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Mount Kosciuszko


Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia. It measures 2,228 meters in height. Despite being the highest on the continent, it is not the highest in the Australian territory. This mountain lies in the Snowy Mountains in the Kosciuszko National Park, located in the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales.

The Kosciuszko National Park is the largest national park in New South Wales covering an area of 690 000 hectares. This mountain was initially called Mount Kosciusko.


Quick Facts: –

  • The terrain of Mount Kosciuszko is rocky and it is covered in dense forests.
  • This mountain was included in the original 7 Summits list which was first completed by Dick Bass in 1985.
  • The Kosciuszko National Park was declared as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997 by UNESCO.
  • First ascent was made by an expedition led by the Polish explorer Count Pawel Edmund Strzelecki in 1840.
  • The average temperature remains -6 degrees Celsius in June and 21 degree Celsius in January.
  • The mountain was named Mount Kosciuszko by Paweł Strzelecki after Tadeusz Kościuszko.
  • This mountain as a whole was also known as Tar-gan-gil by the Indigenous Australians.
  • The highest public toilet in the continent was built in 2007 at Rawson Pass at a height of 2,100 meters.
  • The alpine zone on this mountain includes many rare and endemic plants and flowers.



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