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Round Mountain Hut walking track

Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Round Mountain Hut walking track winds through the Jagungal Wilderness Area in central Kosciuszko National Park. A great Snowy Mountains walk or ride, it offers view and spring wildflowers on its way to the rustic hut.

Where
Khancoban area in Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
4km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 5
Trip Intention Form

It's a good idea to let someone know where you're going. Fill in a trip intention form to send important details about your trip to your emergency contact.

If you're planning to loan a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) from one of these locations, wait and fill out your trip intention form in person.

Price
Free
Opening times
The section of road between Khancoban and Cabramurra, including access to Round Mountain Hut walking track, is closed due to snow between the June and October long weekends.
What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, bike repair kit, clothes for all weather conditions
Please note
  • If you're walking in the Jagungal Wilderness it's a good idea to bring a topographic map, compass and GPS.
  • Fill in the free trip intention form and hire a PLB from the Tumut Visitor Centre or Snowy Region Visitor Centre.
  • Weather in this area can be extreme and unpredictable. Come well-prepared for your visit and read our alpine safety tips before you set out.

Enjoy exquisite scenery and fascinating alpine heritage along Round Mountain Hut walking track. Starting from the signposted track head off Swampy Plains Road, this short summer Snowy Mountains walk, or mountain bike ride, takes you through a beautiful sub-alpine habitat into Jagungal Wilderness Area.

The corrugated iron hut boasts historic remnants from yesteryear and makes a scenic spot for a picnic, before you head back along the same track.

Time your visit with wildflower season, when the walking track comes alive with buttercups, billy buttons, waxy bluebells and daisies. If you’re walking between April and October, take a good look at the olive-barked black sallee trees – their star-shaped clusters of flower buds are simply beautiful.

If you're well-prepared, this track can be experienced as a difficult 41km mountain bike loop, or Grade 5 overnight hike for self-sufficient, experienced hikers. A steep descent beyond the hut leads to the open valley of the Tumut River headwaters. Join Hellhole Creek trail, then Dargans trail, before looping back to your start point.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

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A family walk a boardwalk section of Bouddi coastal walk, Bouddi National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH.

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

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Round Mountain Hut walking track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer