Experience the spectacular scenery of the NSW Snowy Mountains on foot. You’ll find wonderful walking tracks, from heritage and waterfall trails to challenging tracks in Kosciuszko National Park, with walks and hikes suitable for all abilities.
The scenic ride takes you to the Kosciuszko walk, which winds past granite outcrops and wildflowers, across the Snowy River’s headwaters and above Australia’s highest lake to Rawson Pass. From here it’s a gradual climb to the peak, standing at 2,228 metres.
The longer summit walk begins in Charlotte Pass, and takes six to eight hours return. In winter the walk is snowbound and unmarked, but you can cross-country ski or snowshoe the route.
Experienced hikers can take the more challenging Main Range Track, a 22km loop which passes glacial lakes and historic huts to reach the summit of Mount Kosciuszko, before returning to Charlotte Pass. You can also split the walk over a few days and camp in the back country.
On the Wiradjuri Aboriginal Cultural Tour in the Tumut region you’ll learn about indigenous connections to the striking landscapes, the Dreaming and bush tucker. Near the amazing Yarrangobilly Caves (reopening April 2020) are more walks and a natural thermal pool ideal for a rejuvenating dip.
Destination NSW acknowledges and respects Aboriginal people as the state’s first people and nations and recognises Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners and occupants of New South Wales land and water.