5 hrs 30 mins
Covered in snow part of the year
(0km) Munyang car park → Behind Power station
Guthega Power Station (Munyang)
(0.19km) Behind Power station → Pipe line intersection
(1.46km) Pipe line intersection → int of Gate House trail and Munyang-geehi Rd
(2.49km) Int of Gate House trail and Munyang-geehi Rd → Gate House
(2.49km) Int of Gate House trail and Munyang-geehi Rd → Int of Horse Camp Hut Trail and Munyang-geehi Rd
(3.83km) Int of Horse Camp Hut Trail and Munyang-geehi Rd → Horse Camp Hut
Horse Camp Hut
(3.83km) Int of Horse Camp Hut Trail and Munyang-geehi Rd → Int of Aquaduct Trail and Munyang-geehi Rd
1 hr 7 mins
(6.99km) Int of Aquaduct Trail and Munyang-geehi Rd → White’s River Hut
Turn left: From the intersection, this walk heads west, downhill along the grassy management trail towards the creek, and turns right almost immediately. The clear trail soon leads through a rocky creek crossing then over a small rise tending left to cross another creek. These creeks may become impassable after rain or snow melt. The trail then leads up to a clearing and finds White’s River Hut. At the end of this side trip, retrace your steps back to the main walk then Veer left.
White’s River Hut
(6.99km) Int of Aquaduct Trail and Munyang-geehi Rd → Disappointment Spur Hut
1 hr 2 mins
Disappointment Spur Hut
(9.98km) Disappointment Spur Hut → Munyang car park
1 hr 32 mins
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads to the other side of the power station, following the fence and keeping it to your left (heading in the opposite direction to the ‘Schlink Trail’ sign). The path soon leads past two large feeder pipes and goes behind a concrete building. The walk then comes to the front of the power station and crosses the wide bridge over the Snowy River. Here the walk comes to the Munyang car park, on your left.
Maps for the Munyang River Circuit walkYou 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.
|Geehi Dam||1:25 000 Map Series||85252N GEEHI DAM||NSW-85252N|
|Chimneys Ridge||1:25 000 Map Series||85241N CHIMNEYS RIDGE||NSW-85241N|
|Kosciuszko||1:100 000 Map Series||8525 KOSCIUSZKO||8525|
|Jacobs River||1:100 000 Map Series||8524 JACOBS RIVER||8524|
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.
|Time||5 hrs 30 mins|
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Very steep (4/6)|
|Quality of track||Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)|
|Signs||Directional signs along the way (3/6)|
|Experience Required||Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)|
|Weather||Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)|
|Infrastructure||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
12km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.3km is very steep. The remaining (390m) is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
This whole walk, 14km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 14km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 390m is clearly signposted.
9km of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience and another 5km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (390m) requires no previous bushwalking experience.
Around 14km of this walk is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 390m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
Around 14km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 390m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
This full day (or overnight) walk visits a series of interesting huts whilst exploring some open alpine country and parts of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Starting at the Guthega / Munyang Power station, you climb up the steep old road to find some great views down the valley. Optional side trips visit the Gate House, Horse Camp Hut and White’s River Hut. The alternate exit via Disappointment Spur gives some variety on the return journey and the chance to visit another historic hut.
Total climbing: 918m
22.4 km Return
Other Nearby walks
This pleasant snowshoe walk starts from the car park at Guthega. You will wander down the gently hill following a wide trail, then cross Guthega Dam wall. There are great views over the pondage as you continue along the snow covered trail past Guthega Shaft. The flat trail soon ends and the more challenging walking starts as you make your way along the side of Guthega River valley, gently leading down to the edge of the river. A little upstream is a small timber bridge. Do not walk on or anywhere near the ice on the pondage – the water level often changes and the ice will not hold your weight.
Total climbing: 115m
3.3 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
On this walk, you will visit the old Guthega Trig station and its wide views over the Guthega Dam, the township and surrounding country side. The walk initially leads along management trails and across the dam wall before following a narrow foot pad up the ridge between Guthega River and Falls Creek. The ridge leads fairly steeply through a variety of vegetation before revealing its wide vistas at about 1860m above sea level.
