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Rennix walking track

"This walking track changes throughout the year, so we love to walk it a few times to see the wildflowers in spring and snow in winter."

Rennix walking track crosses several small, forested ridges and offers scenic views over Snowy River to the west, as well as Lake Jindabyne to the east. Seasoned hikers and casual walkers will love the challenging walk up a shallow valley through subalpine meadows. The changing scenery spans all the way to dramatic boulder outcroppings at the turning point, called Giants Castle.

From Giants Castle, it’s a return journey, so you can find a place to picnic, pull out your binoculars and settle down for a leisurely afternoon with a spot of birdwatching.

If you’d like to visit in winter, be sure to bring your snow shoes as the track gets covered in a thick blanket of snow. There aren’t many experiences quite as invigorating as a walk through the snow, and this track allows you to fully immerse yourself in the experience.

Wildflowers bloom along the track between January and Easter, adding an array of vibrant colours to your bushwalking adventure – from yellow yam daisies to purple trigger plants and cream candle heath.

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Getting there

Getting there:

Rennix walking track is on Kosciuszko Road in Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:

  • Drive into Kosciuszko National Park, from Jindabyne, along Kosciuszko Road.
  • From Snowy Region Visitor Centre, the walk can be found a further 22.9km along the road.

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Vehicle access:

Unsealed road/trail - 2WD vehicles - All weather

Parking:

Parking is available at the trackhead of Rennix walking track.

Important info

Distance:

6.5km (loop)

Time suggested:

4.5 hours

Difficulty:

Medium difficulty

You should know:

  • It’s a good idea to put sunscreen on before you set out and remember to take a hat
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to go birdwatching
  • If you’re bushwalking in this park, it’s a good idea to bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS.
  • The Think Before You Trek initiative operates in this park, so please check out the website when planning your hike.
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • Drinking water is limited or not available in this area, so it’s a good idea to bring your own.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park

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Rennix walking track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer