Kosciuszko National Park

Highlights

Kosciuszko Express Chairlift

The best way to experience the spectacular views from the top of Mt Kosciuszko is by chairlift. The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is open 365 days a year and takes you on an amazing 15-minute scenic ride.

  • Skier, Thredbo
  • Perisher Range Ski Resort, Snowy Mountains

About Kosciuszko National Park

Crowned by the sublime peak of Mt Kosciuszko, the country's highest mountain, Kosciuszko is a majestic national park covering almost 700,000 hectares. It is Australia's largest national park and most extensive alpine region.

In winter, holidaying at Kosciuszko National Park is all about the snow. Make the most of your holiday by skiing and snowboarding from the larger resorts of Thredbo and Perisher Valley to the quieter Guthega, Charlotte Pass, Selwyn Snow Resort, Smiggin Holes and Sawpit Creek.

You'll find a range of accommodation throughout, from motels and inns to alpine lodges, self-contained apartments and townhouses.

For adventurers, Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains offers plenty to see and do throughout the year. Poet Banjo Paterson's evocative 1890 ballad 'The Man from Snowy River' described the area as being where 'the hills are twice as steep' and the 'air is clear as crystal', and just as much holds true today.

Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

During the warmer months, take your pick of kayaking, mountain biking, camping, bushwalking, fishing, rafting, caving, horseriding or spotting endangered species, such as the mountain pygmy possum.

A number of excellent drives and trails are accessible to explore the surrounding beauty of the area.

At the northern end of the park in Kosciuszko, you'll also find the Yarrangobilly Caves, five limestone caves that are approximately 440 million years old.

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  • Skiing, Kosciuszko National Park

    Skiing

    Whether you’re a hardcore skier or just enjoy being at the snow, places like Selwyn Snow Resort and Thredbo offer a variety of winter activities. First timers can go at their own pace on the beginners track at Thredbo, while seasoned skiers and snowboarders can enjoy one of the longest runs in the country.

  • Kosciuszko National Park, Snowy Mountains

    Nature

    Hop on a chairlift to experience the spectacular views from the top of Mt Kosciuszko or pack a picnic and follow one of the numerous alpine trails to a scenic location. Adventure seekers can partake in a range of outdoor activities, including fishing, mountain biking, horse riding, kayaking, rafting and caving.

  • Family activities, Kosciuszko National Park

    Family Activities

    Organise a family hike up to Charlotte Pass Lookout when the weather is warm or book a guided tour of the rich alpine forest. During winter, Smiggin Holes is a great family ski area, with plenty of wilderness areas to explore at your own pace and a range of budget-friendly accommodation.

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Local areas

  • Charlotte Pass Charlotte Pass, Australia's highest village, offers skiing, snowboarding and bushwalking in Kosciuszko Natio
  • Kosciuszko Crowned by the majestic peak of Mt Kosciuszko, the country's highest mountain
  • Perisher Valley Perisher is regarded as Australia's premier winter ski resort and is dominated by the 2,054 metre Mount Peris
  • Selwyn Snow Resort Mount Selwyn is the northernmost ski field in Kosciuszko National Park. The Stunning alpine scenery and rugg
  • Thredbo Thredbo is a year-round resort at the base of Mount Crackenback in the Snowy Mountains.