glacier National Park is by flying into Glacier Park International Airport in Kalispell, Montana. The airport is only 40 minutes away from the West Glacier Entrance and is the closest airport to the park.
What airlines fly into NH? ›
Southwest Airlines, American Airlines, Allegiant Air, PSA Airlines, United, Republic Airways, Piedmont Airlines As American Eagle, Spirit Airlines, Cape Air and Qatar Airways fly direct to New Hampshire.What airlines land in Manchester NH? ›
- American Airlines. www.aa.com. 800-428-4322. Nonstop Flights to: Charlotte. Philadelphia. ...
- Southwest. www.southwest.com. 800-435-9792. Nonstop Flights to: Baltimore – Washington. ...
- Spirit. www.spirit.com. 855-728-3555. Nonstop Flights to: Fort Lauderdale. ...
- United. www.united.com. 800-864-8331. Nonstop Flights to:
- British Airways.
- Etihad Airways.
When Should I Take the Glacier Express? The Glacier Express journey is wonderful no matter when you take it. However, in Winter you can enjoy the beautiful snow-capped mountains – making the trip feel that bit more magical. But for clearer views and almost-guaranteed good views, Spring is your best bet.What is the most scenic train ride in Switzerland? ›
The Glacier Express - known as the 'Slowest Express Train in the World' (and arguably the most scenic) - connects the mountain resort towns of Matterhorn adjacent to Zermatt and St Moritz in the Swiss Alps.What is the most beautiful part of the Glacier Express? ›
The Oberalp Pass is the highest point of the Glacier Express. At a height of 2,033m above sea level, you get possibly the most breathtaking view of the journey.How many days do you need in Glacier National Park? ›
Come for at least five days.
A weekend trip just won't do. There is so much to see and do in the park that many visitors come back year after year and still find new places to explore. To maximize your time, consider a four-night visit: two nights in West Glacier and two nights in East Glacier.
A seasonal hiker's shuttle is offered by Glacier National Park Lodges for a fee. It connects West Glacier, Apgar, Lake McDonald Lodge, St. Mary, and Many Glacier. Reservations required.
Six major airlines —Alaska, Allegiant, American, Delta, Sun Country, and United — serve the Flathead Valley. With service to hubs in Seattle, Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Denver and Las Vegas, these carriers link travelers to limitless destinations both national and international.