9 hrs

22.4 km Return

918 m

Hard track
This full day (or overnight) walk visits a series of interesting huts whilst exploring some open alpine country and parts of the Snowy Mountains Scheme. Starting at the Guthega / Munyang Power station, you climb up the steep old road to find some great views down the valley. Optional side trips visit the Gate House, Horse Camp Hut and White’s River Hut. The alternate exit via Disappointment Spur gives some variety on the return journey and the chance to visit another historic hut.

Maps for the Schlink Hut 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.
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 Schlink Hut Walk bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Schlink Hut 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 22.4 km
Time 9 hrs

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 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, 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


7km of this walk has short steep hills and another 3.2km has gentle hills with occasional steps. Whilst another 1.3km is very steep and the remaining 190m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

This whole walk, 11km follows a clear and well formed track or trail.


10km of this walk has directional signs at most intersection and another 1.4km has minimal directional signs. The remaining (190m) is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

10km of this walk requires a leader a with moderate level of bushwalking experience and another 1.3km requires some bushwalking experience. The remaining (190m) requires no previous bushwalking experience.


Around 11km of this walk is affected by forecast, unforecast storms and severe weather events that may impact on navigation and safety, whilst the remaining 190m is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


Around 11km of this walk has limited facilities (such as not all cliffs fenced), whilst the remaining 190m 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 Schlink Hut Walk walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Schlink Hut Walk walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Schlink Hut Walk 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



Short URL = http://wild.tl/shw

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 🙂