Thredbo to Cootapatamba lookout return
  • Length: 7.5km

  • Duration: 3 hrs 45 mins

  • Grade: 4

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Merritts Nature Track, Kosciuszko National Park

  • End: Unnamed Road, Kosciuszko National Park

  • Closest Town: Thredbo Village

  • Location: Kosciuszko National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 496 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.5039810565

  • Longitude: 148.3039653123


Thredbo to Cootapatamba lookout return is a 7.5km, grade 4 Return hike located in Kosciuszko National Park New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 3 hrs 45 mins to complete.


This walk starts at the Thredbo Village and takes a ride up the Kosciuszko Express chairlift to the Eagles Nest restaurant. Then on foot you head along the footpath winding up towards Mt Kosciuszko passing North Rams Head and the Kosciuszko lookout. The walk soon arrives at the metal platform overlooking Lake Cootapatamba. There are great views through this alpine area along this popular walking track.

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