Kosciuszko National Park
Kosciuszko National Park is the largest National Park in New South Wales covering an area of 6900 square kilometres.
The Kosciuszko National Park came into existence as the National Chase Snowy Mountains on December 5, 1906. In 1944 this became the Kosciuszko State Park, and then the Kosciuszko National Park in 1967
The various walking trails around the park are spectacular with beautiful lakes, caves and bushland. There is a daily entrance fee into the park, so if you are visiting several times then it is worth buying the annual pass. Weather can change quickly in the mountains and snow can fall at any time of the year.
Camping, fishing, cycling, rafting, caving and kayaking are popular. In winter, it's all about the snow. The hot spots for skiing, boarding and other snow sports include Thredbo, Perisher Blue, Charlotte Pass and Selwyn snowfields.
There are various ways to get to the park and mountains. Greyhound Pioneer offer coaches to the area where shuttle buses can take you onto the resort, or area you are visiting.
There is also a Skitube which is probably the best way to get around during the winter months. If you are driving then you must be prepared for difficult driving conditions by carrying snow chains. There are various places to stay around the park with further accommodation in all of the resorts.
On the Western side of the mountain ranges is the Alpine Way which has spectacular vies of the Snowy Mountains and across the Kosciuszko National Park.
The best lookouts are Olsens Lookout and Scammell's Lookout, just off of Alpine Way. You can get great views from here, so definitely travel along the Alpine Way if you have time.
You should also visit the Tumut area to the north west of the mountains. The area is extremely pretty and has various places to visit.
Two places in particular which are well worth seeing are the Buddong Falls and Yarrangobilly Caves. The area is well worth exploring.