|Rainbow Lake Trail|
This popular walk explores the snow gums and alpine grasslands between Kosciuszko Rd and Rainbow Lake. The lake is the main focal point for the walk and is a great place to rest or have lunch. The man-made lake was built in the early 1900's to provide water to the Hotel Kosciusko, it is now a natural, historic and beautiful point of interest to visitors. (open in app)
Bushwalking track notes photographs, maps and camping spots for Rainbow Lake Trail
Map of Walk
Map of Rainbow Lake Trail
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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
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 Rainbow Lake Trail bushwalking track
Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rainbow Lake Trail bushwalking track
Overview of this walks Grading - Based on the AS 2156.1 - 2001
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Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
Some more detail of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining the grading looking at sections of the walk.
Around 1.2km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 60m is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
This whole walk, 1.3km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.
This whole walk, 1.3km has directional signs at most intersection.
This whole walk, 1.3km requires no previous bushwalking experience.
This whole walk, 1.3km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.
This whole walk, 1.3km has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced).
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.
Getting therePlan your trip to the start of the walk and back from the end of the walk
Public Transport links currently not working, sorry
Campsites in the park
Black Perry Rest areaBlue Waterholes Picnic and camping GroundsBradneys Gap Camping areaBuddong FallsClover Flat camping areaCooinbil Camping areaCooleman Mountain Camping AreaCoonara Point Camping AreaDenison Camping areaGeehi Picnic Camping GroundGhost Gully Camping GroundHalf-way Flat camping areaHumes Crossing Camping areaIsland Bend Camping areaJacobs River Picnic And Camping AreaJounama Creek Camping AreaLeather Barrel Picnic And Camping AreaLog Bridge Creek Camping areaLong Plain Hut Camping AreaNgarigo Picnic And Camping AreaOHares Rest AreaPinch River Camping areaRavine Camping areaRock Flat Camping AreaRocky Plain Camping GroundRunning waters Camping areaScotchies Yard Camping areaThe Pines Camping AreaThredbo Diggings Camping areaThree Mile Dam Camping areaTom Groggin Picnic And Camping AreaWares Yards Camping GroundWillis Camping AreaYarrangobilly Village Camping AreaYachting Point Camping areaYolde Camping AreaNo Name camping area
Nearest know Outdoor Stores near the start of this walk
A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Rainbow Lake Trail.
Weather and Park info
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 8 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
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:
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.