Track Overview

Track Overview

The Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT) is Australia’s premier long distance walking trail through the alpine areas of the ACT, NSW, and Victoria.

The track consists of 690 kilometres of mountainous and often remote walking. Along the way the track passes through spectacular country: grassy high plains, towering mountain forests, tranquil snow gum woodlands and rugged alpine summits.

Thousands of years ago Aboriginal ancestors formed intricate pathways across this whole region. Their journeys were to find food, and conduct spiritual, cultural and important intertribal business.

Early settlers are known to have followed these routes, or were guided into the high country by Aboriginal people. Today the Australian Alps Walking Track overlies many of these ancient pathways – a shared significance that links people, places, times and events.