Future walk idea: Kosciuszko NP

Hoping for a 6-7 day walk in summer. Just me and Bill.

I would like to tackle the main range track (although it is possibly a bit hard) and a few others.
All this info is from Wildwalks and bushwalkaustralia. I will tidy it and reference it properly later.

Links:
Excellent map of the walks with photos
A great blog about the main track
Huts in KNP
Book:Snowy Mountains Walks
Parkrun events – I hope to have a Saturday either side so we can do some parkrun tourism.
Aussie10

Option #2

Day Description Km Time Asc./Desc. Important Notes
#1 (Friday afternoon) Drive Shoal Bay to Canberra
Overnight at Canberra
#2 parkrun tourism in Canberra
Drive Canberra to Charlotte Pass
Thredbo to campsite via Dead Horse Gap
Overnight at campsite @1780m
BWA comment
Arrive before 4pm
#2 Campsite to Mt Townsend Plateau via Dead Horse Gap, via Main Range Track
Sidetracks: Mt Kosciuszko
Overnight at Mt Townsend Plateau
#2 Campsite to Mt Townsend Plateau via Dead Horse Gap, via Main Range Track
Sidetracks: Mt Kosciuszko
Overnight at Mt Townsend Plateau

Option #1 (Draft)

Day 1

Note: Leave on a Friday night, overnight in Canberra. do some parkrun tourism on the way through Canberra.
a)
Drive from Shoal Bay to Bullocks Flat
Overnight at Bullocks Hut??
b)
Drive from Shoal Bay to Round Mountain (via Cabramurra etc)
Overnight at Round Mountain.

Day 2

Drive to Thredbo
Begin walk at Thredbo.
Thredbo to Mt Kosciuszko 10km 5hrs
via Dead Horse Gap and Thredbo River.

Mt Kosciuszko to Wilkinsons Creek 3km 1.5hrs?

Overnight at Wilkinsons creek

Day 3

Wilkinsons Creek to Foremans Hut Ruins 10km 4-5hrs
Wilkinsons Creek to Mt Kosciuszko (or walk past)
Overnight at Foremans Hut

Day 4

Foremans Hut to Illawong Lodge

Overnight at Illawong lodge (if possible, otherwise Pounds Creek Flat).

Day 5

Illawong Lodge to Mt Townsend 12.5km 5hrs

Day 6

Mt Townsend to Thredbo 10km (via the chairlift) 3-4hrs
via Rams Head North??
via express lift with a meal at Eagles Nest Restaurant to finish the walk.

Overnight at Thredbo

Day 7

Drive home.

Day 8

If we take an extra day we could do a final day of parkrun tourism on the way through Canberra.

Discarded option

Day Description Km Time Asc./Desc. Important Notes
#1 Drive Shoal Bay to Thredbo
Thredbo to campsite via Dead Horse Gap
Overnight at campsite @1780m
BWA comment
Arrive before 4pm
#2 Campsite to Mt Townsend Plateau via Dead Horse Gap, via Main Range Track
Sidetracks: Mt Kosciuszko
Overnight at Mt Townsend Plateau
#2 Campsite to Mt Townsend Plateau via Dead Horse Gap, via Main Range Track
Sidetracks: Mt Kosciuszko
Overnight at Mt Townsend Plateau

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