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Newbie Snowy Mountain trip

Discussion in 'Tracks Discussion' started by Rallynav, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Rallynav

    Rallynav New Member

    Hi guys,
    Looking for advice on a beginners route through the Snowy Mountains in January.
    Stock GU Patrol with A/T tyres and basic recovery gear. Traveling alone. Have swag and interested in 3 days of exploring.
    Can you get from Tumut/Batlow to Jindabyne?
     
  2. Choook

    Choook Well-Known Member

    You can on some dirt but will be mostly bitumen. If you come eastish on Brindabella Rd from Tumut and turn on to Barnetts Rd then Bramina Rd, Boundry Rd, Broken Cart Trail, Long Plain Rd. Brings you back out on to Snowy Mountains Hwy and then through Adaminaby to the Monaro Hwy to Jindabyne. There is a map that @smitty_r51 posted in this thread when I was headed that way but in reverse. Several camping options in that area. Have a look at https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/kosciuszko-national-park may have some better information. For up to date information for that northern area of the park the Tumut office of NPWS or visitors centre are your best bet.
    This route would not be a problem solo unless it rains, some clay based track some just dirt. I drove it this year after Easter so whether there has been any maintenance since the winter closure ????. If you can get yourself a good map (paper or electronic) there are a lot of tracks in that area to explore. I did a bit of a report here.
     
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  3. barcher

    barcher Well-Known Member

    Where's home? As in which direction will you be coming from.
     
  4. Rallynav

    Rallynav New Member

    Sydney
     
  5. barcher

    barcher Well-Known Member

    Snowy mountains or Kosi NP does not have a lot of 4wd tracks. If you start where Choook said but take the side track into Blue Water Holes, some nice old huts, a gorge and Murrays cave if you're up for a bit of a walk. Nice camping there to. From there rejoin the Snowy Mountains Hwy and back track towards Tumut and onto Lobs Hole - Ravine Rd and make your way to Cabramurra (Australia's highest town) Down to Khancoban, then Geehi. Good camping here and five old stone huts to have a look at. On to Tom Groggin, another good camp spot. Then up the hill to Thredbo.
    Not the most adventurous drive but is scenic.
    Rooftop maps have a couple of maps that cover the region and worth getting.
    Just one of lots of options, see if you like it and you might come back for more. But if it's good 4wding you are after you'll cross the Murray river at Tom Groggin, up to Mt Pinnibar and the Vic High Country is all before you.
     
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