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Major Clews Hut trail

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

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All the practical information you need to know about Major Clews Hut trail.

Getting there and parking

Major Clews Hut trail is located in the Khancoban area of Kosciuszko National Park.

To get there from Khancoban:

  • Travel south along Alpine Way for around 17km and turn right onto Major Clews trail

To get there from Jindabyne:

  • Travel west along Kosciuszko Road for 3km and turn left onto Alpine Way
  • Continue along Alpine Way for 98km and turn off to the left onto Major Clews Hut trail

Road quality

  • Check the weather before you set out as Major Clew Hut trail is unsealed, steep in parts, can become boggy when it rains, and involves a small creek crossing. It's not recommended for 2WD vehicles.
  • It's compulsory for all 2WD vehicles to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on Alpine Way between Tom Groggin and Thredbo. The Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) recommends snow chains are carried by all vehicles driving in the park in winter, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Visit the Live Traffic website for current conditions.


Parking is available at the Major Clews Hut site.


The nearest toilet facilities and picnic areas are located at Scammells lookout and Geehi Flats campground and picnic area.

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Safety messages

Major Clew Hut trail is recommended in dry weather only. Check the depth before attempting to cross Swampy Plains Creek.

Alpine safety

Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.

Cycling safety

Hundreds of cyclists head to our national parks for fun and adventure. If you're riding your bike through a national park, read these mountain biking and cycling safety tips.

Mobile safety

Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency + app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).



Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited at this location. Drones can impact on public enjoyment and privacy, interfere with park operations, and may pose a threat to wildlife in some areas. For more information, see the Drones in Parks policy.

Commercial filming and photography

Commercial filming or photography is prohibited at this location unless prior consent has been obtained. Find out how to apply for permission to conduct commercial filming or photography and download an application form. Contact the local office to obtain consent for commercial filming or photography.

Gathering firewood

Firewood is not supplied and may not be collected from the park. Please bring a gas or fuel stove if you intend to cook.


Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


NSW national parks are no smoking areas. The alpine resorts of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn, Ski Rider and Kosciuszko Tourist Park are exempt, though some commercial and outdoor places within these resorts may have no smoking areas.

Map of Major Clews Hut trail, Kosciuszko National Park. Image: OEH

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Major Clews Hut walking track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer