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Pallaibo walking track is a 5.5km, grade 3 One Way hike located in the Kosciuszko National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
Pallaibo walking track in Kosciuszko National Park is a popular walk for fishing and picnicking by the river, birdwatching, or enjoying nature or wildlife photography. It can be completed as either a one-way walk (5.6km) or return route. Going in one direction, this lovely track begins at picturesque Sawpit Creek picnic area and finishes at Thredbo River picnic area. Most visitors arrange to be picked up from Thredbo River picnic area for convenience.
Follow your way through dry eucalypt forests, along Sawpit walking track, before continuing past the scenic Sawpit Falls and Charlie’s Cascades. Keep your eyes peeled for the interesting wildlife you can spot along the way, including wood ducks, flame robins, crimson rosellas, Australian magpies, and wedge-tailed eagles. If you’re lucky, you may even spot a platypus.
This is a great walk at any time of year. When the temperatures are high on the exposed higher altitude tracks in the park, don’t worry; there’s plenty of shelter and shade on this track.
Take a virtual tour of Pallaibo walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.
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.
Pallaibo walking track starts at Sawpit Creek picnic area in the southern precinct of Kosciuszko National Park.To get there:Drive along Kosciuszko Road from Jindabyne towards Perisher ValleyAfter crossing Thredbo River, the end of the walk is immediately on your left at Thredbo River picnic area.Continue to the starting point along Kosciuszko Road400m past Kosciuszko Education Centre, turn left into Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat.Take the first left down a short dirt road to reach the picnic area The picnic area can be accessed via a short paved walk from Kosciuszko Education Centre. 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 Parking is available at Sawpit Creek picnic area, Kosciuszko Education Centre and Thredbo River picnic area. Bus parking is available at the education centre.
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.