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Rennix Trail
Time: 5 hrs Walking time
Includes the time for the return leg
Please allow extra time to rest and to explore
13 km WNW of Jindabyne
Length: 12.8 km Walk Length
As this is a return style walk, the 12.8 km includes the return leg of this walk (ie back to the start)
Kosciuszko National Park
Climb: 411 m Total Climbing
This walk has a total cumulative climb of 411 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 enjoyable walk follows an old management trail from Rennix Gap to the panoramic views from a granite outcrop, which is also home to a Snowy Hydro radio repeater. On this walk, you will visit a variety of environments from open grassy plains, wooded forest, exposed granite outcrops and alpine fens. (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 Rennix Trail

Map of Walk

Location

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Map of Rennix Trail
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Rennix Walk Car Park
Lakes Creek saddle
Large Gap
Giant's Castle
Starting point for this hiking track: Rennix Walk Car Park

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
 Kalkite Mountain 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-86253N 
 Tombong 1:50 000 Map Series NSW-8624S 
 Numbla Vale 1:50 000 Map Series NSW-8624N 
 Chimneys Ridge 1:25 000 Map Series NSW-85241N 
 Berridale 1:100 000 Map Series 8625 
 Jacobs River 1:100 000 Map Series 8524 

Photo Gallery

 
Picnic table and Rennix Walk track head
 
Picnic table and Rennix Walk track head +
 
Rennix Walk track head
 
Rennix Walk track head +
 
Old fence post at Boggy Plain
 
Old fence post at Boggy Plain +

 
Crossing Boggy Plain Creek
 
Crossing Boggy Plain Creek +
 
Following the Rennix Walk up the hill
 
Following the Rennix Walk up the hill +
 
Trail winding up through Boggy Plain valley
 
Trail winding up through Boggy Plain valley +

 
A bog on Rennix Walk
 
A bog on Rennix Walk +
 
Looking down Stewarts Creek valley from Rennix Walk
 
Looking down Stewarts Creek valley from Rennix Walk +
 
Crossing Stewarts Creek
 
Crossing Stewarts Creek +

 
Open plain on Rennix Walk
 
Open plain on Rennix Walk +
 
2K mile stone on Rennix Walk
 
2K mile stone on Rennix Walk +
 
Walking through the open forest
 
Walking through the open forest +

 
Wide grassy plain
 
Wide grassy plain +
 
Walking down through the wooded forest on the Rennix Walk
 
Walking down through the wooded forest on the Rennix Walk +
 
3K mile stone on Rennix Walk
 
3K mile stone on Rennix Walk +

 
Granite outcrop on the Rennix Walk
 
Granite outcrop on the Rennix Walk +
 
Regrowth on the old trail
 
Regrowth on the old trail +
 
A wide saddle on the Rennix Walk
 
A wide saddle on the Rennix Walk +

 
The Rennix Walk leading up through the dead gums
 
The Rennix Walk leading up through the dead gums +
 
Ghostly gums
 
Ghostly gums +
 
In bloom
 
In bloom +

 
Large Gap on the Rennix Walk
 
Large Gap on the Rennix Walk +
 
Looking across the large gap on the Rennix Walk
 
Looking across the large gap on the Rennix Walk +
 
Distance view of Lake Jindabyne
 
Distance view of Lake Jindabyne +

 
Large dead gum
 
Large dead gum +
 
Walking through the regenerating forest
 
Walking through the regenerating forest +
 
Track leading up to the Giant's Castle
 
Track leading up to the Giant's Castle +

 
Trig on the Giant's Castle
 
Trig on the Giant's Castle +
 
Wild flower in bloom
 
Wild flower in bloom +
 
Rennix walk high on the ridge
 
Rennix walk high on the ridge +

 
Radio repeater at the end of Rennix Walk
 
Radio repeater at the end of Rennix Walk +
 
View from repeater at end of Rennix Walk
 
View from repeater at end of Rennix Walk +
 
Old trig station from the repeater
 
Old trig station from the repeater +

 
Great granite outcop at the end of Rennix Walk
 
Great granite outcop at the end of Rennix Walk +
 
The repeater at the end of Rennix Walk
 
The repeater at the end of Rennix Walk +
 
Rocky ramp leading up to the back of the repeater
 
Rocky ramp leading up to the back of the repeater +

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 Rennix Trail bushwalking track

Cross Section of the Rennix Trail bushwalking track



Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Rennix Trail bushwalking track

Summary of the gradients over the the lenght of the Rennix Trail 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 13km
Time 5 hrs
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Grade 4/6

Track: Hard
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
*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 3.6km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 2.8km has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track
This whole walk, 6km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.

Signs
Around 4.6km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 1.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required
Around 4.6km of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 1.8km requires some bushwalking experience.

Weather
This whole walk, 6km is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety.

Infrastructure
Around 4.6km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 1.8km 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 Rennix Walk Car Park
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|

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.

Rennix Gap Alt = 1561 m
Rennix Gap is a signposted[1] saddle on the Kosciuszko Road and is home to a car park[2], picnic table[3] and the Rennix Walk trackhead[4]. The gap is named after W.E. Rennix, who was appointed the Shire Engineer (with a salary of £350 per year) and was the first to survey the road to Kosciuszko[5]. The road was constructed between 1906-09. A sign at the trackhead reports that Rennix died from pneumonia after having been caught in a blizzard at the gap[6].

(0 km) Rennix Walk Car Park to Lakes Creek saddle
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 1.79 km Time = 32 mins
Climb = 43 m Descent = -14 m
From the car park[7] and picnic table[8], this walk heads around the timber posts[9] and follows the arrow[10] past the 'Rennix Walk' information sign[11], downhill along the old management trail. After about 100m, this walk crosses a creek[12], then a short time later turns right at a 'Y' intersection[13] (following an arrow[14]) up the gentle hill. Here the walk continues along the side of the hill, through a grove of trees[15] then winds up the side of the grassy valley[16]. After a while, the track bends left to cross the grassy flat and leads across a flat timber bridge[17]. The old management trail then leads up the hill and through another grove of snow gums[18], and about 400m after the timber bridge, this walk comes to a large flat saddle[19] with a small wetland[20] and views towards the main range[21] (on your left).

Lakes Creek saddle Alt = 1593 m
This saddle (as with a few other saddles on the Rennix Walk) is home to a significant wetland. This 'Alpine fen'[22] is fed mostly by ground water from the surrounding hills and is an important ecosystem. Please admire the wetlands from a distance, and remain on the main track.

(1.79 km) Lakes Creek saddle to Large Gap
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 2.92 km Time = 1 hr 2 mins
Climb = 119 m Descent = -117 m
Continue straight: With the distant view to the main range on your left[23], this walk heads north, gently uphill following the old management trail[24]. The track soon leads through a gap in the trees to find another grassy clearing[25] and a '2K' marker post[26]. Just past the post, the track leads past a water-bog[27], and then back into the trees[28]. The track winds through the lightly wooded area before turning right and heading up a short steep climb[29]. Once at the top of this climb, the track meanders for a little while before heading steeply[30] down, then winding around the side of the hill. Just as the track begins to climb again, it passes a '3K' timber post[31]. For about 500m past the post, the track climbs up through the trees and granite boulders[32], to come to the top of a hill with a clearing[33] and a rocky outcrop[34]. Here, the track bends right and heads downhill, moderately steeply[35], just before crossing an open grassy saddle[36]. On the other side of this saddle, the track leads up the hill[37], and as the track climbs, the walk passes more and more dead snow gums, until on the top where most of the large trees are dead[38] and bleached[39]. Then, the track winds down the hill[40] to a larger open and grassy clearing in the saddle[41] below.

(4.71 km) Large Gap to Giant's Castle
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 719 m Time = 17 mins
Climb = 59 m Descent = -2 m
Continue straight: From the large clearing[42], this walk follows the old management trail north, moderately steeply[43] up the hill. Part way up the hill, the trees give way to a distant view of Lake Jindabyne[44] (to your right). The walk continues up the hill among the dead gum trees[45], where the track bends right to follow the ridge up past a scrubby clearing[46]. Continuing on, just past the large granite outcrop (the Giant's Castle) with a metal trig station on top, the walk comes to a track[47] (on your left) leading up to the trig station[48].

Giants Castle Alt = 1650 m
Giants Castle[49] is the informal name for the larger of the granite boulder outcrops and home to a couple of old trig stations[50][51]. This is a pleasant spot to rest, about 1km south of the radio reflector.

(5.43 km) Giant's Castle to Radio repeater
Track: Hard - bushtrack
Length = 973 m Time = 19 mins
Climb = 25 m Descent = -32 m
Continue straight: From the intersection (initially keeping the trig station and the Giant's Castle to your left[52]), this walk heads north-east, following the old management trail along the ridge[53]. After about 130m, the track passes another granite outcrop and clearing[54] (on your left). The track then winds and gently undulates along the top of the ridge, passing among the trees and scattering of boulders[55] until coming to a large rock outcrop (on your right) with a flat green metal structure on top[56] - the radio repeater.

Radio repeater Alt = 1644 m
This high point, topped with a large granite boulder, provides a great view of the surrounding area. The rock is home to a large radio reflector[57]. This passive device acts like a mirror to bounce radio signals between two Snowy Hydro sites. The reflector looks like a billboard advertising green paint[58], but the simplicity of the design helps increase the reliability and reduce maintenance. There is also a small active, solar-powered repeater on site[59]. The rock behind the repeater slopes down to the ground[60], providing access to the base of the repeater and the great views. Take care on the rock, as there are no fences but a significant drop.

Drive from Rennix Walk Car Park
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.
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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
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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 9.7 km
Larry Adler Ski & Outdoor 3 Nuggets Crsng, Jindabyne (02) 6457 2233 11.9 km
Wilderness Sports Nuggets Crossing, Jindabyne 1800 654 168 11.9 km
Snowy Camping World 106 Sharp St , Cooma (02) 6452 2729 57.3 km
Tumuts Fishing Camping & Outdoor 56 Wynyard St , Tumut (02) 6947 1100 120.6 km


A list of the nearest UHF CB repeaters I found to Rennix Trail.
Channel Call sign
(more info)
Site Distance and dir from Rennix Trail
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1 1227830 Country Energy/Monaro County Council Site JINDERBOINE HILL 15 km (to the ESE)
3 EUC03 Bald Hill via EUCUMBENE 28 km (to the N)
2 1227833 Commsite INGEBIRAH TRIG 32 km (to the S)
2 KHN02 Fire Tower MT YOUNGAL 35 km (to the W)
4 VL2OR_4 CB Repeater Site 20 km S of Cooma SOUTH BROTHER 54 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 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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