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Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains walk

Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains walk

A guided Pack-Free 5 day walk

Walk Kosciuszko National Park in NSW for the ultimate alpine walking adventure. The Snowy Mountains in NSW is a popular place in winter for skiing enthusiasts, but in spring, summer and autumn it becomes a haven for walkers keen to explore its stunning peaks, beautiful snow gum forests and impressive waterfalls. In early summer the alpine meadows erupt with colourful wildflowers whilst the tarns and lakes sparkle like bright jewels. With Mt Kosciuszko Australia’s highest peak as its centre, this area offers spectacular views and a variety of different landscapes to explore.

NOTE: This tour includes an arrival day (including accommodation) and 4 days walking.


A Pack Free Walking Experience

Carry as little as your water and lunch

We specialise in providing Pack-Free walks. When you walk with us the emphasis will be enjoying walks without the burden of carrying a heavy pack. Walk with as little as your water and lunch each day giving you the freedom to explore without the back strain!


Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne

1 night

For your first night stay at Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains. The apartments offer a balcony or patio with views of the Lake Jindabyne or the Snowy Mountains. It’s a 5-minute walk from Jindabyne town centre. Each apartment is air-conditioned and includes full kitchen and laundry facilities. Resort facilities include an indoor pool, tennis court, gym and undercover parking.

Altitude Lodge, Perisher

1 night

In Perisher we’ll stay at the charming Altitude Lodge. Guests will stay in king or twin rooms with ensuites.


Denman Hotel, Thredbo Village

2 nights

Our last two nights are spent in Thredbo village at the charming Denham Hotel. In the style of an older style ski chalet this charming accommodation is perfectly located near the village square. Guests will stay in king or twin rooms with ensuites.


Fabulous meals featuring local produce

Included on tour

Evening meals are a great time for the group to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Guests will enjoy dining each evening in the lodges accompanied by Australia wines.


Personalised Tours

Maximum of 12 walkers

Our tours are designed for a maximum of 12 walkers, however, if you have a bigger group, please contact us to see if we can accommodate you.


Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

Our guides which we refer to as our Chief Experience Officer are passionate about this area’s flora, fauna and history. They will ensure your walking holiday is everything you hoped it would be and bring the group together as well as sharing their love of the environment in which you will travel.


21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia's best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.


Genuinely all-inclusive with a COVID Booking Guarantee

All our walking holidays are genuinely all-inclusive experience you won’t need to keep putting your hand in your pocket to pay for additional items along the way. Everything has been though of.

Book with confidence with our Covid-19 Booking Guarantee click here


NEW Flexiwalk Add-On

Cancel for any reason option

FlexiWalk is a new optional Add-On that allows passengers to cancel their tour last minute and not be penalised. Exclusively designed by Life’s An Adventure, this product gives our guests certainty in a time of uncertainty. Click here to find out more details



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Tour Itinerary

Tour Inclusions
Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains walk

Your 5-day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight bags to carry
  • Accommodation 1 night at Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains
  • Accommodation 1 night at the Altitude Lodge
  • Accommodation 2 nights at the Denman Hotel, Thredbo
  • 4 lunches
  • 4 hot and cold breakfasts
  • 4 dinners served with Australian wine
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • Celebration lunch at the Jindabyne Brewery
  • Professionally guided – Our guides are locals who are passionate, well trained and enthusiastic with the ability to bring to life a depth of information
  • Transfers from Canberra or Jindabyne
  • National Parks Fees

*Option to stay the first night in Canberra at the Novotel instead of Jindabyne.  On a request basis only.

Day 1: Arrival Day Jindabyne
Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains walk

Today is an arrival day. Your first night will be at Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains, Jindabyne. Make your own way to the Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains Jindabyne for your overnight accommodation. Check-in is anytime after 2.00pm. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the town, with the town centre a short 5 minute walk away. Tonight meet your guide and the group at 7.00pm for dinner in Embers Fireside Restaurant at Rydges.

CANBERRA PICKUPS: Please note: a 3pm pickup is available today from Vibe Hotel, Canberra, arriving in Jindabyne at 5:10pm in time for dinner. For those wanting this optional pickup please choose on your booking form. Drop offs in Canberra are also available on the final day

Day 2: Blue Lake, Club lake circuit 13 km
Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains walk

TRAIL NOTES: 13kms. 5.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade. Elevation gain: 685m

FLEXIBLE WALKING: 10kms. Easier option walk to Blue Lake only.

TERRAIN: This track starts with a decent down to cross the snowy river by stepping stones then a steep ascent. The track has a firm base with some rocks. expect, gravel, paved, and dirt track on this walk. The adventurous return from follows an off-track route

WALK ITINERARY:  Enjoy breakfast in the restaurant at the Rydges Horizons Snowy Mountains before being transferred to the start of the walk at Charlottes Pass. Along the way we explore trails twisted Snowgums and alpine meadows alive with wildflowers in early summer. We view the spectacular blue lake and for the more adventurous an extra hike out to Carruthers peak and return by the club lake circuit. We then head to our accommodation for this evening at Altitude Lodge. Tonight enjoy dinner and wine in the lodge’s restaurant.

Day 3: Charlottes Pass to Thredbo via Mt Kosciuszko
Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains walk

TRAIL NOTES: 16-19km. 4-5 hrs.

TERRAIN: This track starts with a gentle descent then a steady, sustained ascent. The track has a firm base with sections of paving and boardwalk as well as natural trail with some rocks. This is a well formed trail.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at the hotel, we head out for the day’s adventure. From Charlotte Pass our walk takes us to Australia’s highest mountain Mt Kosciuszko. We meander through Alpine fields along the way taking in spectacular views across the mountains and passing pretty glacial lakes. We stop at the historic Seaman’s Hut enjoying the magnificent vistas. We finish the day with a chair-lift ride down the mountain for a bird’s eye view of the landscape. For those wishing to walk further an optional walk is available along the Merritt’s track, which passes through pretty Snowgum forests back down the hill. We walk into our accommodation at Thredbo at the superb Denman Hotel. Enjoy time to relax before enjoying dinner in the Terrace restaurant accompanied with Australian wines.


