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Mount Stillwell walk is a 2km, grade 3 Return hike located in the Kosciuszko National Park, NSW. The hike should take approximately 1.5hrs to complete.
Wander through ancient snow gum forests and along mountain ridges, on this moderate 2km return hike to a lovely lookout that offers unbroken views of Mount Stillwell and Kosciuszko National Park’s Main Range. You’ll be able to see Australia’s highest and third highest peaks, Mount Kosciuszko and Mount Twynam.
From here, you can try a longer walk along an unmarked route to a second lookout at the summit of Mount Stillwell, which is marked by by a trig (4km return walk).
Be sure to check out nearby Snow Gums boardwalk while you’re here, to get a snapshot of the Snowy Mountains’ unique alpine plants and animals you may spot while you’re in the national park. Among them you’ll find, native birds, such as Richard’s pipits and nankeen kestrels, or reptiles, such as white-lipped snakes and alpine copperheads. In spring, experience blankets of wildflowers, including billy buttons, eyebrights, marsh marigolds and many species of paper daisies.
About the Region
Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
8.30am to 5pm daily. Closed Christmas Day.
Mount Stillwell walk is in the Alpine precinct of Kosciuszko National Park. To get there:Drive along Kosciuszko Road from Jindabyne, past the ski resorts of Smiggin Holes, Perisher Valley, and Charlotte Pass Village – it’s 40km to Charlotte Pass. Road quality All 2WD vehicles need to carry snow chains in winter, between June and October long weekends, on: Kosciuszko Road (to Perisher) Guthega Road Alpine Way between Thredbo and Tom Groggin Snow chains are recommended for all vehicles driving in the park, including 4WD and AWD, in the event of extreme weather. Read our snow driving in Kosciuszko tips. Parking Street parking is available nearby to the trackhead on Kosciuszko Road. Bus parking is also available. It can be a busy time on weekends, so parking may be limited.
Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.
The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.