TOUR PACKAGE

Kosciuszko National Park Snowy Mountains walk

A guided Pack-Free 4 day walk

Walk Kosciuszko National Park in NSW for the ultimate alpine walking adventure. The Snowy Mountains in NSW is a popular place in winter for skiing enthusiasts, but in spring, summer and autumn it becomes a haven for walkers keen to explore its stunning peaks, beautiful snow gum forests and impressive waterfalls. In early summer the alpine meadows erupt with colourful wildflowers whilst the tarns and lakes sparkle like bright jewels. With Mt Kosciuszko Australia’s highest peak as its centre, this area offers spectacular views and a variety of different landscapes to explore.

New South Wales
4 Days
Adventure and outdoors, Icons and Scenery
1-12
Walk
A$1999
From price per

Overview

A Pack Free Walking Experience

Carry as little as your water and lunch

We specialise in providing Pack-Free walks. When you walk with us the emphasis will be enjoying walks without the burden of carrying a heavy pack. Walk with as little as your water and lunch each day giving you the freedom to explore without the back strain!

Altitude Lodge

Ideally located in Smiggins

On night one we spend the night in Smiggins at the charming Altitude Lodge. Guests will stay in king or twin rooms with ensuites.

Denman Hotel

in Thredbo village

Our second and third nights are spent in Thredbo village at the charming Denham Hotel. In the style of an older style ski chalet this charming accommodation is perfectly located near the village square. Guests will stay in king or twin rooms with ensuites.

Fabulous meals featuring local produce

Included on tour

Evening meals are a great time for the group to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Guests will enjoy dining each evening in the lodges accompanied by Australia wines.

Personalised Tours

Maximum of 12 walkers

Our tours are designed for a maximum of 12 walkers, however, if you have a bigger group, please contact us to see if we can accommodate you.

Our CEO Guides

Chief Experience Officers

Our guides which we refer to as our Chief Experience Officer are passionate about this area’s flora, fauna and history. They will ensure your walking holiday is everything you hoped it would be and bring the group together as well as sharing their love of the environment in which you will travel.

21 Tourism Awards of Excellence

including Australia’s best Adventure Tourism Company

Life’s an Adventure have won 21 Tourism Awards of Excellence including the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Australia’s Best Adventure Company. Awards are great, but our biggest accolade which we value even more, is that our clients come back and travel with us time and time again.

What's Included In This Package

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks on the tour

Accommodation

Stay at the Altitude Lodge, Perisher and the Denman Hotel, Thredbo

Transfer

Transfers from Canberra or Jindabyne

Guides

Professionally guided walking tours

Photo opportunities

Plenty of photo opportunities available

Views

Amazing scenery along the walking tracks

Daily itinerary

1

Day 1: Walk Guthega to Perisher via Mt Blue Cow

SUGGESTED PRE NIGHT ACCOMMODATION: Novotel Canberra

DEPARTURE TIME: 7.30am

TRANSFER TIMES: Morning: 3 hours transfer from Canberra to start your walk. Or alternatively, meet the group in Jindabyne at 10am.

TRAIL NOTES: 13kms. 5.5 hours walking with breaks. Medium Grade. Elevation gain: 544m

TERRAIN: This track starts with a steep ascent then a steady descent. The track has a firm base with some rocks. There is a final gentle ascent with some rock scrambling at Porcupine Rocks before a steady descent to the end of the walk.

WALK ITINERARY:  Meet your guide at the Novotel Canberra or in Jindabyne for transfers to the start of the walk-in Guthega Alpine Village. Today’s walk traverses through Blue Cow to Perisher Valley. Along the way we explore forests of twisted Snowgums and alpine meadows alive with wildflowers in early summer. We climb Porcupine Rocks for spectacular views of Crackenback. We then walk into our accommodation at the Altitude Lodge Perisher. Tonight enjoy dinner accompanied with Australian wines.

2

Day 2: Charlottes Pass to Thredbo via Mt Kosciuszko

TRAIL NOTES: 16-19km. 4-5 hrs.

TERRAIN: This track starts with a gentle descent then a steady, sustained ascent. The track has a firm base with sections of paving and boardwalk as well as natural trail with some rocks. This is a well formed trail.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at the hotel, we head out for the day’s adventure. From Charlotte Pass our walk takes us to Australia’s highest mountain Mt Kosciuszko. We meander through Alpine fields along the way taking in spectacular views across the mountains and passing pretty glacial lakes. We stop at the historic Seaman’s Hut enjoying the magnificent vistas. We finish the day with a chair-lift ride down the mountain for a bird’s eye view of the landscape. For those wishing to walk further an optional walk is available along the Merritt’s track, which passes through pretty Snowgum forests back down the hill. We walk into our accommodation at Thredbo at the superb Denman Hotel. Enjoy time to relax before enjoying dinner in the Terrace restaurant accompanied with Australian wines.

3

Day 3: Dead Horse Gap to Thredbo Valley

TRAIL NOTES: 13.4km, 4 hours. Medium grade

TERRAIN: The track has a smooth, formed surface with occasional rocks and obstacles. Undulating terrain with some short steep hills.

WALK ITINERARY: After breakfast at the hotel, we head out for the last day’s walking adventure. This morning we access our walk by taking the chairlift up the mountain. Our walk today through the high alpine regions of Kosciuszko National Park offering spectacular vistas of the rugged peaks of Ramshead Range and Crackenback Mountain. Walk through alpine heath and pretty forests of Snowgums as we make our way to the Thredbo Valley. Along the way we may spot wombat, kangaroos or even a wild brumby which roam the plains. After our walk we make our way back to our accommodation at Thredbo. Tonight enjoy dinner in the Terrace restaurant perfectly matched with Australian wines.

4

Day 4: Waterfall Walk and Pallaibo and Sawpit Tracks

TRAIL NOTES: 11kms. 4.5 hours

TERRAIN: Undulating terrain following a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.

WALK ITINERARY: Enjoy a hearty breakfast before we set out on the last walk of our tour. Today you head down the mountain to picturesque Sawpit Creek and wander through dry eucalypt forests, to pretty Sawpit Falls and Charlie’s Cascades. Keep your eyes peeled for the interesting wildlife you can spot along the way, including wood ducks, flame robins, crimson rosellas, Australian magpies, and wedge-tailed eagles. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a platypus. Enjoy lunch, sitting by the creek and finish the walk at Guthega Alpine Village, set on the banks of the Snowy River. Afterwards, we transfer our guests with the choice of drop offs in Jindabyne or Canberra.

FINISH TIME: 2pm finish time in Jindabyne or 5.30pm arrival in Canberra.

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