Snowies Alpine Walk

Dec 7, 2022
Words & Photos
Mandy Lamont

In June 2022, the second stage of a four stage world class multi day walk, the Snowies Alpine Walk opened in the Snowy Mountains.

Stage Two

Winding its way along the Upper Snowy River linking Guthega to Charlotte Pass. This 9km section of the Snowies Alpine Walk follows the Snowy River Valley’s sub-alpine landscape. Overlooked by the main range it has sections of rock paving and elevated steel mesh boardwalks to protect sensitive habitats.

Main Range Link

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, are still to be completed. And will offer 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.

Snowies Alpine Walk

When all four stages are expected to completed 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. Before going on to Perisher and 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. The many different types of accommodation available along the way. The Snowies Alpine Walk will be 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.

You might also be interested in ready about the Falls Hotham Crossing. Read here

For more informantion on the Snowies Alpine Hike, see NPWS website here

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