These are the photos we took during our Kosciuszko NP time.
This is the poem that brought fame to the town of Gundagai.
THE dog! On the tucker box.
On our way to Yarrangobilly thermal pool for a swim.
Yarrangobilly thermal pool. A delightful setting for a swim and a picnic.
How’s this for a tranquil pool setting! Yarrangobilly
We weren’t the only family at the thermal pool.
Cave entrance and a collapsed section of the roof.
Looking back out through the cave entrance.
Entrance to Yarrangobilly Caves. The temperature dropped when we’d walked just a few more steps, not even right into the cave.
Ghost Gully campsite.
The Goldseekers walk.
Boys and their toys!
Crossing the mighty Murrumbidgee R – in its early days.
Yep it did get a bit chilly, not that Ric was cold.
Our campsite at 3-mile dam.
Loved the beautiful Snowgums – their sculptural shapes and bark paintings on the trunks.
Perisher Valley from Porcupine Rocks.
On Porcupine Rocks. Steve, Gill, Denise, Ric.
Selfie on Porcupine Rocks.
Parked at Charlotte Pass, about to embark on our summiting of Kosciuzsko.
That’s the one we’re about to do!
About to cross the Snowy on our ascent of Kosiuzsko.
Seamans Hut, on the Kosiuzsko Summit walk.
Granite rock paving of the track. This is at Rawsons Pass, just outside the highest toilet in Australia.
Yay, we made it! We’re at the very highest point on the Australian continent.
Looking over the rest of Australia.
After summiting Kosiuzsko Steve and I decide to go that way back to Charlotte Pass.
Lake Alpina, a tarn. One of many beautiful views from the Main Range walk.
Having a break on the edge of the track overlooking Lake Alpina.
Denise overlooking Lake Alpina.
The very beautiful Lake Alpina. Looks like an infinity lake. Love the wildflowers.
The track up to Carruthers Peak. Can’t say I liked walking on that granite paving very much!
The Main Range track looking towards Mt Kosciuzsko. Note the patches of ice.
Steve coming up the Main Range track to Carruthers Peak. I really didn’t like the granite paving.
A long walk to/from Kosiuzsko via Main Range, but well worth it. That’s Mt Kosciuzsko in the background.
Crossing the Snowy River on the Main Range track.
Down the track, across the Snowy River, then up and up and up that last climb to the carpark. Brutal!
Our campsite at Island Bend, on the banks of the Snowy R.
Swimming in the crystal clear, and jolly cold, waters of the Snowy R.
Total fire ban, so the lovely fireplace with all that wood goes to waste while chef cooks over the gas. Still tasted delicious.
Snowy River reflections at Island Bend campsite.
A pleasant walk around Lake Jindabyne.
One of several interesting seating sculptures around Lake Jindabyne.
Strzelecki – pretty smart Polish explorer who, amongst other things, was first white man to climb and subsequently name Mt Kosciuzsko.
Afternoon shadows at Lake Jindabyne.
The ski lift from Thredbo shortened the walk to the summit – only 6km to go now to get to the summit.
On the walk up to Kosiuzsko for the second time – great path on this track, but a lot colder today.
One of the many little brooks to be crossed between Thredbo and the ‘Top’.
Alpine country – no trees, and the path seems to go forever.
Having a cuddle at the Kosciuzsko Lookout.
This metal boardwalk is great to walk on. And yes that patch of white on Kosciuzsko is ice, and it isn’t getting any smaller on a day like today.
That’s the highest point in Australia.
Official trig point, on top of the Kosciuzsko cairn.
Snack time on top of Australia. Yep bit chilly – wind chill would put it below zero.
A different route up to Kosciuzsko. Love walking on the metal board walks.
Alongside the boardwalk on the Thredbo to Kosiuzso track.
Beautiful, stark country – a glacier valley.
The many little creeks tumbling down the mountainside are so pretty.
Taking the easy way down a small part of the walk to Kosiuszko from Thredbo village.
Hmm haven’t quite mastered the art of the selfie. Clamps to attach mountain bikes to the ski lift behind our heads.
Descending the ski lift – Thredbo below.
Wildflowers – just a few of the hundreds.
Dead Horse Gap walk first, followed by the Thredbo River track. Both great walks.
The Dead Horse Gap Track. Gill, Ric, Steve.
Posing, along the Dead Horse Gap track.
A forest of dead trees behind Ric and Gill on the Dead Horse Gap walk.
Though they’re dead the Snowgums are still strikingly beautiful.
Amazing natural sculptural works of art along the Dead Horse Gap track.
Denise on the Thredbo River Walk.
Falls, on the Thredbo River.
A well-earned BBQ at Ngarigo campsite. What a beautiful camp.
Set up at Ngarigo campsite. Loved this site by the river.
Heading up to Bob’s Ridge.
Bobs Ridge Track.
Gill resting on Bob’s Ridge.
The view from Bob’s Ridge. Look carefully to see Denise through the trees on the far rock.
I found it really weird that the brumbies seemed to all poo in the same spot. Brumby manure though was as close as we got to any brumbies, sadly.
Tom Groggin Campsite was already taken!
Lousey picture of our campsite at Geehi. Between the trees is the river. It was a very pleasant campsite.
View of Main Range from a lookout as we left Kosciuzsko NP. Interesting to see Carruthers Peak and Mt Sentinel from this angle – we walked up Carruthers Peak on our return trip from Kosciuzsko summit the first time.
Aboriginal explanation of the Kosciuzsko region.
Water pipelines leading down to the turbines as part of the Snowy River Scheme.
The Snowy Mountain Scheme – a turning point in Australia’s history and worthy of more investigation than we’ve had to time to give it this trip.