The Snowy Mountains Adventure
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The Snowy Mountains Adventure

Need to know

  • Best time to travel: Feb-April, Oct-Nov
  • Group size: 10–16 travellers
  • Accommodation: Twin-share in 4-star hotel and chalets
  • Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered on application)
  • Tour duration: 5 days
  • Challenge grade: 3/5

Tour from AUD: Price available upon request

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    Trip at a glance

    Immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of the Snowy Mountains!

     

    As part of this bucket-list Snowy Mountains adventure, you’ll experience the majesty and untamed beauty of Australia’s High Country. From the Austrian-inspired Thredbo village to Charlotte Pass, iconic Blue Lake and Mount Kosciuszko, you’ll discover the best the Snowy’s has to offer. Walking in a small group with like-minded people and under the care of expert guides, you’ll journey alongside cascading icy alpine streams, past historic huts, between weathered snow gums and beside cool granite boulders. 

     

    Meandering through versatile vegetation, you’ll admire the stunning display of wildflowers covering the ground while breathing in the crisp fresh air only found in the Snowy Mountains. Perhaps take a drink from one of the many glacier-fed freshwater creeks or marvel at new vegetation thriving on surrounding mountains after disastrous bushfires in 2020 – a reminder of nature’s unmatched regenerative power.

     

    This is your chance to travel with purpose, you'll reminisce about this once-in-a-lifetime adventure for years to come.

    Give back

    We know travel is better when you can give back as much as you get. That’s why we have designed our trips around contributing, supporting and participating in local projects and community initiatives that have a positive social and environmental impact.

     

    Each of our tours provide a unique way to get up close and personal with the destination and incorporate a fundraising target or donation  into the travel costs, which enables travellers to connect, give back and travel with purpose.

     

    If you are a charity, corporate or a private group interested in the Snowy Mountains Adventure, please email us at info@soulfulconcepts.com

    Itinerary

    Day 1: Welcome to Canberra
    Welcome to Canberra! Upon arrival, make your way to the hotel and check in. The rest of the day is free to relax or to explore the city’s renowned museums and art galleries.

    Accommodation: Crowne Plaza Hotel Canberra or Similar 



    Day 2: Canberra — Dead Horse Gap — Thredbo village
    After breakfast, meet your local guides for a 7.45am departure.

    After a couple of hours travelling, we stop at the Hydro Discovery Centre in Cooma to watch a short film before  enjoying a morning coffee. Then it's straight to our chalet accommodation.

    After lunch, we get organised for the first walk of the tour. Today’s walk follows alongside the cascading, icy waters of the Thredbo River from Dead Horse Gap back into Thredbo village. On this signposted river track walk, you’ll see gums growing around granite boulders and watch the river race beneath your feet as you cross footbridges. Stroll through the snow gum woodlands and enjoy the views down to the river. Keep your eyes on the river for trout and platypus – look for circular ripple patterns.

    Upon return to our lodge, you settle in for pre-dinner nibbles, followed by a delicious two-course dinner prepared by our guides.

    Accommodation: Pender Lea Chalets or similar 

    Meals: B,L,D

    Trekking distance: 7km (moderate to easy) – 2 hours approx. 



    Day 3: Charlotte Pass
    After breakfast and packing our lunch, we head out for our walk to Charlotte Pass. Today’s trek sees us walking along a well formed track up to Carruthers Peak, enjoying superb views of Lake Albina and Blue Lakes en route.

    After rock-hopping across the Snowy River below Charlotte Pass, we have a challenging climb up to the top of the Main Range through alpine herb fields past Hedley Tarn Lookout to Blue Lake Lookout.

    Blue Lake is arguably the jewel in the crown of the Kosciuszko National Park. Carved by glacial waters, it’s one of only four cirque lakes in Australia. We then climb Carruthers Peak for spectacular views over the western slopes of the Main Range. Continuing along the exposed ridge of the Main Range above Club Lake and Lake Albina, we meet the Summit Walk between Rawson Pass and Mount Kosciuszko.

    It’s a challenging day of walking and we return to the lodge in the afternoon for some well-deserved nibbles, followed by a lovely two course dinner prepared by our guides.

    Accommodation: Pender Lea Chalets or similar 

    Meals: B,L,D

    Trekking distance: 13km (moderate to hard) – 6 hours approx. 



    Day 4: Mount Kosciuszko
    After the usual breakfast and packing of lunches, our day starts with a bit of a difference. We’ll make our way to the highest point in the country, Mount Kosciuszko.

    We take a chairlift ride to the top of the Thredbo ski fields then walk to the top of Mount Kosciusko, returning via Dead Horse Gap. Enjoy the chairlift from Thredbo Village to Main Range. Pass snowdrifts that survive year-round and soak up the awesome splendour of our surroundings on top of Mount Kosciuszko.

    Our return journey follows along a beautifully shaded trail that affords us superb views over the southern end of Australia’s High Country.

    Accommodation: Pender Lea Chalets or similar 

    Meals: B,L,D

    Trekking distance: 18km (hard) – 8 hours approx. 



    Day 5: Departure day
    After breakfast, we’ll take a walk alongside the river down to the Thredbo Diggings. It’s a short leisurely walk. Wallabies and kangaroos are also a common sight along the track and, during spring, wildflowers such as the yellow bossia and purple hovea are in bloom. Be sure to keep an eye out for platypus in the pools around dawn and dusk.

    Lunch is at the Wildbrumby Kitchen cafe ́in Crackenback (at your own expense).

    We are usually back in Canberra by around 4.30pm and can drop you back to the airport around 5.00pm.

    Meals: B

    Trekking distance: 8km (easy) – 2 hours approx. 



    • What's included:
    • Twin-share accommodation in 4-star hotels and chalets
    • Return transfers to and from Canberra
    • Professional wilderness guide
    • All meals and snacks as listed on the itinerary, and all catering equipment , and all catering equipment.
    • Transportation for trekking days
    • All National Park fees
    • What's not included:
    • Flights to and from Canberra
    • Single supplement (available in Canberra)
    • Travel insurance or ambulance cover
    • Items of personal nature
    • Vaccinations
    • Other services not listed in the inclusions column

    * Travellers are responsible for valid visas throughout the duration of the trip

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    Need to know

    • Best time to travel: Feb-April, Oct-Nov
    • Group size: 10–16 travellers
    • Accommodation: Twin-share in 4-star hotel and chalets
    • Minimum age: 18 (younger ages considered on application)
    • Tour duration: 5 days
    • Challenge grade: 3/5

    Tour from AUD: Price available upon request

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