Snowies Alpine Walk

Dec 7, 2022

Mandy Lamont

Mandy Lamont

In June 2022, the second stage of a four stage world class multi day walk opened in the Snowy Mountains. Winding its way along the Upper Snowy River linking Guthega to Charlotte Pass, this 9km trail follows the Snowy River Valley’s sub-alpine landscape overlooked by the main range with sections of rock paving and elevated steel mesh boardwalks to protect sensitive habitats.

Linking to the existing Main Range loop starting and ending at Charlotte Pass, the walk includes summiting Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, at 2,228 m, adding to the walks appeal.

Through spectacular and majestic alpine and sub-alpine landscape unique to the Snowy Mountains region, the final sections of the 9.8km Charlotte Pass Village to Porcupine Rocks, Stage 3, offers incredible views of the Thredbo Valley, Bullocks Flat and the Main Range. This section was expected to be completed in time for this summer but continued wet weather and late snowfalls have impacted construction and timelines.

When all four stages are complete at the end of 2023, the 55 km Snowies Alpine Walk starting at Guthega, will take in the main range loop back to Charlotte Pass, on to Perisher finishing at Bullcoks Flat/Lake Crackenback.

Walkers can choose to do any section of the track as single day walks or combine sections for a 2, 3 or 4 day walk. With many different types of accommodation available along the way, making it a unique multi-day trek across the roof of Australia.

The Snowies Alpine Walk, a class 4 guided or self guided walk includes reaching the summit of Australia’s highest mountain at 2,228 m, one to tick off your bucket list.

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