Kosciuszko Tourist Park
Kosciuszko Tourist Park has been a part of the Kosciuszko National Park for over 60 years. We pride ourselves on being "Australia's Highest Tourist Park" offering various types of accommodation, to suit all guests. We offer Self Contained Spa Chalets, Self Contained Ensuite Chalets, Chalets excluding Ensuite, an Onsite Caravan, Powered and Unpowered Sites as well as a Communal Camp Kitchen, Drying Room, Laundry and Amenities Blocks.
As we are located within the National Park, our Park is set in natural bush with abundant wildlife, beautiful flora, amazing vistas and a relaxed atmosphere. Keep your eyes peeled and you might even get a glimse of a wild deer, pigmy possum or even a wombat. You will meet the Park's resident kangaroos and possums during your stay.
Park Heritage -
Kosciuszko National Park came into existence as the National Chase Snowy Mountains on 5 December 1906. In 1944, this became the Kosciuszko State Park, and then Kosciuszko National Park in 1967. The name was misspelt as Kosciusko until 1997.
In the 1820s / 1830s cattle grazing began in the NSW high country. Graziers from surrounding districts brought their cattle up in summer to graze on the snowgrass plains, and took them back to the low country in winter. The cattlemen were responsible for the construction of most of the alpine huts and for naming many of the geographical features of the area.
The Snowy Mountains region is thought to have had Aboriginal occupation for some twenty thousand years.
Kosciuszko Story -
Mt Kosciuszko is 2,228 metres at it’s highest point and was named by the Polish explorer Paul Edmund Strzelecki in 1840, in honour of the Polish national war hero General Tadeusz Kościuszko, because of its perceived resemblance to the Kościuszko Mound in Kraków.
All Australian skiing activities were held annually in the Kiandra district until about 1909 when the Hotel Kosciouszko and the Kosciusko Chalet at Charlotte Pass were built. The servants quarters of the Hotel are now Sponars Hotel on the Summit Rd to Perisher.