Hiking to the top of Australia’s highest summit, Kosciuszko peak, is one of the most inspiring on day walks in the country. During summer, Kosciuszko peak can be reached from two starting points – the top of the chairlift at Thredbo or from the snow gums at Charlotte Pass. Both routes are equally scenic, traversing glacial lakes with breathtaking views of the valley and ranges that make up one of the world’s most dramatic ecosystems. Total climbing distance is over 600 metres and well within the ability of an average walker.
Kosciuszko Express Chairlift
Thredbo is the location of the Kosciuszko Express Chairlift. The scenic chairlift is open 365 days a year, is 1.8km long and rises 560 vertical metres. The ride takes 15 minutes one way and offers spectacular valley views. From the top of the chairlift you can access the main range walk to the peak of Australia, Mount Kosciuszko.