Kosciuszko National Park

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Kosciuszko National Park

Kosciuszko National Park

Backround InfoMt. kosciuszko is 2228 above sea level (7310 feet). Mt. Kosciuszko is located in the Alpine area of Kosciuszko National park. The alpine area is above snowline in about the middle of the park. Which is around 350 km south-west of Sydney. There are also some gold mines in the Park as well. The first person to climb Mt. Kosciuszko was Paweł Strzelecki. Aboriginal people also lived in Kosciuszko National Park.

FloraMost of Kosciuszko is covered with woodlands and lots of native Australian plants. The alpine area has quite distinct features, with glacial lakes such as Blue Lake, Lake Albina and Hedley Tarn, and large granite boulders dominating the area. The vegetation varies from herbfields of snow grass and and snow daisies, heaths, feldmarks and alpine bogs. There are a number of walks you can take across the alpine area.

ActivitiesScenic management trails open to cyclists run through most areas of the park. Do not follow these trails onto private property without permission. All New South Wales alpine resorts are within Kosciuszko National Park. In winter, many visitors head for the resorts of Perisher Blue, Charlotte Pass, Thredbo and Mt Selwyn for snowplay and a variety of snowsports. Other activities that visitors can enjoy include guided walks, rafting, canoeing, kayaking and mountaineering adventures.

Activities ContinuedThere are many recreational opportunities available in Kosciuszko that allow visitors to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. These range from activities around the developed resort areas through to self reliant recreation in the wilderness. Roads winding through the mountains and across wide open plains offer a variety of driving experiences for cars, coaches, motor-homes and motorbikes.

FaunaMost of Kosciuszko Natonal Park is covered with more of the common animals such as: rats/mice, birds and more common stuff like that. Although there are some more endargerd animals such as the: Corroboree Frog, Moutain Pygmy Possum and a few more. Both the Pygmy Possum and the Corroboree frog are criticly endagered.

Climate ConditionsThe alpine climate is characterised by cool, crisp air. Temperatures average from minus 6 degrees Celsius in July, and 21 degrees Celsius in January. The Snowy Mountains is one of the few regions that experiences four distinct seasons. Mountain weather can be extremely unpredictable and walkers are advised to be prepared for all conditions and check weather forecasts before setting out.


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