Kosciuszko National Park

Highlights

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.

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

About Kosciuszko National Park

Hop on a chairlift to experience the spectacular views from the top of Mt Kosciuszko. The scenic chairlift is open 365 days a year. The Kosciuszko Express Chairlift is nearly two kilometres long and rises 560 vertical metres. The ride takes 15 minutes one way and offers spectacular valley views as you are lifted to the closest access point to Mount Kosciuszko.

Make the most of your holiday by skiing and snowboarding at the larger resorts of Thredbo and Perisher Valley or the quieter destinations of Guthega, Charlotte Pass, Mount Selwyn, 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.

Perisher, Kosciuszko National Park. Image; National Parks, A Lloyd

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.

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. 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.

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  • 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.