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.

THINGS TO DO AND PLACES TO STAY

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  1. Mothers Day at Cascades Restaurant

    Sunday 13 May 2018 , Thredbo

    Spoil mum this Mother’s Day at Cascades Restaurant. The team at Cascades Restaurant will be pulling out all the stops to make sure your mum fills special with delicious food, scenic mountain views, an extensive wine list and friendly servic…

    13 May
  2. Perisher Peak Festival

    Friday 08 June 2018 to Monday 11 June 2018 , Perisher Valley

    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 pass and accommodation packag…

    08 Jun - 11 Jun
  3. Thredbo Snow Series: Night Rails

    Event dates to be confirmed: June 2018 , Thredbo

    The Thredbo Snow Series is back. With a tonne of cash and prizes as well as the overall Snow Series title, there is a category for everyone. Come and check out the first stop, Night Rails or even better grab your skis or snowboard, regist…

    30 Jun
  4. First Tracks at Perisher

    Sunday 01 July 2018 to Sunday 30 September 2018 , Perisher Valley

    First Tracks Mornings are a special Perisher experience, offering a limited number of resort guests the chance to access a selected area in beautiful Blue Cow riding the Ridge Quad chairlift before anyone else. First Tracks will run from Ju…

    01 Jul - 30 Sep
  5. Rossignol Demo Weekend at Thredbo

    Event dates to be confirmed: July 2018 , Thredbo

    Test the latest and greatest in ski equipment with one of the world’s best ski brands. The Rossignol Demo Weekend gives skiers a chance to test out a range of different skis to find the one best suited to them. With experienced ski techni…

    01 Jul - 02 Jul
  6. Redlands Cup

    Event dates to be confirmed: July 2018 , Thredbo

    Racers Ready? The inaugural Redlands Cup is back. With schools from around Australia going head to head, it’s the perfect warm-up for Interschool's.…

    08 Jul