Kosciuszko Alpine Guided Walks
Explore the magic of Charlotte Pass and the surrounding Kosciuszko National Park on a guided walk through alpine beauty. Local guides will share their knowledge of the area, native wildlife and plant varieties as they take you through the spectacular Snowy Mountains.
About Charlotte Pass
The closest village to Mount Kosciuszko, Charlotte Pass is in the middle of Kosciuszko National Park and features some of the area's most idyllic alpine scenery.
As the snow melts during the warmer months, the gorgeous scenery of this alpine region comes into focus. Explore the Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk, an 18 km track (return) which takes about 6 hours each way, leading you through some of the region's stunning natural attractions before you reach the summit of Mount Kosciuszko to take in the spectacular views. The Main Range Track, a 22 km route that begins and ends at Charlotte Pass and runs above the trees along Snowy River and towards the summit of Kosciuszko. Don’t miss the summer walking tracks and the views from Charlotte Pass Lookout.
Snow-bound throughout winter, Charlotte Pass is a skier and snowboarder’s dream, with ski-in and ski-out accommodation and facilities, a freestyle terrain park, night skiing options and even a dedicated race course. There are plenty of ski and snowboard friendly accommodation options in the village and over-snow transport from Perisher is available, with child-minding services for children over the age of three.
During snow season, which runs from early June to early October, Charlotte Pass is not as busy as some of the other ski resorts in the Snowy Mountains, making it a great base for exploring the surrounding region and ski slopes.
At 1,760 metres above sea level, Charlotte Pass is Australia’s oldest ski resort and the most elevated permanent settlement. The village was named after Charlotte Adams who was the first woman to climb Mt Kosciuszko, in 1881. The historic Kosciuszko Chalet was built in 1930.