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Schlink Hut walking track

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Visitor info

All the practical information you need to know about Schlink Hut walking track.

Track grading

Grade 5

Learn more about the grading system Features of this track
  • Time

    2 days

  • Quality of markings

    No directional signage

  • Gradient

    Very steep

  • Distance

    22km return

  • Steps

    Occasional steps

  • Quality of path

    Formed track

  • Experience required

    Experienced bushwalkers

Getting there and parking

Schlink Hut walking track begins at Guthega, in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park.

To get there from Snowy Region Visitor Centre in Jindabyne:

  • Take Kosciuszko Road towards Perisher for 23km
  • Turn right on Guthega Road and drive for 13km
  • Turn right onto Guthega Power Station Road
  • Then make a slight right onto Schlink Pass Road to reach Guthega Power Station carpark.

Road conditions and access:

All 2WD vehicles must carry snow chains in winter between June and October long weekends, on:

  • Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher)
  • Guthega Road
  • Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin

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.

  • Mixture of sealed and unsealed roads

Vehicle access

  • 2WD vehicles

Weather restrictions

  • Snow chains required after snow

Parking

Parking is available at Guthega Power Station carpark.

Facilities

  • You’ll need to bring your own supply of drinking and cooking water.
  • There are no bins so you’ll need to take all rubbish away with you.
  • If you plan to camp overnight, please bring your tent, sleeping bag and camping equipment.

Toilets

Toilets are located along this track at Horse Camp Hut, White’s River Hut, and Schlink Hut. There’s also a public toilet at the Guthega Power Station carpark.

  • Non-flush toilets

Carpark

Maps and downloads

Safety messages

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.

Bushwalking safety

If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

Camping safety

Whether you're pitching your tent on the coast or up on the mountains, there are many things to consider when camping in NSW national parks. Find out how to stay safe when camping.

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.

Fire safety

During periods of fire weather, the Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service may declare a total fire ban for particular NSW fire areas, or statewide. Learn more about total fire bans and fire safety.

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).

Accessibility

Disability access level - no wheelchair access

A TrailRider all-terrain wheelchair is available for visitors with limited mobility to hire from Snowy Region Visitor Centre. Bookings required.

Permitted

  • You can cross-country ski or snowshoe in this area in winter.
  • Walking isn't recommended in winter, when this track is snowbound.

Camp fires and solid fuel burners

Camping

Permitted on the grassy areas outside Horse Camp Hut, White’s River Hut, and Schlink Hut. Alpine Huts are for emergency use only.

Cycling

Cycling, including fat bikes or snow bikes, are permitted year-round on Schlink Hut management trail. Snow cover may make cycling difficult in winter.

Fishing

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.

Gathering firewood

Prohibited

Horses

Pets

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.

Smoking

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.

Schlink Hut walking track

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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 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).

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Visitor centre

Exterior of White's River Hut along Schlink Hut walking track, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer/OEH