Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk.
Grade 3Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
Quality of markings
Clearly sign posted
Short steep hills
Quality of path
Formed track, some obstacles
No experience required
Getting there and parking
Guthega to Charlotte Pass walk is in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park. You can start the walk from either Guthega or Charlotte Pass.
To get to Guthega and walk from there:
- Drive from Jindabyne along Kosciuszko Road towards Perisher.
- Turn off onto Guthega Road which is sealed until you reach Guthega power station.
- From Guthega power station, continue straight ahead along an unsealed road for around 6.5km to Guthega Village.
- Park your car at the Guthega Centre and follow the signs to the Guthega walk.
To get to Charlotte Pass and walk from there:
- Drive along Kosciuszko Road from Jindabyne.
- Go past the ski resorts of Smiggin Holes, Perisher Valley and Charlotte Pass Village to Charlotte Pass.
In winter, you must park your car at Perisher and proceed to Guthega or Charlotte Pass with a local transport operator.
- Sealed and unsealed road to Guthega
- Sealed road to Charlotte Pass
Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips.
- Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads
- Most roads suitable for 2WD vehicles
- Snow chains required after snow
- There is a car park at Guthega village and parking is also available at Charlotte Pass a short walk from the Charlotte Pass trackhead, but it is limited. Arrive early, or book a shuttle with a local operator to avoid disappointment.
- In winter, you must park at Perisher and arrange a shuttle with a local operator.
- Contact a local Visitor Centre for more information on shuttle operators.
Available at Charlotte Pass and Perisher.
- Non-flush toilets
Maps and downloads
Disability access level - no wheelchair access
- You can cross-country ski or snowshoe in this area in winter.
- Walking isn't recommended in winter, when this track is snowbound.
You can fish in rivers and streams between the October and June long weekends. A current NSW recreational fishing licence is required to fish in all waters. Fishing in dams and lakes is permitted year-round, but some waterways may close temporarily or have restrictions. Refer to the NSW Recreational Freshwater Fishing Guide for information.
Camp fires and solid fuel burners
Open/wood fires aren't permitted in alpine areas. Remember to bring a gas or fuel stove, or solid fuel burner, if you intend to cook.
Cycling, including fat bikes or snow bikes, is not permitted on this track.
Flying a drone for recreational purposes is prohibited in this area. Drones may affect public enjoyment, safety and privacy, interfere with park operations, or pose a threat to wildlife. See the Drones in Parks policy.
This area may be a declared Drone Exclusion Zone, or may be subject to Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules for flying near airports, aerodromes and helicopter landing sites. See CASA's Drone Flyer Rules.
Commercial filming and photography
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.
- Snowy Region Visitor Centre
- 8.30am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
- 02 6450 5600
- 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
- 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 from purchase); 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 NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Eligible pensioners can apply for a complementary NPWS concession pass, to get free park entry. Download the exemption form (154KB doc).Buy annual pass