Snowies Alpine Walk: Stage 3 Now Open

Image: Boen Ferguson for NPWS

Section 3 of the brand new Snowies Alpine Walk in Kosciuszko National Park is now complete and ready to be explored.

The new 13 km section of track, which includes upgraded trails, including the popular Porcupine walk, allows visitors to experience the incredible alpine region and Australia’s highest peaks.

Image: Ash Gill
Image: Ash Gill

The new section of trail includes 1,665m of elevated steel-mesh walkway, 6,734m of rock paving, 1,263m of gravel hardened track, 861 rock steps, and 196 drains. And let’s not forget the breathtaking beauty of Thredbo Valley, Bullocks Flat and the Main Range.

Image: Ash Gill
Image: Ash Gill

The Snowies Alpine Walk is being constructed in 4 stages:

  • Stage 1 – Charlotte Pass / Main Range Track – 22 kilometres (now open)
  • Stage 2 – Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk – 9km (now open)
  • Stage 3 – Charlotte Pass to Perisher walk – 13 km (now open)
  • Stage 4 – Perisher to Bullocks Flat walk – 11km (under construction)

The fourth and final stage of the Snowies Alpine Walk from Perisher to Bullocks Flat is due for completion in summer 2023–24 and and will see the full multi-day walk launched. The final section is set to include 11.4 kilometres of new walking tracks, upgraded car parking facilities, and amenities.

The Snowies Alpine Walk is a world-class, 55km multi-day trek that connects the charming villages of Thredbo, Charlotte Pass, Guthega, Perisher, and Bullocks Flat.

With so much work happening around the region, always check NPWS alerts for the latest park closure information. Situations may change day-to-day, especially as we move into winter, so check in regularly to ensure you have the latest information.

Images provided by Ash Gill.

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