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Guidelines for visiting and using the huts.

Printable brochure

Outdoor equipment is supplied through about 10 major stores in Australia, with the best selection all in one street in Melbourne. There is also a nice selection of 4 stores in close proximity in Lonsdale St, Braddon, Canberra. However, if you are researching brands, here are the websites, from across the world. All popular brands are shown without fear or favour - you decide!

(In alphabetical order - updated March, 2015)

  1. Airwalk - Snowboard Boots
  2. Asolo - Boots
  3. Berghaus  - Packs
  4. Bibler - Tents
  5. Billabong - Outdoor Gear, mostly beach
  6. Black Diamond - Climbing gear
  7. Body Torque- Cycling gear
  8. Bogong - Equipment
  9. Boreal  - Climbing ropes
  10. Cam-Fis - USA outdoor clothing
  11. Campingaz - Stoves and gas
  12. Campmor - USA outdoor gear
  13. Carhatt - Outdoor and Workwear USA
  14. Cascade Designs - Sleeping & sitting mats & MSR tents & Stoves
  15. Coleman Stoves
  16. Columbia Sportswear  - Clothing
  17. Edelrid  - Climbing ropes
  18. Garmin Outdoor On The Trails GPS's
  19. Garmont  - Cross country ski boots
  20. GPSOz - GPS devices & GPS Oztopo mapping for Garmin handheld GPS, & Ozraster digital topographic mapping
  21. GME  - EPIRBS
  22. GoLite - Lightweight hiking gear
  23. Helly Hansen  - Underwear, especially for canoeing, yachting
  24. Hi-tech - Footwear
  25. Karrimor - Tents and packs
  26. Kathmandu - Range of outdoor and travel wear
  27. Koflach - Boots
  28. Kovea - Stoves - available at many Australian outdoor stores
  29. LaSportiva - Quality Italian hiking and climbing boots & shoes
  30. Leatherman - Tools and knives
  31. LL Bean - Huge Outdoor Outfitters, USA
  32. Lowe Alpine  - Packs
  33. Macpac - Packs, tents etc
  34. Magellan - GPS systems
  35. Mag-lite - Torches
  36. Mammut - Climbing ropes etc
  37. Merrell - Boots
  38. Metolius - Rock climbing gear
  39. Mont Adventure Equipment - Clothing, tents, down gear.
  40. Mountain Designs Aus - Big Mountain Gear, Expedition Kit
  41. Mountain Equipment - Clothing, bags, tents etc - UK.
  42. Nalgene - Containers
  43. Natureshop.com - Wool clothing including Icebreaker
  44. Northern Lites - Snow shoes
  45. Oilskin - Traditional outdoor Australian Oilskin clothing
  46. One Planet - Tents, Packs, Sleeping Bags
  47. O'Neill - Wetsuits
  48. Osprey Packs
  49. Oziexplorer - An innovative Aust s/w supplier of GPS mapping software for PCs, Laptops, PDA, tablets & now Android devices. Origianally used by 4WD, but becoming used by bushwalkers
  50. Paddy Pallin - Clothing, tents etc
  51. Patagonia Equipment - USA climbing equipment
  52. Petzl - Lights
  53. Primus - Stoves and lamps
  54. Princeton Tec - Lights, head torches
  55. PROtog - Exclusive Aust distributors for Powerex batteries & chargers (very useful in GPS equipment & cameras) and high performance photographic equip
  56. REI - USA Adventure Outfitter
  57. Rockport - Footwear
  58. Rusty - Sports Clothing
  59. Salewa - Climbing gear, tents
  60. Salomon - Boots
  61. Scarpa - Boots
  62. Sierra Designs - Tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, etc
  63. Sigg  Water bottles
  64. Silva - Compasses and GPS
  65. Singing Rock - Climbing gear
  66. Snowgum - Clothing and scouting goods
  67. Sorel Footwear - Cold weather Canadian safety boots
  68. SOS - Backcountry ski clothing from Sweden
  69. Spyder - The very best quality ski garments
  70. Suunto - Compasses & sports watches
  71. Tatonka - Packs, Tents, Clothing & Cookware
  72. Teva - Sandles & sports shoes
  73. The North Face - US Big Mountain Climbing gear
  74. Thule - Roof rack systems
  75. Timberland - Footwear
  76. Trangia Stoves - Stoves and Cookware
  77. Trigger Brothers - Aus snowboard & surf gear, webcams
  78. Vans - Footwear for street and mountain biking
  79. Victorinox - The Swiss Knife
  80. Western Mountaineering -  Sleeping Bags
  81. Wilderness Equipment - Backpacks, Tents, Gaiters
  82. Wilderness Sports - Jindabyne XC and Mountain Skiing
  83. Wilderness Wear - Clothing from Tasmania
  84. Wild Country - Climbing gear
  85. Woolrich Inc - Original US natural fibre clothing.

Explains some of the science and technology behind GPS, and how to avoid errors.

A good description of the difference between GDA94 and WGS84 is also attached.

If you would like more information, please email me using the email icon above.

Survival

snow tent

The magnificence of the Australian outdoors on a sunny summer's day, can blind us to the reality, if bad weather hits.

This photograph was taken in April 1985 at Blue Lake, a time when snow is not normally expected. When the tent was pitched the evening before, the weather was fine and warm and there was no snow at all.

WARNING: the 121.5MHz EPRIB System has ceased to operate. Walkers should replace their old EPIRBs with the new PLB (Personal Locator Beacons) on 406 MHz. 

Hypothermia

Hypothermia is the reduction in the core temperature, by a few degrees, of a human being. It can result in death in an hour.

It is agravated by the combination of cold, wind and wet. A person suffering from hypothermia is likely to walk aimlessly, talk non-sense and feel unconcerned about their fate - ie sit and "wait untill it all gets better".

The condition is very hard to judge without lots of experience. A person who is wet, in ANY wind is likely to suffer to some degree. Get them out of the wind, in a hut, a tent, behind a boulder or off the ridge. Get them into a sleeping bag, or wrapped in a foil groundsheet. Feed warm liquid, but not alcohol. Nor put them too near a fire, as their heat will be drawn to their outer skin. Warm against other bodies.

To avoid getting hypothermia, wear multi-layered clothing, that keeps the wind out.

The NPWS has the view (given in writing) that EPIRBs will save a person in this state. This is unlikely, as a helicopter would rarely arrive in time. However, they are better than nothing. Huts, tents and correctly built snow caves provide immediate shelter.

