2 hrs 30 mins

5.5 km One way

114 m

Hard track
This wonderful walk explores the lower half of Sawpit Creek. Starting from high up on Kosciuszko Road at the Sawpit Creek Picnic Area, you will follow the well signposted track as it follows Sawpit Creek through the valley. You will explore various forest types as you make you way down to the Thredbo River. The walk finish with a stroll along the Thredbo River to find the well established Thredbo River Picnic Area. Plan ahead to organise a lift from the end of this walk or allow extra time to walk back up.

Maps for the Pallaibo Walk 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.
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
Berridale 1:100 000 Map Series 8625 BERRIDALE 8625

Cross sectional view of the Pallaibo Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Pallaibo Walk

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 5.5 km
Time 2 hrs 30 mins
.




Grade 4/6



Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Signs Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)
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

Gradient

3km of this walk is very steep and another 1.5km has short steep hills. Whilst another 940m has gentle hills with occasional steps and the remaining 50m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 5km of this walk follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles, whilst the remaining 50m follows a smooth and hardened path.

Signs

Around 4.9km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection, whilst the remaining 540m is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

Around 4.5km of this walk requires some bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 990m requires no previous bushwalking experience.

weather

Around 4.9km of this walk is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 540m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).

Infrastructure

Around 3.4km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 2km 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 Pallaibo Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Pallaibo Walk walk.
Json file apears broken (nsw-kosciunp-shw) <> on attempt 5