Kosciuszko National Park

Popular Walks

Parent Regions

5 km
2.5 hrs

Blowering Cliffs Walk

This walk begins at the Log Bridge Creek picnic area, Approx 16 km south of Tumut on the Snowy Mountains Hwy. The track has some steep sections, along with amazing veiws over Blowering Reservoir. It ends at the base of the Cliff Falls. A short walk, however one not to be missed in the Tumut area.

Very Easy
1 km return
20 mins

Bullocks Hut Trail

Short, easy path to historic bullocks hut. Beautiful views of the snow capped mountains above. No parks fees necessary. Very doable and safe with small children.

20 km return
6.5 hrs

Cascade Hut Trail - Thredbo

Cascade Hut trail is a popular mountain biking and walking trail that takes you to a historic alpine hut. In winter, strap on cross-country skis or snowshoes to enjoy this trail near Thredbo.

12 km
5 hrs

Dead Horse Track

From the Cascade Trail Head (3km West of Thredbo Village)Head 5km up Dead Horse Track to Eagles Nest Cafe (Top of Chair lift) Nice spot for a cuppa and some brunch, then follow 'Merritts nature trail' down, until it joins up with 'Meadows nature trail' which will join up with the 'river walk' then the final 3kms along Dead horse track back to your car...

Very Hard
30 km
2 days

Hannel's Spur

At 1800metres it is the greatest vertical ascent in Australia. It is the same route that Strzelecki took as the first European to climb Kosciusko in 1840. A very tough but rewarding classic route.

13 km
5 hrs

Kosciuszko Summit

Beautiful walk to the top of Australia, boardwalk all the way, still know you have walked it though, will probably be lots of people. Catch the chairlift up to top of Crackenback, enjoy the wild flowers, heaths and cross the headwaters of the Snowy River, wow what a way to spend the day. Take in the view.

18 km
9 hrs

Kosciuszko Summit (Winter)

Start at Charlottes Pass carpark and cross the Snowy River and then onto Seaman's Hut. Follow the road markers the entire way to Rawson's Pass. Depending on snow depth Ski or snow shoe walk around to Rawson's Pass where Australia's highest toilet is and usually covered in snow. Scale the summit of Kosciuszko in a straight line from this point on watching out for icy conditions on the ascent. Summit carn is normally identifiable in good weather. Return by the same path. An Alternate route is to scale Etheridge Ridge avoiding deep snow drift near Rawson's Pass which can be up to 2-3 metres in depth in section. Utilise Seaman's Hut as the half way point to rest, warm up and have a break. Always check weather conditions before attempting.

10 km
3 hrs

Landers Falls

50 km south of Tumut on the Snowy Mountains Highway, this walk begins at the northern end of the Cumberland Trail, there is a car park 300 mtrs off Highway. You will follow a 4x4 track for 4.2km then continue the last 800 mtrs on a well defined track to the impressive falls and Valley Lookouts.

9.3 km return
4 hrs

Main Range Track - Charlottes Pass to Blue Lake

This walk starts from the end of Kosciuszko Road, at Charlotte Pass, and follows the signposted Main Range Track to the Blue Lake lookout. The walk crosses the famous Snowy River along the way. The Blue Lake lookout is located a short walk down sidetrack and provides stunning views of the lake. There are a series of information signs that provide information on how this lake and other features in the area where formed.

4 km
2 hrs

Mt Piper (Smiggin Holes)

From Perisher carpark follow the fenceline that seperates the snowplay area from the ski runs. Follow the piper t-bar lift to the end. Walk along the ridge line keeping Smiggins Hole resort on the right. As you appriach the summit you will find a false summit surrounded by large rocks. Look to the north north west and you will see a second summit with a radar tower to the right. This is the true summit (1850m) and is marked by a survey marker on a large rock. Return either by Smiggins Hole resort or the same way on ascent. Good views of Guthega, Blue Cow to the south. Difficult in snow (advise to take snowshoes but not neccesary). Be careful not to disturb snowwalls near rocky areas.