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Overview

 Highlights


  • Spend quality time and connect with friends, family and fellow supporters
  • Summit Australia's Highest mountain at 2228 metres
  • View some of Australia’s most unique landscapes, weathered snow gums and rock formations on the way
  • Enjoy glorious views of Australia's highest mountain range
  • See amazing displays of wildflowers including marsh marigolds, silver snow daisies, mountain roses, and buttercups
  • Visit historic huts and Rawsons pass located along the Snowy River

Termed ‘Kozi’ by the locals, Mount Kosciuszko (2,228m), situated in New South Wales Snowy mountains, is the highest peak in Australia and one of the original 7 summits. Polish explorer Count Pawel Edmund Strzelecki was the first European to summit the peak, way back in 1840. Why isn’t it called Mt Strzelecki? Because this selfless fellow decided to name it after his Polish hero. This popular summit walk takes you to the rooftop of Australia with sweeping 360 views across the Snowy Mountains and Victorian High Country. Stay a while to soak in the fresh alpine air and wallow in your sense of achievement, before returning along the track.

Countries:

Starting Point:

Jindabyne

Activities:

Grading:Introductory to Moderate   


After all the fundraising and preparation, the wait is finally over! Make your way to the Discovery Parks Holiday and Caravan Park on Lake Jindabyne. After checking into your cabin there will be a team briefing at approx 6pm. We will go through preparations for the walk tomorrow, discussing staggered team starts (if necessary), checkpoints along the route and equipment. Following the briefing we will enjoy a traditional Aussie BBQ and the opportunity to meet new friends.

Meals:  D

Early breakfast before we board the coach for our drive to Charlotte's Pass to start our walk to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko, the highest mountain in Australia. The Summit walk follows an old service road and is predominantly flat or passing over gentle rolling hills. Well marked paths pass the renowned Snowy River and up to Seaman's Hut and onto Rawson’s Pass where we will have a lunch spot ready. After lunch we will muster our GI Cancer team together before the last 1.4km to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko (2228m). There you are, standing tall on the rooftop of Australia, for that moment there is no-one higher than you in the country - you have done it, you have conquered Australia’s highest mountain. We will take our GI Cancer team shots on the summit while taking in the views that sweep 360 degrees from the Victorian High Country to the Monaro plains and across the majestic Kosciuszko Main Range. We retrace our steps and head back to Jindabyne where shuttle busses will take us from our accommodation to the Banjo Paterson Inn to celebrate the end of an incredible day.

Meals:  B,L

After a late breakfast you are free to return home or to spend the morning exploring Jindabyne. Congratulations on raising awareness and funds for GI Cancer. Join the movement. Start a conversation today.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 2 nights accommodation in comfortable cabins on a multi share basis
  • Team return transfer from Jindabyne to Charlotte Pass for the challenge
  • Traditional Australian BBQ on Friday night to meet the team
  • Expert local guides and support/check point crew along walk
  • All park entrance fees, trekking permits and site entry fees
  • Snacks and water for the walk
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Group medical kit

  • Transport to and from Jindabyne
  • Saturday night dinner at Banjo Paterson Inn, Jindabyne

Grading

Introductory to Moderate

To determine the grade of a particular adventure we consider a number of factors. These include the condition of the walking terrain.The Kosciuszko Challenge is graded introductory to moderate. This is primarily due to the low altitude gains and the condition of the trail which is well defined and not unduly demanding. During the challenge you will be walking for up to five to six hours at a slow but steady pace. You will need a reasonable level of fitness (remember there is no such thing as an easy trek) and we suggest 30 minutes of aerobic type exercise, (either cycling or jogging) three times a week for the three months leading up to your trek.


Customise your program

We can fully customise a School Travel Program to suit your students' learning objectives and budget. Whether you require a Service Learning program, physical challenge, cultural immersion or certain curriculum targets - talk to one of our educational travel experts about the elements you need in your itinerary. We pride ourselves on developing unique itineraries to meet the learning requirements for schools.

World Youth Adventures is a division of one of the world's leading adventure travel companies, World Expeditions. We can develop itineraries in any destination that is offered by World Expeditions, which is to every continent on earth.

Use our simple Expedition Design Form to contact us with your requirements and an educational travel expert will be in touch to assist.


Why travel with us

Why travel with us

Assisted over
14,000 Students Worldwide

Since the 1980's, we have helped students from around the globe to experience the world's most exciting destinations, allowing them to travel, give, grow.

400+ Service Learning
Programs

Together with students, we have completed over 400 Service Learning programs in developing countries. We will always continue to support causes including social justice, animal welfare, the environment and more.

Fully Customised
School Travel Programs

Want to include service learning, your school curriculum and a physical challenge, or any of the above? Contact us and we can design a program fully catered for your students and budget.

Safety and
Support - Our #1 Priority

Every school receives a detailed risk management plan that is guided by government advisories and the local partners we work with. We never compromise on the safety of your students to reduce the price of the program.

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