Mount Kosciuszko summit walk
Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk
Walking to the highest peak in Australia, Mount Kosciuszko is a must do. The views of the Victorian Alps and the Kosciuszko mountain range is well worth the hike. The Australian summit is 2228m above sea level. Along the 13km return walk you’ll see some beautiful waterways, amazing rock formations and if your lucky some wildlife.
Grab the express chair lift from Thredbo. It will take you to the start of the track.
The best time of year to do the Kosciuszko summit walk is between November to May. Unless you know what your doing there is too much snow in the winter and early spring months. The hike is graded as medium. It is cold so ensure you have the correct clothing, good shoes and a warm jack. Take some water and snacks.
The photo’s in the Gallery are from when I went with the family in May. As you can see there is a fare bit of snow around even for that time of year. And the looks on the kids faces and the clothes they are wearing tells you it can be fairly chilly up there.
The link below contains safety information about the alpine walk.
At the time of writing this blog the cost of a chair lift pass from Thredbo was $35 for an Adult and $18 per child. They also had family deals for $70. The link below should have the current prices.
During the off-peak season in the Alpine region you can find bargain prices for accommodation. So shop around before you make the trip down and conquer Mount Kosciuszko.
Another way to get to the Mount Kosciusko summit is from Charlotte Pass. Drive to the end of Kosciuszko Rd, then you’ll hit Charlotte Pass. You can walk from there.
This is a wonderful experience and shouldn’t be missed. Highly recommend.
Kosciuszko Summit Walk Map| | km | +m -m (net: m) | download GPX file
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Kosciuszko Summit Walk Photo Gallery
Kosciuszko Summit Walk Directions
Google Maps Link. Make your why to Thredbo and catch the express chairlift to take you to the start of the Kosciuszko summit walk. The walk is well sign-posted.
Below is a map of the Thredbo express chair lift.