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Bullocks Hut
Time: 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
12.9 km ENE of Thredbo Village
Length: 1.5 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 1.5 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Kosciuszko National Park
Climb: 22 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 22 m, this is the total of the elevation gains made in each of the walks uphill sections
There is car access and parking near the start and end of this walk
Style: Return
Track: Moderate

On this walk, you will explore a historic section of the Thredbo River around Bullocks Flat. Starting at the ski tube car park, this walk follows the signposted track under the rail bridge to the historic Bullocks Hut. There is an optional side trip across the Thredbo River to explore some rusty ruins including a portable steam engine. An enjoyable walk visiting some interesting and beautiful places along this section of the Thredbo River. (open in app)


There are Closed areas in Kosciuszko National Park
Today's Fire rating
LOW MODERATE (No fire ban)
  Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Bullocks Hut

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Bullocks Hut
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Bullocks Flat carpark C
Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks
Bullocks Loop bridge intersection
SE corner of Skitube bridge
SE corner of Skitube bridge
Bullocks Hut lower gate
Starting point for this hiking track: Bullocks Flat carpark C

Base maps are used under licence and is © Department of lands   Panorama Avenue Bathurst 2795   www.lands.nsw.gov.au

Maps that cover the walk area (please always carry maps of the area)

Print a map and track notes here
 Perisher Valley 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85252S 
 Chimneys Ridge 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85241N 
 Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 
 Jacobs River 1:100 000 Map Series 8524 

Photo Gallery

 
Car park C at Ski Tube
 
Car park C at Ski Tube +
 
Bullocks Track  trackhead
 
Bullocks Track trackhead +
 
Nearing Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks
 
Nearing Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks +

 
Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks
 
Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks +
 
Boulder beside the Bullocks Walking track
 
Boulder beside the Bullocks Walking track +
 
Bullocks Walking track
 
Bullocks Walking track +

 
Bridge over small creek
 
Bridge over small creek +
 
Walking past the water monitoring station
 
Walking past the water monitoring station +
 
Bullocks Hut sign pointing towards rail bridge
 
Bullocks Hut sign pointing towards rail bridge +

 
Track passing under rail bridge
 
Track passing under rail bridge +
 
Thredbo River
 
Thredbo River +
 
Ruins on north side of Thredbo River
 
Ruins on north side of Thredbo River +

 
Looking south across the Thredbo River
 
Looking south across the Thredbo River +
 
Old steam engine at Bullocks Flat
 
Old steam engine at Bullocks Flat +
 
Clearing at Bullocks Hut
 
Clearing at Bullocks Hut +

 
Stable at Bullocks Hut
 
Stable at Bullocks Hut +
 
Inside Bullocks Hut stable
 
Inside Bullocks Hut stable +
 
Shed at Bullocks Hut
 
Shed at Bullocks Hut +

 
Window at Bullocks Hut
 
Window at Bullocks Hut +
 
Inside one of the buildings at Bullocks Hut
 
Inside one of the buildings at Bullocks Hut +
 
Bullocks Hut
 
Bullocks Hut +

 
Looking along Thredbo River from Bullocks Hut
 
Looking along Thredbo River from Bullocks Hut +
 
Front of Bullocks Hut
 
Front of Bullocks Hut +
 
Bullocks Hut
 
Bullocks Hut +

 
Inside Bullocks Hut
 
Inside Bullocks Hut +
 
Bullocks Hut
 
Bullocks Hut +
 
Inside Bullocks Hut
 
Inside Bullocks Hut +

Terrain


Please note: This is a 'return' style walk and therefore these graphs only show the terrain for the first half of the walk (until the turn around point.)

Cross sectional view of the Bullocks Hut bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Bullocks Hut bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Bullocks Hut bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Bullocks Hut bushwalking track

Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
These details are new. This new feature still requires more testing and refining. Please use the 'Walker Feedback' for report specific issues. Please e-mail Matt if you have any general comments. Hope you find it helpful.

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Length 1.5km
Time 30 mins
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Grade 3/6

Track: Moderate
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
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 Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testing

Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Gradient
Around 500m of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 250m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 750m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
This whole walk, 750m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
This whole walk, 750m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 750m is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
This whole walk, 750m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Track Notes


Since this is a 'return' style walk once you have had enough of the walk, turn around and retrace your steps back to the start.
Drive to Bullocks Flat carpark C
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
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Covered in snow part of the year Alt = 1597 m
This walk leads through an extreme alpine environment and all walkers must be well prepared. During summer, be prepared for both very hot and cold weather, high winds, rain, snow, extreme UV levels and some sections of snow or ice on the ground. Before starting this walk, check advice with Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre (02) 6450 5600, the weather forecast and the snow conditions then change your plans as needed. These notes, grades and walking times have been written for use in the summer months only. Between May and the end of October, this walk is likely to be covered in snow/ice, visitors should be carrying and be prepared to use snowshoes or cross country skis. When there is a chance of significant snow on the ground, visitors will need particularly strong navigation and snowcraft skills - tracks and signage may not be visible. For most visitors, it is best to consider this walk closed during the colder months.

