Kosciuszko walk – Thredbo to Kosciuszko lookout
  • Length: 3.8km

  • Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Merritts Nature Track, Kosciuszko National Park

  • End: Unnamed Road, Kosciuszko National Park

  • Location: Kosciuszko National Park

  • Closest Town: Thredbo Village

  • Distance from CBD: 496 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.50398106

  • Longitude: 148.3039653

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Kosciuszko walk - Thredbo to Kosciuszko lookout is a 3.8km, grade 4 return hike, located in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2 hrs 30 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

This scenic walk explores the start of the track heading towards Mt Kosciuszko from the top of the Kosciuszko Express chairlift. The walk takes you to the Kosciuszko Lookout following along side the Rams Head Range along the metal walkway. This walk takes in the views of Thredbo North Rams Head and Mt Kosciuszko. From the lookout you can even see the headwaters of the Snowy River a few hundred meters to the north.


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About the region

Kosciuszko National Park spoils you with snow sports, walks and mountain biking in the Snowy Mountains. Go camping, explore caves, climb Australia's highest mountain, or stay in heritage accommodation. There are 7 areas in this park:

1. Thredbo-Perisher area is your gateway to Mount Kosciuszko. Find NSW's favourite ski resorts, top alpine hikes, mountain bike trails, and endless adventures in the Snowy Mountains.

2. The Lower Snowy River area embraces the wild south of Kosciuszko National Park. Camp by the Snowy River, explore the scenic trails on a walk, bike or horse ride.

3. Khancoban area is the western gateway to Kosciuszko National Park. Discover Geehi and Tom Groggin's camp spots, fishing and riding. Marvel at the Western Fall views, or explore huts and hikes in the Jagungal Wilderness.

4. The Selwyn area is your perfect base to explore the walks, rides and top fishing spots of central Kosciuszko National Park. Selwyn Snow Resort and historic Kiandra are closed due to severe fire damage.

5. The Yarrangobilly area is a highlight of northern Kosciuszko National Park. Explore jaw-dropping caves on a guided tour and swim in the thermal pool. Stay at historic Caves House and enjoy the walks and wildlife.

6. The Tumut area is your launch pad into northern Kosciuszko National Park. Discover water sports and wildlife at Blowering Reservoir. Camp and explore hidden walks and waterfalls in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains.

7. The High Plains area spoils you with summer walks, horse rides and bike trails to mountain huts, caves and gorges. Camp, stay in Currango's heritage cottages, and discover Kosciuszko's wild north-east corner.

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