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Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks

Experience the beauty and solitude of the Kosciuszko National Park with one and two day guided treks featuring fully catered, in-field, star-covered, overnight campsites.

This means walkers are able to experience the beauty and wilds of the Koscisuzko National Park in comfort, with the luxury of local guides sharing intimate knowledge and the hassle and hardship of carrying equipment being tended to by the Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks staff.

Your guide will lead you through outlying alpine terrain to a prepared campsite with creature comforts including personal tents, rolled out bedding ready for your weary body and a change of dry, warm clothing. Don’t lift a finger, a hearty meal will be prepared while you relax, soack up the sunset and easy conversation around a star covered campsite.

Koscisuzko Alpine Guided Walks are proud partners of Leave No Trace Australia – a national non profict organisation dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor travel and recreation through education, research and partnerships.

Touring Options

Lakeview Track

Take an easy stroll around Lake Crackenback and soak in the calming aura. Be enticed by lakeside benches before continuing along the weaving path through rolling high-country hills to the outskirts of the Resort boundary.
This lovely walk gives you a mix of high country splendour along with a view of the Resort and its facilities, while offering you a chance to take a walk that is neither too remote nor built up.

Mt. Kosciuszko Trek

Ride the chairlift from Thredbo Valley to Eagles Nest, follow a grated path that crosses the headwaters of the Snowy River and enjoy the vista of Lake Cootapatamba, Australia’s highest lake. The journey continues with the summiting of Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest peak, which affords sweeping views over the Main Range and beyond to Victorian alpine terrain. The Grade is easy for all standards of walkers with a duration of 4.5 to 7 hours (variation in time is relative to group fitness level, including breaks).

Blue Lake Trek

Starting from Australia’s highest village, Charlotte Pass, cross the Snowy River and trek on to experience the power and beauty of the ancient Blue Lake. Hewn out of granite by colliding rivers of ice, this is Kosciuszko National Park’s deepest glacial lake. The final 800m of trail ascends steadily on a paved trail, albeit the last few hundred metres to Charlotte Pass is sometimes known as heartbreak hill, but it’s worth it.

The Bullocks Track

Starting from the resort’s doorstep, enjoy walking through the Kosciuszko National Park along the Thredbo River and to the Diggings rest area. Our local guide will share stories and point out remnants of gold digging days, the historic Bullocks Hut and beautiful alpine flora. This is an excellent walk for spotting native animals. Due to the track’s proximity to the Novotel this is and ideal walk for those pressed for time.

Mt Stillwell and Kosciuszko Peak

On Day One the trek follow Kangaroo Ridge around the top of Charlotte Pass ski resort. On Mt. Stillwell enjoy open views of the Main Range and Mt. Kosciuszko. Explore the ruins of the Mt. Stillwell chairlift then with the help of the guide cover classic untracked alpine terrain following the Rams Head Range before arriving at camp. On Day Two the trek joins the old Summit Road to Rawson’s Pass before winding its way up to the summit of Mt. Kosciuszko. Break at the summit for lunch; pass by Australi’s highest glacial lake and cross the Snowy River. Experience the granite tors on route to Eagles Nest at the top of Thredbo for an effortless chairlift ride down to Thredbo Village.

Mt. Stillwell Walk

This trek follows Kangaroo Ridge around the top of Charlotte Pass ski resort. After passing Mt. Stillwell the hidden mystique of an alpine valley is revealed, leading to the ruins of a chairlift rumoured to be the longest in the world and one that was doomed from day one of operation. Enjoy open views of the Main Range and Mt. Koscisuzko.

Resort Bush Walk Track

This is the best way to circumnavigate the entire resort as the track mainly follows the resort boundaries and offers excellent views of distant mountain ridges, Lake Crackenback, the layout of the resort and a chance to discover a mix of terrain while remaining on an easy walking path.

Blue Lake and Kosciuszko Peak

A one night/two day hike. Cross the famous Snowy River and climb a paved walkway to Blue Lake with ridge lines of Australia’s highest peaks looming above. The ancient Blue Lake cirque, a natural crater formed by an inexorable combination of gravity and ice is surround by boulder sized chunks of granite. Return to a fully catered campsite in the heart of Australia’s true alpine terrain and relax. On day two, there’s a summiting to be done! From camp the route follows the Old Summit Road to Rawson’s Pass before winding its way up to the summit of Mt. Kosciuszko. On route you will pass the fortified stone shelter, ‘Seamans Hut’, built for two skiers perishered nearby in 1928. Break at Mt. Kosciuszko summit for lunch and enjoy the dizzying views. Return to Eagles Nest at the top of Thredbo for an effortless chairlift ride down offering sweeping views across the Thredbo Valley. The Grade is Easy for all standards of walkers.

Koscisuzko Passage

The guide’s favourite! Start with a chairlift ride from Thredbo Village to Eagles Nest and follow a direct route to Mt. Kosciuszko. On return, descend to glacial Lake Cootapatamba and climb to the magnetic field of the Rams Heads where stacks of granite boulders stand precariously perched. Join the Dead Horse Gap Trail that winds past the rocky peaks of the South Rams Heads and descends through the twisted, sub-alpine forest to your pick up point.

Pass to Pass Walk

A challenging walk dissecting the Main Range from Charlotte Pass to Dead Horse Gap. Trek through a huge natural amphiteatre of derelict ruins of Australian skiing heritage, climb steep slopes, circumnavigate glacial lakes, bag Australi’s two highest peaks, cross meandering streams, pass intriguing granite outcrops and pass through enchanting snow gum forests. Lots to see and lots of kilometres to cover.

Little Thredbo River Track

A favourite walk for nature lovers who like to get away from the in resort based walks. This track follows the flow of the Little Thredbo River and Kosciuszko National Park boundary on single-track paths complete with bridges, rest areas and the chance to spot wildlife and splendid alpine flowers. The track eventually leads to the junction of the Little Thredbo and Thredbo Rivers and ends at a beautiful grassy bank.

Spotlight Walks

With so much of our native wildlife coming out after dark, a guided night tour is the best way to view them in their natural surroundings. This tour is a combination of spotlighting for nocturnal animals, learning about their environment and enjoying the wonders of the bush at night. Advance bookings are necessary for this walk

Heritage Walks

Enjoy a casual walk along the Lake Crackenback trails with views of the steep slopes leading up to the Crackenback Range. Meander through the montane vegetation zone, along the Little Thredbo and Thredbo Rivers. Listen to stories from yester year of the hardships and passion of the early settlers who forged a life in the harsh high country.

Multi Peaks and Glacial Lakes

A one night and two day hike. Follow a meandering trail from Guthega Village through sup-alpine terrain to a suspension bridge crossing the mighty Snowy River. A long ascent through a variation of terrain and vegetation leads to Mt. Twynam, the country’s third highest peak. Descend into the upper Blue Lake cirque and onwards to the deep, cold waters of the lake itself. Back on track we cross the Snowy River again and head to base camp where in-field comforts await. On day two, climb to the top of Mt. Clark, then to Mullers Pass where you stand at the top of Lady Northcote Canyon with Lake Albina nestled below. A steep climb brings you to an idyllic alpine trail leading to the top of Mt. Townsend, our second highest peak and on to our highest, Mt. Kosciuszko. From here it’s a gentle walk as the path follows the raised metal wakway past yet another glacial lake, over the headwaters of the Snowy River and on to the Eagles Nest for a ride down the chairlift to Thredbo. The Grade is moderate.

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