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Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains walk

Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains walk

A guided Pack-Free 4 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.

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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!

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Altitude Lodge

Ideally located in Smiggins

On night one we spend the night in Smiggins at the charming Altitude Lodge. Guests will stay in king or twin rooms with ensuites.

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Denman Hotel

in Thredbo village

Our second and third 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Genuinely all-inclusive

You won't even pay for credit card fees

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, you won’t even pay extra for credit card fees or wine with dinner.

Flexiwalk

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 4-day walking holiday includes:

  • Pack Free Walk – no overnight bags to carry
  • Accommodation 1 night at the Altitude Lodge, Perisher
  • Accommodation 2 nights at the Denman Hotel, Thredbo
  • 4 lunches
  • 3 hot and cold breakfasts
  • 3 dinners served with Australian wine
  • Fresh fruit and trail mix to enjoy during your walk
  • 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
Day 1: Walk Guthega to Perisher via Mt Blue Cow
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SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: Novotel Canberra

DEPARTURE TIME: 7.30am

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 3 hours transfer from Canberra to start your walk. Or alternatively, meet the group in Jindabyne at 10am.

TRAIL NOTES: 13kms. 5.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade. Elevation gain: 544m

TERRAIN: This track starts with a steep ascent then a steady descent. The track has a firm base with some rocks. There is a final gentle ascent with some rock scrambling at Porcupine Rocks before a steady descent to the end of the walk.

WALK ITINERARY:  Meet your guide at the Novotel Canberra or in Jindabyne for transfers to the start of the walk-in Guthega Alpine Village. Today’s walk traverses through Blue Cow to Perisher Valley. Along the way we explore forests of twisted Snowgums and alpine meadows alive with wildflowers in early summer. We climb Porcupine Rocks for spectacular views of Crackenback. We then walk into our accommodation at the Altitude Lodge Perisher. Tonight enjoy dinner accompanied with Australian wines.

Day 2: Charlottes Pass to Thredbo via Mt Kosciuszko
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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 3: Dead Horse Gap to Thredbo Valley
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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 4: Waterfall Walk and Pallaibo and Sawpit Tracks
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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. Enjoy lunch, sitting by the creek and finish the walk at Guthega Alpine Village, set on the banks of the Snowy River. Afterwards, we transfer our guests with the choice of drop offs in Jindabyne or Canberra.

FINISH TIME: 2pm finish time in Jindabyne or 5.30pm arrival in Canberra.

Tour Availability

We run regular tours from October to April every year. Dates are listed below however availability changes by the hour – to see real-time availability click on the monthly calendar at the bottom of the page and select the month you require. We will also consider opening up a new departure date if we have enough demand. Email us at walks@lifesanadventure.com.au

SPECIALS
Check below to see if your preferred departure has a specials saving. Conditions apply see pricing page.

Departure DatesAvailabilitySpecials
10 December 2020AvailableSuper Earlybirds
14 January 2021AvailableSuper Earlybirds
4 February 2021AvailableSuper Earlybirds
4 March 2021AvailableSuper Earlybirds

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PRIVATE GROUPS:
Date of your choice is available for groups of 10 people. Subject to availability. Free Group T’shirts also available – see details.
Please contact us for more details on (02) 9975 4553 or email: walks@lifesanadventure.com.au


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Tour Prices

$0 Deposit - Book now and pay later + COVID Booking Guarantee

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Looking forward to your next walking holiday? Why just dream when you can start planning now. With some uncertainty when border restrictions and other social restrictions will be eased, our ‘book now, pay later’ offer is designed to ensure you can book your next holiday now without the financial risk + our COVID Booking Guarantee see details below. With a $0 deposit there's never been a better time to book a holiday!

All you need to do is press the 'book now' button below and then select your preferred departure date. Fill in your details and then press submit. When everything opens up and restrictions are eased we will contact you to confirm your tour. For new bookings only. See full conditions on link below.
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PRIVATE GROUPS
Private groups of 10 people can choose the date of your choice subject to availability. Free Group T'shirts also available enquire for details.


FIRST TIME TRAVELLER SUPER EARLYBIRD From
$ 2099 /p

Prices for those doing their first walk with us

THIS SEASON’S DEPARTURES
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

Super Earlybird Price*….. $2099
Normal Price………………. $2399

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 30 September 2020. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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PAST PASSENGER SUPER EARLYBIRD From
$ 1999 /p

Travelled with Life's An Adventure previously

DEPARTURES
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

Super Earlybird Price*….. $1999
Normal Price………………. $2299

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 30 September 2020. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

Email us for your special code.

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Private Group Super Earlybird From
$ 1999 /p

Your own Private Group of 10 guests

PRIVATE GROUPS
10 participants
Departure of your choice subject to availability.
Oct 2020 to Apr 2021

Super Earlybird Price*….. $1999
Normal Price………………. $2299

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Additional Past Passenger discount not available for groups.

*See conditions on our special book now and pay later offer below.
Super Earlybird savings available on all departures only when you pay in full by 30 September 2020. Normal Price requires deposit then final payment due 8 weeks prior to departure. 

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The following extras can be purchased with your tour

  • 4 day walk Single Supplement:
    Your own room at each hotel for 3 nights
    Add: $525
  • 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: $229 per person.
    See conditions below for full details.

Book Now Pay Later Offer & Covid Booking Guarantee

For terms and conditions on our special COVID-19 Book Now and Pay Later offer click here.

FlexiWalk Option – Cancel for any Reason

Click here for full conditions on our FlexiWalk Option.

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 SPECIALS: Refunds and 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 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. We have organised through NIB Insurance for you to purchase travel insurance directly with them – please click here for details.

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.
  • NO Credit Card fee applies.
  • 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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