How to get there
Plan how you’re going to get to Thredbo – It’s not the easiest place to get to via public transport - driving would be your best bet.
Book your accommodation before you go, it can get booked up pretty quickly especially when it’s high season.
There is free parking in the village
Check out the Thredbo Website at www.thredbo.com.au
What to take on the walk?
Take enough water with you – about 2 Litres
Have some food or snacks as well to keep your energy levels up.
Maybe plan to make a day of it and have your lunch up on the mountain.
Wear sensible shoes – trainers will be fine, but hiking shoes are better.
Wear layers and take a waterproof jacket.
It can get cold up there even during the summer so have a hat and gloves.
Sunglasses and sunscreen is a must!
Kosciuszko Express Terminal to Mt Kosciuszko Summit
Walking on the meshway.
The walk is not difficult if you’ve got a reasonable level of fitness.
Children will be fine on this walk as well.
Its 13km in total which the guide book says will take between 4 – 6 hours. I got the chairlift up, walked to the summit and back down to the village. This took me 4 hrs in total.
There are guided walks available as well.
Mount Kosciuszko is 2228 m high.
There are toilets on the mountain at Rawson Pass and at the top of the Express Chairlift.
Take the chairlift up and back down again – It’s not cheating!
The chairlift takes 15 mins and costs AUS$28 for one way.
The chairlift closes at 4pm. If you miss this the only way to get down is to walk. Merritts Nature Track would be the quickest way down.
Leave enough time to do the walk so you don’t have to rush it.
Stick to the designated footpaths and help to protect the nature while you’re up there.
Take your litter home with you. This is a National Park – look after it!!
While you’re walking take the time to appreciate where you are and take in the stunning views.
Take a few minutes at the top to appreciate what you’ve achieved. You’ve just climbed the highest mountain in Australia!
Take a selfie! Record your achievement!
Selfie at the top!
WELL DONE YOU!!!