Summit Trail – Charlotte Pass to Rawson Pass
  • Length: 15.2km

  • Duration: 5 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Kosciuszko Rd, Kosciuszko National Park

  • End: -36.4576748213, 148.2686816834

  • Closest Town: Charlotte Pass

  • Location: Kosciuszko National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 501 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.4318554704

  • Longitude: 148.3282798229


Summit Trail – Charlotte Pass to Rawson Pass is a 15.2km, grade 4 Return hike located in Kosciuszko National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 5 hrs 30 mins to complete.


This walk starts at the end of the road at Charlotte Pass and follows the Old Kosciuszko Road as it winds through the mountains to Rawson Pass. The walk passes the well known Snowy River and Seamans Hut. Rawson Pass is at the foot of Australia’s highest mountain and there are great views along the main range. Rawson Pass is also home to the highest public toilets in Australia.

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