Schlink Hut walking track
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
All the practical information you need to know about Schlink Hut walking track.
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No directional signage
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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
- 2WD vehicles
- Snow chains required after snow
Parking is available at Guthega Power Station carpark.
- 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 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
Maps and downloads
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.
- 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
Permitted on the grassy areas outside Horse Camp Hut, White’s River Hut, and Schlink Hut. Alpine Huts are for emergency use only.
Cycling, including fat bikes or snow bikes, are permitted year-round on Schlink Hut management trail. Snow cover may make cycling difficult in winter.
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.
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