|Mode||Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)|
|Directions||From Barry Way|
|Mode (end)||Car Shuttle Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)|
|Turn map||Directions & comments|
Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat (about 110 m back from the start).
The 'Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat' is a caravan park about 1km further into Kosciuszko NP from the paystation on Kosciuszko Rd. The retreat provides cabins and chalets as well as powered and un-powered camping sites. The retreat has a public phone, a small kiosk, drying room, laundry and kids playground. Dave and Gina welcome guests all year round, with many guest skiing in winter and walking in the warmer months.
Sawpit Creek Picnic Area.
Sawpit Creek Picnic Area is found beside Kosciuszko Rd, and is accessed through the 'Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat' driveway. The picnic area is about 1km further into the park from the NPWS pay station. A great starting point for several popular walks, this is also a pleasent spot to just stop and rest. Sawpit Creek runs along the side of the open area and there are also several picnic tables, wood BBQs and a non-flush toilet. There are information signs about the area, explaining that the creek is named for the Alpine Ash that were milled in the area during the 1860s .
After another 540 m (at the intersection of Sawpit Track & Pallaibo Walking Track) veer left, to head along Pallaibo Walking Track (a walking track).
After another 20 m find the "Sawpit Valley View" (on your left).
At the intersection about halfway around Sawpit Track (where it joins Pallaibo Track) is an unfenced view into the Sawpit Creek valley. From the rocky edge, walkers can look up and down the valley. Looking down the valley, there is a view of Bald Mountain (1300m) and a glimpse over the Thredbo River into the adjoining farmland.
After another 1.1 km find the "Sawpit Falls view" (6 m on your right).
Sawpit Falls view is found on the rocky edge of a steep cliff of Pallaibo Track. The unfenced view looks between two trees, peering down into the Sawpit Creek Valley to a large waterfall cascading down the wide rockface. The waterfall is some distance away and the view is filtered through the trees, but it is still worth stopping to enjoy.
"Thredbo River Picnic Area".
The Thredbo River Picnic Area, as the name suggests, sits on the northern bank of the Thredbo River. The picnic area is just within the bounds of Kosciuszko National Park and is signposted on Kosciuszko Rd. There are well covered (and uncovered) BBQs and picnic tables, as well as a toilet block and open grassy area. There is a large car park and paved path linking the main facilities. Sitting at the lower end of Pallaibo Track, this is a popular spot for people walking, fishing and enjoying this gateway to the national park.
|Time||1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min|
|Quality of track||Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)|
|Gradient||Very steep (4/6)|
|Signage||Directional signs along the way (3/6)|
|Infrastructure||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)|
|Experience Required||Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)|
|Weather||Storms may impact on navigation and safety (3/6)|
|Item||From Start||Name & link to notes|
|-101 m||Kosciuszko Mountain Retreat|