Kosciuszko walk – Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko
  • Length: 12.4km

  • Duration: 6 hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Merritts Nature Track, Kosciuszko National Park

  • End: -36.455896141, 148.263596508

  • Closest Town: Thredbo Village

  • Location: Kosciuszko National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 496 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.5039810565

  • Longitude: 148.3039653123

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Drinking Water

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Kosciuszko walk – Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko is a 12.4km, grade 4 Return hike located in Kosciuszko National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 6 hrs to complete.


This popular walk starts with a ride up to the top of the Kosciuszko Express chairlift and goes to the top of Mt Kosciuszko. From the top of the chairlift the walk follows a footpath passing the Kosciuszko and Cootapatamba lookouts as it winds up to Rawson Pass. At Rawson Pass the walk meets the old Kosciuszko road and Australia’s highest public toilet. From here the walk continues up the footpath to the top of Mt Kosciuszko. Enjoy the view and return the same way. If you would prefer the extra walk you can avoid the chairlift by following Merrits Nature trail or the Dead Horse Gap track.

Download maps and tracknotes for Kosciuszko walk – Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko hiking track from wildwalks.com.


One thought on “Kosciuszko walk – Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko (12.4km)

  1. Hi

    Interesting Facts About Mount Kosciuszko
    I invite you also to the English version of this mtkosciuszko.org.au website. There related messages are a lot of information about the conquest of Mt Kosciuszko the highest peak of Australia, and about Paul Edmund Strzelecki the explorer who gave the mountain its name.
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