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  • Snowy Mountain Walking Tour

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  • Look out for wild brumbies

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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  • Platypus

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  • Take a chairlift ride

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  • Thredbo River

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  • Wallaby

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Kosciuszko National Park

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Snowy Mountain Walking Tour

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Look out for wild brumbies

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Kosciuszko National Park

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Kosciuszko National Park

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Kosciuszko National Park

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Platypus

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Take a chairlift ride

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Thredbo River

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Wallaby

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Kosciuszko National Park

    NO LONGER AVAILABLE
  • Kosciuszko National Park

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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5 Day Snowy Mountains Walking Tour

  • Discover The Beauty Of Kosciuszko National Park
  • Trek Through Alpine Meadows & Enjoy Stunning Views
Includes Canberra to Thredbo Transfers

Pack your sense of adventure for this five-day walking tour through Kosciuszko National Park, home to Australia’s highest mountains. With 58km of hiking throughout the trip, you’ll venture into alpine meadows and discover endless wildflowers, beautifully scenic lakes, incredible granite formations and native wildlife - making for a truly unforgettable experience in the great Aussie bush.

Walk along the cascading waters of the Thredbo River in Thredbo Valley; experience the beauty of Perisher Valley and rock-hop along the Snowy River, below Charlotte Pass; feel like a jackaroo as you take in the panoramic views from Porcupine Rocks, looking for brumbies, wallabies and kangaroos; witness the stunning Blue Lake; and soak up the sights to be seen from the top of Mount Kosciuszko. At night, enjoy all the creature comforts as you rest up at the Kiama Alpine Lodge in central Thredbo.

This inspiring package includes the five-day walking tour, four nights accommodation, 11 delicious meals - including daily breakfast - and more!

ITINERARY

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Today depart the meeting point in Canberra at 8:00am for Jindabyne. Enjoy a morning tea break along the way at a local cafe in Cooma. Upon arrival, check into the lodge-style accommodation, enjoy lunch and then get organised for the first walk of the tour. Today’s walk follows alongside the cascading, icy waters of the Thredbo River from Dead Horse Gap back into Thredbo village.

On this signposted river track walk, see gums growing around granite boulders and watch the river race below as you cross the footbridges. Keep an eye on the river for trout and platypus – look for circular ripple patterns. Return to the lodge and settle in for pre dinner nibbles, followed by a delicious two-course dinner prepared by the guides.

Please note: today's meeting point will be listed in the trip notes you will receive upon booking your tour.

Overnight: Kiama Alpine Lodge
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast depart the lodge and head out for a delightful walk to the Porcupine. Starting at the Perisher Valley Reservoir, this 5 km (2 hour) walk heads up through Rock Creek valley to the panoramic views from Porcupine Rocks. There are some gentle climbs and small creeks to cross before catching the first glimpses of the sun sparkling on Rainbow Lake. Enjoy a packed lunch at one of the many picnic spots available.

During the next 6 kms walk through a tall eucalypt forest, outcrops of hefty granite boulders, flowering and fruiting heath land and then arrive at a waterfall. From here it's off to Kosciusko Education Centre at Sawpit Creek to view a range of hands-on displays and innovative programs. Head back to the Lodge this evening and enjoy a two-course dinner prepared by your guides.

Overnight: Kiama Alpine Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning's walk begins with rock-hopping across the Snowy River below Charlotte Pass, climb up past Hedley Tarn Lookout to Blue Lake Lookout. Blue Lake is arguably the jewel in the crown of the Kosciusko National Park. From here the climb continues to Carruthers Peak which provides spectacular views over the western slopes of the Main Range. The walk continues along the exposed ridge of the Main Range above Club Lake and Lake Albina until it meets the Summit Walk between Rawson Pass and Mt Kosciuszko.

Upon returning to the accommodation in the afternoon, relax with some well-deserved nibbles followed by a lovely two course dinner prepared by the guides.

