Main Range walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 22km

  • Duration: 8hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: -36.4201112178797, 148.281510000001

  • End: -36.4201112178797, 148.281510000001

  • Location: Kosciuszko National Park

  • Closest Town:

  • Distance from CBD: --

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.4201112178797

  • Longitude: 148.281510000001

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Campfire Pit
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Rainforest Walk

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Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

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Main Range walk is a 22km, grade 4 Circuit hike located in the Kosciuszko National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 8hrs to complete.

Summary

This spectacular, long alpine track is suited to adventurous hikers eager to explore some the highest reaches of Kosciuszko National Park on foot.
Set out from Charlotte’s Pass on the 22km track, which takes you through the glacier-carved landscapes of this protected UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. You’ll cross the fabled Snowy River, journey past Hedley Tarn and Blue Lake, and be dazzled by wildflower meadows in early summer. Then it’s high up along the rugged Main Range to the very rooftop of Australia, Mount Kosciuszko (2228m), where the views across the Australian Alps stretch as far as the eye can see.
From here, the track loops back to Charlotte’s Pass via the Mount Kosciuszko Summit trail. If you’re well-equipped, and prepared for an overnight back country camping, the walk can be spread over a couple of days.

About the Region

Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
8.30am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.

Getting There

Main Range walking track is in the Alpine precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:Drive along Kosciuszko Road from Jindabyne past the ski resorts of Smiggin Holes, Perisher Valley and Charlotte Pass Village 40km to Charlotte Pass.Parking outside the 20-minute only area Road quality All 2WD vehicles need to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on: Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher) Guthega Road Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips. Parking Street parking is available nearby to the trackhead on Kosciuszko Road. Bus parking is also available.

Tips

It’s a good idea to bring a topographic map, compass and GPS.
Fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB from the Snowy Region Visitor Centre or Perisher NPWS office.
Weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable. Come well-prepared for your visit and read our alpine safety tips before you set out.


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.