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  • Look out for wild brumbies

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  • Women's only tour available

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  • Platypus

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  • Take a chairlift ride

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  • Thredbo River

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  • Wallaby

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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  • Look out for wild brumbies

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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  • Women's only tour available

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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  • Platypus

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  • Take a chairlift ride

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  • Thredbo River

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  • Wallaby

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  • Kosciuszko National Park

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5 Day Snowy Mountains Walking Tour

  • Enjoy a 5 day walking tour in Kosciuszko NP
  • Take in the beauty of Thredbo, Perisher & more
Includes 4 nights quality lodge accommodation

Pack your sense of adventure for this five-day walking tour through Kosciuszko National Park, home to Australia’s highest mountains. With 58km of hiking throughout the trip, you’ll venture into alpine meadows and discover endless wildflowers, beautifully scenic lakes, incredible granite formations and native wildlife - making for a truly unforgettable experience in the great Aussie bush.

Walk along the cascading waters of the Thredbo River in Thredbo Valley; experience the beauty of Perisher Valley and rock-hop along the Snowy River, below Charlotte Pass; feel like a jackaroo as you take in the panoramic views from Porcupine Rocks, looking for brumbies, wallabies and kangaroos; witness the stunning Blue Lake; and soak up the sights to be seen from the top of Mount Kosciuszko. At night, enjoy all the creature comforts as you rest up at the Kiama Alpine Lodge in central Thredbo.

This inspiring package includes the five-day walking tour, four nights accommodation, 11 delicious meals - including daily breakfast - and more!

Want to get away with just the girls? Opt for the Women’s Only tour, departing January 4, 2020.

ITINERARY

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Today depart the meeting point in Canberra at 8:00am for Jindabyne. Enjoy a morning tea break along the way at a local cafe in Cooma. Upon arrival, check into the lodge-style accommodation, enjoy lunch and then get organised for the first walk of the tour. Today’s walk follows alongside the cascading, icy waters of the Thredbo River from Dead Horse Gap back into Thredbo village.

On this signposted river track walk, see gums growing around granite boulders and watch the river race below as you cross the footbridges. Keep an eye on the river for trout and platypus – look for circular ripple patterns. Return to the lodge and settle in for pre dinner nibbles, followed by a delicious two-course dinner prepared by the guides.

Overnight: Kiama Alpine Lodge
Meals included: Lunch;Dinner

After breakfast depart the lodge and head out for a delightful walk to the Porcupine. Starting at the Perisher Valley Reservoir, this 5 km (2 hour) walk heads up through Rock Creek valley to the panoramic views from Porcupine Rocks. There are some gentle climbs and small creeks to cross before catching the first glimpses of the sun sparkling on Rainbow Lake. Enjoy a packed lunch at one of the many picnic spots available.

During the next 6 kms walk through a tall eucalypt forest, outcrops of hefty granite boulders, flowering and fruiting heath land and then arrive at a waterfall. From here it's off to Kosciusko Education Centre at Sawpit Creek to view a range of hands-on displays and innovative programs. Head back to the Lodge this evening and enjoy a two-course dinner prepared by your guides.

Overnight: Kiama Alpine Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

This morning's walk begins with rock-hopping across the Snowy River below Charlotte Pass, climb up past Hedley Tarn Lookout to Blue Lake Lookout. Blue Lake is arguably the jewel in the crown of the Kosciusko National Park. From here the climb continues to Carruthers Peak which provides spectacular views over the western slopes of the Main Range. The walk continues along the exposed ridge of the Main Range above Club Lake and Lake Albina until it meets the Summit Walk between Rawson Pass and Mt Kosciuszko.

Upon returning to the accommodation in the afternoon, relax with some well-deserved nibbles followed by a lovely two course dinner prepared by the guides.

