Welcome to Kosciuszko National Park
In winter (June to August) it's a major ski destination, while in summer travellers come to hike, drive scenic back roads, explore caves and engage in serious mountain biking. The crowning experience is climbing Mt Kosciuszko (2228m), named after a Polish national hero by explorer Paweł Strzelecki. The route's more hypnotic than high-octane, with raised walkways meandering up to a panorama of the Snowy Mountains.
Sacred to Aboriginal Australians for 20,000 years, this was the setting for intertribal gatherings to coincide with the edible bogong moth's annual migration. As you survey the wildflowers and glacial lakes, you'll easily see why this land has long inspired ceremony and awe.