Climbing Mt. Kosciuszko is the highlight of a stay in Thredbo Village
Climbing Mt Kosciuszko, Australia’s highest peak, is a must-do when you’re staying in Thredbo. The track is accessible via the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift at an altitude of 1950 metres and from here you’ll gradually climb to the summit 2,228 metres above sea level. Gain knowledge of the flora and fauna of this unique high-altitude region from a local expert guide and enjoy stunning 360 degree alpine views. This is a truly memorable walk that is suitable for the whole family.
Join a guided walk to the summit of Australia’s highest mountain.
Guided Mt Kosciuszko Summit Walk - What You Need to Know
|Difficulty||Level: Moderate Distance: 13km|
|Days||Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Selected Sunday’s From November 1st to April 30th.|
|Time||10am – 3.30pm. Meet at 9:50am.|
|Terms & Conditions||Adult: 18 years & over / Child: 17 years & under / Family: 2 Adults & up to 3 Children aged 17 years & under.
Supplement for Kosciuszko Day Walk is available for All Mountain Pass Holders or for guests with a valid Scenic Chairlift Access.
*Two guests must be booked in for walk to proceed.
|Where to purchase||You can book the Mt Kosciuszko Summit Walk with the Lantern Thredbo Apartments when you book your accommodation or later on. Call 1800 020 598 or send an email. Thredbo. Book early to avoid disappointment.|
Mt Kosciuszko Summit Walk Highlights
Not everyone can say they’ve stood on the highest peak in Australia and on this walk you’ll even get a certificate to prove your achievement. Aside from conquering Mt Kozzie, this informative guided walk also gives walkers the chance to gain a new appreciation for the alpine environment, wildlife and geology of the area they are hiking through. Here are some of the best highlights the walk has to offer:
1. Experience Magical Alpine Views
After a 15 minute scenic ride on the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift you’ll reach the start of the walking track that leads up to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko. As you ascend, you’ll have a chance stop and enjoy the spectacular views of the Australian Alps, Main Range and the Bogong Peaks. The Mt Kosciuszko Lookout is a good chance to stop for a breather, a snack and a photo opportunity.
2. View Glorious Seasonal Wildflowers
Joining this walk with a local guide means you’ll have the chance to learn about the flora that call this high-altitude environment home. Many have described the landscape as ‘other-worldly’ and indeed it is only the hardiest species that can survive up here under the snow pack for up to six months of the year. Early summer is the best time to witness amazing displays of silver snow daisies, marsh marigolds, beautiful buttercups and carpet heath in full bloom.
3. See Interesting Geological Features
As the walk proceeds your guide will point out interesting geological characteristics that make up this alpine landscape. You’ll discover giant granite rock formations, glacier lakes and cascading waterfalls giving you a sense of the true wilderness of this area. Be sure to have your camera at the ready to capture this special place.
4. Conquer the Summit of Australia’s Highest Peak
Upon reaching the summit enjoy 360 degree views of the Snowy Mountains and Victorian High Country with the knowledge that you’re standing on the highest point in Australia. You’ll stay awhile here to soak up the achievement, take photos and refuel with a well deserved summit snack. From here the track crosses the Snowy River and loops back to Rawson Pass ready for the descent back down to the chairlift.
5. Stay Safe with a Local Guide
The weather conditions of this alpine environment can be changeable so it is recommended that you thoroughly prepare for your journey with the correct clothing, food and gear for your safety and comfort. Your guide will keep you informed of track conditions as well as the local environment, and advise on the best ways to layer clothing to keep warm and dry. Make sure you read the checklist below to get the most out of your experience.
Essential Items to Bring Checklist
- thermal underwear
- long sleeve top
- fleece jumper
- waterproof jacket and pants
- long pants
- sturdy shoes
- Insect repellent
- water (at least one litre)
- backpack to carry the above
Use our local knowledge to help you plan an unforgettable Thredbo experience.
Ian and Jill Foster came to Thredbo in 1989 to begin working as property managers for the Lantern Apartments complex. Having spent the previous 10 years working and playing in ski resorts around the world, they decided on Thredbo because they believed that Australia offers the best lifestyle and Thredbo is the best ski resort in Australia.
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