Overnight: Kiama Alpine Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner

Today the journey continues to the highest point in the country, Mt. Kosciuszko. Take a chairlift ride to the top of the Thredbo ski fields, walk to the top of Mt. Kosciusko and return via Dead Horse Gap. Enjoy the chairlift from Thredbo Village to Main Range, passing snow drifts that survive year round and soak up the awesome splendor of the peak of Mt. Kosciuszko.

The return journey follows along a beautifully shaded trail that showcases superb views over the southern end of Australia’s High Country. Enjoy the opportunity this evening to visit a local restaurant for dinner (meal not included - please have cash on hand as restaurant may not split bills).

Overnight: Kiama Alpine Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch

After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely walk alongside the river down to Thredbo Diggings. Wallabies and kangaroos are a common sight along the track. Be sure to keep a lookout in the pools around dawn and dusk for a local platypus. Enjoy lunch at the Wildbrumby Kitchen café in Crackenback (at guests own expense). Arrival into Canberra will be at approx. 4:30pm and transfers to the airport will be at approx. 5:00pm.


Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

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  • Enjoy a 5 day walking tour in the Kosciuszko National Park
  • Walk alongside the cascading icy waters of the Thredbo River
  • Take in the panoramic views from Porcupine Rocks
  • Experience the beauty of Perisher Valley and Thredbo River Valley
  • Visit the Kosciuszko Education Centre
  • Rock hop along the Snowy River below Charlotte Pass
  • Witness Blue Lake, the jewel in the crown of the National Park
  • Soak up the incredible sights at the top of Mount Kosciuszko
  • Experience the native flora and fauna of the area
  • 4 nights lodge accommodation in central Thredbo
  • Enjoy 11 meals including daily breakfast
  • Small group touring
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Return group transfer from Canberra to Thredbo

Important info

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On purchasing this Travel Offer you are bound by the General Terms and Conditions, in addition to the specific terms and conditions outlined in this Important Information.
 
Booking Guarantee:
Booking is subject to final confirmation from the accommodation provider. If you do not receive an email from the accommodation provider within 7 Business Days please contact TripADeal. If the selected dates cannot be secured an alternative date can be selected. In the event no available dates are suitable, a full refund will be provided.
 
Please refrain from booking travel arrangements prior to final email confirmation from the accommodation provider.
 
Please note: all additional charges are payable direct to the Property unless stated otherwise.


Travel offer is valid for travel on selected dates until the 29th March 2020.
 
This travel offer is priced for one person based on twin share.
 
Single Traveller Supplement
A single traveller supplement of $330 is payable at checkout.
 
Departure Dates
2019
November: 27
November: 21 (SOLD OUT)
December: 28
 
2020
January: *4, 20
March: 29
 
*Please note: This date is a women's only tour group.
 
Departure Cities
Canberra



Accommodation Used


Kiama Alpine Lodge

3 Star (self-rated)

 

Extra Nights
Not available.
 
Upgrade Option
Not available.
 
Combining Multiple Bookings
Not available.
 
Maximum Room Capacity
2 People.
 
Child Policy
This offer is valid for people 16 years and above only.
 
Triple Share
Not available.
 
Bedding Configuration
1 x King bed or 2 x Single beds (subject to availability).
 
Adjoining / Interconnecting Rooms
Not available.


Minimum group size 4, maximum group size 10 per vehicle.


- Domestic transfers / flights
- Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
- Optional gratuities/tipping
- Optional activities/tours
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance (Strongly recommended)



HOTEL: KIAMA ALPINE LODGE
Kiama Alpine Lodge is one of the original lodges in Thredbo and boasts a spacious lounge room with a roaring log fire, big comfortable leather lounges and unbeatable views of Mount Crackenback. On the ground floor is a great games room for kids of all ages with a plasma TV and DVD player, lounges, games table and more.
 
LOCATION: THREDBO, NSW
Thredbo is a village located in the Snowy Mountains within the Kosciuszko National Park.
 
