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Mount Stillwell walk

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

Overview

Mount Stillwell walk is a short mountain hike near Charlotte Pass, offering views of the rocky peaks of Kosciuszko National Park's Main Range, on its way to a scenic lookout.

Where
Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park
Distance
2km return
Time suggested
1hr 30min - 2hrs 30min
Grade
Grade 3
Price
Free
Entry fees
Park entry fees apply
Opening times

This walk is snowbound in winter, between June and October. You can cross-country ski or snowshoe, but there are no snow poles marking the route. Private vehicle access is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter.

What to
bring
Drinking water, hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, suitable clothing
Please note

Check the weather before you set out as tracks in Charlotte Pass can become covered in snow at any time of the year.

Wander through ancient snow gum forests and along mountain ridges, on this moderate 2km return hike to a lovely lookout that offers unbroken views of Mount Stillwell and Kosciuszko National Park's Main Range. You'll be able to see Australia's highest and third highest peaks, Mount Kosciuszko and Mount Twynam.

From here, you can try a longer walk along an unmarked route to a second lookout at the summit of Mount Stillwell, which is marked by by a trig (4km return walk).

Be sure to check out nearby Snow Gums boardwalk while you're here, to get a snapshot of the Snowy Mountains' unique alpine plants and animals you may spot while you're in the national park. Among them you'll find, native birds, such as Richard’s pipits and nankeen kestrels, or reptiles, such as white-lipped snakes and alpine copperheads. In spring, experience blankets of wildflowers, including billy buttons, eyebrights, marsh marigolds and many species of paper daisies.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

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Conservation program:

Iconic species - Southern corroboree frog conservation program

An iconic endangered species, the southern corroboree frog, found only in Kosciuszko National Park, faces the grave threat of extinction. Saving Our Species aims to prevent this from happening by battling chytrid fungus, protecting frog habitat from pests, and fostering a captive breeding program. 

Southern corroboree frog (Pseudophryne corroboree), Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer

Park info

  • in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park in the Snowy Mountains region
  • The Thredbo-Perisher area is open all year, but some roads and trails may close due to weather conditions or park management issues. Kosciuszko Road is closed between Perisher and Charlotte Pass in winter (June to October long weekends).
  • Park entry fees apply on Alpine Way and Kosciuszko Road

    Winter (June to October long weekends): $29 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $12; bus passengers $11.45 per adult, $3.60 per child per day. Find out  more about the winter entry surcharge.

    Rest of Year: $17 per vehicle per day (24hrs); motorcycles $7; bus passengers $6.60 per adult, $2.20 per child per day.

    Passes: Day passes, multi-day passes and annual All Parks Pass available from local visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information on upgrades. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter). Pensioners are exempt from park entry fees. Download the exemption form.

    Buy an annual pass.
    • Snowy Region Visitor Centre - Jindabyne
      (02) 6450 5600
      Contact hours: 8.30am-5pm daily (closed Christmas Day)
    • 49 Kosciuszko Road, Jindabyne NSW 2627
    • Email: srvc@environment.nsw.gov.au
      Fax: (02) 6456 1249
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    • Perisher Office
      (02) 6457 4444
      Contact hours: Winter: 8am-4pm Monday to Friday, 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Saturday and Sunday. Summer: 8am-12pm and 1-4pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
    • NPWS Building, 9914 Kosciuszko Road, Perisher Valley NSW 2624
    • Email: perisher@environment.nsw.gov.au
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Geehi Reservoir ride via Schlink Pass, Kosciuszko National Park. Photo: Murray Vanderveer