Kosciuszko National Park

This is one of the world's great national parks, and the largest in New South Wales. Covering 690,000 hectares, the park contains the highest mountain on mainland Australia, the famous Snowy River and all NSW ski fields.

Its many and varied attractions include walks through alpine herbfields; spectacular caves and limestone gorges; scenic drives; and historic huts and homesteads.

One of the Australian Alps national parks, this park is nationally and internationally recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It contains nine wilderness areas, and its alpine and sub-alpine areas contain plant species found nowhere else in the world. The park is also home to the rare mountain pygmy possum and corroboree frog.

The northern section is famous for extensive treeless plains and historic huts. This is where you will find Selwyn Snowfields. The central section is home to Australia's largest alpine area: the place above the treeline, covered with delicate herbfields and fragile bogs and fens. This is where you'll find most of the park's ski fields - Perisher Blue, Thredbo and Charlotte Pass. The southern section offers dry, rugged areas along the lower Snowy River surrounded by large expanses of wilderness.

Weather can change quickly in the mountains and snow can fall at any time of the year. Check how to get there for more information.

For more information please visit the Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water website

Above information extracted from Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water website