Mount Kosciuszko - Fast Facts

Mount Kosciuszko National Park
Australia's highest mountain
Australia must be one of the few countries in the world where the highest peak is only 2228 m above sea level and where the climb up the country's highest mountain is nothing more than a rather pleasant 6-km walk from the top of a nearby chairlift at Thredbo village. It operates all year round but in summer does tend to stop fairly early in the afternoon (the National Parks and Wildlife Service have built metal walkways along much of the route to protect the vegetation). An equally attractive way to reach the top of the continent is via a pleasant, easy 9-km walk from Charlotte Pass (weather permitting).

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service have published a 37 page booklet titled Beyond the Snow Gums: The Alpine Area - Kosciuszko National Park which provides detailed information on both these walks.

Accommodation and Climbing the Mountain
No accommodation or eating is available. It is advisable to start the walk to the summit before 10.00 a.m., thus allowing most of the day to complete the trek. You will find, on a clear day, that the walk takes much less time but it is better to be on the safe side.