(0 km) Bullocks Flat carpark C to Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 89 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = 0 m
From the western side of car park 'C'[1] at Bullocks Flat Skitube station, this walk follows the 'Bullocks Track' sign[2] down the steps. At the bottom of the steps, the walk continues straight to follow the wide track into the bush[3]. The track soon bends right and comes to a signposted 'T' intersection[4].

(0.09 km) Int of Bullocks Walking and car park tracks to Bullocks Loop bridge intersection
Track: Moderate - footpath
Length = 340 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = -15 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Bullocks Hut 600m' sign[5] gently downhill along the gravel path. The trail winds through the bush and soon passes between some large granite boulders[6], then after about 270m, the walk heads left at a 'T' intersection[7] with a management trail, and comes to an intersection just before signpost and timber bridge[8].

(0.43 km) Bullocks Loop bridge intersection to SE corner of Skitube bridge
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 218 m Time = 4 mins
Climb = 1 m Descent = -5 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Bullocks Hut 300m' sign across the bridge[9]. The grassy track bends left[10] and heads over a small rise, before bending right and following the wide gravel track (past the water monitoring station[11]). Soon the walk veers left to follow the 'Bullocks Hut' sign[12] along the paved footpath and under the rail bridge[13]. Just on the other side of the bridge, this walk comes to a signposted three-way intersection[14].

Skitube - Alpine Railway Alt = 1117 m
The Skitube is an electric rack railway which provides access between Bullocks Flat, Perisher and Blue Cow ski fields. The journey starts across the bridge over Thredbo River, then covers a distance of 8.5km, of which 6.3km is underground in the Bilston and Blue Cow tunnels.
Construction of the railway began in 1984, and the complete line was officially opened in 1988[15]. There are 11 passenger cars in total, of which 4 are motor cars - each with four 301 kW traction motors, making them the most powerful rack railway vehicles in the world[16]. The braking system is mixed regenerative and rheostatic.
Prices are around $48 for an adult return fare. Schedules vary throughout the year. More info

(0.65 km) SE corner of Skitube bridge to Steam Engine
Optional sidetrip: Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 311 m Time = 6 mins
Climb = 7 m Descent = -3 m
Turn right: From the intersection, this walk heads uphill, away from the river and face of the 'River Walk' sign[17], keeping the rail bridge to your right[18]. The walk heads up the hill and bends sharply right, finding the 'Pedestrian Access...' sign[19]. Here, the walk follows the footpath along the bridge and over Thredbo River[20]. On the other side of the bridge, the walk follows the posts and the 'River Walk' sign[21] right and under the bridge[22]. Just past the bridge, this walk follows the grassy track up to the right[23], passing around the edge of a small dam[24]. Soon after the dam, the walk turns left to head away from the trail line towards the grassy clearing[25]. The walk crosses a small creek[26], then finds the rusty steam engine[27] and a few other scattered historic items.
(Retrace your steps back to the main track, then turn right to continue along this walk.)

Steam Engine Alt = 1121 m
On the northern side of the Thredbo River at Bullocks Flat is a large, open area, still home to some historic items. Here you will find a rusty portable steam engine[28], chains[29], wheels[30] and a small dam[31]. These items are left over from the late 1910’s when Ned Irwin established and operated a sawmill here. He would process the Alpine Ash trees that had been cut from the surrounding hills. There was another mill operating at the nerby Sawpit Creek since the mid to late 1800’s[32]. During the 1850's some gold mining was also undertaken at this site, but it proved not a very popular site. [33].

(0.65 km) SE corner of Skitube bridge to Bullocks Hut
Track: Moderate - bushtrack
Length = 99 m Time = 1 mins
Climb = 0 m Descent = 0 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk follows the 'Bullocks Hut' sign[34], keeping the river to your left and passing over a metal grate. The track almost immediately comes to another three-way intersection with a timber post[35] and opening in the fence (on your right).
Veer right: From the intersection, this walk heads directly away from the river, through the gap in the fence[36] to the large grassy clearing. The walk heads left through the clearing (passing the toilet, on your right) to come to a series of buildings[37], the last of which is Bullocks Hut[38].

Bullocks Hut Alt = 1117 m
Bullocks Hut is a cement block house, built in 1934 as a fishing lodge for Dr Bullock. Extra buildings were added to the substantial house over the following decades. The hut has been managed by NPWS since 1969, and was fully renovated when the nearby Skitube was built in the early 90s.[39] Bullocks Hut has bunk beds[40][41], tiled floors, a stainless steel food preparation area with sink[42], as well as a nearby toilet[43] and stables building[44]. A popular spot for day visits. The hut and grounds are available for hire for events such as wedding, please respect the space of other people using this site. More info

Drive from Bullocks Flat carpark C
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk There is free parking available.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
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Getting there

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Driving Directions
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Near by


