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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.

Must Do

About Kosciuszko National Park

Kosciuszko is the king of national parks in Australia. Crowned by the majestic peak of Mt Kosciuszko, the country's highest mountain, the park covers almost 700,000 hectares. It is the State's largest national park and Australia's most extensive alpine region.

For adventurers, Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains offers plenty to see and do throughout the year. During summer, take your pick of kayaking, mountain biking, camping, bushwalking, fishing, rafting, caving, horseriding or spotting endangered species, such as the mountain pygmy possum.

In winter, holidaying at Kosciuszko National Park is all about the snow. Make the most of your holiday by skiing and snowboarding at Thredbo, Perisher Valley, Guthega, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn Snowfields. Smiggin Holes is a great family-friendly ski area, with slopes for beginners to experts. You'll find a range of accommodation in the area, from motels and inns to alpine lodges, self-contained apartments and townhouses. If you prefer to stay a bit removed from the large ski resorts, try quieter Sawpit Creek.

If you're the exploring type, a number of excellent drives are available. At the northern end of the park in Kosciuszko, you'll find the Yarrangobilly Caves, five limestone caves that are approximately 440 million years old.

Local areas

  • Charlotte Pass Charlotte Pass, Australia's highest village, offers skiing, snowboarding and bushwalking in Kosciuszko Natio
  • Guthega Guthega is a small ski village in the Snowy Mountains, with easy access to nearby Perisher Valley and Smiggi
  • Kosciuszko Crowned by the majestic peak of Mt Kosciuszko, the country's highest mountain, the park covers almost 700,00
  • Mount Selwyn Mount Selwyn is the northernmost ski field in Kosciuszko National Park. The Stunning alpine scenery and rugg
  • Perisher Valley Perisher is regarded as Australia's premier winter ski resort. It's dominated by the 2,054 metre Mount Peris
  • Sawpit Creek Sawpit Creek is a resort mid-way between Perisher and Jindabyne. At an altitude of 1,200 metres, it lies jus
  • Smiggin Holes Smiggin Holes is part of the Perisher Blue network of resorts in the Snowy Mountains.
  • Thredbo Thredbo is a year-round resort at the base of Mount Crackenback in the Snowy Mountains.

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