Overnight: Kiama Alpine Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

Today the journey continues to the highest point in the country, Mt. Kosciuszko. Take a chairlift ride to the top of the Thredbo ski fields, walk to the top of Mt. Kosciusko and return via Dead Horse Gap. Enjoy the chairlift from Thredbo Village to Main Range, passing snow drifts that survive year round and soak up the awesome splendor of the peak of Mt. Kosciuszko.

The return journey follows along a beautifully shaded trail that showcases superb views over the southern end of Australia’s High Country. Enjoy the opportunity this evening to visit a local restaurant for dinner (meal not included - please have cash on hand as restaurant may not split bills).

Overnight: Kiama Alpine Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely walk alongside the river down to Thredbo Diggings. Wallabies and kangaroos are a common sight along the track. Be sure to keep a lookout in the pools around dawn and dusk for a local platypus. Enjoy lunch at the Wildbrumby Kitchen café in Crackenback (at guests own expense). Arrival into Canberra will be at approx. 4:30pm and transfers to the airport will be at approx. 5:00pm.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Enjoy a 5 day walking tour in the Kosciuszko National Park
  • Walk alongside the cascading icy waters of the Thredbo River
  • Take in the panoramic views from Porcupine Rocks
  • Experience the beauty of Perisher Valley and Thredbo River Valley
  • Visit the Kosciuszko Education Centre
  • Rock hop along the Snowy River below Charlotte Pass
  • Witness Blue Lake, the jewel in the crown of the National Park
  • Soak up the incredible sights at the top of Mount Kosciuszko
  • Experience the native flora and fauna of the area
  • 4 nights lodge accommodation in central Thredbo
  • Enjoy 11 meals including daily breakfast
  • Small group touring
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Return group transfer from Canberra to Thredbo

Important info

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After purchase, you will receive a receipt and a Purchase Confirmation, directing you to an online Passenger Information Form. The Passenger Information Form must be completed within 72 hours of purchase.
  
Any special requests, preferences and optional extras MUST be clearly stated in your Passenger Information Form. Any change requested after submitting your Passenger Information Form cannot be guaranteed, is strictly subject to availability and will incur surcharges as outlined in the Schedule of Fees below.
  
On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information. 
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to your Travel Consultant in NZD (unless otherwise stated).


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 21st of February 2021.
  
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
  
Single Traveller Supplement
For solo travellers a mandatory single supplement of $350 applies.
  
Departure Dates
2020:
November: 26
December: 3, 9, 29
 
2021:
January: 3, 18, 24
February: 15, 21
  
Departure Cities
Canberra



Accommodation Used


3 Star (self-rated)

Kiama Alpine Lodge

 

Extra Nights
Not available.
  
Upgrade Option
Not available.
  
Combining Multiple Bookings
Not available.
  
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People.
  
Child Policy
This offer is valid for people 16 years and above only.
  
Triple Share
Not available.
  
Bedding Configuration
1 x King bed or 2 x Single beds (subject to availability).
  
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.


HOTEL: KIAMA ALPINE LODGE
Kiama Alpine Lodge is one of the original lodges in Thredbo and boasts a spacious lounge room with a roaring log fire, big comfortable leather lounges and unbeatable views of Mount Crackenback. On the ground floor is a great games room for kids of all ages with a plasma TV and DVD player, lounges, games table and more.
  
LOCATION: THREDBO, NSW
Thredbo is a village located in the Snowy Mountains within the Kosciuszko National Park.
  
ROOM TYPE: LODGE AT KIAMA ALPINE CLUB
The rooms are well appointed but simple with one shared bathroom between two rooms.
Room Option Valid For: 2 People
Max occupancy: 2 People
Bedding configuration: 1 x King bed or 2 x Single beds (subject to availability)
  
HOTEL FACILITIES: 
Complimentary high-speed Wifi
Spacious lounge room with a log fire
Dining room
Large balcony with mountain views
A traditional sauna
Fully equipped kitchen
Workbench area for ski tuning and waxing
Drying room
Shared laundry


Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 10 per vehicle.