Day 4: Dead Horse Gap to Thredbo Valley
Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains walk

TRAIL NOTES: 13.4km, 4 hours. Medium grade

TERRAIN: The track has a smooth, formed surface with occasional rocks and obstacles. Undulating terrain with some short steep hills.

WALK ITINERARY:  After breakfast at the hotel, we head out for the last day’s walking adventure. This morning we access our walk by taking the chairlift up the mountain. Our walk today through the high alpine regions of Kosciuszko National Park offering spectacular vistas of the rugged peaks of Ramshead Range and Crackenback Mountain. Walk through alpine heath and pretty forests of Snowgums as we make our way to the Thredbo Valley. Along the way we may spot wombat, kangaroos or even a wild brumby which roam the plains. After our walk we make our way back to our accommodation at Thredbo. Tonight enjoy dinner in the Terrace restaurant perfectly matched with Australian wines.

Day 5: Waterfall Walk and Pallaibo and Sawpit Tracks
Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains walk

TRAIL NOTES: 11kms. 4.5 hours

TERRAIN: Undulating terrain following a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy a hearty breakfast before we set out on the last walk of our tour. Today you head down the mountain to picturesque Sawpit Creek and wander through dry eucalypt forests, to pretty Sawpit Falls and Charlie’s Cascades. Keep your eyes peeled for the interesting wildlife you can spot along the way, including wood ducks, flame robins, crimson rosellas, Australian magpies, and wedge-tailed eagles. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a platypus. Afterwards enjoy a celebratory lunch at Jindabyne brewing company with a local beer or wine enjoying the views over Lake Jindabyne. Guests can then depart the tour in Jindabyne or be transferred back to Canberra.

FINISH TIME: 2.30pm finish time in Jindabyne or 5.30pm arrival in Canberra.

Tour Availability

We run regular tours from October to April every year. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 people. Subject to availability.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: groups@lifesanadventure.com.au

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Tour Prices

Earlybird Special savings available now - save $200 per person

Earylbird Special savings available with $200 off per person. Plus check out our COVID Booking Guarantee (see details below).

Private groups of 10 -12 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability.

$ 2699 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us


Oct 2022 to Apr 2023
Earlybird Special*………….. $2699
Normal Price**………………. $2899

*Earlybird Special Savings available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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$ 2599 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously


Oct 2022 to Apr 2023
Earlybird Special*………….. $2599
Normal Price**………………. $2799

*Earlybird Special Savings available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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Private Group SPECIAL
$ 2599 /p

Your own Private Group of 10 guests

10 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.

Oct 2022 to Apr 2023
Earlybird Special*………….. $2599
Normal Price**………………. $2799

*Earlybird Special Savings available when you book and pay in full at time of booking. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 


Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

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Private Groups

$ Xtras /p

The following extras can be purchased with your tour

  • 4 day walk Single Supplement:
    Your own room at each hotel for 4 nights
    Add: $487
  • FlexiWalk Add-On – Cancel for Any Reason:
    Purchase a FlexiWalk Add-On for normal price tickets and cancel 96 hours prior to departure for any reason.
    Price: $289 per person.
    See conditions below for full details.

Our COVID Booking Guarantee

For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Booking Guarantee click here.

FlexiWalk Option – Cancel for any Reason

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Discount Information:

PAST PASSENGER DISCOUNT: Those who have travelled with Life’s An Adventure previously, receive a past passenger discount of $100. In order to receive this discount please email us for your special “promo code” to use when booking. In your email, you should outline what Life’s An Adventure tour you have done with us in the past so we can cross-check.

EARLYBIRD & SPOT SPECIAL CANCELLATIONS: Refunds or cancellations are not permitted for Earlybird Deals or Spot Specials, however, transfers to another date are permitted 8 weeks or more prior to departure. We advise taking out travel insurance, in case unexpected circumstances prior to the trip, prevent you from joining this tour. Early bird or Spot Special discounts cannot be used in conjunction with another offer. To receive these special discounts, full payment must be made at the time of initial booking. Flexiwalk Add-On option not available on these tickets.

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise our clients travelling within Australia to take out Travel Insurance. We have partnered with Cover-More to provide travel insurance to our guests. To get a quote or purchase travel insurance directly with them CLICK HERE .

Additional Information

  • Prices are per person in Australian dollars and include GST.
  • A deposit of $300 per person is required to secure your booking. (unless taking advantage of Earlybird or Spot Specials in which full payment is required at time of booking).
  • Note: If you are booking within 90 days of your departure date – we will require full payment at the time of booking
  • Prices are based on twin share of rooms. If you are travelling solo you may be required to share with someone of the same gender. If this is not suitable you can request to pay a single supplement, however, limited single rooms are available per trip so are on a request basis.
  • Payments must be made online via our NAB (National Australia Bank) secure payment page via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) or over the phone.
  • We advise taking our Travel Insurance to cover items such as cancellation of tour due to minimum numbers not met, or adverse weather conditions, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Contact Us
  • Address: HEAD OFFICE: Shop 7, 1306 Pittwater Road
    Narrabeen NSW 2101.

    Guests can meet this tour at our Life’s An Adventure Premises:
    29/6955 Arthur Highway, Port Arthur.
  • Phone: (02) 9975 4553
    After Hours: 0457 002 482
  • Email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au
  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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