Photo by Harold W. Schranz
|Range/Region:||South NSW Great Dividing Range|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||1834|
|First successful climber(s):||Lhotsky , (disputed, may have been Count Strzelecki in 1840)|
|Nearest major airport:||Melbourne, Australia|
|Convenient Center:||Chalet, Australia|
Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia, located in the extreme southeast corner of the continent. Located between Melbourne and Sydney in the Australian Alps, Kosciuszko draws crowds from both cities, and has become a popular resort for both hiking and skiing. The area has rocky terrain and is heavily forested, and receives heavy precipitation (both rain and snow) during the Australian winter.