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Four Mile Hut walk

Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Combine alpine scenery, bird watching and a spot of history on this day walk from Mt Selwyn Resort to Four Mile Hut, in a quieter section of Kosciuszko National Park.

Where
Selwyn area in Kosciuszko National Park
Accessibility
No disabled access
Distance
10km return
Time suggested
3hrs 30min - 4hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees

Vehicle entry fees apply on Link Road to Selwyn Ski Resort in winter only, when this walk is closed.

Opening times

This walk is closed in winter (June to October long weekends).

What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, snacks
Please note
  • There is limited mobile reception in this area of the park.
  • Weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable so please ensure you're well-prepared for your visit, and read our safety tips before you set out.
  • It's a good idea to fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB when planning your hike. Bring a topographic map and compass, or a GPS

This moderate walk sets out from the Mt Selwyn Resort carpark, along the access trail behind the resort, winding through snowgum forest to Mt Selwyn Radio Tower. Further along, the trees open up into vast sub-alpine grasslands with views of Tabletop Mountain and Mt Jagungal.

The open plains are awash with wildflowers in summer, including golden-stemmed billy buttons and orange everlasting daisies. Birds are active in autumn and spring - keep an eye out for wedge-tailed eagles, flame robins and brown falcons.This track is also a great option for horse riding and mountain biking adventures.

Turn right at the junction with Tabletop trail and follow for 1.3km to reach Four Mile Hut access trail, where you can spot faint remnants of the area's gold mining days. Four Mile Hut is 750m along the lightly marked access trail, by foot only. Built in 1937, by the last active gold miner in this area, the striking timber and tin strip hut is a scenic backdrop for a picnic to refuel before retracing your steps to the carpark.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Edward River canoe and kayak trail, Murray Valley National Park. Photo: David Finnegan.

Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Park info

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Four Mile Hut walk in the sub-alpine plains of Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elouise Peach/OEH.