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Thredbo Village to Mt Kosciuszko Summit

Thredbo and Kosciuszko

Once up out of the Thredbo Village (via Merritt's Nature Trail), the hike from Eagle's Nest (top of Kozzie Express chairlift) to the summit is easy and mostly on wide metal walkway. (The full walk is 9.8 km one way only)

Hiking Moderate

9.8 km
891 m
40 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.2 km
Thredbo Village to Mt Kosciuszko Summit Map

A classic Aussie hike, as Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia and easily accessible. Most people avoid the steep Merritt's Nature Track section that takes you from valley bottom to high plateau - but it is the more interesting and physical section for hikers (i.e. tends to moderate difficulty, whereas the plateau walk is easy). You can catch the chairlift out of the valley to plateau to make it easier. There is a great 360 view of various ranges from the summit. Also consider the track to the summit from Charlotte Pass instead (longer but pretty wildflowers in Spring and far fewer walkers).



Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

between September and April


  • Alpine
  • Picturesque
  • Summit Hike

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