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Guthega River Snowshoe
Time: 1 hr 30 mins Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
0.6 km NNE of Guthega
Length: 3.3 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 3.3 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Kosciuszko National Park
Climb: 115 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 115 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: Hard

This pleasant snowshoe walk starts from the car park at Guthega. You will wander down the gently hill following a wide trail, then cross Guthega Dam wall. There are great views over the pondage as you continue along the snow covered trail past Guthega Shaft. The flat trail soon ends and the more challenging walking starts as you make your way along the side of Guthega River valley, gently leading down to the edge of the river. A little upstream is a small timber bridge. Do not walk on or anywhere near the ice on the pondage - the water level often changes and the ice will not hold your weight. (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 Guthega River Snowshoe

Map of Walk

Location

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Guthega Centre
Southern end of Guthega Dam Wall
Guthega Shaft intersection
Starting point for this hiking track: Guthega Centre

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 
 Geehi Dam 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85252N 
 Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 

Photo Gallery

 
Car park at Guthega in winter
 
Car park at Guthega in winter +
 
Guthega Centre
 
Guthega Centre +
 
Top of the trail
 
Top of the trail +

 
Unlocked gate
 
Unlocked gate +
 
Walking down along the wide trail
 
Walking down along the wide trail +
 
Trail looking towards the dam
 
Trail looking towards the dam +

 
Guthega Dam and spillway
 
Guthega Dam and spillway +
 
Looking to the dam wall
 
Looking to the dam wall +
 
Building on south side of Guthega Dam
 
Building on south side of Guthega Dam +

 
Looking along Guthega Dam
 
Looking along Guthega Dam +
 
Frozen Guthega pondage
 
Frozen Guthega pondage +
 
The icy Guthega Pondage
 
The icy Guthega Pondage +

 
Good reminder to stay well clear of the ice
 
Good reminder to stay well clear of the ice +
 
Looking south across the dam wall
 
Looking south across the dam wall +
 
Guthega Shaft in winter
 
Guthega Shaft in winter +

 
Walking along the snow covered trail
 
Walking along the snow covered trail +
 
Looking to Guthega Shaft
 
Looking to Guthega Shaft +
 
Looking north up Guthega River
 
Looking north up Guthega River +

 
Walking along the side of the hill
 
Walking along the side of the hill +
 
Trees at the end of the flat trail
 
Trees at the end of the flat trail +
 
Contouring around the side of the hill
 
Contouring around the side of the hill +

 
Walking on the side of Guthega River valley
 
Walking on the side of Guthega River valley +
 
Snow gum in winter
 
Snow gum in winter +
 
Guthega River
 
Guthega River +

 
Guthega River
 
Guthega River +
 
Side of Guthega River valley
 
Side of Guthega River valley +
 
Guthega River Bridge
 
Guthega River Bridge +

 
Guthega River
 
Guthega River +
 
Guthega River Bridge not covered in snow
 
Guthega River Bridge not covered in snow +
 
Guthega River
 
Guthega River +

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 Guthega River Snowshoe bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Guthega River Snowshoe bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Guthega River Snowshoe bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Guthega River Snowshoe 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 3.3km
Time 1 hr 30 mins
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)
Signs Minimal directional signs (4/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
*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 1.1km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 550m has short steep hills.

Quality of track
Around 1.1km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 550m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.

Signs
Around 1.1km of this walk is clearly signposted, whilst the remaining 550m has minimal directional signs.

Experience Required
Around 1.1km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 550m requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.

Weather
Around 1.1km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 550m is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 1.1km of this walk is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats), whilst the remaining 550m has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).

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 Guthega Centre
You can drive or ride to this start of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride to the start of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip to the start of this walk.
Plan your trip from --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Share the Snow Alt = 1724 m
Here are some tips to help you share the snow with skiers. Please avoid snowshoeing on ski trails, whether groomed or ungroomed - it is fine to walk right next to the ski trail. When crossing a ski trail, please do so in a single file and on a flat, more visible, section. These tips aim to minimise trail ruts and collisions. Visit Wilderness Sports for snowshoe hire.

