Bushwalking & Hiking in the Snowy Mountains

Highlights

The Snowy Mountains' scenic backdrop and fresh alpine air make it a prime location for bushwalking and hiking. The most adventurous climb to the summit of Mt. Kosciuszko, or there are a range of bushwalks around the base of Australia's highest mountain range.

Bushwalking in the Snowy Mountains

Hiking, Snowy Mountains

Home to Australia's five highest peaks, and adorned with wildlife, lush flora and sweeping views, the Snowy Mountains' sub-alpine tracks are excellent to explore on foot.

With cool temperatures and lofty altitudes all year round, ensure you've researched your walk and have checked weather forecasts and park conditions. December through to March are recommended as the best time to bushwalk and hike in the Snowy Mountains region. The Snowy Region Visitor Centre in Jindabyne will have the most up to date safety information on each track, and is also where you can pick up an entry pass for the Kosciuszko National Park.

Tackle the Snowy Mountains' most iconic trail, the Mount Kosciuszko summit walk. It follows an old road through snow gums, heathland and amazing displays of wildflowers up to breathtaking views from Australia's highest peak.

For beginners, the Bullocks walking track follows the Thredbo River and passes the historic Bullocks Hut. The equally-historic Kiandra heritage walk winds through the town famous for Australia's shortest gold rush in a fascinating short hike.

Two popular hikes in the region take in historic huts which embody the rich social history of the Snowy Mountains. Cascade Hut trail is a multi-use trail with many walking tracks suitable for beginners and intermediate hikers. The Four Mile Hut trail offers spectacular views of Mount Jagungal and Tabletop Mountain leading to a picturesque picnic spot.

Bushwalks and hikes vary in difficulty, but it's always important to bring drinking water, sunscreen and a hat. You also may require sturdy footwear or snowshoes for more intermediate walks as terrain may be more challenging. For advanced walks it is recommended that you carry a topographic map and compass with you.

  1. Bullocks Walking Track

    Starting from Thredbo Diggings campground or Bullocks Flat SkiTube carpark, this short track meanders alongside the Thredbo River and takes around an hour each way or 30 minutes if you're riding.Along the...

  2. Clarke Gorge walking track

    As you hike through the narrow gorge cut by Cave Creek, spectacular limestone cliffs, and cave formations on either side, you’ll never imagine that Clarke Gorge walking track could get any better. But it does,...

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