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.
Your 5-day walking holiday includes:
*Option to stay the first night in Canberra at the Novotel instead of Jindabyne. On a request basis only.
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
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 Valhalla Lodge in Perisher. Tonight enjoy dinner and wine in the lodge’s restaurant.
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 lodge, 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.
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.
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. 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.
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