Are you ready? Any time of the year?

EPIRBs or PLB? 

EPIRB stands for Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. An EPIRB is different to Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) in that EPIRBs are designed for use on a vessel such as a yacht, will transmit for 48 hours and and tend to be larger.

A PLB is will transmit for 24 hours, and ids smaller,  light-weight, and designed for land use by an individual.

Still, with GPS, Mobile Phone (in a few locations) and a PLB, some of the risks of bushwalking and skiing are very much reduced for a party.

Renting or buying a PLB

PLB's can be rented from Epirbhire or other providers (search the net!)

Purchases can be made from Johhny Appleseed, GME and others. Boating and outdoor shops should also carry them.

Updated 27 February, 2015

Lots more information than you will find on Google maps 

Find out which roads are suitable for 2WD cars, or for cycle riding in summer.

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The map will only work with the latest browsers - Internet Explorer 9 or above, Firefox or Chrome. 

If you have information to be added to the map, or corrections, please email webmaster@khuts.org
   

 

 

 

 

 

Our Objectives

Our aim is to progressively and carefully provide Latitude and Longitude positions for all key huts and sites, so that they are easy to find, even in a white out, dark or fog. This has the potential to save distress, if not lives.

Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers are now so carried as a matter of course for many bushwalkers, drivers and skiers. Most mobile phones also include a GPS receiver, although these are not quite as accurate as a dedicated receiver.

We are progressively building the list below, but PLEASE read the disclaimer attached below.

The best known location for standing huts have been added to the Open Street Map (OSM). Download free routable Garmin maps made from this project here.

(Data Last Updated 12/3/2015).

