Old Mountain Road Walking Track
Wiradjuri Country

1 h 45 min to 2 h 30 min

4 km

↑ 521 m
↓ -29 m

Hard track
Starting from Jounama Creek campground this one-way walk takes you along the Talbingo Mountain's first road, built in 1860. You'll be rewarded with views of Bogong Peaks, Jounama Pondage and Blowering Reservoir. If you want you can return the same way and have some lunch at the campground and a swim in the creek. Let us begin by acknowledging the Wiradjuri people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-35.5660521,148.3315014)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Snowy Mountains Highway, B72
  • Turn on to Jounama Creek Trail then drive for 550 m
  • Keep right onto Jounama Creek Trail and drive for another 4 m
Finish (-35.5879839,148.3457184)
Mode (end) Car Shuttle   Car  
Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
After 45 m come to the "Jounama Creek Campground" (40 m on your left).
This is a free campsite.
After another 430 m turn right.
After another 3.5 km pass the "Palace Saddle" (120 m on your right).
After another 70 m come to the end.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities

Old Mountain Road Walking Track

Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 4 km
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 Clearly signposted (2/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities (such as cliffs not fenced, significant creeks not bridged) (4/6)
Experience Required Some bushwalking experience recommended (3/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Camp site: There is one 45 m from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Camp site
45 mJounama Creek Campground
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