Kosciuszko Walk - Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko

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Elinor Sheargold

Elinor Sheargold

Elinor Sheargold

Elinor Sheargold

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Overview

Highlights

If you’re visiting Kosciuszko National Park in the warmer months, a walk to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko is a must-do. Starting at the top of the Kosciuszko Express chairlift at Thredbo, this popular day walk takes you to the rooftop of Australia. After the scenic chairlift ride, you'll travel past the rocky granite outcrops of Ramshead Range, and through alpine wildflowers (spring). Stop at the lookout for views of the country's highest mountain.

The track crosses the headwaters of the Snowy River, before climbing above Lake Cootapatamba and on to Rawson Pass. From here, it’s a gradual climb to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko (2,228 metres). The sweeping 360 degree views across the Snowy Mountains and Victorian High Country are sure to wow you. Stay a while to soak in the fresh alpine air, pack a summit snack, and wallow in your sense of achievement, before returning along the track to Thredbo.

National Park fees apply.

Activities

  • Bush walking / hiking
  • Photography

Facilities

  • Walking trail - 13km return, grade 3

Important Information

Guidelines

  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • The track starts at the top of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift, which runs 9am to 4.30pm and takes 15mins. For chairlift prices visit the Thredbo website.
  • You can also walk up Merritts Nature Track from Thredbo Village to the top of the chairlift. This difficult 4km track takes around 2-3 hours uphill.
  • Alpine areas present special safety issues. Conditions can be extreme and may change rapidly, particularly in winter. It’s important to be prepared and find out how to stay safe in alpine areas.
  • Ensure to check the relevant website for any updates relating to any warnings that may be issued for the area.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • National park fees apply, check the parks website for bookings and further details.

Photo credits: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services | Elinor Sheargold


Location & Supplier

Kosciuszko Walk - Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko

Address: Kosciuszko Walk, Thredbo, New South Wales 2625

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