Murray River and Snowy Mountains view, Towong, Upper Murray

Showcasing 'The Man From Snowy River' Country

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Kosciuszko National  Park

Geehi kangaroos at play at the foot of the western face of the Snowy Mountains in the Kosciuszko National Park.

Bushwalking is a popular activity in the Kosciuszko National Park.Forming the eastern boundary of the Upper Murray region, the Snowy Mountains and the Kosciuszko National Park are seen at their panoramic best from various vantage points in the Upper Murray.

This park gets its name from its highest mountain, Mt. Kosciuszko. The pinnacle of Mt. Kosciuszko is 2228m (7310ft) above sea level, making it Australia's highest mountain.

The mountain was named after a Polish war hero by explorer Count Paul Strzelecki in 1840.

The Kosciuszko National Park was declared a National Park in 1967. It now contains 670,000 hectares of land and was registered on the Australian National Heritage List in November 2008 for being one of the eleven areas constituting the Australian Alps National Parks and Reserves.

The Kosciuszko National Park contains a large percentage of Australia's alpine environment and is home to many native animals including the endangered corroboree frog and pygmy possum, two of Australia's most beautiful unique animals.

To explore the Kosciuszko National Park, there are three main roads into the mountains from the Upper Murray.

  1. The Alpine Way between Khancoban and Jindabyne,  
  2. The Cabramurra Road, between Cabramurra and Khancoban (open only between early October and mid June), and    
  3. The Elliot Way between Tooma and Kiandra.

    Each road has its own delights to experience and make great day trips from anywhere in the Upper Murray.

Back To Top  Read on to find out what you can see and do along each road

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