In one way, the most disappointing part of the walk is getting to the top – it is like a small cattle yard with people pushing and shoving to have their picture taken having conquered Mt Kosciuszko. That said, the general mood of walkers is friendly with people sharing polite greetings and nods as new walkers reach the top. It is easy to move a short distance away from the crowd, sit on a rock and munch on a picnic in what surely must be one of the most beautiful spots to eat in the world.
The homeward walk takes you along the same path and finishes at the Eagles Nest Restaurant which is the highest restaurant in
. The atmosphere in summer is fairly quiet (in total contrast to the ski season) but the Eagles Nest Bar has plenty of snacks and cold beer for thirsty walkers and is a great way to finish the trip and quell the appetite which a thirteen kilometre walk builds up. Australia
And any visit to the
would be incomplete without a taste of the alpine treat, schnapps. The Wild Brumby Scnapps Distillery is on the Alpine Way between Thredbo and Jindabyne and is really worth a visit. The distillery has several year round flavours as well as seasonal treats such as sour cherry. All flavours can (and should) be tasted prior to purchase. The distillery also has a café which serves homemade cakes, pastries and coffee and is a great way to round out your trip to the roof of Snowy Mountains . Australia
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