NSW and Victorian Huts - Locations are in WGS 84

Go to the download page

Name PARK Latitude Longitude Easting GDA94 Z55 Northing GDA94 Z55 MAP_SCALE MAP_100K MAP_STATE Location Accuracy GPS_Source
ACT Forests NAMADGI -35.758397 148.974782 678535 6041050 50000 YAOUK NSW Good OM
Bag Range Hut BRINDABELLA -35.192392 148.773831 661494 6104180 50000 UNBURRA NSW Good OM
Bendora Hut NAMADGI -35.422120 148.795425 662999 6078663 50000 TIDBINBILLA NSW Good NI
Bentley Plain Private -37.228073 147.923098 581889 5879427 100000 BINDI VIC    
Bill Jones KOSCIUSZKO -35.650577 148.664895 650719 6053530 50000 RULES POINT NSW Poor  
Bivouac ALPINE -36.714115 147.296725 526500 5936800 25000 TRAPPERS CREEK VIC    
Black Jack KOSCIUSZKO -35.974613 148.313425 618417 6018070 50000 CABRAMURRA NSW Fair  
Black Snake Creek Private -37.445971 147.140665 512442 5855643 100000 STEVE VIC    
Blairs ALPINE -36.919894 147.172899 515400 5914000 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Blowhard Private -36.990500 147.113130 510067 5906176 25000 HARRIETVILLE VIC    
Blue Range URIARRA STATE FOREST -35.289753 148.875949 670588 6093210 50000 COTTER DAM NSW Good  
Bluff ALPINE -37.216538 146.524364 457800 5881000 100000 SELWYN VIC    
Boggy Creek CRB STATE FOREST -37.045811 147.312631 527800 5900000 100000 COBUNGRA VIC    
Bogong Jack Saddle ALPINE -36.833985 147.185511 516542 5923528 25000 FAINTER VIC    
Boobee KOSCIUSZKO -36.060849 148.464612 631905 6008310 50000 TOOLONG RANGE NSW Fair  
Botherham Plain Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.252894 148.548135 639088 5986890 50000 KALKITE MOUNTAIN NSW Good OM
Brandy Flat No3 NAMADGI -35.714889 149.019355 682665 6045794 50000 MICHELAGO NSW Poor  
Brayshaws KOSCIUSZKO -35.867648 148.716982 655013 6029370 50000 TANTANGARA NSW Good OM
Broken Dam KOSCIUSZKO -35.952519 148.498675 635158 6020280 50000 CABRAMURRA NSW Fair  
Brooks KOSCIUSZKO -36.029983 148.519667 636917 6011658 50000 OLD ADAMINABY NSW Fair  
Brophys STATE FOREST -36.617247 148.022126 591400 5947100 50000 TOM GROGGIN NSW    
Buckwong STATE FOREST -36.742700 148.005946 589807 5933198 50000 DAVIES PLAIN NSW    
Bullocks KOSCIUSZKO -36.436718 148.443101 629346 5966644 50000 PERISHER VALLEY NSW Good NI
Bulls Head Picnic Hut NAMADGI -35.387830 148.804467 663889 6082452 50000 TIDBINBILLA NSW Good IF
Bus STATE FOREST -37.089069 146.439647 450200 5895100 50000 BULLER NORTH VIC    
Bushfold No6 NAMADGI -35.538989 149.023045 683400 6065300 50000 WILLIAMSDALE NSW Poor  
Cairn Creek SEC ALPINE -36.775401 147.302564 527000 5930000 25000 NELSE VIC    
Camms Top Place STATE FOREST -37.331829 147.382574 533892 5868247 100000 STEVE VIC    
Cascades Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.583265 148.257470 612495 5950620 50000 CHIMNEYS RIDGE NSW Good OM
Cesjacks KOSCIUSZKO -36.146191 148.452148 630641 5998860 50000 JAGUNGAL NSW Good NI
Charlie Carters KOSCIUSZKO -36.700161 148.250786 611728 5937660 50000 CHARCOAL RANGE NSW Good  
Chesters ALPINE -37.475657 146.709339 474300 5852320 100000 MOROKA VIC    
Christie ORourkes ALPINE -36.864696 148.323817 617999 5919319 100000 SUGGAN BUGGAN NSW    
Circuits KOSCIUSZKO -35.818905 148.688728 652555 6034821 50000 TANTANGARA NSW Good GM
Cleve Cole ALPINE -36.755863 147.327395 529223 5932160 25000 NELSE VIC    
Collins Hut (NSW) KOSCIUSZKO -36.372511 148.576062 641381 5973580 50000 KALKITE MOUNTAIN NSW Fair  
Collins Hut (VIC) KOSCIUSZKO -37.493554 147.155921 513783 5850362 100000 STEVE VIC    
Commins NUNNIONG PLAIN SCENIC RESERVE -37.138938 147.941282 583600 5889300 100000 BINDI VIC    
Cooinbil Homestead KOSCIUSZKO -35.631292 148.597118 644618 6055771 50000 RULES POINT NSW Good NI
Coolamine Homestead KOSCIUSZKO -35.609275 148.665121 650817 6058111 50000 PEPPERCORN NSW Fair  
Cootapatamba KOSCIUSZKO -36.477522 148.256115 612527 5962352 50000 PERISHER VALLEY NSW Good NI
Cope ALPINE -36.906600 147.292580 526064 5915449 25000 COPE VIC    
Cope Saddle ALPINE -36.921755 147.261128 523258 5913776 25000 COPE VIC    
Cotter Hut No3 NAMADGI -35.650918 148.831087 665765 6053225 50000 RENDEZVOUS CREEK NSW Poor  
Cotter River Hut NAMADGI -35.482776 148.816629 664800 6071900 50000 TIDBINBILLA NSW Poor  
Cotterills Cottage KOSCIUSZKO -35.652393 148.462563 632398 6053620 50000 YARRANGOBILLY NSW Fair  
Craigs STATE FOREST -37.109125 146.531792 458400 5892919 100000 SELWYN VIC    
CRB Dinner Plain Private -37.020780 147.236820 521066 5902796 100000 COBUNGRA VIC    
CSIRO Research Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.229293 148.560654 640255 5989490 50000 NIMMO PLAIN NSW Good OM
Currango Homestead KOSCIUSZKO -35.726693 148.695189 653316 6045040 50000 RULES POINT NSW Good CW
Damms Private -37.008019 147.078588 506992 5904235 100000 COBUNGRA VIC    
Dartmoor Private -37.182077 148.806968 660400 5883400 100000 DELEGATE NSW    
Daveys KOSCIUSZKO -36.230008 148.534032 637861 5989449 50000 NIMMO PLAIN NSW Good GH
David Brayshaws NAMADGI -35.876786 148.983975 679100 6027900 50000 SHANNONS FLAT NSW Poor  
Daveys Plain ALPINE -36.651567 148.125529 600602 5943189 50000 DAVIES PLAIN NSW    
Delaneys KOSCIUSZKO -35.909320 148.563564 641087 6024980 50000 DENISON NSW Good NI
Demandering NAMADGI -35.838586 149.052469 685373 6032010 50000 COLLINTON NSW Good  
Derrick Private -36.971170 147.158325 514092 5908314 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Derschkos KOSCIUSZKO -36.142393 148.353072 621733 5999410 50000 JAGUNGAL NSW Good DD
Devil's Kitchen KOSCIUSZKO -36.560226 148.262415 612971 5985070 50000 CHIMNEYS RIDGE NSW Fair  
Diamantina Private -36.976470 147.121900 510850 5907731 25000 HARRIETVILLE VIC    
Dibbins ALPINE -36.948674 147.182121 516215 5910806 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Disappointment Spur KOSCIUSZKO -36.326310 148.414142 626930 5978930 50000 GEEHI DAM NSW Good OM
Doctor Forbes KOSCIUSZKO -36.391942 148.183041 606097 5971928 50000 YOUNGAL NSW Good NI
Doctors KOSCIUSZKO -36.366436 148.171544 605100 5974770 50000 SCAMMELLS LOOKOUT NSW Fair  
Dogmans Private -36.537819 148.132791 601400 5955800 50000 TOM GROGGIN NSW Fair  
Dogs Grave STATE FOREST -37.233967 147.381313 533824 5879104 100000 COBUNGRA VIC    
Dry Dam Ski Shelter KOSCIUSZKO -35.933891 148.388160 625220 6022494 50000 CABRAMURRA NSW Fair  
Dungeys Private -37.355230 146.984192 498600 5865720 100000 MOROKA VIC    
Dunsmuir ALPINE -37.487803 146.841637 486000 5851000 100000 MOROKA VIC    
Edmonsons ALPINE -36.848539 147.331370 529542 5921878 25000 NELSE VIC    
Evans Creek STATE FOREST -37.005833 146.378440 444700 5904300 50000 BULLER NORTH VIC    
