Even if you weren’t aware that Australia has glacial lakes, you’ll see several on this walk above the tree line. Cross our famous Snowy River, walk through fields carpeted in wildflowers, stroll along high grassy ridges and chill your drink in icy Blue Lake. The highest peaks in the west are a striking visual treat as you walk above the treeline. To the east sub-alpine woodlands of gnarled snow gums give way to tall alpine ash, cypress pine and mountain eucalypt forests in the dry rugged areas along the lower Snowy River.
Watch out for sphagnum bogs – large mossy plants that hold six times their weight in water, releasing it slowly into the alpine streams.
Walking: Moderate / 13.3 km / 5.5–7 hrs / shorter and longer options available
Meals: Cooked breakfast, walkers lunch and a two-course dinner included
Accommodation: Altitude Lodge, Smiggin Holes