Mount Kosciusko

Photo of Mount Kosciusko

Photo by Harold W. Schranz


Elevation (feet): 7,310
Elevation (meters): 2,228
Continent: Australia/Oceania
Country: Australia
Range/Region: South NSW Great Dividing Range
Latitude: -36.45
Longitude: 148.267
Difficulty: Walk up
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.