Grade 5

Hannels Spur Track (23km)

Kosciuszko National Park

New South Wales

23km

2-3 days

Grade 5

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Grade 5 (Difficult) - Walks for the Most Experienced: Grade 5 represents the most challenging walking tracks on the AWTGS. These are only recommended for very experienced and fit walkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep, and unmarked. Walks may be more than 20 kilometers. These challenging walks demand a high level of fitness and experience to navigate difficult terrain, significant elevation changes, and potentially unformed paths.

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Hannels Spur Track (23km)


1 Review on “Hannels Spur Track (23km)”

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  • We just completed the challenging but rewarding Hannels Spur Track to the top of Mount Kosciusko over the weekend of 23/24 March 2024. The weather was perfect for the trek, but the route itself was difficult with steep inclines, thick vegetation, and downed trees. The first day took us 5.5 hours to reach Moiras Flat campground, where we set up camp for the night.

    The second day started tough but we emerged above the tree line into a scenic landscape of rivers, rocky hills, and fresh air. We reached the summit feeling accomplished and enjoyed the panoramic views before descending by chairlift. Overall, this was one of the best hikes I have done in Australia. I recommend long pants, GPS, sunscreen, and plenty of water for this hike. The fitter you are the more you will enjoy this hike however you don’t need to be superhuman to this. There is plenty of spots to stop and have a break and this made us take in the views and enjoy the surroundings more.

    Read my full trip report here: https://www.trailhiking.com.au/trip-reports/trip-report-hannels-spur-track/

    1. Avatar of Darren Edwards Darren Edwards Trail Author

      Hey Mark, thanks heaps for this detailed report. Would you mind if I actually wrote this up as a trip report? It would be awesome to include on my site. If you have any great pics, I could add that to the report too.

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Hannels Spur Track

Trail Hiking Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we hike and pay respects to their Elders, past and present, and we acknowledge the First Nations people of other communities who may be here today.