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This moderate walk sets out from the Mount Selwyn Resort carpark, along the access trail behind the resort, winding through snowgum forest to Mount Selwyn Radio Tower. Further along, the trees open up into vast sub-alpine grasslands with views of Tabletop Mountain and Mount Jagungal.
The open plains are awash with wildflowers in summer, including golden-stemmed billy buttons and orange everlasting daisies. Birds are active in autumn and spring - keep an eye out for wedge-tailed eagles, flame robins and brown falcons. This track is also a great option for horse riding and mountain biking adventures.
Turn right at the junction with Tabletop trail and follow for 1.3km to reach Four Mile Hut access trail, where you can spot faint remnants of the area's gold mining days. Four Mile Hut is 750m along the lightly marked access trail, by foot only. Built in 1937, by the last active gold miner in this area, the striking timber and tin strip hut is a scenic backdrop for a picnic to refuel before retracing your steps to the carpark.
Note: Sadly, Four Mile Hut was impacted by fires in 2020 and was burnt to the ground.
About the region
Kosciuszko National Park spoils you with snow sports, walks and mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains. Go camping, explore caves, climb Australia's highest mountain, or stay in heritage accommodation. There are 7 areas in this park:
1. Thredbo-Perisher area is your gateway to Mount Kosciuszko. Find NSW's favourite ski resorts, top alpine hikes, mountain bike trails, and endless adventures in the Snowy Mountains.
2. The Lower Snowy River area embraces the wild south of Kosciuszko National Park. Camp by the Snowy River and explore the scenic trails on a walk, bike or horse ride.
3. Khancoban area is the western gateway to Kosciuszko National Park. Discover Geehi and Tom Groggin's camp spots, fishing, and riding. Marvel at the Western Fall views or explore huts and hikes in the Jagungal Wilderness.
4. The Selwyn area is your perfect base to explore the walks, rides, and top fishing spots of central Kosciuszko National Park. Selwyn Snow Resort and historic Kiandra are closed due to severe fire damage.
5. The Yarrangobilly area is a highlight of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Explore jaw-dropping caves on a guided tour and swim in the thermal pool. Stay at historic Caves House and enjoy the walks and wildlife.
6. The Tumut area is your launch pad into northern Kosciuszko National Park. Discover water sports and wildlife at Blowering Reservoir. Camp and explore hidden walks and waterfalls in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains.
7. The High Plains area spoils you with summer walks, horse rides and bike trails to mountain huts, caves, and gorges. Camp, stay in Currango's heritage cottages, and discover Kosciuszko's wild north-east corner.
Four Mile Hut walk is located near Selwyn Snowfields Ski Resort in the northern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there from Tumut (95km):Drive south along the Snowy Mountains HighwayTurn right on to Link Road at the Selwyn Snowfields turn-offTurn left on to Kings Cross Road and follow the signage to the Selwyn Snowfields Ski Resort To get there from Adaminaby via Kiandra (45km):Drive west along Snowy Mountains HighwaySoon after passing through historic Kiandra, take the left turn-off on to Link Road towards Selwyn SnowfieldsTurn left on to Kings Cross Road and follow the signage to the Selwyn Snowfields Ski Resort carpark Road quality It's recommended that all vehicles carry snow chains from the June to October long weekends. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips. Parking Parking is available at Selwyn Snowfields Ski Resort, including several designated disabled spots. Bus parking is available.
There is limited mobile reception in this area of the park.
Weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit, and read our safety tips before you set out.
It's a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. Bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.