Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk

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Murray Vanderveer | E Sheargold

Murray Vanderveer | E Sheargold

Murray Vanderveer | E Sheargold

Murray Vanderveer | E Sheargold

Murray Vanderveer | E Sheargold

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Hike or ride from Charlotte Pass to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko, through the peaks of Kosciuszko National Park. Set out along the old road to Mount Kosciuszko, to see Australia's highest mountains, historic huts, weathered snow gums and rock formations. Admire wildflowers like marsh marigolds and silver snow daisies in early summer.

Around 4.5 kilometres from Charlotte Pass the Snowy River offers a scenic picnic spot. Cross the river and continue your walk or ride as the track winds up to Seaman's Hut, built in 1929, before carrying on to Rawson Pass. If riding, leave your bike at Rawson Pass and walk the 1.4 kilometres to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko (2228 metres).

Return to Charlotte Pass along the same track. If you're after a challenge and come well-equipped, combine this walk with the longer Main Range walk, or join the Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko walk.

National Park fees apply.


  • Bush walking / hiking
  • Photography
  • Mountain biking


  • Walking trail: 18.6km return, grade 3
  • Car and Coach parking

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions.
  • Ensure to check the relevant website for any updates relating to any warnings that may be issued for the area, admission prices, opening and closing times.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cycling, including fat bikes or snow bikes, is permitted only on the section of trail between Charlotte Pass and Rawson Pass.
  • You can cross-country ski or snowshoe this trail in winter but there are no snow poles marking the route.
  • Walking is not recommended in winter as this trail is snowbound.

Photo credits: NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services | Murray Vanderveer | E Sheargold


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Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk

Address: Mount Kosciuszko Summit, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales 2642

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