Summit walk – Charlotte Pass to Mount Kosciuszko – Summit Trail


6 hrs

18.5 km Return

611 m

Hard track
This popular walk starts at Charlotte Pass and follows the Old Kosciuszko Road, as it winds through the mountains, to Rawsons Pass, then continues to the top of Kosciuszko. The walk passes the well known Snowy River and Seamans Hut. From Rawsons Pass it is a fairly short walk up the footpath to Mt Kosciuszko’s peak. On a clear day the views span all the way to the horizon in every direction from the highest spot in Australia.

Maps for the Summit walk – Charlotte Pass to Mount Kosciuszko – Summit Trail 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 Summit walk – Charlotte Pass to Mount Kosciuszko – Summit Trail bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Summit walk – Charlotte Pass to Mount Kosciuszko – Summit Trail

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 18.5 km
Time 6 hrs
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Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

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

Gradient

5km of this walk is flat with no steps and another 2.3km has gentle hills with occasional steps. The remaining (1.5km) has short steep hills.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 9km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs

This whole walk, 9km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 9km requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

This whole walk, 9km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure

This whole walk, 9km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Summit walk – Charlotte Pass to Mount Kosciuszko – Summit Trail walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Summit walk – Charlotte Pass to Mount Kosciuszko – Summit Trail walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Summit walk – Charlotte Pass to Mount Kosciuszko – Summit Trail walk starts and ends at the End of Kosciuszko Road (gps: -36.431855, 148.32828)
Your main transport option to End of Kosciuszko Road is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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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

 


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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 :)