Dead Horse Gap Track
  • Length: 9.8km

  • Duration: 4 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Merritts Nature Track, Kosciuszko National Park

  • End: Merritts Nature Track, Kosciuszko National Park

  • Closest Town: Thredbo Village

  • Location: Kosciuszko National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 496 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.5039810565

  • Longitude: 148.3039653123


Dead Horse Gap Track is a 9.8km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in Kosciuszko National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 4 hrs 30 mins to complete.


This walk starts with a ride up the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. There is an opportunity to eat at Australia’s highest restaurant before heading over the Rams Head Range. After enjoying the spectacular views from the Rams Head Range the walk drops to Dead Horse Gap then follows a bush track along the Thredbo river. After passing the golf course the walk returns to the base of the chairlift. Alternatively you may organise a lift from Dead Horse Gap.

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