Total climbing: 377m
6 km Return
Very experienced only
This winter-only snowshoe walk starts from the Smiggins Centre and follows a snow pole line and cross-country ski trail to Perisher Valley. Starting along the road, you soon follow a snow pole line up and behind Mt Piper. There are some wide vistas over Perisher Creek Valley along sections of this walk. There are some great places to stop and just wander around and enjoy the snow. A free shuttle bus service operates during the ski season between Perisher and Smiggins.
Total climbing: 167m
5.2 km One way
2 hrs 45 mins
This popular walk explores the snow gums and alpine grasslands between Kosciuszko Rd and Rainbow Lake. The lake is the main focal point for the walk and is a great place to rest or have lunch. The man-made lake was built in the early 1900’s to provide water to the Hotel Kosciusko, it is now a natural, historic and beautiful point of interest to visitors.
Total climbing: 109m
2.5 km Return
This great walk starts at Guthega and explores the area east of Blue Lake. The walk heads to the Illawong Lodge, via the Blue Cow Creek flying fox, and then crosses the famous Snowy River at the suspension bridge. The walk then winds up the long ridge to the top of Little Twynam and down to Blue Lake. From Blue lake there are optional side trips to Headley Tarn and up to the Blue Lake lookout, before returning to Guthega.
Total climbing: 1120m
17.4 km Return
This great overnight walk explores the Kosciusko National Park between Guthega and Thredbo, visiting some fantastic sights along the way like the Snowy River, Blue Lake and Mt Twynam, Lake Albina and Mt Kosiuszko. The Wilkinsons Creek camping area is a nice place to stop and reflect as the sun sets. There is even a chance for a bite to eat at Australia’s highest restaurant, at the top of the chair lift.
Total climbing: 1364m
25.8 km One way
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.
Total climbing: 908m
15.2 km One way
6 hrs 30 mins
From Guthega village, this walk leads you over Blue Cow Creek and alongside the Snowy River to Illawong Lodge and the suspension bridge. You will be using a narrow, unsignposted but generally clear track. A flying fox is in place over Blue Cow Creek, however a more modern bridge offers a safer path across. This walk takes you to remote (locked) hut on the flat plain beside the Snowy River, where the suspension bridge provides great views up and down the valley.
Total climbing: 343m
6.4 km Return
2 hrs 45 mins
This walk starts from Guthega and makes its way along the Snowy River to the Illawong Lodge, via the Blue Cow Creek flying fox. From the lodge, the walk crosses the suspension bridge and begins the climb up the ridge past Pounds Creek Flats to the top of Mt Twynam. From here, there is an optional side trip along the ridge line to a point with better views of the lake, before returning to Guthega.
Total climbing: 913m
14.8 km Return
6 hrs 45 mins
6.4 km Return
2 hrs 30 mins
This four day walk explores the Kosciuszko National Park, covering many of the key features of the park between Guthega and Rawson Pass. Some of the more popular sights you will visit are the Snowy River, Blue Lake and Lake Albina, a couple of great alpine huts and the two highest peaks in Australia, Mt Townsend and Mt Kosciuszko. The water supply from the creek at the first nights campsite is unreliable, so consider filling up at the Snowy River on the way.
Total climbing: 2317m
45 km Circuit
This well signposted, winter-only snowshoe walk is a great way to get into snowshoeing for the first time. Starting from Perisher Village, this walk soon leaves the main road to follow a series of snow poles up a gully and around a small hill. There are some interesting information signs to help you learn more about amazing battle for life under the snow. On a sunny day, the contrast between the rocks, sky and snow might mean you fill the memory card in your camera – allow some extra time to explore the area.
Total climbing: 84m
3 km Circuit
1 hr 30 mins
Fire DangerEach 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 ForestThis walk starts in the Snowy Mountains weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
Short URL = http://wild.tl/mrc
There are other downloads I am still working on.
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* 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.