Guthega Alt = 1660 m
Guthega is a relatively small township, north of Perisher, and comprises mostly of hotel and lodge-style buildings. The most popular service in town is the Guthega Alpine Inn, open year round. The town is remote and access is by an all-weather dirt road. There are great views over the main range and the Guthega Pondage (part of the Snowy River Scheme). Guthega offers a great place to ski in winter, and to holiday in summer. In summer, there is plenty of walking, mountain biking, fishing and relaxing to be done. Walkers please note - there is no public water supply in the township, please fill water bottle before coming (or be willing treat and use the creek water).

Winter only route Alt = 1724 m
This walk follows an over-snow only route. During the warmer months, this walk crosses important and sensitive bogs that can be significantly damaged, even by light footed walkers. Please only walk this track when it is well covered with snow.

(0 km) Guthega Centre to Southern end of Guthega Dam Wall
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 688 m Time = 14 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -60 m
From the car park in front of the Guthega Centre[1][2] (before the main resort), this walk follows the road for a short distance east (out of town) then turns left and heads down along the management trail towards the dam. The walk soon passes a 'No Entry Authorised Vehicles Only' sign[3] and then heads around the locked gate [4] and down along the gravel road[5]. The management trail gently winds down the hill, enjoying the views of the dam wall[6], and soon comes to a large clearing[7], some information signs[8] and a building[9] just before the dam wall[10]).

Guthega Pondage Alt = 1567 m
Guthega Dam collects the water from Blue Cow Creek, Guthega River and the Snowy River. The dam has been built to provide the water and pressure to drive the Guthega Power Station. The water is carried to the power station via the Guthega pressure tunnel (and pipeline). This dam is 33m high and 137m across at the top, and stores up to 1550 megalitres of water[11].

(0.69 km) Southern end of Guthega Dam Wall to Guthega Shaft intersection
Track: Moderate - servicetrail
Length = 406 m Time = 8 mins
Climb = 10 m Descent = -11 m
Continue straight: From the southern end of Guthega Dam wall[12], this walk follows the concrete road across the top of the dam wall[13], keeping the main pondage to your left. On the other side, the walk follows the management trail [14] which, after about 100m, passes the 'Guthega Shaft' (a building on the left)[15]. About 150m later, the management trail leads to a three-way intersection[16] (where the main trail bends right to head up the hill).

(1.09 km) Guthega Shaft intersection to Guthega River bridge
Track: Hard - undefined
Length = 546 m Time = 10 mins
Climb = 15 m Descent = -9 m
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk heads along the flat track, keeping the Guthega Pondage below and to your left[17][18]. This walk follows a management trail for about 200m before the trail (and the flat walking) ends[19][20]. The walk now stays above the pondage and follows the sloping hillside[21][22] for another 200m, passing the occasional dead snow gum, until gently coming down to the flat section beside Guthega River[23][24]. Here the walk continues upstream near the river for about 100m to find a small flat timber and metal bridge[25][26] which crosses Guthega River (near the old ski lift[27] on the other side of the river).

Drive from Guthega Centre
You can drive or ride from this end of this Bushwalk A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
You can drive or ride from the end of this walk
Use these links to plan your trip from the end of this walk.
Plan your trip to --> Castle Hill|Chatswood|Dural|Epping|Gosford|Hornsby|Katoomba|Manly|Parramatta|Penrith|Strathfield|Sutherland|Sydney|

Getting there

Plan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk

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Driving Directions
To the start of the walk

Drive from:
From the end of the walk

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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 20 km
Wilderness Sports Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne 1800 654 168 22.3 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 3 Nuggets Crsng, Jindabyne (02) 6457 2233 22.3 km
Snowy Camping World 106 Sharp St , Cooma (02) 6452 2729 69.2 km
Tumuts Fishing Camping & Outdoor 56 Wynyard St , Tumut (02) 6947 1100 120.5 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Guthega River Snowshoe.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Guthega River Snowshoe
Click to re-center search
2 KHN02 Fire Tower MT YOUNGAL 23 km (to the W)
1 1227830 Country Energy/Monaro County Council Site JINDERBOINE HILL 26 km (to the E)
2 1227833 Commsite INGEBIRAH TRIG 31 km (to the SSE)
3 EUC03 Bald Hill via EUCUMBENE 34 km (to the NNE)
3 MTI03 Broadcast/Comms Site Mt Ikes via TUMBARUMBA 66 km (to the NW)

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 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 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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