Guthega to Charlotte Pass


6 hrs 30 mins

15.2 km One way

908 m

Experienced only
This walk explores the wonderful alpine country between Guthega village and Charlotte Pass at the end of Kosciuszko Rd. Starting with views of Guthega Dam, the walk visits Illawong Lodge and crosses the Snowy River suspension bridge before climbing up to Mt Twynam. Once on the Main Range track, you can take short side trips to Carruthers Peak and Blue Lake Lookout before crossing the Snowy River again and walking up to Charlotte Pass. A great walk for people who enjoy some off-track sections in their walks.* This walk passes through very remote areas and sections have no visible track. At least one person in your group should have training and experience in off track walking and navigation. Even with these notes and a GPS these extra skills and equipment are required.

Maps for the Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Perisher Valley 1:25 000 Map Series 85252S PERISHER VALLEY NSW-85252S
Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 KOSCIUSZKO 8525

Cross sectional view of the Guthega to Charlotte Pass bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Guthega to Charlotte Pass

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 15.2 km
Time 6 hrs 30 mins
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Grade 5/6



Experienced only
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough unclear track (5/6)
Signs No directional signs (5/6)
Experience Required High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)
Infrastructure No facilities provided (5/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk

Gradient

13km of this walk has short steep hills and another 2.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (240m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles and another 4.9km follows a clear and well formed track or trail. Whilst another 3km follows a rough unclear track and a 1.5km section follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely. The remaining 480m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

5km of this walk is clearly signposted and another 3.7km has directional signs at most intersection. Whilst another 3.2km has minimal directional signs and the remaining 3km Has no directional signs.

Experience Required

7km of this walk requires a leader with a high level of bushwalking experience and another 4km requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience. Whilst another 3.6km requires some bushwalking experience and the remaining 480m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

8km of this walk is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety and another 4km forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety. Whilst another 2.8km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety and the remaining 400m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 4.3km has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged). Whilst another 3.7km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) and the remaining 1.1km has no facilities provided.

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk starts at the Car park below Guthega Alpine Inn (gps: -36.382035, 148.37259)
Your main transport option to Car park below Guthega Alpine Inn is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)



The Guthega to Charlotte Pass ends at the End of Kosciuszko Road (gps: -36.43167, 148.32865)
Your main transport option to End of Kosciuszko Road is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)


Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the Snowy Mountains weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts

Comments

 


Short URL = http://wild.tl/gtcp


Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)