|Mode||Car (A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.)|
|Directions||From Barry Way|
|Turn map||Directions & comments|
Rennix Gap is a signposted saddle on the Kosciuszko Road and is home to a car park, picnic table and the Rennix Walk trackhead. The gap is named after W.E. Rennix, who was appointed the Shire Engineer (with a salary of Â£350 per year) and was the first to survey the road to Kosciuszko. The road was constructed between 1906-09. A sign at the trackhead reports that Rennix died from pneumonia after having been caught in a blizzard at the gap.
This saddle (as with a few other saddles on the Rennix Walk) is home to a significant wetland. This 'Alpine fen' is fed mostly by ground water from the surrounding hills and is an important ecosystem. Please admire the wetlands from a distance, and remain on the main track.
Continue another 870 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 6.4 km to get back to the start.
This high point, topped with a large granite boulder, provides a great view of the surrounding area. The rock is home to a large radio reflector. This passive device acts like a mirror to bounce radio signals between two Snowy Hydro sites. The reflector looks like a billboard advertising green paint, but the simplicity of the design helps increase the reliability and reduce maintenance. There is also a small active, solar-powered repeater on site. The rock behind the repeater slopes down to the ground, providing access to the base of the repeater and the great views. Take care on the rock, as there are no fences but a significant drop.
|Time||4 h 30 min to 5 h|
|Quality of track||Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)|
|Gradient||Short steep hills (3/6)|
|Signage||Directional signs along the way (3/6)|
|Infrastructure||Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)|
|Experience Required||Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)|
|Weather||Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)|