Rennex Walking Track, Kosciuszko National Park NSW

A pleasant walk near Jindabyne in Kosciuszko National Park. It passes through sub-alpine woodland and heath/grassland at around 1650m of elevation.

Rennex Track, Kosciuszko National Park

The Rennex Walking Track in Kosciuszko National Park near Jindabyne is at a lower elevation than some of the more famous walks, but offers a bit of variety if you’ve had your fill of alpine scenery. It is a 13km return walk on mostly flat terrain at roughly 1650m of elevation, and passes through subalpine woodland, heath and grasslands. There are views back up towards Australia’s highest ground from a few vantage points. 

It is named after the engineer who built the road up to Mt Kosciusko, and who died from pneumonia in a blizzard. Track notes are on the NPWS website. It’s described as challenging but I don’t remember it being that difficult.

The Scenery

Rennex Track, Kosciuszko National Park
The Main Range visible through a gap in the trees.
Rennex Track, Kosciuszko National Park
A very attractive seed cluster, especially in the sunlight.
Rennex Track, Kosciuszko National Park
I really liked this fat gnarly creature. Not sure what it is.
Rennex Track, Kosciuszko National Park
An attractive swampy depression about midway. Somewhat like a midlife crisis.
Rennex Track, Kosciuszko National Park
Burnt trees.
Rennex Track, Kosciuszko National Park
The view up towards the main range (around 2000m) from the end of the walk.
Rennex Track, Kosciuszko National Park
Walking back through that clearing.

Author: Edward Hathway

I'm a clinical psychologist and keen hiker.

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