Old Mountain Road walking track
Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park
A challenging short walk at Talbingo near Tumut in Kosciuszko National Park, Old Mountain Road walking track offers superb scenic views of Bogong Peaks.
- Tumut area in Kosciuszko National Park
- 4km one-way
- Time suggested
- 1hr 30min - 2hrs
- Grade 4
- What to
- Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
- Please note
- You can also start this track from two access points along Snowy Mountains Highway. You'll need to arrange a car shuffle between start and end points if walking one way only.
- 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
- There is limited mobile reception in this part of the park.
Set out along the trail from Jounama Creek campground, and you'll soon meet the trackhead for the short but heart-pumping Old Mountain Road walking track. This high-energy walk heads uphill above the creek valley, but is well worth the effort for the breathtaking views of Bogong Peaks, Jounama Pondage and Blowering Reservoir.
The track follows Talbingo Mountain's first road, built in 1860 during the Kiandra gold rush. Today, the only traffic you're likely to see is a colourful variety of birdlife, including yellow-tailed black cockatoos. In summer, wildflowers such as purple kunzea and white-flowered tea tree bloom on the lower slopes.
Return the same way (add 1hr), enjoying the downhill track and detour to pretty Jounama Creek, near the campground. It's an ideal spot for a picnic and to paddle your feet after the walk, or to simply sit quietly and watch for wallabies and eastern grey kangaroos.
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- in the Tumut area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Tumut area is open all year but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues.
No park entry fees apply in the Tumut area. See vehicle entry fees for other areas in Kosciuszko National Park.Buy an annual pass.
- Tumut Visitor Centre
(02) 6947 7025
Contact hours: 9am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
- The Old Butter Factory, 5 Adelong Road, Tumut NSW 2720
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fax: (02) 6947 3752
- Tumut Visitor Centre