Mount Kosciusko

Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia and lies on its extreme southeast corner, between Melbourne and Sydney. The area around this scenic peak has been heavily forested to protect it from wind erosion. It is also rocky enough that rain cannot wear away at exposed rocks as snow does during winter when temperatures are low (around freezing).

How Long Does It Take To Climb Mount Kosciuszko?

The hike to Mount Kosciuszko is one of the most famous hikes in Australia and can be done as a day trip from cities like Sydney or Melbourne. It takes about 6-7 hours for someone fit. Still, it would take more if you were overweight because your total journey time will include taking transportation up there before starting on foot with all sorts of upsets along the way, such as severe weather conditions that may arise unexpectedly at any moment.

How Much Does It Cost To Climb Mount Kosciuszko?

The cost to climb Mount Kosciuszko may vary depending on how you want to go about it, but the average price is $17 per vehicle for 24 hours. If that’s not enough time and money, then there are plenty more options available, including motorcycles which costs just under seven dollars while bus passengers will only set them back by six cents every day. Finally, if an All Parks Pass sounds like what you’re looking forward to, read our Annual Pass FAQs before getting yours today because they’re worth taking advantage of to save yourself some grief below.

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Kosciuszko Weather
Thredbo, AU
3:41 pm, May 25, 2024
weather icon 39°F
L: 27° H: 30°
overcast clouds
Humidity 47 %
Pressure 1025 mb
Wind 3 mph WNW
Wind Gust: 5 mph
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0.04 inch
Elevation (feet)7,310
Elevation (meters)2,228
Range/RegionSouth NSW Great Dividing Range
DifficultyWalk up
Best Months For ClimbingJan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Year First Climbed1834
First Successful Climber(s)John Lhotsky , (disputed, may have been Paul Edmund de Strzelecki in 1840)
Nearest Major AirportMelbourne, Australia
Convenient CenterChalet, Australia

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