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Charlotte Pass lookout

Thredbo-Perisher area in Kosciuszko National Park

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Charlotte Pass lookout offers easily accessed vistas of Australia’s highest mountains, in the Thredbo-Perisher area of Kosciuszko National Park. Enjoy the views before walking to Mount Kosciuszko’s summit.

Located at the end of Kosciuszko Road, above Charlotte Pass winter resort, Charlotte Pass lookout is one of the easiest places to see Mount Kosciuszko and the majestic Snowy Mountains.

Cast your gaze across the famous Snowy River to Australia’s highest peaks and admire the grandeur of the alpine landscape.

From the lookout you can explore further along the short Snow Gums boardwalk or nearby Mount Stilwell walk. For a more challenging hike, climb Mount Kosciuszko Summit walk or tackle Main Range walk, recommended for well-equipped, experienced hikers.


There's step-free access from Kosciuszko Road to the wood lookout platform along a stone-paved ramp.

There's an accessible toilet at the south-west side of the Charlotte Pass turning circle.

These maps give a basic overview of park attractions and facilities, and may not be detailed enough for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.

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  • 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 from purchase); 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 NPWS visitor centres, local agents and operating vehicle entry stations. Single and Multi-Day passes are also available via the Park'nPay app. Short Breaks Pass: $68 for 5 days park entry at price of 4 days (not valid winter).

    Read our Annual Pass FAQs for information.

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