Kosciuszko National Park

This magnificent national park is the largest in NSW and home to Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko. You’ll enjoy fun outdoor adventures, from a summit walk to the rooftop of Australia, mountain biking and fly fishing in warmer months, to skiing and snowboarding in colder months.

As the snow melts in spring and pristine waters flow into mountain streams, the winter wonderland of Thredbo, Perisher, Charlotte Pass and Mount Selwyn changes into alpine trails for bushwalking, mountain biking and horseriding. The crystal-clear rivers are perfect for fly fishing and kayaking.

Fishing in Goobarragandra River - Tumut - Snowy Mountains

One of the many memorable experiences is to walk to Australia’s highest point - an elevation of 2,228 metres - for a stunning panorama of the beautiful Australian Alps and beyond. You can begin this exhilarating journey from either Thredbo or Charlotte Pass – the major difference is duration.

The quickest way is Thredbo’s Kosciuszko Express Chairlift to the Kosciuszko walk, which is 13km return or four to five hours. The longer Charlotte Pass summit walk is 18.6km return or six to eight hours. Other great walking tracks include Main Range in a UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve.

Chairlift to the top of the Thredbo Valley Track with scenic views over Kosciuszko National Park

You can join various tours into the national park, including the Wiradjuri Aboriginal Cultural Tour from Tumut into the park’s northern wilderness. Another wonderful experience is to explore inside the Yarrangobilly Caves, filled with wondrous limestone structures created millions of years ago.

Pretty wildflowers such as golden-stemmed billy buttons, silver daisies and marsh marigolds blanket swathes of the Snowy Mountains in summer. On the Goldseekers track, near the mesmerising Wallace Creek lookout, you can spot endangered pygmy possums in hollow old snow gums.

You’ll find plenty of places to stay in the national park, which borders Tumbarumba to the west, Tumut to the north and Jindabyne to the east. Check out the exciting year-round events calendar, with summer festivals including the Thredbo Blues Festival and the Kosciuszko Craft Beer Festival.

You’ll find more information as well as downloadable maps on the NSW National Parks app.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Peak MusicFestival

    Friday 07 June 2019 to Monday 10 June 2019 , Perisher Valley

    Join the party and kick off the winter season in style! Peak Music Festival kicks-off the start of the Perisher winter season on June Long Weekend with four days of cool music, snow, fun and laughter. Come and enjoy the experience with…

    07 Jun - 10 Jun
  2. Yulefest at Valhalla

    Saturday 08 June 2019 to Sunday 07 July 2019 , Perisher Valley

    Escape to the beautiful Snowy Mountains and experience the warmth of winter with Yulefest at Valhalla! Enjoy the friendly ambience of Valhalla and the fun and festivities of Yule. The Feast of Yule celebrations start with pre-dinner…

    08 Jun - 07 Jul
  3. Perisher Opening Weekend

    Saturday 08 June 2019 to Monday 10 June 2019 , Perisher Valley

    Winter has arrived! Come and bring in the 2019 season in style! They are kicking it all off Saturday 8 June, there will be activities and entertainment for everyone! So join in for the first turns of the season and celebrate the season…

    08 Jun - 10 Jun
  4. Perisher Peak Festival

    Saturday 08 June 2019 to Tuesday 11 June 2019 , Perisher Valley

    It's their 10th anniversary! Celebrate the opening weekend of the snow season at the Perisher Peak Festival which will feature over 120 concerts across several venues in the unique environment of the Perisher snowfields! Weekend festival…

    08 Jun - 11 Jun
  5. Brewski Festival

    Monday 24 June 2019 to Saturday 29 June 2019 , Perisher Valley

    Welcome to Brewski, Perisher’s craft beer and cider festival. Entering its third year, Brewski is set to roll into Perisher from Monday 24 June until Saturday 29 June! Ski and board up a thirst then cruise on into a Brewski venue across…

    24 Jun - 29 Jun
  6. Phat Fridayz at Blue Cow

    Friday 05 July 2019 to Friday 06 September 2019 , Perisher Valley

    Phat beats from the decks, on the deck. Grab a beverage and join them for Phat Fridayz! Running from 12 noon - 3pm every Friday afternoon out on Blue Cow deck area! (Weather permitting)…

    05 Jul - 06 Sep