The tracks are mostly well cared for, dry and firm this time of year. However, on the odd occasion, we have encountered wet portions of the track. Most of the walks are moderate. The easier alternative walks are great for first-timers. However, the walks often involve challenging walking between 5 to 7 hours each day, across amazing ridgelines, with some steep ascents and descents so the experienced hikers won’t be disappointed. The altitude on this walk is between 1400 to 2228 metres so slopes that you would find easy at home will require a little more effort, This trip operates with two experienced and knowledgeable guides, so we can offer easier and harder walk options along the way.
Pre and post-tour accommodation: There are many good hotels in Canberra, however, we pick up and drop off at the Vibe Hotel at Canberra Airport. The tour starts at the Vibe Hotel at 9.00 am, or in Canberra CBD at 9.30 am (on London Circuit out front of the museum). The tour finishes in Canberra on the last day at approximately 1 pm.
For what to bring please refer to Gear Advice on our FAQ section.
This mountain environment is about 10 degrees cooler than Sydney. January-February is usually warm and the alpine wildflowers are at their best. December & March are usually cool to mild. By April, the conditions usually start to deteriorate. This holiday is not available for the rest of the year due to the likelihood of snow covering the walking tracks.
See the Bureau of Meteorology for information about temperatures and rainfall ahead of time to ensure proper clothing.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance for all of our trips. However, we require that for all travel overseas that you purchase a travel insurance policy, as we charge a cancellation fee if you cancel your walking holiday after we have confirmed it. It is also important in the event of an accident or loss of property. See FAQ’s for more information.
For nearly 30 years we have taken pride in providing seamlessly organised walking holidays, but we know, even with that in mind, that you’ll have many more questions. You will receive a very detailed information pack and itinerary approximately 6 weeks out from departure outlining all the fine detail and much more.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask one of our destination consultants or to speak with one of our guides. You can get in touch with us via our contact form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us on +61 3 9597 9767.