Charlotte Pass to Village Dam
Ngarigo Country

20 min to 30 min

810 m
return

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Moderate track
This short, leisurely walk starts at the bottom of the Kangaroo Ridge Triple Chairlift, just on the edge of the village. The walk follows the faint grassy service trail around the edge of the great snow gum forest to the small dam in Spencers Creek, not far from the village. This is a great walk for those at the village who want a relaxing stroll. Let us begin by acknowledging the Ngarigo people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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charlottes pass village. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
bottom of kangaroo ridge chairlift. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
spencers creek. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
following the chairlift. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
the faint grassy service trail. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
charlottes pass dam. | Photo by Matt McClelland (wildwalks), 2008.
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Safer Bushwalks
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
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Start (-36.4357239,148.3318968)
Mode Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)
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Track Notes
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Getting started
From the bottom of the chairlift, this walk follows the management trail, heading west up the steep grassy hill, parallel to the chairlift. The trail turns away from the lift and comes to the intersection of the Village Lookdown track.....
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Start.
After another 15 m cross the bridge (about 40 m long)
Then find the "Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel" (20 m on your left).
Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel
Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel

Spend new years eve in one of Australias highest resorts as the Kosciuszko Chalet opens in the summer from the 26th of December to the 12th of January. For more information and bookings, call 1800 026 369 or visit the websit on the link attached
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Spend new years eve in one of Australias highest resorts as the Kosciuszko Chalet opens in the summer from the 26th of December to the 12th of January. For more information and bookings, call 1800 026 369 or visit the websit on the link attached

After another 250 m continue straight.
Continue another 140 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 400 m to get back to the start.
About 55 m past the end is "Charlotte Pass Dam".
Charlotte Pass Dam
Charlotte Pass Dam

Charlotte Pass Dam is a relatively small store of water in the upper reaches of Spencers Creek, and a short stroll south from the Charlotte Pass village.
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Charlotte Pass Dam is a relatively small store of water in the upper reaches of Spencers Creek, and a short stroll south from the Charlotte Pass village.

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Terrain
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Charlotte Pass to Village Dam


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 810 m
Time 20 min to 30 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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Covered in snow part of the year
This walk leads through an extreme alpine environment and all walkers must be well prepared. During summer, be prepared for both very hot and cold weather, high winds, rain, snow, extreme UV levels and some sections of snow or ice on the ground. Before starting this walk, check advice with
Snowy Region Visitor Information Centre (02) 6450 5600, the weather forecast and the snow conditions then change your plans as needed. These notes, grades and walking times have been written for use in the summer months only. Between May and the end of October, this walk is likely to be covered in snow/ice, visitors should carry and be prepared to use snowshoes or cross country skis. When there is a chance of significant snow on the ground, visitors will need particularly strong navigation and snowcraft skills - tracks and signage may not be visible. For most visitors, it is best to consider this walk closed during the colder months. Between the long weekend in June and October, the road between Perisher Village and Charlotte Pass is closed by the RTA. It is possible to organise oversnow transport.
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