Charlotte Pass

Charlotte Pass in Summer

Explore idyllic spring and summer alpine scenery around Charlotte Pass in Kosciuszko National Park, from wildflowers and snow gums to glacial lakes. The bushwalking and mountain biking experiences are marvellous, including a track to Australia’s highest point in the splendid NSW Snowy Mountains.

Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk starts in Charlotte Pass, Australia’s oldest and highest snow resort at an elevation of 1,765 metres. The track is 18.6km return or six to eight hours. For mountain bikers, leave your bicycles at Rawson Pass bike stands and walk the 1.4km to Australia’s rooftop.

Hiking - Kosciuszko National Park

The scenery along the length of the track is beautiful. You’ll weave past summer alpine wildflowers and snow gums, across the Snowy River and then past the 1929-built Seaman’s Hut to Rawson Pass, where it’s a gradual walk to the mountaintop. Australia’s highest mountain stands 2,228 metres.

The challenging Main Range walk begins in Charlotte Pass. A 22km loop for experienced hikers, Main Range includes the Mount Kosciuszko summit and glacial lakes Hedley Tam and Blue Lake. The striking landscapes along the walking track are part of a UNESCO-protected Biosphere Reserve.

Hiking and Bushwalking - Kosciuszko National Park

Before you explore the fabulous walking tracks in the Snowy Mountains, read these bushwalking safety tips and follow the advice. Charlotte Pass was named after Charlotte Adams, the first woman to climb Mount Kosciuszko in 1881. The historic Kosciuszko Chalet Hotel was built in 1930.

You’ll find several other accommodation options in Charlotte Pass, which is only 42 minutes’ drive southwest of Jindabyne in warmer months. In winter Charlotte Pass is a snowbound wonderland for skiers and snowboarders and accessible with over-snow transport from nearby Perisher Valley.

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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