21 February 2004 Rainbow Lake Photos
Maps: Mount Kosciuszko 8525S First Edition 1:25000
Getting There

This walk was organised by Mark S as a church family walk.  20 of us, ranging in age from 6 to 60s walked.  A long drive from Canberra to Jindabyne, then on the Kosciuszko Road past Sponar's Chalet to the car park at Dainer's Gap.


This was my first experience of the alpine area and, although a very short family outing, it whetted my appetite for more at some stage.  In addition, I had my first (and last) lesson in fly casting (Mark S is an avid fly fisherman!).

We walked in from the road side car park along a well made track, across the dam wall to a lovely picnic spot on the eastern side of the lake.

A friend and I extended the walk by a stroll up Diggers Creek to the area marked on the track signage as Harveys Camp.  We also circumnavigated the lake.

Distance: 4km

1 Rainbow Lake 2 Alpine view 3 View down to the dam wall