Australian Alps Walking Track
  • Length: 650km

  • Duration: 49 days

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Canberra

  • End: Walhalla

  • Closest Town: Tharwa

  • Location: Namadgi National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 41km

  • State: ACT

  • Latitude: -35.530904

  • Longitude: 149.066054

Australian Alps Walking Track is a 650km, grade 4 One Way hike located in Namadgi National Park ACT. The hike should take approximately 49 days to complete.

Summary

A 650 kilometre trail that winds through the high country of south eastern Australia, linking this ancient mountain landscape. It traverses rugged remote alpine country where bushwalkers must be experienced and self-reliant. The track climbs our highest mountains and crosses exposed grassy high plains. It passes through magnificent tall forests and stunted snow gum woodlands, and discovers sites rich in history.

Most people choose to walk shorter sections of the trail such as the Baw Baw Plateau, Mount Howitt and the Cross Cut Saw, the Bogong High Plains, Mount Kosciuszko and the wilderness areas of Jagungal and Bimberi. To plan your trip view the detailed track notes. http://www.theaustralianalps.wordpress.com/experience/aawt/

Getting there

A 650 kilometre trail that winds through the high country of south eastern Australia, linking this ancient mountain landscape. It traverses rugged remote alpine country where bushwalkers must be experienced and self-reliant. The track climbs our highest mountains and crosses exposed grassy high plains. It passes through magnificent tall forests and stunted snow gum woodlands, and discovers sites rich in history.

Most people choose to walk shorter sections of the trail such as the Baw Baw Plateau, Mount Howitt and the Cross Cut Saw, the Bogong High Plains, Mount Kosciuszko and the wilderness areas of Jagungal and Bimberi. To plan your trip view the detailed track notes. http://www.theaustralianalps.wordpress.com/experience/aawt/

About the region

Namadgi National Park

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With remote wilderness experiences, a wide range of natural environments, an abundance of native wildlife, and Aboriginal and European cultural sites, there are many reasons to visit Namadgi National Park. Namadgi covers 106,095 hectares, with 160 kilometres of marked walking tracks. Visit the Namadgi Visitor Centre to get expert advice and see displays and audiovisuals. The Visitor’s Centre is open 9 am to 4 pm on weekdays and 9 am to 4.30 pm on weekends and public holidays. It is closed Christmas Day.

Walking is a great way to explore Namadgi National Park, with 160 kilometres of walking trails to explore the park.

The following table outlines some of the popular walks within the park. Click on the name of the trail to load a trail guide.

Notes on the park’s 160 kilometres of marked walking tracks can be found in the Namadgi Map and Guide, available at the Namadgi Visitor Centre shop and the Canberra Regional Visitor Centre for $4.50.


For more information, a location map and facilities please visit the ACT Government Information Portal.