Faithfulls ALPINE -36.932973 147.328883 529288 5912513 25000 COPE VIC    
Federation Link Road ALPINE -36.901027 147.122346 510900 5916100 25000 HARRIETVILLE VIC    
Fitzgeralds ALPINE -36.877095 147.363558 532400 5918700 25000 COPE VIC    
Flying Swagman STATE FOREST -36.183524 147.980926 588205 5995250 100000 CORRYONG NSW    
Four Mile KOSCIUSZKO -35.929781 148.478418 633369 6022830 50000 CABRAMURRA NSW Good  
Frank and Jacks NAMADGI -35.775242 148.958971 677068 6039210 50000 YAUOK NSW Fair  
Frenchmans Spur STATE FOREST -37.632352 146.130732 423300 5834620 25000 MOUNT GREGORY VIC    
Frys HOWQUA HILLS HISTORICAL AREA -37.197561 146.328420 440400 5883000 50000 BULLER SOUTH VIC    
Fuhrmanns Private -37.738627 147.369998 532600 5823120 100000 TABBERABBERA VIC    
Gardiners ALPINE -37.193319 146.376907 444700 5883500 50000 BULLER SOUTH VIC    
Gattamurh Creek ALPINE -36.925383 148.452854 629399 5912419 100000 SUGGAN BUGGAN NSW    
Gavels KOSCIUSZKO -35.897365 148.661617 649958 6026160 50000 DENISON NSW Good OM
Geehi KOSCIUSZKO -36.377445 148.179613 605809 5973540 50000 YOUNGAL NSW Good NI
Geelong Grammar School Private -37.124037 146.501060 455678 5891251 100000 SELWYN VIC    
Glen Wills MOUNT WILLS HISTORICAL AREA -36.838573 147.497956 544400 5922919 25000 MOUNT WILLIS VIC    
Glendale Shed NAMADGI -35.695961 149.005333 681439 6047920 50000 MICHELAGO NSW Good OM
Glenmore Road STATE FOREST -37.281760 148.103238 597800 5873300 100000 YALMY VIC    
Glotz STATE FOREST -37.580178 146.275620 436040 5840517 25000 WOODS POINT VIC    
Golden Point Private -37.724602 146.791206 481600 5824720 100000 WELLINGTON VIC    
Gooandra Homestead KOSCIUSZKO -35.800584 148.536697 638852 6037080 50000 TANTANGARA NSW Good OM
Goonans STATE FOREST -37.749844 146.455134 452000 5821800 25000 TOOMBON VIC    
Granya Scout MOUNT GRANYA STATE PARK -36.113931 147.301265 527113 6003373 25000 BUNGIL VIC    
Grey Mare KOSCIUSZKO -36.211975 148.338250 620293 5991710 50000 JAGUNGAL NSW Fair  
Gudgenby Cottage NAMADGI -35.743579 148.987773 679743 6042670 50000 RENDEZVOUS CREEK NSW Good MC
Gudgenby Homestead No2 NAMADGI -35.742892 148.985442 679534 6042750 50000 RENDEZVOUS CREEK NSW Fair  
Guys ALPINE -37.292054 146.754047 478200 5872700 100000 MOROKA VIC    
Guys Mt Sarah MOUNT SARAH SCENIC RESERVE -37.166109 146.970715 497400 5886700 100000 SELWYN VIC    
Hains KOSCIUSZKO -35.769846 148.591836 643890 6040410 50000 TANTANGARA NSW Good OM
Hainsworth KOSCIUSZKO -35.671093 148.601296 644924 6051350 50000 RULES POINT NSW Good MC
Happys KOSCIUSZKO -36.011627 148.539452 638732 6013666 50000 OLD ADAMINABY NSW Good GK
Higgins ALPINE -37.458678 146.725845 475754 5854208 100000 MOROKA VIC    
Hillview Retreat Cabin Private -37.278455 147.681319 560400 5874019 100000 ENSAY VIC    
Hoggs KOSCIUSZKO -36.354925 148.050201 594228 5976172 50000 SCAMMELLS LOOKOUT NSW Poor  
Horse Camp KOSCIUSZKO -36.331509 148.396029 625296 5978377 50000 GEEHI DAM NSW Good NI
Horse Gully No2 NAMADGI -35.823842 149.065947 686625 6033620 50000 COLLINTON NSW Good  
Horsehair Replica Private -37.045940 147.342330 530441 5899977 100000 COBUNGRA VIC    
Horseyard Flat ALPINE -37.484126 146.983033 498500 5851420 100000 MOROKA VIC    
Hospital Creek NAMADGI -35.790075 148.967002 677761 6037550 50000 YAOUK NSW Good  
Howfield Refuge STATE FOREST -37.181324 146.509940 456500 5884900 100000 SELWYN VIC    
Howitt ALPINE -37.231530 146.697877 473200 5879400 100000 SELWYN VIC    
Howqua Gap Private -37.144540 146.490583 454760 5888972 50000 BULLER SOUTH VIC    
Humffray River Shelter STATE FOREST -37.206639 146.906463 491700 5882200 100000 SELWYN VIC    
Illawong Lodge KOSCIUSZKO -36.396216 148.356031 621605 5971250 50000 PERISHER VALLEY NSW Good OM
Ingeegoodbee KOSCIUSZKO -36.820385 148.324233 618105 5924235 100000 SUGGAN BUGGAN NSW Good NI
Jans STATE FOREST -37.805862 146.309317 439200 5815500 25000 BAW BAW      
JB Plain ALPINE -37.023120 147.221740 519724 5902540 100000 COBUNGRA VIC    
Johnstons ALPINE -36.850089 147.351091 531300 5921700 25000 NELSE VIC    
Jorgensens Flat STATE FOREST -37.750544 146.413129 448300 5821700 25000 BEARDMORE      
Joyce Brockhoff Private -36.973116 147.146055 513000 5908100 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Junction STATE FOREST -37.756801 146.402862 447400 5821000 25000 BEARDMORE      
Katingal KOSCIUSZKO -36.150279 148.457003 631071 5998400 50000 JAGUNGAL NSW Poor  
Keebles KOSCIUSZKO -36.369120 148.174447 605357 5974469 50000 SCAMMELLS LOOKOUT NSW Good NI
Keep Dry Private -37.128817 146.497898 455400 5890719 50000 BULLER SOUTH VIC    
Kells KOSCIUSZKO -35.422040 148.506784 636792 6079110 50000 BRINDABELLA NSW Good OM
Kelly's, Holmes Plain ALPINE -37.411034 146.752528 478100 5859500 100000 MOROKA VIC    
Kelly's, Marm Point ALPINE -36.874034 147.371850 533140 5919037 25000 NELSE VIC    
Kennedys ALPINE -36.815432 147.658137 558700 5925400 100000 LEINSTER VIC    
Keppels STATE FOREST -37.460688 145.851810 398456 5853401 25000 MARGARET VIC    
Kiandra Courthouse KOSCIUSZKO -35.873352 148.495067 634967 6029067 50000 RAVINE NSW Good OM
Kidmans Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.214820 148.466833 631847 5991227 50000 JAGUNGAL NSW Good OM
King Cassilis Mine CASSILIS HISTORICAL AREA -37.251871 147.630341 555900 5877000 100000 ENSAY VIC    
King River STATE FOREST -37.088720 146.572423 462000 5895200 100000 SELWYN VIC    
King Saddle Shelter Private -37.105283 146.475544 453400 5893319 50000 BULLER NORTH VIC    
Lake Cobbler ALPINE -37.051036 146.624368 466600 5899400 100000 SELWYN VIC    
Langford Gap SEC Refuge ALPINE -36.884285 147.322138 528706 5917916 25000 COPE VIC    
Lankey Plain ALPINE -37.111007 147.167705 514900 5892800 100000 COBUNGRA VIC    
Lavertys STATE FOREST -36.252560 147.687886 561800 5987819 100000 NARIEL VIC    
Lee Creek STATE FOREST -37.663587 147.142862 512600 5831500 100000 TABBERABBERA VIC    
Limestone Creek (Penders) ALPINE -36.854751 148.056683 594200 5920719 100000 SUGGAN BUGGAN NSW    
Lind Lodge STATE FOREST -36.485849 147.889388 579665 5961794 100000 NARIEL VIC    
Lindleys Hut Private -35.495180 148.446037 631158 6071080 50000 BLOWERING NSW Good OM
Linesmans No3 KOSCIUSZKO -36.014664 148.398955 626065 6013520 50000 TOOLONG RANGE NSW Fair  
Lloyds STATE FOREST -37.757255 146.500489 456000 5821000 25000 PORTER CREEK      
Long Plain STATE FOREST -36.843043 147.970168 586500 5922100 100000 LEINSTER VIC    
Long Plain Homestead KOSCIUSZKO -35.697286 148.537661 639119 6048537 50000 RULES POINT NSW Good NI
Lovicks ALPINE -37.205922 146.577397 462500 5882200 100000 SELWYN VIC    
