Image: Boen Ferguson, NSW Parks and Wildlife Service
Why this Hike
This newly established walk forms the first part of the Snowies Alpine Walk and takes you across the highest suspension bridge in Australia at 1627m above sea level. In addition to the suspension bridge you will walk across several sections of metal walkways which aim to help protect the local environment from damage.
Track Notes & Overview
Starting from the junction of Illawong Walk and Mount Tate Road in Guthega, the walk follows Guthega to Charlotte Pass Track in a south westerly direction along the Snowy River Valley as it winds its way along the sub-alpine environment. This can provide you with stunning views of the horizon and surrounding landscape as you walk along the track and cross Spencers Creek using the beautiful suspension bridge. The path is easy to follow and includes sections of bridge, elevated walkways and rock laden paths, leading to the finish at Charlotte Pass – not too far from the Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk where several lookouts can be found.
During winter this track can also be done in snowshoes and skis but there are no snow poles which mark the route.
*Please note, this walk is part of Snowies Alpine Walk (Open 2023).
Packing for a Day Hike
Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.
Food for a Day Hike
Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.
Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.
Leave No Trace
A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.