• SELF-GUIDED
  • 7 DAYS
  • Moderate
PRICE FROM £ 1,585 per person
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £ 335 per person

OVERVIEW

The high peaks of Kosciuszko National Park are a mecca for walkers keen to see rugged scenery, masses of spectacular wildflowers and the summit of Mt Kosciuszko. The walking is exhilarating yet relatively easy for an alpine environment. Be rewarded with spectacular views as you walk each day, mountain fresh air and the sense of completion as you wind your way through the mountains from Wragges Creek to Thredbo.

Follow the Aqueduct Trail, learning about the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme and cross the Snowy River. On the last day, we take the chairlift ride back to the top of Mt Kosciuszko and walk down from the summit to Thredbo via Dead Horse Gap to cap off what is an amazing linear trek through the alps. This is undoubtedly one of Australia's most breathtaking landscapes.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Snow gum woodlands and colourful alpine meadows
  • Meander alongside rippling aqueducts, rivers and dams
  • Climb to Porcupine Rocks for breathtaking views of the valley
  • Blue Lake lookout and crossing the famous Snowy River
  • See unique plants that don't grow anywhere else on earth
  • Climb the highest mounting in Australia, Mt Kosciuszko and enjoy the exhilarating  chairlift descent
  • Spot wild brumbies roaming the plains

AT A GLANCE

TRIP LENGTH
7 DAYS
WALK GRADE
Moderate
PRICE FROM
£ 1585 per person twin/double share
SINGLE OCCUPANCY
£ 335 per person

ITINERARY

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Pack free epic alpine walking holiday staying and dining in comfort
  • The best of Snowy Mountains walks including Mount Kosciuszko
  • 6 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Cooked breakfasts, chef-prepared two-course dinners ( free nights in Thredbo and Jindabyne) and substantial walkers lunches
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Stroll’s representatives on the ground

ACCOMMODATION & DINING DESKTOP

The Snowy Mountains ski lodges and hotel accommodations are very comfortable on this walk. All are in excellent locations and are right in the park for ample opportunity to explore. Every room has its own ensuite.

The two-course dinners in the mountains are prepared by the in-house chefs as are the plentiful cooked breakfasts.

Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walker’s Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A walker’s lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

GENERAL INFO

This walk is rated as moderate with ample opportunity to push yourself to make this more challenging with additional options offered. All tracks remain well-marked, but the alpine terrain is at times undulating. There are some rough tracks along with gradual ascents to the summits, plus some steep uphill and downhill sections.

This walking holiday starts and finishes in Jindabyne with transfers between accommodation and sections of the walk. Each walking day you’ll cover an average of just over 15km, but with the options, we offer along the way that can be increased. As part of the walk, you’ll even take an optional ride on a chairlift for part of the way. We move your luggage ahead to your next accommodation at each stage, so all you need to carry is what you need for the day.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

HOW TO GET THERE

The Roof of Australia commences in Jindabyne, approximately halfway between Sydney and Melbourne.

The easiest way to get to Jindabyne is to drive. There is a daily coach service from Canberra to Cooma – you would then need to catch a taxi from Cooma to Jindabyne. You can also fly from Sydney to Cooma on Aeropelican and catch a private transfer to Jindabyne. We can supply more detailed information on request. However, it is more convenient and often cheaper to hire a car and leave it in Jindabyne during this walking holiday.

THE WALKING

The tracks are good underfoot but there is some elevation to this walk – but only on some of the days. The days are about an average of 18 km, however, that is pushed up by the two long days at 20 km. You will need a good level of walking fitness to enjoy this walk. See the 5 or 6-day versions for a moderate-rated walk. The walk snakes its way through the Snowys and includes all the epic new walks that have been constructed these last few years.  It is somewhat challenging, but well worth the effort.

WEATHER

This walk can be done any time from the start of December to 20th April. This mountain environment is about 10–15 degrees cooler than Melbourne and Sydney, and there is a possibility of bad weather even during summer. January and February are usually warm and the alpine wildflowers are at their best. December and March are usually mild and considered by many people to be the best times to visit.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine details and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

MAP

DEPARTURE DATES

  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    Details
  • 1 Dec 2023 - 1 Apr 2024
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1585

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 335
  • 1 Dec 2024 - 1 Apr 2025
    AVAILABLE

    from £ 1640

    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 335

sections

Overview

The high peaks of Kosciuszko National Park are a mecca for walkers keen to see rugged scenery, masses of spectacular wildflowers and the summit of Mt Kosciuszko. The walking is exhilarating yet relatively easy for an alpine environment. Be rewarded with spectacular views as you walk each day, mountain fresh air and the sense of completion as you wind your way through the mountains from Wragges Creek to Thredbo.

