Munyang River Circuit

Download & Print Map and Notes

5 hrs 30 mins

14.1 km Circuit

649 m

Hard track
This walk explores the alpine country and huts around the Munyang River. You will explore parts of the Snowy Mountains Scheme, starting with the Munyang /Guthega Power station, before climbing up the steep old road to find some great views down the valley. Optional side trips can take you to the Gate House, Horse Camp Hut and White’s River Hut, adding further variety to your day. Loop back to the start using the aqueduct trail down Disappointment Spur, visiting another hut on the way.

Maps for the Munyang River Circuit walk

You 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.
Geehi Dam 1:25 000 Map Series 85252N GEEHI DAM NSW-85252N
Chimneys Ridge 1:25 000 Map Series 85241N CHIMNEYS RIDGE NSW-85241N
Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 KOSCIUSZKO 8525
Jacobs River 1:100 000 Map Series 8524 JACOBS RIVER 8524

Cross sectional view of the Munyang River Circuit bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Munyang River Circuit

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.

Length 14.1 km
Time 5 hrs 30 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
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, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


12km of this walk has short steep hills and another 1.3km is very steep. The remaining (390m) is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 14km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


Around 14km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 390m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

9km of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience and another 5km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (390m) requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 14km of this walk is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 390m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 14km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 390m is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Munyang River Circuit walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Munyang River Circuit walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Munyang River Circuit walk starts and ends at the Munyang car park (gps: -36.350976, 148.41342)
Your main transport option to Munyang car park is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each 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 Forest

This walk starts in the Snowy Mountains weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
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.
Happy walking
Matt 🙂