Kiandra heritage track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.2km

  • Duration: 45mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Snowy Mountains Hwy, Kosciuszko National Park

  • End: Snowy Mountains Hwy, Kosciuszko National Park

  • Location: Kosciuszko National Park

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: 432 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -35.8736499999999

  • Longitude: 148.494821666667

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Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

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Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

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Public Toilets

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Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding

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Kiandra heritage track is a 1.2km, grade 3 Circuit hike located in the Kosciuszko National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 45mins to complete.

Summary

Take a beautiful and fascinating walk into the history of Kiandra, home to one of the shortest gold rushes in Australian history. Lasting from November 1859 to March 1861, at its peak in April 1860, up to 8,000 people were staking their hopes on the Kiandra diggings. Within a few years, they had given up and the population of this remote mountain town had stabilised at just 350.
The short self-guided walk starts at the former courthouse, in the Kiandra Heritage precinct, and there are plenty of signs along the way to find out more about the history of the area and what life might have been like in this historic town.

About the Region

Selwyn area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Selwyn area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kings Cross Road and the Khancoban-Cabramurra Road are closed in winter (June to October long weekends). Some campgrounds in this area close in winter.

Getting There

Kiandra is located between Tumut and Adaminaby. Take the Snowy Mountains Highway to reach the Kiandra heritage track 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 the Kiandra heritage track

Tips

You might like to take insect repellent to ward off flies during the summer months.
There is limited mobile reception in this park.


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.

 

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