Lutons Crutching Shed NAMADGI -35.826742 148.946200 675800 6033520 50000 YAOUK NSW Good OM
MacAlister Springs ALPINE -37.170713 146.669927 470697 5886139 100000 SELWYN VIC    
Mackays Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.088798 148.464364 631836 6005210 50000 TOOLONG RANGE NSW Good RG
MacNamaras Buckety Plain ALPINE -36.955610 147.333603 529700 5910000 25000 COPE VIC    
MacNamaras Dinner Plain ALPINE -36.988697 147.314708 528006 5906335 25000 COPE VIC    
Maddison Ropers ALPINE -36.889845 147.318727 528400 5917300 25000 COPE VIC    
Maddisons ALPINE -36.754561 147.341693 530500 5932300 25000 NELSE VIC    
Major Clews Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.292977 148.142869 602624 5982949 50000 SCAMMELLS LOOKOUT NSW Good GM
Marthavale STATE FOREST -37.446179 147.525698 546500 5855500 100000 ENSAY VIC    
Matthews Cottage KOSCIUSZKO -35.876035 148.494300 634893 6028770 50000 CABRAMURRA NSW Fair  
Mawsons Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.221865 148.403481 626141 5990530 50000 JAGUNGAL NSW Good GMcD
Max and Bert Oldfields Hut NAMADGI -35.750909 149.071525 687300 6041700 50000 COLLINTON NSW Poor  
McDonalds STATE FOREST -37.347555 147.389524 534500 5866500 100000 STEVE VIC    
McIntyres Hut BRINDABELLA -35.265908 148.738108 658099 6096083 50000 BOBBYS PLAINS NSW Good PH
McMichaels ALPINE -37.422752 146.752490 478100 5858200 100000 MOROKA VIC    
Merrijig Creek STATE FOREST -37.575960 147.528874 546700 5841100 50000 TAYLOR NORTH VIC    
Michell Refuge ALPINE -36.720385 147.312427 527900 5936100 25000 TRAPPERS CREEK VIC    
Middle Mountain ALPINE -36.925922 148.175558 604700 5912700 100000 SUGGAN BUGGAN NSW    
Millers ALPINE -37.540053 146.821151 484200 5845200 100000 WELLINGTON VIC    
Millers Hut KOSCIUSZKO -35.705944 148.577956 642749 6047518 50000 RULES POINT NSW Poor  
Moroka ALPINE -37.510250 146.936636 494400 5848520 100000 WELLINGTON VIC    
Moscow Villa Private -37.226296 147.922390 581828 5879625 100000 BINDI VIC    
Mt Delusion STATE FOREST -37.325567 147.536680 547547 5868875 100000 ENSAY VIC    
Mt Emu STATE FOREST -36.676217 147.235024 521000 5941019 25000 MOUNT BEAUTY VIC    
Mt Mckay Private -36.875016 147.242900 521648 5918965 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Mt No3 Refuge STATE FOREST -37.077969 146.417231 448200 5896319 50000 BULLER NORTH VIC    
Mt Pinnibar STATE FOREST -36.520328 147.949769 585036 5957918 100000 GIBBO VIC    
Mt Tennent Hut NAMADGI -35.526641 149.049587 685835 6066620 50000 WILLIAMSDALE NSW Good  
Mt Terrible Fire Tower Private -37.395355 146.137995 423700 5860920 25000 GAFFNEYS CREEK VIC    
Mt Victor STATE FOREST -37.626796 146.361974 443700 5835400 25000 MOUNT EASTON VIC    
Mt Wills Private -36.811432 147.474289 542304 5925941 25000 MOUNT WILLIS VIC    
MUMC ALPINE -36.884796 147.126809 511300 5917900 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Munyang Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.305669 148.390826 624870 5981250 50000 GEEHI DAM NSW Poor  
Murphys NUNNIONG PLAIN SCENIC RESERVE -37.171140 147.954233 584714 5885716 100000 BINDI VIC    
Murray Valley Ski Club Private -36.976081 147.122147 510872 5907774 25000 HARRIETVILLE VIC    
NBW BAW BAW -37.880172 146.353405 443138 5807283 25000 TYLERS JUNCTION      
New Place STATE FOREST -37.614098 147.022662 502000 5837000 100000 TABBERABBERA VIC    
No 36 Private -37.117274 146.497971 455400 5892000 50000 BULLER NORTH VIC    
Noonans HOWQUA HILLS HISTORICAL AREA -37.190368 146.363414 443500 5883819 50000 BULLER SOUTH VIC    
Normanby Mine STATE FOREST -37.465740 147.356212 531500 5853400 100000 STEVE VIC    
O'Briens Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.015920 148.379770 624334 6013405 50000 TOOLONG RANGE NSW Good NI
O'Connells Private -36.994695 147.455143 540500 5905619 25000 SHANNONVALE VIC    
O'Dells STATE FOREST -37.311957 147.506706 544900 5870400 100000 ENSAY VIC    
O'Keefes Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.123882 148.402724 626230 6001400 50000 TOOLONG RANGE NSW Fair  
Old Currango KOSCIUSZKO -35.690160 148.664490 650608 6049140 50000 RULES POINT NSW Fair  
Old Geehi KOSCIUSZKO -36.360516 148.163750 604409 5975435 50000 SCAMMELLS LOOKOUT NSW Good NI
Oldfields KOSCIUSZKO -35.677422 148.755214 658843 6050410 50000 RENDEZVOUS CREEK NSW Good  
Oldfields No.2 KOSCIUSZKO -35.761847 148.720887 655572 6041100 50000 TANTANGARA NSW Fair  
Opera House KOSCIUSZKO -36.387854 148.276335 614470 5972275 50000 PERISHER VALLEY NSW Good GMcD
Orroral Homestead NAMADGI -35.639401 148.959323 677401 6054278 50000 RENDEZVOUS CREEK NSW Good OM
Patons KOSCIUSZKO -36.060181 148.295504 616675 6008600 50000 TOOLONG RANGE NSW Good OM
Pattinsons KOSCIUSZKO -35.881571 148.491990 634675 6028159 50000 CABRAMURRA NSW Good OM
Pedens KOSCIUSZKO -35.774232 148.705694 654174 6039750 50000 TANTANGARA NSW Good GM
Peppercorn Lean-to KOSCIUSZKO -35.578479 148.634932 648139 6061573 50000 PEPPERCORN NSW Poor  
Pickerings HOWQUA HILLS HISTORICAL AREA -37.188547 146.360049 443200 5884019 50000 BULLER SOUTH VIC    
Pikes Flat ALPINE -37.182230 146.511061 456600 5884800 100000 SELWYN VIC    
Pipers Creek KOSCIUSZKO -36.376669 148.426044 627916 5973328 50000 PERISHER VALLEY NSW Good DD
PMG ALPINE -36.923495 147.176275 515700 5913600 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Pockets Hut KOSCIUSZKO -35.657611 148.728711 656483 6052650 50000 RULES POINT NSW Good GM
Pretty Plain Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.168742 148.295264 616493 5996558 50000 JAGUNGAL NSW Good NI
Pretty Valley ALPINE -36.895417 147.250287 522300 5916700 25000 COPE VIC    
Prospect Creek STATE FOREST -37.623494 147.540572 547703 5835820 50000 TAYLOR NORTH VIC    
Pryors Hut BIMBERI NATURE RESERVE -35.562321 148.778164 661151 6063140 50000 CORIN DAM NSW Good DE
Quart Pot Flat ALPINE -36.738993 147.623882 555700 5933900 100000 GIBBO VIC    
Quintet Mine ALPINE -36.965699 147.169631 515100 5908919 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Railway Carriage STATE FOREST -37.151471 147.101352 509000 5888319 100000 COBUNGRA VIC    
Razorback Private -37.103605 146.464299 452400 5893500 50000 BULLER NORTH VIC    
Ritchies ALPINE -37.194695 146.474924 453400 5883400 50000 BULLER SOUTH VIC    
Ropers ALPINE -36.810483 147.330730 529500 5926100 25000 NELSE VIC    
Roughriders Private -37.095126 147.600492 553363 5894406 100000 BINDI VIC    
Round Mountain KOSCIUSZKO -36.044303 148.382255 624513 6010254 50000 TOOLONG RANGE NSW Good OM
Rover Scout Chalet ALPINE -36.906112 147.303080 527000 5915500 25000 COPE VIC    
