During the warmer months, Turnak is the perfect base from which to explore some of Australia’s most beautiful and least visited walking tracks, while for more experienced trekkers, the lodge offers great access to wild trails.
Set among gorgeous Snowy Mountains flowers, alpine ferns and majestic snow gums, the walks out of Guthega offer breathtaking views and glimpses of wildlife such as wallabies, echidnas and wombats.
The best walks include:
Guthega Trig Walk
This is a great place to start. The walk is about 6 kilometres long and takes most walkers about 3 hours. The path follows Guthega Road down to Guthega Lake, the track takes you across the dam wall and up a narrow path between Guthega River and Falls Creek. The path is steep, but the views over Guthega Dam and the surrounding countryside are well worth it. Walk details
Guthega to Charlotte Pass Walk
This walk is over 15km each way, beginning at the Guthega Dam and passing by Illawong Lodge, then crossing the Snowy River suspension bridge before climbing up to Mount Twynam. The walk then follows the Main Range track across the Snowy River and up to Charlotte Pass, with the opportunity to take detours to Curruthers Peak, and Blue Lake Lookout. Walk details
Guthega to Thredbo Trek
At 25km, this is for more intrepid walkers and involves camping overnight at Wilkinsons Creek. It offers majestic view of Blue Lake, the Snowy River, Mount Twynam, Lake Albina and Mount Kosciuszko along the way. Walk details
For more information and other walks visit wildwalks.com