Mt. Kosciuszko National Park
Crowned by the country’s highest mountain, Mt. Kosciuszko, for which the park is named, Mount Kosciuszko National Park spans nearly 2,700 square miles (6,900 square km) in the southeastern corner of New South Wales, 220 miles (354 km) southwest of Sydney.
The park contains Australia's most extensive alpine region, characterized by its Snow Gum forests, glacial lakes, meadows and rivers. This incredible natural beauty is a major draw for bushwalkers, kayakers and mountain-bike enthusiasts from around the region. Camping, fishing, rafting, caving and kayaking are also popular activities during the warmer months, while in winter it's all about the snow — a great time to visit the ski resorts of Thredbo, Selwyn snowfields, Perisher and Charlotte Pass.
The park is also an excellent place to try to spot some of the country’s rarest endangered animal species, such as the mountain pygmy possum or the Corroboree frog. Other attractions include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, the Yarrangobilly Caves, the Cooleman Caves and Tin Mine Falls.