This walk follows the old Summit Road - closed to public vehicles since 1976 - to Mount Kosciuszko. The walk passes through snow gums, heath and herb fields and provides sweeping views of the Main Range and Snowy River. After crossing the Snowy River (4.5 kilometre) the walk climbs gradually to Seaman's Hut (six kilometre), Rawson's Pass (eight kilometre) and the summit of Mount Kosciuszko. A further trail heads back from Mount Kosciuszko to the chairlifts of the Thredbo Alpine Village.
Type of forest: Alpine, grassy woodland
Walking distance: 4.5 kilometres each way
Time: three hour return
Difficulty: this walk incorporates steep inclines and descents; moderate fitness is recommended.
How to get there: Kosciuszko National Park is near Jindabyne, a five-hour drive south of Sydney. The walk begins at Charlotte's Pass.