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Introductory to Moderate
Activities
  • Trekking with a day pack
Accommodation
  • 2 nights hotel
Meals
  • 2 Dinners
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Breakfasts

3 Days$2195AUD

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to a maximum of 12-16 people


Trip Code: BSW

Snowies Alpine Walk Trip highlights


  • Three days exploring the rooftop of Australia
  • Summit Mt Kosciuszko, Australia's highest mountain
  • The walk concludes with a guided cave tour at the famous Jenolan Caves

Activities:

Itinerary

To join this trip you can self drive to Jindabyne or join the group transfer with a scheduled pick up from Central Station at 7am or Canberra Station at 10am. The group will meet at 12pm in Jindabyne, and enjoy a delicious lunch at the foot of Kosciuszko National Park. A transfer will bring the group to the quiet village of Guthega, above the dams of the Snowy Hydro Scheme, where we will start our afternoon walk. We will follow the mighty Snowy River all the way to Charlotte Pass. We will wander past the wombat highways, and tree hollows laden with crimson rosellas, through to the long-standing Illawong Hut and Illawong Suspension Bridge that is shouldered by granite giants. We continue following the new Snowy Alpine Trail through heathlands and across Australia’s highest altitude swing bridge, criss-crossing into ancient snow gum forests and montain environments. Today's walk finishes amongst the majestic grandfather snow gums at Charlotte Pass. In fine weather, there is the option of continuing to explore Mount Stillwell, which looms over Charlotte Pass village and presents panoramic views of the main range. Overnight: Charlotte Pass Walking distance: 9km (2.5 hours) + optional 4.5km walk (1.5 to 2 hours)

Meals:  L,D

Brace yourself for a longer day of walking! The first half hour of the walk today will present you with the challenge of crossing the stepping stones across the Snowy River. Bring your crocs and a second pair of socks for this gentle crossing - you’ll likely stay dry but it is best to be prepared. Moving onwards and upwards to Blue Lake, Australia’s most famous glacial cirque lake, past the mighty Sentinel, and over the ridges of Australia's rooftops until you come to the summit of Australia’s highest point, Mount Kosciuszko, for a spot of lunch. After an epic traverse of Australia’s highest country, a quick 6km descent from the Kosci summit will take the group into the beautiful Thredbo Village. Overnight Thredbo. Walking distance: 21km (7 to 8 hours)

Meals:  B,L,D

The final day of walking will lead you out the door of your lodge, straight to the banks of the Thredbo River. You will wind your way beside Thredbo River through stunning examples of sub-alpine wet eucalypt forests. Stunning grated bridges guide you back and forth over the river, presenting you with views of the valley, snow gums, and crystal clear waters. We have to options for today's walk, walking to either Thredbo Diggings Campground or a slightly shorter walk to Ngarigo Campground. We will have our final group lunch together, before a 40 minute drive back to Jindabyne. The trip ends here for those who met the group in Jindabyne on day 1, or join the return transfer to Canberra or Sydney. Walking distance: 14km (4 to 4.5 hours) or 9km (2.5 to 3 hours).

Meals:  B,L


Inclusions

  • Professional, knowledgeable and passionate guide(s)
  • 2 nights twin share accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners & snacks and hot drinks
  • Emergency communications and group first aid kit
  • National Park entrance fees
  • Transport by private minibus
  • Cave tour on the final day (subject to availability)

  • Backpack (can be hired)
  • Travel to and from Jindabyne
  • Accommodation before or after the trip
  • Items of a personal nature: alcoholic beverages, car parking etc
  • Travel insurance

Accommodation


Suitability

Introductory to Moderate

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We believe our walking adventures are heaps of fun, and we want to ensure you have the best experience possible. It’s important to us that you have the fitness and skills to enjoy your time with us so please read on. For our full day bush walking experiences, participants require a good level of fitness and must be willing and able to walk over rugged terrain with some steep ascents and descents. In order to complete this walk you should already have a good level of fitness and ideally undertake regular exercise three or fours times a week. Experience hill walking with a day pack is recommended. Participants will get the most out of their walk if they feel comfortable walking up and down stairs and on uneven ground.


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Total Priceper person from

$2195AUD

Options & Supplements*
    *Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Snowies Alpine Walk trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.