Updates August 2022

Project stakeholder update.

Opening of the Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk

The second stage of the Snowies Alpine Walk, between Guthega and Charlotte Pass in Kosciuszko National Park, was officially opened by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Environment in June.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW said the spectacular new 9-kilometre track along the upper Snowy River is helping to establish the region as a key eco-adventure tourism destination.

'Once all 4 stages are complete, the 55-kilometre Snowies Alpine Walk will be a world-class experience for visitors to enjoy even more of Kosciuszko National Park, and puts the Snowy Mountains region firmly on the domestic and international tourism map,'

Minister for Environment said, 'The opening of this section of the walk marks the completion of the second of 4 stages, and I'm thrilled to see increased access in this beautiful part of the world'.

'I want to see everyone who comes to our magnificent NSW national parks arrive as visitors and leave as conservationists, and this walk will help us achieve that.'

Stage 2 of the walk includes Australia's highest suspension bridge over Spencers Creek near Guthega, 1,640 metres above sea level. Visitors can now link the Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk with nearby walking tracks, including the summit of Mount Kosciuszko.

Please be advised that the walk is now under seasonal closure. Please see the National Parks and Wildlife Service website for closure alerts.

Charlotte Pass to Perisher progress update (stage 3)

Good progress was made over last summer on this 9.8-kilometre new section of track from Charlotte Pass village to Porcupine Rocks. Approximately 9 kilometres have been completed, despite significant delays due to wet weather. The final section leading into the Charlotte Pass village will be completed after winter.

The final sections of the Charlotte Pass to Perisher Walk will hopefully be completed before the 2022 summer school holidays to allow holiday visitors to experience the incredible views of the Thredbo Valley, Bullocks Flat and the Main Range.

The planned upgrades to the Porcupine Walk were completed in early 2022 to increase the safety, sustainability and durability of the track. Additional upgrades are planned for this financial year, including the realignment of the first kilometre of track near Perisher village.

Perisher to Bullocks Flat progress update (stage 4)

Construction commenced on stage 4 of the walk from Perisher to Bullocks Flat in January 2022 with the additional funding of $10 million from the Australian Government's Regional Recovery Partnerships program.

Following on ground truthing and confirmation of the track route, the first task was to prepare the track route and carefully remove vegetation where required. High risk trees were assessed and trimmed or removed only where essential for construction crew and visitor safety.

Rock paving was commenced by the track builders, and our steel specialists have commenced installing elevated steel mesh boardwalks to protect sensitive habitats that support threatened species and ecological communities such as alpine reptiles, mammals, invertebrates and bog communities. They continued into June on the lower altitudes of the track near Bullocks Flat.

Once complete, these new tracks will put Kosciuszko National Park and the wider Snowy Mountains region firmly on the domestic and international tourism map and improve year-round employment stability.

There's a lot of work happening in the region, so always check National Parks and Wildlife Service alerts for the latest park closure information. Things may also change day-to-day, so check in regularly to ensure you have the latest information.

Jointly funded by the Australian and NSW governments.

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