Charlotte Pass to Mt Stilwell return

Download & Print Map and Notes

1 hr 45 mins

3.8 km Return

203 m

Hard track
This enjoyable walk starts from the end of Kosciuszko Rd, Charlotte Pass, and follows the ridgeline, on the western side of the village, up to the top of Mt Stilwell. The walk passes the Tbar and Chairlift stations along the way. This walk follows a clear track to the top, and is great for those looking for a short walk with some great views.

Maps for the Charlotte Pass to Mt Stilwell return 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.
Perisher Valley 1:25 000 Map Series 85252S PERISHER VALLEY NSW-85252S
Kosciuszko 1:100 000 Map Series 8525 KOSCIUSZKO 8525

Cross sectional view of the Charlotte Pass to Mt Stilwell return bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Charlotte Pass to Mt Stilwell return

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 3.8 km
Time 1 hr 45 mins

Grade 4/6

Hard track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
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 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


Around 1.2km of this walk has short steep hills, whilst the remaining 650m has gentle hills with occasional steps.

Quality of track

1.1km of this walk follows a rough track, where fallen trees and other obstacles are likely and another 650m follows a clear and well formed track or trail. The remaining (180m) follows a formed track, with some branches and other obstacles.


Around 1.1km of this walk has minimal directional signs, whilst the remaining 830m has directional signs at most intersection.

Experience Required

Around 1.1km of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience, whilst the remaining 830m requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.9km is affected by storms that may impact your navigation and safety.


Around 1.1km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 830m 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 Charlotte Pass to Mt Stilwell return walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Charlotte Pass to Mt Stilwell return walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Charlotte Pass to Mt Stilwell return walk starts and ends at the End of Kosciuszko Road (gps: -36.43208, 148.32852)
Your main transport option to End of Kosciuszko Road is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
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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 🙂