9/22/2007

Travel: Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Kosciuszko in Australia's Snowy MountainsRising 2,228 m above sea level, Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia, and the peak is part of Australia's Snowy Mountains.

There is an access road to Mount Kosciuszko that reduces the climb to its summit to only nine kilometers, making the trek to the top within the capabilities of moderately fit tourists. The mountain is named for Polish general Tadeusz Kościuszko, who led a 1794 rebellion against Russian hegemony after the second of the three Polish partitions (1772, 1793, and 1795) by Austria, Russia, and Prussia.

Mount Kosciuszko is within a day's drive of most eastern Australian cities, and you can follow these links for information on Sydney hotels, Melbourne hotels, and Brisbane hotels.

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