Rugmans KOSCIUSZKO -36.677135 148.653180 647719 5939670 100000 NUMBLA VALE NSW Good OM
Ryders ALPINE -36.931764 147.261021 523245 5912665 25000 COPE VIC    
S16 STATE FOREST -37.660778 146.492066 455200 5831700 25000 TOOMBON VIC    
Sambain Lodge ALPINE -37.470269 146.717277 475000 5852920 100000 MOROKA VIC    
Sandy Creek KOSCIUSZKO -36.851917 148.474620 631464 5920540 100000 SUGGAN BUGGAN NSW Good NI
Sawyers KOSCIUSZKO -35.895824 148.540564 639035 6026510 50000 DENISON NSW Good OM
Schlink Hilton KOSCIUSZKO -36.274996 148.385049 624400 5984660 50000 GEEHI DAM NSW Good OM
Schofields KOSCIUSZKO -35.852533 148.675257 651274 6031112 50000 TANTANGARA NSW Good GMcD
Scotts Homestead Private -37.572116 147.351055 531000 5841600 100000 TABBERABBERA VIC    
Scout Dom Dom STATE FOREST -37.601020 145.670040 382601 5837620 50000 JULIET NORTH VIC    
Scout Mt Erica BAW BAW -37.886159 146.355197 443300 5806620 25000 TYLERS JUNCTION      
Seaman’s Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.450130 148.282772 614955 5965359 50000 PERISHER VALLEY NSW Good NI
Seldom Seen STATE FOREST -37.403919 147.501675 544400 5860200 100000 ENSAY VIC    
Seymour Logging STATE FOREST -37.218283 147.445212 539500 5880820 100000 COBUNGRA VIC    
Sharpes Private -37.079812 147.340895 530300 5896219 100000 COBUNGRA VIC    
Silver Brumby Private -36.987525 147.157320 514000 5906500 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Slalom NAMADGI -35.489677 148.848983 667721 6071080 50000 TIDBINBILLA  NSW Fair  
Slaughterhouse KOSCIUSZKO -36.765199 148.568586 640000 5930027 100000 TOMBONG NSW Good NI
SMA House Geehi Dam KOSCIUSZKO -36.302202 148.314910 618059 5981730 50000 GEEHI DAM NSW Fair  
SMA House Tooma Dam KOSCIUSZKO -36.050191 148.277134 615035 6009730 50000 TOOLONG RANGE NSW Fair  
SMA Rain Gauge Jagungal KOSCIUSZKO -36.135485 148.389550 625026 6000130 50000 JAGUNGAL NSW Fair  
SMA Seismic Station Geehi KOSCIUSZKO -36.417178 148.181808 605952 5969130 50000 YOUNGAL NSW Fair  
SMA Weather Station, Kings Cross KOSCIUSZKO -35.924837 148.432672 629250 6023440 50000 CABRAMURRA NSW Fair  
Snowy R Gauging Station KOSCIUSZKO -36.392058 148.356996 621698 5971710 50000 PERISHER VALLEY NSW Poor  
Spargos Private -36.981815 147.163196 514524 5907133 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Spring Saddle STATE FOREST -36.799964 147.196169 517500 5927300 25000 FAINTER VIC    
Stillwell Restaurant KOSCIUSZKO -36.453503 148.336105 619730 5964920 50000 PERISHER VALLEY NSW    
Stones Outstation LAKE EILDON -37.144059 145.842473 397201 5888519 25000 COLLER BAY VIC    
Store Point STATE FOREST -37.757265 146.502760 456200 5821000 25000 PORTER CREEK      
Strobridge STATE FOREST -37.324149 147.598212 553000 5869000 100000 ENSAY VIC    
Stuttering Fred STATE FOREST -37.562804 147.637480 556300 5842500 50000 TAYLOR NORTH VIC    
Suggan Buggan Private -36.953176 148.326477 618100 5909500 100000 SUGGAN BUGGAN NSW    
Tallangatta Ski Lodge MOUNT WILLS HISTORICAL AREA -36.794695 147.468531 541800 5927800 25000 MOUNT WILLIS VIC    
Tantangara Mountain KOSCIUSZKO -35.873152 148.558002 640649 6029000 50000 TANTANGARA NSW    
Tawonga ALPINE -36.897310 147.203152 518100 5916500 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Teddys KOSCIUSZKO -36.531300 148.343921 620310 5956280 50000 CHIMNEYS RIDGE NSW Good GMcD
Tin Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.264579 148.437462 629125 5985747 50000 GEEHI DAM NSW Good GMcD
Tin Mine Barn KOSCIUSZKO -36.699982 148.250648 611716 5937680 50000 CHARCOAL RANGE NSW Good OM
Tomahawk STATE FOREST -37.041869 146.408511 447400 5900319 50000 BULLER NORTH VIC    
Toms STATE FOREST -36.609248 147.342167 530600 5948419 25000 DORCHAP VIC    
Tooma River Gauging Station KOSCIUSZKO -36.099788 148.258852 613317 6004250 50000 TOOLONG RANGE NSW Fair  
Top Crossing ALPINE -36.964676 146.440560 450200 5908900 25000 LAKE WILLIAM HOVELL VIC    
Townsends KOSCIUSZKO -35.784443 148.684964 652281 6038650 50000 TANTANGARA NSW Good  
Treasures Mt Ewen STATE FOREST -37.320968 147.209931 518600 5869500 100000 STEVE VIC    
Treasures Shepherds Plain ALPINE -37.155012 147.259023 523000 5887900 100000 COBUNGRA VIC    
Tumut River Gauging Station KOSCIUSZKO -36.020311 148.439859 629742 6012840 50000 TOOLONG RANGE NSW Fair  
Turntable STATE FOREST -37.413205 147.632820 556000 5859100 100000 ENSAY VIC    
Tyrell’s Hut KOSCIUSZKO -36.377418 148.179889 605834 5973543 50000 YOUNGAL NSW Good NI
Upper Jamieson ALPINE -37.257864 146.447325 450992 5876378 50000 SKENE NORTH VIC    
Valentines KOSCIUSZKO -36.226939 148.371751 623281 5990008 50000 JAGUNGAL NSW Good GMcD
Venables KOSCIUSZKO -35.446980 148.487736 635021 6076370 50000 BLOWERING NSW Poor  
Verandah Camp KOSCIUSZKO -36.342172 148.295223 616232 5977320 50000 GEEHI DAM NSW Fair  
Vickerys KOSCIUSZKO -35.620268 148.404517 627194 6057260 50000 TALBONGO NSW Good OM
Wallaces ALPINE -36.896500 147.307318 527381 5916565 25000 COPE VIC    
Wallers STATE FOREST -37.497180 147.390300 534500 5849900 100000 STEVE VIC    
Waterhole Hut NAMADGI -35.866494 148.951934 676230 6029100 50000 YAOUK NSW Good OM
Wellington River ALPINE -37.514253 146.649217 469000 5848020 100000 WELLINGTON VIC    
West Kiewa Logging ALPINE -36.926030 147.172912 515400 5913319 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Westermans No3 NAMADGI -35.887178 148.971451 677946 6026770 50000 SHANNONS FLAT NSW Good OM
Wheelers KOSCIUSZKO -36.114097 148.252636 612737 6002670 50000 TOOLONG RANGE NSW Good Balart
Wheelers Creek STATE FOREST -36.547030 147.874836 578300 5955019 100000 GIBBO VIC    
Whites River KOSCIUSZKO -36.299859 148.385765 624425 5981901 50000 GEEHI DAM NSW Good NI
Wilkinsons Memorial Site ALPINE -36.898807 147.308024 527443 5916309 25000 COPE VIC    
Wilsons STATE FOREST -37.181660 148.891440 667900 5883300 100000 DELEGATE NSW    
Wilsons Creek LAKE EILDON -37.271507 145.979251 409500 5874520 25000 TORBRECK VIC    
Wire Plain Private -36.996580 147.175920 515653 5905493 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    
Witzes KOSCIUSZKO -35.811652 148.583429 643055 6035785 50000 TANTANGARA NSW Good GMcD
Wolgal Lodge KOSCIUSZKO -35.879617 148.493212 634789 6028374 50000 CABRAMURRA NSW Good NI
Wombat PO ALPINE -36.779527 147.596191 553200 5929419 100000 LEINSTER VIC    
Woodhouse Creek STATE FOREST -37.251581 147.944937 583800 5876800 100000 ENSAY VIC    
Wrens Flat Hut STATE FOREST -37.345453 146.372268 444400 5866620 50000 SKENE NORTH VIC    
Yackandandah STATE FOREST -36.335705 146.815030 483400 5978800 25000 TWIST CREEK VIC    
Youngs Top ALPINE -36.952277 147.215654 519200 5910400 25000 FEATHERTOP VIC    

