(36°30′S, 148°18′E) is a village and ski resort in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, in the Snowy River Shire. Thredbo is about 500 kilometres south of Sydney. It is accessible by the Alpine Way. It is built in the valley of the Thredbo River, formerly known as the Crackenback River, at the foot of the Ramshead Range.
The town has around 4150 beds but a permanent population of only about 300 people. When the mountain is fully covered by snow, Thredbo has the longest ski runs in Australia, and this attracts around 700,000 winter visitors annually
Mitta Mitta is a small town in the Australian state of Victoria. It stands on the Omeo Highway and is 380km from Melbourne, and is located on the Mitta Mitta River not far from Dartmouth Dam. At the 2001 census, Mitta Mitta and the surrounding area had a population of 151. Mitta Mitta, from Mutta Mutta, means "thunder" in the local Aboriginal language although this is under some dispute. The river was discovered by explorers Hume & Hovell and early pastoralists from the Monaro district in New South Wales seeking respite from increasingly dry conditions moved to the area to take up the fertile land after 1838.
Gold was discovered in 1852 and a town developed. The Pioneer Mine, to the west of the town, became one of the state's largest open-cut mines and with 441 kg of gold produced over 20 years. The Pioneer Mine was the third enterprise in Australia to use large-nozzle hydraulic sluicing and was managed for 12 years by James Hedley from the famous gold-mining family. In the early twentieth century gold dredges mined for gold yielding 167 Kg of gold. Tin was also mined in the district