Travel guide to the top of Kosciuszko Express Chairlift
Tucked away in Australia's state of New South Wales, near the Victorian border, Kosciuszko Express Chairlift sits at an elevation of 1.937m (6,354ft) above the sea level. It's one of the highest roads of the country.
Set high in the Australia’s Snowy Mountains, the road to the chairlift is totally unpaved. It’s a service access road. A 4x4 vehicle is required. The road is closed to private vehicles. Near the top there’s a restaurant called Eagles Nest Restaurant. It’s said to be Australia’s highest restaurant with an unmatched position and spectacular 270° views overlooking a 200km radius of the area, including views down to Jindabyne Lake & the beautiful mountains in Victoria.
Located within the Kosciuszko National Park, the road is very steep, hitting a 23% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. Starting at Thredbo, the ascent is 3.3 km (2.05 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 523 meters. The average gradient is 15.84%.