Campsites in the park
Black Perry Rest area
Blue Waterholes Picnic and camping Grounds
Bradneys Gap Camping area
Buddong Falls
Clover Flat camping area
Cooinbil Camping area
Cooleman Mountain Camping Area
Coonara Point Camping Area
Denison Camping area
Geehi Picnic Camping Ground
Ghost Gully Camping Ground
Half-way Flat camping area
Humes Crossing Camping area
Island Bend Camping area
Jacobs River Picnic And Camping Area
Jounama Creek Camping Area
Leather Barrel Picnic And Camping Area
Log Bridge Creek Camping area
Long Plain Hut Camping Area
Ngarigo Picnic And Camping Area
OHares Rest Area
Pinch River Camping area
Ravine Camping area
Rock Flat Camping Area
Rocky Plain Camping Ground
Running waters Camping area
Scotchies Yard Camping area
The Pines Camping Area
Thredbo Diggings Camping area
Three Mile Dam Camping area
Tom Groggin Picnic And Camping Area
Wares Yards Camping Ground
Willis Camping Area
Yarrangobilly Village Camping Area
Yachting Point Camping area
Yolde Camping Area
No Name camping area


Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
Store Address Phone Distance (straight line)
Paddy Pallin Adventure Centre Thredbo Turnoff, Jindabyne (02) 6456 2922 14.3 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 3 Nuggets Crsng, Jindabyne (02) 6457 2233 16.3 km
Wilderness Sports Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne 1800 654 168 16.3 km
Snowy Camping World 106 Sharp St , Cooma (02) 6452 2729 65.6 km
Tumuts Fishing Camping & Outdoor 56 Wynyard St , Tumut (02) 6947 1100 128.3 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Bullocks Hut.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Bullocks Hut
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1 1227830 Country Energy/Monaro County Council Site JINDERBOINE HILL 20 km (to the ENE)
2 1227833 Commsite INGEBIRAH TRIG 23 km (to the S)
2 KHN02 Fire Tower MT YOUNGAL 29 km (to the W)
3 EUC03 Bald Hill via EUCUMBENE 38 km (to the NNE)
4 VL2OR_4 CB Repeater Site 20 km S of Cooma SOUTH BROTHER 61 km (to the E)

Weather and Park info

Fire Danger
This walk passes Monaro Alpine fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE rating and No fire ban in place.
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 2 years ago)
Please Note: 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 and Climate
Weather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
°C (feels like °)
km/h from the
% humidity     (as at )
Tue      16°Mostly sunny.
Wed|18°Sunny.
Thu|20°Mostly sunny.
Fri|25°Late rain at times.
A graph displaying the average daily temperature range for the year

Kosciuszko National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page

Region: South Coast & Highlands
Park fees Camping Facilities
Current Park Closure information for Kosciuszko National Park
Closure information last downloaded Sunday 27th of September 2015 07:00 AM
Closed areas: Thredbo Diggings campground closed to caravans
Thredbo Diggings campground is currently closed to all caravans and camping trailers due to continuing wet conditions. There will be limited sites available for tents. Caravans and camping trailer sites are available at Ngarigo, Island Bend and Tom Groggin campgrounds. For more information please phone (02) 6450 5620.

Closed areas: Island Bend campground partially closed due to maintenance
Partial closure of Island Bend campground due to maintenance. Camp sites are now available at the lower camp at Island Bend in Kosciuszko National Park. Other sites have been fenced and will remain closed for 6 to 12 months following capping works to ameliorate the asbestos risk and to allow for revegetation. Please observe all signs and closures. For more information, please contact Andrew Miller at the NPWS Jindabyne Office or on 0427 437391 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page. Download a map of the closed area.

Closed areas: Winter road closures
The following roads will be closed until the October long weekend, unless weather allows them to be opened in late September:
  • Behrs Flat trail
  • Blue Waterholes trail
  • Broken Cart trail
  • Bullocks Hill trail
  • Cabramurra - Khancoban Road (KNP5)
  • Cumberland trail
  • Four Mile Hill trail
  • Geehi Dam Road (Olsen's Road)
  • Goobragandra Powerline Road
  • Kings Cross Road
  • Link Road
  • Long Plain Road
  • Major Clews Road
  • Manjar Road
  • Perisher to Charlotte Pass
  • Pocket Saddle Road
  • Port Phillip trail
  • Tantangra Dam Road
  • Three Mile Dam access trails
  • Davies Plain track
and all associated subsidiary roads and access trails.
The Murray River crossing into Victoria at Tom Groggin campground is closed until 29 October 2015 due to winter road closures by Parks Victoria. There will be no access into Davies Plain, Mt Pinnibar and Tom Groggin fire trails in the Victorian Alpine National Park.
Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Tumut Visitor Centre on (02) 6497 7025 or the NPWS Snowy Region Visitor Centre on (02) 6450 5600, or visit the NSW National Parks safety page.

Closed areas: Thredbo Valley track reopening Sunday 27 September 2015
Sections 1 and 2 (Thredbo to Ngarigo) of the Thredbo Valley track will be reopening on Sunday 27 September 2015. The track from The Diggings to Skitube- Bullocks Flat, Bullocks Hut and Lake Crackenback Resort will remain open. The Bullocks and Muzzlewood tracks will also remain open. For more information, please contact the Snowy Region Visitor Centre, Jindabyne on (02) 6450 5600 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.


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