Kosciuszko National Park

Kosciuszko National Park with 673,524 hectares is an area of outstanding beauty with glacial lakes, limestone caves, grasslands and woodlands. In winter the Park is host to some of Australia's best skiing conditions. The rest of the year it's ideal for summer hiking, mountain biking, climbing, white water adventures, caving, sight-seeing and other nature based experiences.

In spring and summer, the mountains are ablaze with wildflowers and crisscrossed by walking tracks, many above the tree line providing spectacular views over the roof top of Australia.

Mount Kosciuszko is the highest point in Australia at 2,228 metres. Count Paul Strzelecki, who climbed it from the western side on the 15th February 1840, named it after a Polish general who fought for the colonists in the War of Independence and led an unsuccessful revolt against the partitioning of Poland in 1794.

Nearby events

  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. 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