Mount Kosciuszko is Australia’s highest Mountain. It’s located in the Snowy Mountains and has seasonal snow. The Bass list of Seven Summits considers Mt Kosciuszko to be one of the Seven summits (however, Messner’s 7 summits replaces it with Puncak Jaya instead).
Whilst traditionally you used to be able to drive to the summit, due to environmental concerns, this is no longer possible. Snow gear (such as Cross country ski’s) may be required throughout some of the year, and during such times, GPS and maps are recommended (as trails are not marked). In non-snow conditions, this is considered a Moderate/easy hike, where the main obstacle to reaching summit is the length, however, it becomes a lot harder in snow. Ensure you are capable of hiking 20km before doing this trek. It is NOT technical .
Start in the morning to ensure return before dark (and keep in mind, parking can be difficult). There are various facilities throughout the summit walk.
Begin the walk at the carpark (it can fill up, so expect to walk to get to the beginning). There is a sign indicating the beginning of the walk. The trail is well defined and clearly marked. The trail follows alongside various valleys and eventually passes snowy River and Seaman’s Hut. Continue following the trail up to the summit which is clearly marked with a brick marker to mark summit. Return the same way that you arrived.