The Snowies Alpine Walk project will deliver a world-class, multi-day walk across the alpine roof of Australia in Kosciuszko National Park in Monero Ngarigo Country.
Featuring active days and comfortable nights, the 55-kilometre, 4-day walk will extend existing walks across the park's spectacular alpine area to link the resorts of Guthega, Charlotte Pass, Perisher and Lake Crackenback.
The walk has great potential to become a landmark 'must-do' experience for both domestic and international visitors.
What the project involves
The Snowies Alpine Walk will showcase the unique alpine ecosystems and breathtaking views of the Kosciuszko summit precinct. It arose from a need to disperse visitors better to reduce overcrowding issues around Rawson Pass and the summit of Mount Kosciuszko and to provide a diversity of walking experiences.
The concept reflects the vision for Kosciuszko National Park to be recognised as the premier destination for walking in Australia, with world-class sustainable facilities that protect the alpine environment.
This project will deliver a class 4, self-guided or guided walk through majestic alpine and sub-alpine landscapes along the Snowy River, and includes reaching the summit of Australia's highest mountain, the 2,228-metre Mount Kosciuszko. Along the way, there are opportunities to enjoy beautiful high-country plains, snow-capped mountain ranges and uninterrupted horizons, as well as unique plants and animals such as gnarled snow gums, hidden valleys of mountain ash, summer wildflowers, wombats, echidnas and native birdlife.
The project includes 27 kilometres of new walking track and realignment of existing tracks to protect threatened alpine grasses. Each new track section is approximately 6 to 12 kilometres long. Walkers can choose to do any section of the track as single day walks or combine sections for or 2, 3 or 4-day walks.