- Visa fees and requirements (A visa is not required if travelling on a New Zealand Passport)
- Return International Flights
- Domestic flights/transfers
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)


Prepare for your walk:
If you are joining a Park Trek tour there are a few things to note:
- Most healthy adults can participate in a Park Trek walking holiday. If you can walk upwards of 15 kilometres or more in a day, carrying a lightweight day pack, you will find our tours totally achievable.
While we typically walk on well forged walking tracks, the quality and degree of difficulty can vary greatly. You may find some tracks rocky and lumpy underfoot, soft and sandy, or muddy and slippery.
- Sometimes there is the need to negotiate obstacles such as fallen trees, sections of scree or steep steps.
Ensure you come along with, not only the right footwear, rain gear and clothing, but also the right frame of mind!

What you need to bring
- Clothing for the duration of the trip
- A comfortable pair of walking shoes (runners or flat-soled shoes will not suffice except as something you can wear after a day’s activity)
- Toiletries and any personal medication.
- Walking poles with a telescopic arm (if you are comfortable with using these).
- Other items relevant to specific trips will be detailed in trip notes sent to you prior to travel.
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide: 
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group. 
 
Tour Leader: 
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined. 
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured. 
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The Snowy Mountain ranges has four distinct seasons with the warmest months being December to March.
  
The average maximum daily summer temperatures are between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius and winter daily temperatures sit between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius.
  
Regardless of where you travel in the ACT, you should be prepared for sudden, temporary deterioration in the weather, especially if bushwalking. Always carry additional warm clothing, including a waterproof outer layer.
 
FLIGHTS
Seat Selection & Frequent Flyer Points:
At TripADeal we do not arrange seat selection. It is important to highlight that some Airlines do not allow pre-selected seats. We strongly suggest you contact the Airline directly with seating allocation requirements and or arrive at the airport earlier to arrange your seating. While we do not add frequent flyer member details to bookings, you can do this directly with the Airline once you have your flight information.
 
Passport Validity:
Customers are required to provide valid passport details either at the time of purchase, or no later than 45 days prior to departure date. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of the booking. In this instance customers will be responsible for any costs and fees incurred.
 
COACH TOUR
Meals :
11 Meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
OTHER
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile. 
Please note: a general level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is optional and at the customer discretions.

Sightseeing:
Please note: In the event entrance to a site is affected by changes in operating hours or public holiday closures, your itinerary where possible, will be adjusted or an similar activity will be offered in its place (subject to availability).
 
Shopping:
Shopping overseas can be a daunting and confusing experience, especially when there is a language barrier. Please be very cautious when foreign currencies and prices are involved. If paying by credit card, please pay close attention to the amount you are being charged and keep all of your receipts. 
Do not make any purchases you are not comfortable with or feel pressured into. If you are uncertain or need assistance with the language barrier, please seek assistance from your Tour Guide/Leader.
Please refer to our Terms and Conditions in regards to shopping for further information.


A tourist visa is not required if travelling to Australia on a New Zealand passport.
 
Please note: Passengers who are not New Zealand citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may in turn affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Post-Purchase Change


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

- $50 NZD per change request post-purchase + any additional charges applied by the travel partners associated with the order. 

 

Supplier Fees
In the event the Travel Offer you have purchased is unable to proceed, and/or a travel Supplier is unable to fulfil the Travel Offer due to external circumstances (Limitation of Liability e.g. a Force Majeure event), there may be a fee or amount of money that is withheld by our Suppliers and is unrecoverable. This may be due to non-refundable airline tickets, cancellation penalties with cruise cabins or unrecoverable payments with our land/accommodation partners. TripADeal has committed to these costs as your Agent and will endeavour to recover all funds committed and/or paid for your Travel Offer, but this may not be possible in all circumstances. If refunds are not available from Suppliers, we will endeavour to obtain a travel credit on the best terms available and communicate these outcomes to you. In the event, TripADeal is unable to obtain a refund or travel service credit, or part thereof, this cost is passed on to the customer as a Supplier Fee. This fee is not revenue-raising and is paid to or withheld by our suppliers when recovering payments.