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 Dead Horse Gap to Cascades Lookout return bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Dead Horse Gap to Cascades Lookout return bushwalking trackOverview 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.
||1 hr 45 mins
||Short steep hills (3/6)
|Quality of track
||Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
||Directional signs along the way (3/6)
||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
||Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
||Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
*This summary of grading information is new and still in testingSome more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.Gradient
Around 1.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 470m has short steep hills.
Quality of track
Around 1.9km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 160m follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
Around 1.6km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 470m has directional signs at most intersection.
Around 1.7km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 340m requires no previous bushwalking experience.
Around 1.6km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 470m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
This whole walk, 2km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).
This walk passes Monaro Alpine
fire area which currently has a LOW MODERATE
rating and No fire ban
(Tomorrow the Fire Danger Rating is LOW MODERATE, No fire ban.) (Downloaded 3 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 ClimateWeather and Climate summary detailed weather and climate information here
Kosciuszko National Park Link to official closures and fire bans page
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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.