About Pender Lea
Snowy Mountains Holiday at Pender Lea
We would like to welcome you to Pender Lea and thank you for considering us for your Snowy Mountains holiday. We hope our website piques your curiosity and answers your questions, if you require any further assistance or information please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your visit.
1056 Alpine Way
PO Box 82 Thredbo NSW 2625
Phone: 02 6456 2088
Fax: 02 6456 2088
Bookings: 1800 352 088
Christine and Rudi Schatzle are your hosts at Pender Lea. The Schatzle’s are well know local identities and are true pioneers of the ski industry. They have lived and operated businesses in the area since the early beginnings of Thredbo Village. Offering warm mountain hospitality to visitors for the past 45 years. Rudi hand cut the ski runs and chairlift lines when Thredbo was first developed. He introduced the famous flare run to Thredbo, a tradition which is still held every Saturday night throughout winter. At Pender Lea they continue to offer exceptional service to their guests whom return year after year to soak up their unique European “Gemutlichkeit”
Pender Lea is just 5.5 hours drive from both Sydney and 6.5 hours from Melbourne. We are located in the heart of The Snowy Mountains. If you’re cruising to the mountains from Sydney once on the Eastern Distributor there are only a few sets of traffic lights to Pender Lea. From Melbourne the fully sealed Kosciuszko Alpine Way is your scenic window, as you wind through the spectacular Kosciuszko National Park.
Distance & Driving times from major cities
5 - 6.5 hours 500km (approx.)
5.5 - 7 hours 500km (approx.)
2.5 hours 180km (approx.)
Visit our Location page for detailed driving instructions.
Pender Lea’s ideal location puts the best of the Snowy Mountains right on your doorstop. You are only minutes away from the mountains, lakes, rivers and resorts. Pender Leas location is perfect for skiing either Thredbo or Perisher Blue.
Distance & Driving times from major resorts and attractions
Ski Tube - Perisher Blue
5 minutes 4km (approx.)
15 minutes 20km (approx.)
10 minutes 11km (approx.)
Located on the property
Trout Fishing - Thredbo River
Located on the property
See our Specials and Package Page for exclusive offers for Pender Lea guests.
Please visit our Activities pages for a comprehensive activities guide.
Pender Lea has on offer a variety of accommodation to suit every budget and taste. Are you dreaming of a romantic getaway to the mountains? Then choose a luxury mountain chalet with an open fire or the historic Pender Lea Post Office, the quintessential high country cottage. Planning a family get together or group holiday our very spacious cottage comfortably accommodates thirteen. For the adventurer on a budget our park cabins are the best value on the Alpine Way – perfect for an impromptu fishing trip or a weekend in the snow. With so many options, you are bound to find one that suits.
Please visit our Accommodation page for more details and availability
Check- in Check-out
Check – in from 3.00pm.
Bags can be dropped off earlier if required – please let us know in advance.
Check-out is by 10.00am.
We would appreciate if you could ensure that your property is vacated by this time as we need to have the chalets clean and ready for incoming guests. During summer when the pace is a little slower we are happy to offer late check-outs if there are no incoming guests scheduled to arrive. On arrival ask about the possibility of a late check-out.
A 50% deposit is required to confirm all bookings. The balance of your booking is payable 28 days prior to arrival. If you need to cancel your booking more than 8 weeks prior to your arrival, your deposit will be refunded less a 10% handling fee. If less than 8 weeks of notice is given there is a no refund of deposit policy. All cancellations must be notified in writing.
Blankets, doonas, feather down mattress toppers and pillows are supplied for each bed. Linen (ie.sheets, towels, and pillowcases) is not included in the tariff for Summer Season or the Value Season. The tariff for the Park Cabins does not include linen year round. Pender Lea can hire your linen if required.
Pender Lea supplies the highest quality bedding on the market, for health reasons the beds must not be slept in without linen. If you forget something do not hesitate to contact reception we will be more than happy to supply whatever you may require.
We have plenty of parking at all of our properties – it is not undercover. Make sure you have anti-freeze in your car before you head to the cold country.
Kosciuszko National Park
Pender Lea is situated on the outside boarder of the Kosciuszko National Park. The park entry station is 5 minutes toward Thredbo and entry fees apply.
Please visit our Location page for full details on traveling in the National Park.