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Rennix walking track

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Rennix walking track is a challenging walk through subalpine meadows within Kosciuszko National Park, with birdwatching and picnic opportunities along the way.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
13km return
Time suggested
4hrs 30min - 5hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen
Please note
  • The weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable, so please ensure you’re well-prepared for your visit.
  • There is limited mobile reception in this park.
  • 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

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.

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

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out  more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information on upgrades. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Pensioners are exempt from park entry fees. Download the exemption form.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Snowy Region Visitor Centre - Jindabyne
      (02) 6450 5600
      Contact hours: 8.30am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
    • Email: srvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6456 1249
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    • Perisher Office
      (02) 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: 8am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Summer: 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Rennix walking track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer