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. School Holidays Adventure Festival

    Saturday 22 December 2018 to Saturday 12 January 2019 , Thredbo

    The School Holidays Adventure festival has a mountain of activities the whole family can enjoy. Slack lining, trampoline sessions, treasure hunts, skate park workshops, mountain bike pump track sessions, arts and crafts, rock-climbing,…

    22 Dec - 12 Jan
  2. Christmas Eve Carols

    Monday 24 December 2018 , Thredbo

    Join them Poolside at the Thredbo Alpine Hotel on Christmas Eve for the free annual Christmas Eve Carols. From 6pm Thredbo will be filled with the sound of Christmas carols as the local community turns out for Christmas songs and cheer…

    24 Dec
  3. New Year's Eve: Thredbo

    Monday 31 December 2018 to Tuesday 01 January 2019 , Thredbo

    The famous Thredbo New Year’s Party is a great way to welcome 2019. Thredbo will be the place to be with a big party and entertainment for all ages. The kids will warm up the Poolside, Thredbo Alpine Hotel from 5pm with a kids show and…

    31 Dec - 01 Jan