Standing at approximately 2,200 metres above sea level, Mt Kosciuszko presents a stunning perspective from its majestic peak. Catch a chairlift to the top of Australia’s tallest mountain to take in the incredible views of the snow-capped peaks and Kosciuszko National Park below.
About Mount Kosciuszko
Boasting incredible mountain ranges, vibrant apline towns and a stunning landscape, Kosciuszko National Park offers many exhilarating experiences. One of those is to make your way to the peak of Australia's highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, where you can survey the incredible panorama.
The easiest way to the top of Mount Kosciuszko is via the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, which affords brilliant views of Thredbo and Kosciuszko National Park. The lift takes approximately 15 minutes and rises 560 metres to take you to the highest access point on the mountain. From here it’s an easy 6km walk to the peak. Kosciuszko National Park offers plenty to see and do throughout the year.
During the warmer months, pack a picnic and hike along the stunning Mt Kosciuszko Summit Walk. Here you’ll find views across the Bongong Peaks, rolling waterfalls and unique flora, including silver snow daisies and mountain roses that grow wild in the area. Other activities include kayaking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, rafting, caving and horse riding.
Thredbo features year-round attractions. Ski or snowboard across the region’s exciting terrain during winter and enjoy mountain biking and fly fishing in the warmer months. The area also boasts a collection of bars and restaurants, such as the Thredbo Alpine Hotel, the Denman Hotel and the Knickerbocker. It also plays host to several food and music festivals year-round, including a Wine and Cheese Festival, as well as blues, jazz and country music events.
Neighbouring towns in Kosciuszko include Charlotte Pass and Perisher Valley, which features several family friendly resorts and can be explored by bike on one of the many custom built trails throughout the area. A visit to Yarrangobilly Caves is an ideal outing for the family. The rock formations are approximately 440 million years old and include opportunities to see stalagmites, stalactites and intricate cave corals from its lofty chambers.
Several of the neighbouring ski areas offer on-snow accommodation to suit a range of budgets. Kosciuszko National Park features fantastic lodge-style accommodation as well as camping and caravan options during summer.
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Kosciuszko National Park landscape. Image Don Fuchs
Coolamine Homestead, Snowy Mountains. Image Jeffrey Drewitz
Skiing, Kosciuszko National Park. Image Sally Mayman