ROOM TYPE: LODGE AT KIAMA ALPINE CLUB
The rooms are well appointed but simple with one shared bathroom between two rooms.
Room Option Valid For: 2 People
Max occupancy: 2 People
Bedding configuration: 1 x King bed or 2 x Single beds (subject to availability)
 
HOTEL FACILITIES: 
Complimentary high-speed Wifi
Spacious lounge room with a log fire
Dining room
Large balcony with mountain views
A traditional sauna
Fully equipped kitchen
Workbench area for ski tuning and waxing
Drying room
Shared laundry
 
TOUR GUIDE VS. TOUR LEADER
Tour Guide:
Often locals with intimate knowledge of an area, its culture, and history. Their role entails providing commentary, routing the tour, and seeing that people have a good time. They are a licensed, qualified expert who supplies specific information on history, art, architecture and culture of the city/village/attraction in which he or she is guiding the tour. The guide meets the group at the required place and leaves the group at the end of the tour, they do not travel with the group.
 
Tour Leader:
An experienced person tasked with ensuring the smooth operation of tours, as well as providing practical support to passengers throughout the whole trip. Their role primarily includes assisting with accommodation, transportation between locations, and communication with tour guides in each stop. A tour leader may provide general guidance around a city or village, and offer information on the place visited on the bus, however they are not required to have specific knowledge on art, architecture, or history. They are not allowed to provide a guided tour or commentary of a city/village/attraction once there and if caught doing so, can be fined.
 
Please note: Tour leaders/guides are not a standard inclusion in all travel offers. Tour leaders/guides will only be made available when particularly required to enhance the experience of the destination featured.
 
CLIMATE & AVERAGE TEMPERATURES
The Snowy Mountain ranges has four distinct seasons with the warmest months being December to March.
 
The average maximum daily summer temperatures are between 25 and 28 degrees Celsius and winter daily temperatures sit between 3 and 11 degrees Celsius.
 
Regardless of where you travel in the ACT, you should be prepared for sudden, temporary deterioration in the weather, especially if bushwalking. Always carry additional warm clothing, including a waterproof outer layer.
 
OTHER
Meals:
11 meals are included in the tour, for all other meals; lunches and dinners the tour leader (when available) will offer assistance with reservations, suggestions and directions to local restaurants. It is your responsibility to notify TripADeal of any dietary requests/requirements. Please note; we will do our best to meet your requests/requirements, however cannot guarantee that we will always be able to.
 
Luggage:
You will be responsible for all your personal belongings whilst on the tour. With regards to luggage, you must carry your own luggage from the coach to the hotel room and back to the coach. The driver will assist with the uploading and off-loading of the luggage from the coach.
 
Fitness Level Required / Mobility:
Our vehicles are not equipped with wheelchair access, so unfortunately our tours are currently not suitable for wheelchair users and those less mobile.
 
Please note: A moderate level of fitness will be required. If you have any concerns please consult your healthcare provider prior to purchase/travel.
 
Gratuities / Tipping:
Gratuities (tips) are not included in the tour price for services of the tour leader (when available) and driver throughout the tour. Tipping is at the customer’s discretion.


Please note: Passengers who are not Australian citizens must check with the respective consulate or visa agency to determine what their visa requirements are and what personal identification is required. It is also important to note, some areas of employment such as journalism, government authorities and charity organisations may have additional restrictions in applying for Visas. This may, in turn, affect the type of application required.


We are proud to offer a range of travel insurance products - please ask your Travel Consultant for more information.



Voluntary Changes


This includes booking changes requested by you, including but not limited to those changes requiring an airline ticket or a Purchase Confirmation reissue.

 

•      1st Change - $100.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

•      2nd Change - $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

•      Subsequent changes - $250.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

•      Changes within 30 days of departure $350.00 person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

•      Changes within 14 days of departure $500.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.

 

Name Changes Due To Passenger Error
•      If the incorrect name has been advised to TripADeal, charges of $150.00 per person + any additional charges applied by the airline/cruise company/accommodation/other travel provider.
 
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