Guided tour of northern Kosciuszko National Park

Date published: 23 Feb 2018 - Written by: Jasmin

Last Friday we went exploring the northern end of Kosciuszko national park with former head of the park Ross McKinney.

Who better to give a tour than Ross, who knows this park intimately, having dedicated a large part of his working life to conserving precious environments such as Australia’s alpine region.

The road to Tantangara reservoir

The road to Tantangara reservoir

This end of the park is home to the Bogong Peaks, Goobarragandra and Bimberi wilderness areas, where you can hike for days without meeting a soul. The landscape here is vastly different to the southern end of the park, which has a much higher altitude.

One of the outhouses at Corrango homestead

One of the outhouses at Corrango homestead

We visited Corrango Homestead and drove down to the shores of the Tantangara reservoir hoping to cross the bridge over to Port Phillip Track - but the water level was too high. Instead we lunched and watched a sea eagle riding the thermals, while wild brumby horses made their presence felt down by the lake. Evidence was all around of the devastating 2003 bush fires that ripped through the region, leaving behind a grey sea of dead trees.

Brumbies cause huge devastation in fragile alpine zones but are a romantic symbol of the Aussie mountain man

Brumbies cause huge devastation in fragile alpine zones but are a romantic symbol of the Aussie mountain man

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