 GPS Locations by:

OM - Olaf Moon

NI - Narelle Irvine

PW - Peter Woodrow

GMcD - Garry McDougal

IF - Ian Frakes

DD - David Dalwood

GH - Greg Hutchison

RG - Robert Green

CD - Craig Doubleday

Balart, DE, GM, MC - Unknown

 

Accuracy

(Please tell us if you disagree with these figures, or can provide others)

Note 1: Many older Australian maps use Australian Geodetic Datum (AGD) 66 or 84. Check your map for the datum before reading off a position using the grid. The difference is about 200m NE for a WGS position, over an old map reading.

A comment field has been included to indicate the accuracy of the coordinates given.

Good - modern GPS reading, should be within 10 metres

Fair - coordinates from Google Earth, may be up to 50 metres error.

Poor - coordinates from topographic map reading, may be out by 500 metres. Hut may be marked incorrectly on published maps, coordinate system may not have been converted.

Accuracy aslo depends on the chip in your GPS Receiver. Newer chips have better accuracy and greater sensitivity than older ones. A Garmin Orogen series GPS will even give a reading indoors to less than 5 metres error.  A good reason to upgrade!

Vertical Accuracy will be 30m or more unless you have a barometer in your device. The barometer needs to be calibrated to either the air pressure or a known height on the day, or at least weekly to acheive an accuracy of approx. 3m.

 

Datums

The KHA committee is wary of the variations in readings - so there are no guarantees for accuracy! For example, it is important that your GPS unit is set to the either the Geodetic Datum of Australian 1994 (GDA94) or the world Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84) These two systems are equivalent for all intents and purposes.

Any errors in using different datums are your responsibility. Walkers and skiers MUST have other navigational skills before venturing into the bush, particularly in winter, the dark or both.

