Snow & Ice on walk
Geehi Picnic Camping Ground
(0km) Geehi Hut car park → Geehi Hut
(0km) Geehi Hut car park → Int of Swampy Plain and Bicentennial Trails
Continue straight: From the intersection, this walk crosses the rocky ford Swamp Plain River crossing. This river is impassable after rain or snow melt, take care not to cross when the river is too high or too fast. Once on the other bank, this walk heads through the gate (locked to vehicles in wet conditions) and comes to a clear, three-way intersection with another 4WD trail (on your left).
(0.19km) Geehi Rest Area Entrance → Int of Swampy Plain and Bicentennial Trails
Turn right: From the western side of Geehi Bridge, this walk follows the 4WD trail off the main road, down the short hill and along the side of Swampy Plain River (keeping the river to your right). The walk soon passes a short side trail (on your right, that leads down to the river), continuing instead parallel to the river along the clear trail through the trees. The trail soon passes a ‘To Behrs Flat – 4 wheel drive – Dry weather only’ sign and continues through the forest for about 400m to a large turning circle (on your right), just before a gate (locked to vehicles in wet conditions). From this turning area, this walk continues along the trail steeply uphill, through the gate. As the trail reaches the high point, there are good views down to Swampy Plain River and across Geehi Flats. The trail then leads down the hill to a three-way intersection with the Bicentennial National Trail at Behrs Flat (to your left) and a gate and creek crossing (to your right). Now Veer left to rejoin the main walk .
(0.19km) Int of Swampy Plain and Bicentennial Trails → Keebles Loop intersection
(0.25km) Keebles Loop intersection → Int south of Keebles Hut
(1.04km) Int south of Keebles Hut → Keebles Hut
(1.2km) Keebles Hut → Geehi Hut car park
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads south-east along the clear trail, keeping the tall stand of trees to your right. The trail soon leads to a ‘Y’ intersection just before a (usually unlocked) gate (and creek crossing on the left branch).
Veer left: From the intersection, this walk heads south, downhill through the gate (locked to vehicles in wet conditions) to the edge of the Swampy Plain River. This walk crosses the rocky ford Swamp Plain River crossing. This river is impassable after rain or snow melt, take care not to cross when the river is too high or too fast. On the other side, the trail leaves the water and comes to the edge of Geehi campground.
Continue straight: From the south side of this Swampy Plain River crossing, this walk follows the dirt road uphill as it bends left. The walk follows the main trail as it leads past a few campsites and a locked gate (on your left), coming to a turning area, car park and toilet marked with a ‘the Western Fall’ information sign (with Geehi Hut a short distance to the left).
Maps for the Keebles Loop walkYou can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
|Kalkite Mountain||1:25 000 Map Series||86253N KALKITE MOUNTAIN||NSW-86253N|
|Tombong||1:50 000 Map Series||8624S TOMBONG||NSW-8624S|
|Numbla Vale||1:50 000 Map Series||8624N NUMBLA VALE||NSW-8624N|
|Youngal||1:25 000 Map Series||85253S YOUNGAL||NSW-85253S|
|Scammells Lookout||1:25 000 Map Series||85253N SCAMMELLS LOOKOUT||NSW-85253N|
|Berridale||1:100 000 Map Series||8625 BERRIDALE||8625|
|Kosciuszko||1:100 000 Map Series||8525 KOSCIUSZKO||8525|
Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001
Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.
|AS 2156.1||Gradient||Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)|
|Quality of track||Rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely (4/6)|
|Signs||Minimal directional signs (4/6)|
|Experience Required||Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)|
|Weather||Forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)|
|Infrastructure||Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)|
Some more details of this walks Grading
Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk
Around 1.6km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 1.1km is flat with no steps.
Quality of track
Around 2.4km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 210m follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely.
1.3km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (320m) is clearly signposted.
2.1km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience and another 320m requires no previous bushwalking experience. The remaining (210m) requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience.
2.3km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety and another 210m is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety. The remaining (170m) is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).
2.1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced) and another 320m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats). The remaining (210m) has limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged).
This walk takes you on a tour of some of the historic huts north of Geehi Flats. Starting from the northern end of Geehi Flats Camping area near Geehi Hut, you will cross Swampy Plains River and walk across the plain to an intersection just before Keebles Hut. Here the walk heads up on the higher section of Behrs Flat and then down and across Swampy Plains River again. You will then follow another trail to the old Geehi Hut, once used as a youth hostel.
Total climbing: 82m
5.5 km Return
Other Nearby walks
This pleasant snowshoe walk starts from the car park at Guthega. You will wander down the gently hill following a wide trail, then cross Guthega Dam wall. There are great views over the pondage as you continue along the snow covered trail past Guthega Shaft. The flat trail soon ends and the more challenging walking starts as you make your way along the side of Guthega River valley, gently leading down to the edge of the river. A little upstream is a small timber bridge. Do not walk on or anywhere near the ice on the pondage – the water level often changes and the ice will not hold your weight.
