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Kosciuszko National Park Walks

The highest walks in Australia

Kosciuszko National Park is one of Australia’s best known and most visited national parks, in part because it is home to Australia’s highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko. Without a doubt the Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk rates as the most popular walk in the park and probably the most visited in Australia with over 100,000 people reaching the summit each year. This summit can be accessed from a couple of different start points.

Apart from the Mount Kosciuszko summit there are also a large range of other walks suitable for both new and experienced hikers alike ranging from the short and easy through to long and difficult. There is also plenty of opportunity for those looking for some longer adventures of your own making with plenty of off-track options.

For many hikers the focus on this park will be during the warmer months between November-April witch are typically, but not always, snow free. For those well versed in back country wintertime travel the possibilities are endless.

The following walks are listed by distance from the shortest to the longest. Click on each link for a full write up of each walk including in formation on how to get there.

Please note that this list is by no means complete and will be added to over the next few years as the opportunity arises.

Mount Stilwell Lookout Walk, NSW (1.8km)

A short walk starting at Charlotte Pass that takes in infrastructure from the early snowfields. If you have the energy you can head up to the summit from here.

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Old ski lift infrastructure near the Mount Stilwell Lookout

Sawpit Walking Track, NSW (2.1km)

The best way to describe this walk is as a ‘walk in the woods’.

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Sawpit Walking Track

Rainbow Lake Walk, NSW (2.7km)

This is a lovely little lake walk that’s hidden away from the main trails.

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Rainbow Lake

Mount Kosciuszko Lookout, NSW (4km)

A lookout on the way to the Mount Kosciuszko summit.

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Mount Kosciuszko Lookout (not the summit!)

Mount Stilwell Summit Walk, NSW (4.1km)

The summit of Mount Stilwell provides excellent views to the high peaks in this region.

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Mount Stilwell Trig

Porcupine Walking Track, NSW (5.7km)

This walk almost has a primal feel about it and is also a great wintertime snowshoe option.

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View at the summit on the Porcupine Walking Track

Waterfall Walking Track, NSW (6km)

As the title says the destination is a waterfall at the midpoint of the walk.

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Open grassland image on the Waterfall Track

Horse Camp Hut Walking Track, NSW (7.8km)

One of the nicest huts we have come across in the alps.

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Horse Camp Hut

Pallaibo Walking Track, NSW (11.2km)

A walk with lots of different scenery on offer.

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View on the Pallaibo Walking Track

Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk via Thredbo NSW (13km)

The main option to summit Mount Kosciuszko which starts with a chairlift ride.

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Lake Cootapatamba Lookout on the way to Mount Kosciuszko

Rennix Walking Track, NSW (13.2km)

Most people drive past this walk ignoring it for better known options but its definitely worth a visit.

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Rennix Walking Track radio repeater

Whites River Hut Walking Track, NSW (17km)

Another hut walk in the Australian Alps which also takes in Horse Camp Hut.

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Whites River Hut

Mount Kosciuszko Summit Walk from Charlotte Pass, NSW (19km)

A longer walking option (no chairlift) to get to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko.

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Main Range Walk, NSW (22.4km)

If you have the fitness then this is a must-do walk in the Australian Alps.

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Albina Lake on the Main Range Walk

The Schlink Hut Walking Track takes in both the Horse Camp Hut and the Whites River Hut and is a great overnight option.

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Schlink Hut

Aussie 10 Walk, NSW (44.7km)

Feel like summiting Australia’s 10 highest peaks? Then this is the trail for you.

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Mount Twynam summit

Kiandra to Tharwa Walk, NSW/ACT (112 km)

This walk is a bit of an outlier as it also includes a section in the ACT and forms part of the Australian Alps Walking Track. This is a great one way multi-day walk and provides a taster of the Australian Alps Walking Track.

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Open grassy plains on the Kiandra to Tharwa Walk

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