Follow the Aqueduct Trail, learning about the mighty Snowy Mountains Scheme and cross the Snowy River. On the last day, we take the chairlift ride back to the top of Mt Kosciuszko and walk down from the summit to Thredbo via Dead Horse Gap to cap off what is an amazing linear trek through the alps. This is undoubtedly one of Australia's most breathtaking landscapes.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Snow gum woodlands and colourful alpine meadows
  • Meander alongside rippling aqueducts, rivers and dams
  • Climb to Porcupine Rocks for breathtaking views of the valley
  • Blue Lake lookout and crossing the famous Snowy River
  • See unique plants that don't grow anywhere else on earth
  • Climb the highest mounting in Australia, Mt Kosciuszko and enjoy the exhilarating  chairlift descent
  • Spot wild brumbies roaming the plains
Itinerary
What’s Included
  • Pack free epic alpine walking holiday staying and dining in comfort
  • The best of Snowy Mountains walks including Mount Kosciuszko
  • 6 nights’ accommodation with ensuites
  • Cooked breakfasts, chef-prepared two-course dinners ( free nights in Thredbo and Jindabyne) and substantial walkers lunches
  • Vehicle transfers and luggage transport
  • We shift you along the track from accommodation to accommodation to limit time in a vehicle, creating more time to relax and enjoy the region
  • Enjoy worry-free navigation with Stroll’s comprehensive track notes, maps, map case, insulated lunch bag & info pack
  • 24/7 support from Stroll’s representatives on the ground
Accommodation & Dining

The Snowy Mountains ski lodges and hotel accommodations are very comfortable on this walk. All are in excellent locations and are right in the park for ample opportunity to explore. Every room has its own ensuite.

The two-course dinners in the mountains are prepared by the in-house chefs as are the plentiful cooked breakfasts.

Each day whilst you’re walking you’ll be provided with a substantial Walker’s Lunch and get to eat it at a fabulous location on the track. A walker’s lunch is varied and may include a high protein type salad, roll or a wrap, muesli bar, cake or muffin and a piece of fruit.

Alcohol or drinks with meals are not included (except tea/coffee and juice with breakfast).

General Info

This walk is rated as moderate with ample opportunity to push yourself to make this more challenging with additional options offered. All tracks remain well-marked, but the alpine terrain is at times undulating. There are some rough tracks along with gradual ascents to the summits, plus some steep uphill and downhill sections.

This walking holiday starts and finishes in Jindabyne with transfers between accommodation and sections of the walk. Each walking day you’ll cover an average of just over 15km, but with the options, we offer along the way that can be increased. As part of the walk, you’ll even take an optional ride on a chairlift for part of the way. We move your luggage ahead to your next accommodation at each stage, so all you need to carry is what you need for the day.

For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.

HOW TO GET THERE

The Roof of Australia commences in Jindabyne, approximately halfway between Sydney and Melbourne.

The easiest way to get to Jindabyne is to drive. There is a daily coach service from Canberra to Cooma – you would then need to catch a taxi from Cooma to Jindabyne. You can also fly from Sydney to Cooma on Aeropelican and catch a private transfer to Jindabyne. We can supply more detailed information on request. However, it is more convenient and often cheaper to hire a car and leave it in Jindabyne during this walking holiday.

THE WALKING

The tracks are good underfoot but there is some elevation to this walk – but only on some of the days. The days are about an average of 18 km, however, that is pushed up by the two long days at 20 km. You will need a good level of walking fitness to enjoy this walk. See the 5 or 6-day versions for a moderate-rated walk. The walk snakes its way through the Snowys and includes all the epic new walks that have been constructed these last few years.  It is somewhat challenging, but well worth the effort.

WEATHER

This walk can be done any time from the start of December to 20th April. This mountain environment is about 10–15 degrees cooler than Melbourne and Sydney, and there is a possibility of bad weather even during summer. January and February are usually warm and the alpine wildflowers are at their best. December and March are usually mild and considered by many people to be the best times to visit.

See the Bureau of Meteorology’s information about average temperatures and rainfall at different times of the year.

INSURANCE

We require that you have adequate travel insurance against potential losses, damage or injury, including cancellation costs and loss of luggage.

For all trips that require international travel, you must have purchased travel insurance that also includes medical evacuation coverage.

We also charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it to cover costs incurred from our suppliers and in the office.  See the FAQ section for more information.

INFORMATION PACK

For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine details and much more.

CONTACT

If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form or email us at info@stroll.com

Map
Departure Dates
  • DATES
    AVAILABILITY
    PRICE
    Single Occupancy
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Dec 2023 - 1 Apr 2024
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1585
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 335
    DETAILS
  • Date
    1 Dec 2024 - 1 Apr 2025
    AVAILIBILITY
    AVAILABLE
    PRICE
    from £ 1640
    SINGLE OCCUPANCY
    £ 335
    DETAILS

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