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

  • Location: Kosciuszko National Park

  • Closest Town: Thredbo Village

  • Distance from CBD: 496 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.50398106

  • Longitude: 148.3039653

Keep the Trail Access info current...

Click Edit to Modify

Select items to indicate conditions for access to the trail.

2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

Keep the Trail Features current...

Click Edit to Modify

Kosciuszko National Park...

Select items to indicate features found along the trail.

Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding

11
4

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.

Hike Summary

This popular walk starts with a ride up to the top of the Kosciuszko Express chairlift and goes to the top of Mount 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 Mount 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.

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 and 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.

Hikes Nearby

23 thoughts 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.
    Check the text sitemap page to see all the titles

    1. Kerry and Carmen we are super excited and in process of getting a safety cargo barrier installed plus second battery for Engel fridge ?

    1. Tesha Eyers ok look at it n come back to me …. happy to do it later in the year if need be Cos I will be flying over from the NT haha ?

Leave a Reply