Total climbing: 115m
3.3 km Return
1 hr 30 mins
On this walk, you will visit the old Guthega Trig station and its wide views over the Guthega Dam, the township and surrounding country side. The walk initially leads along management trails and across the dam wall before following a narrow foot pad up the ridge between Guthega River and Falls Creek. The ridge leads fairly steeply through a variety of vegetation before revealing its wide vistas at about 1860m above sea level.
Total climbing: 377m
6 km Return
Very experienced only
This great walk starts at Guthega and explores the area east of Blue Lake. The walk heads to the Illawong Lodge, via the Blue Cow Creek flying fox, and then crosses the famous Snowy River at the suspension bridge. The walk then winds up the long ridge to the top of Little Twynam and down to Blue Lake. From Blue lake there are optional side trips to Headley Tarn and up to the Blue Lake lookout, before returning to Guthega.
Total climbing: 1120m
17.4 km Return
This great overnight walk explores the Kosciusko National Park between Guthega and Thredbo, visiting some fantastic sights along the way like the Snowy River, Blue Lake and Mt Twynam, Lake Albina and Mt Kosiuszko. The Wilkinsons Creek camping area is a nice place to stop and reflect as the sun sets. There is even a chance for a bite to eat at Australia’s highest restaurant, at the top of the chair lift.
Total climbing: 1364m
25.8 km One way
This walk explores the wonderful alpine country between Guthega village and Charlotte Pass at the end of Kosciuszko Rd. Starting with views of Guthega Dam, the walk visits Illawong Lodge and crosses the Snowy River suspension bridge before climbing up to Mt Twynam. Once on the Main Range track, you can take short side trips to Carruthers Peak and Blue Lake Lookout before crossing the Snowy River again and walking up to Charlotte Pass. A great walk for people who enjoy some off-track sections in their walks.
Total climbing: 908m
15.2 km One way
6 hrs 30 mins
From Guthega village, this walk leads you over Blue Cow Creek and alongside the Snowy River to Illawong Lodge and the suspension bridge. You will be using a narrow, unsignposted but generally clear track. A flying fox is in place over Blue Cow Creek, however a more modern bridge offers a safer path across. This walk takes you to remote (locked) hut on the flat plain beside the Snowy River, where the suspension bridge provides great views up and down the valley.
Total climbing: 343m
6.4 km Return
2 hrs 45 mins
This walk starts from Guthega and makes its way along the Snowy River to the Illawong Lodge, via the Blue Cow Creek flying fox. From the lodge, the walk crosses the suspension bridge and begins the climb up the ridge past Pounds Creek Flats to the top of Mt Twynam. From here, there is an optional side trip along the ridge line to a point with better views of the lake, before returning to Guthega.
Total climbing: 913m
14.8 km Return
6 hrs 45 mins
6.4 km Return
2 hrs 30 mins
This four day walk explores the Kosciuszko National Park, covering many of the key features of the park between Guthega and Rawson Pass. Some of the more popular sights you will visit are the Snowy River, Blue Lake and Lake Albina, a couple of great alpine huts and the two highest peaks in Australia, Mt Townsend and Mt Kosciuszko. The water supply from the creek at the first nights campsite is unreliable, so consider filling up at the Snowy River on the way.
Total climbing: 2317m
45 km Circuit
This walk starts from the end of Kosciuszko Road, at Charlotte Pass, and follows the signposted Main Range Track to the Blue Lake lookout. The walk crosses the famous Snowy River along the way. The Blue Lake lookout is located a short walk down sidetrack and provides stunning views of the lake. There are a series of information signs that provide information on how this lake and other features in the area where formed.
Total climbing: 542m
9.3 km Return
This walk starts at the end of Kosciuszko Road, Charlotte Pass, and follows a paved footpath down, between lightly scattered snow gums, to the bottom of the valley, where it comes to the famous Snowy River. The Foremans Hut ruins can be found along the optional side trip described in the notes.
Total climbing: 123m
1.6 km Return
This full day walk explores some of the greatest alpine country on offer in NSW. The walk grants views of Blue, Club and Albina Lakes, climbs to the top of Mt Kosciuszko and crosses the famous Snowy River twice. This main range circuit is one of the classic walks in New South Wales, as the views in clear weather extend all the way over the mountainous landscape to the distant horizon. If you want to stay overnight there is a flat area for camping at Wilkinsons Creek, described as a side trip.
Total climbing: 920m
21.9 km Circuit
Fire DangerEach park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.
Weather ForestThis walk starts in the South West Slopes weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.
Park Information & Alerts
Short URL = http://wild.tl/kl
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)
Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.