Kosciuszko Walk - Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko

Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko walk, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Elinor Sheargold

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.

Location: Friday Drive, Thredbo, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia

Website: http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/kosciuszko-national-park/kosciuszko-walk/walking