The highest trig station in Australia – and possibly the most-visited (at least in summer) – the Kosciuszko Trig is on the summit of Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains.
The nameplate is affixed to the top of the modern rock cairn, which has an official height of 2229.48m (Mount Kosciuszko being 2,228m).
The current stone cairn replaces a more traditional trig with steel posts and vane, that was in place in the 1930s.
As you’d expect, there are great views from the Kosciuszko Trig, being the highest mountain in Australia – although on a summer weekend you’ll be sharing the view with a large crowd of people!
Getting to Kosciuszko Trig
It’s an easy walk to the Mount Kosciuszko summit, with the trail from Eagles Nest (at the top of the Thredbo chairlift) being almost entirely paved or on a steel boardwalk. The Kosciuszko Walk trail ascends to Rawson Pass (2,100m), where you can visit the highest public toilets in Australia. From here the trail winds up and around the back of Mount Kosciuszko before reaching the summit. (You can also start from Thredbo village, ascending via Dead Horse Gap or Merritts Nature Trail – both options add about 10km and make it a much more demanding walk.)
- Geocaching – Mount Kosciuszko EarthCache
- Geocaching Australia – Mount Kosciuszko
- NPWS – Kosciuszko walk – Thredbo to Mount Kosciuszko