Most Australian maps still refer to AGD66 or 84. The difference is that GDA94 and WGS84 will lead you to the same spot if your GPS is set in WGS84, but will be 200 metres north east if you are applying the position to an old map.

By the way, the difference between the old AGD readings and new WGS readings are about 4mm on a 1:50,000 scale map. So now you know.

More Resources

Using GPS Receivers with Topographic Maps

Using GPS for Huts and Tracks

Exploring GPS - the complete story (NSW Dept of Lands Publication)

Download KMZ or csv file of locations - MEMBERS ONLY (Must be logged in)

 

One of the many historical projects currently being undertaken by KHA invovles checking the the old maps of what is now Kosciuszko Park against what can still be physically seen on the ground. This process is formally know as "Ground-truthing".

Craig Doubleday has been plugging away since 2007 as a part of this effort locating signs of the original Kosciuszko road. This road was last used in 1909, 101 years ago. Below is a part of a progress report. The complete report includes photos 3 GPS data files which will hopefully be made publicly available on completion of Craig's project.
The report is an example of how, with patience and perserverance, it is still possible to locate and record old sites and tracks. 



Craig Doubleday's Report - Extracts

I'll discuss these (the photographs) first, as they are more interesting than a faint groove in the snowgrass.

One of my first finds was a hut site on the western edge of Boggy Plain. From memory this was shown on one of the old snow lease maps..... However on the ground there is a definite flattened area where the floor was, and some stones for the fireplace. There are pieces of lead and some timber remains hidden in the grass. Continuing west, the next point of interest is some gold workings on Little Diggers Creek. They are alluvial workings and are quite high up.

I've included the photos of a couple of typical sections of track, but one piece I must point out is a stone retaining wall located to the west of Pretty Point. It is only 40-50cm high, but is the highest structure I've found so far on the track. The wall has been built to get the road over a small depression in the track. I stumbled across this wall completely by accident late one afternoon whilst heading back to my car after a long day of searching.

Perhaps my favourite find so far is an old stone fireplace, located SE of Smiggin Holes. It's about 20m off the old road, and stands about 80cm tall. It is located near a large boulder, but I couldn't detect any traces of a structure that may have been nearby. I suspect it was merely a campsite or stopping place along the old road.

At a Botheram Plain workparty a couple of years ago Henry Willis mentioned to me that there was an old dam near Betts Camp . I've attached a photo of it. As you can see it's built of stones cemented together, and presumably would have supplied running water to the hut itself.

Finally, there are two points of interest along the new road that thousands of tourists march past each year. They are old milestones, at 2 & 3 miles from the summit.

Now, onto the road itself. As I may have mentioned to you both in the past, the track has been benched in places, whilst in boggy sections the ground has been built up. Generally the track sticks close to the crest of the range at the saddles (where the boggy ground is), but deviates around the edges of some of the smaller hills. The attached photos give you an idea of the more evident pieces of track, but I must warn you that 95% of the track is very hard to spot. Often the only way to confirm that you are on the track is to keep locating disturbance in a generally straight line; there must be countless times that I have crossed over the track at right angles without noticing its existence. Absolute confirmation of the tracks location can usually be obtained where it crosses boggy ground or small creeks, where built up sections and rocks make it visible.

Also note that as the track is quite old, some of my sightings may not be 100% reliable. For example, the section to the NE of Pretty Point I traced back in December 2007 and was quite confident of, yet in March when I rewalked this section I was struggling to find traces of it. Another section I am dubious about is some sightings I made to the west of Betts Camp, up towards the Stilwell Restaurant.

As to the future, I'd like to get a bit more of an idea as to the location of the road before doing much more searching. In particular I'd like to gain a better idea of where it went to the west of Betts Camp. Once armed with some more information it will enable targeting of some new sections of the road, and hopefully will result in more waypoints. Ultimately I would love to run a 2-3 day walk along the entire length of the road, but this can't happen until more sections have been located.

At this stage it looks unlikely that I will be able to spend more time searching for this road until early next year, so there is no rush for additional research. One item that may be very useful is if higher resolution aerial photography is publicly released for the Snowy Mountains. One of the online mapping companies (http://www.nearmap.com ) has amazingly clear imagery over Central Victoria, and I am certain that if such imagery was available for the Main Range the old road would be visible in many places. Even with the relatively poor quality of the Google Earth imagery I was able to identify a section of track west of Pretty Point, which I then confirmed on the ground.


.... Hopefully we can identify likely areas to search for the remaining sections of track. The perfectionist in me would to see the entire route accurately located before I'm willing to call this project complete.

Regards,

Craig Doubleday

 

Note by Narelle Irvine: I have been attempting to obtain (for free) high-resolution satellite imagery of the Park. I can only get 25 square kilometrers for free, and the park is about 7000 square kilometres!

Cost of decent satellite imagery over the Park would run into the thousands of dollars.

GPS receivers are great for telling you where you are, especially if you have been to the spot before and are simply returning, of if you have been given the coordinates by someone else.

However, plotting a GPS position on a topographic map is not as easy at it could be, mostly because there is a tendency to use the wrong units.

If anyone is interested in the geology of the region (and one of the webmasters is very interested) the resources below may help.

A good description of the geology can be found at the Australian Alps  National Parks website.

To understand the maps, you will definitely need the map legend, and probably a Geological Timescale.

Geological Data for these maps has been obtained from Geoscience Australia. Hut locations have been derived from a variety of sources, including GPS points, KHA data and Google Earth. The accuracy of some huts is therefore 10m, whilst other locations may be out by 200m. No reliance should be placed on these locations.

All other data has been downloaded from Geoscience Australia.

To locate an area of interest select from the index map below. This map is also available for download,


Areas Talbingo Yarrangobilly Yaouk Cotter Tharwa Jagumba Kiandra Adaminaby Bobeyan Naas Road Dargals Jagungal Eucumbene Kosciuszko Perisher Jindabyne Pilot Pinch Byadbo

You can change the information displayed on the maps by expanding the Layer symbol in the table of contents. Each layer (feature type) or the layer labels can individually be turned on and off individually.

All Maps have been designed for printing on an A4 page. If you have a smart phone that reads PDF format files, simply upload to the phone, and you can carry the maps with you whenever you are in the park. A GPS or topographic map is necessary to find out your location in DMS format.

Enjoy the adventure!

Comprehensive guide to the technology of GPS, purchsing a GPS receiver, and how to use it.

Published by NSW Department of Lands.

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