Kosciuszko National Park

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Kosciuszko National Park

Kosciuszko information Kosciuszko National Park covers about 6,900 square kilometres and contains Australia's highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko with a height of 2,228 metres above sea level and Cabramurra the highest town in Australia at 1460 m above sea level.Kosciuszko is 190km away from Canberra, and it goes to the state border of Victoria and NSW.

Kosciuszko National Park

In the west of Kosciuszko, steep cliffaces from the highest peaks extends down through areas of cool temperate rainforest to drier forests and woodlands on the lower slopes. To the east are sub-alpine woodlands of snow gums giving way to tall forests of alpine ash and mountain gum. In the dry rugged areas along the lower Snowy River, woodlands of native cypress pine and white box are found. To the north are extensive treeless plains formed mainly by cold air drainage.


Many rare or threatened animal species live within the borders of the park wilderness. The park is home to some of Australia's most threatened species including the Corroboree frog and the Mountain Pygmy Possum which only lives in the altitudes above 1500m and was thought to be extinct until it was found in 1966. The park contains nine wilderness areas covering about 300,000 hectares.


The Kosciuszko National Park is made up by an alpine climate. The higher peaks get consistently heavy snow in winter, but there is enough snowfall everywhere to make it Australia's most popular skiing region in winter. Australia's lowest temperature of -23.0°C was officially recorded at Charlotte Pass, in the Kosciuszko National Park, in 1994.

Climatic Conditions

Charlotte Pass


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