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Mt Kosciuszko is named after Tadeusz Kosciuszko, a famous Polish patriot, by the first recorded climber of the mountain - the Pole Edmund Strzelecki. He first climbed the mountain in 1840. Now the name is also given to the national park that protects the mountain.
Access to the park is via the Alpine Way from Jindabyne or the Kosciuszko Road to Charlotte Pass.
Care should be exercised when walking in Kosciuszko National Park as bad weather and snow can come at any time, even in Summer. It is important to be prepared for all possibilities.
The relatively easy climb up Mt Kosciuszko can be made by one of two ways. The first is up the 8km Kosciuszko Road from Charlotte Pass or via the 6km metal pathway from the Thredbo Chairlift.
Ngarigo Camping Area:
The Ngarigo Camping Area is located near Thredbo and provides pit toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables besides the river.
Thredbo Diggings camping area is also located not far from Thredbo and also provides pit toilets.
Leatherbarrel Creek Camping Area:
Tom Groggin Camping Area:
Island Bend Camping Area:
Island Bend Camping Area is located on the Guthega Road and has pit toilets, fireplaces and picnic tables.
Sawpit Creek has a commercial camping area with fees for tent sites, caravan sites and also has cabins.
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