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Q: Family attractions in MELBOURNE & ACT ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Family attractions in MELBOURNE & ACT
Category: Sports and Recreation > Outdoors
Asked by: 5winds-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 02 Jan 2004 18:31 PST
Expires: 01 Feb 2004 18:31 PST
Question ID: 292557
Looking for best sites that have simple info for family of four to
climb Mount Kosciuszko in January 04. Other attractions around same
area of interest to young children under 5y/o. Water amusement parks
in ACT or Melb, again other attractions for family/ addresses would be
very much appreciated. Thanks Info required 4/1/04 no late answers please.
Subject: Re: Family attractions in MELBOURNE & ACT
Answered By: leader-ga on 02 Jan 2004 21:16 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hello 5winds-ga:

It was a real pleasure to answer your question. I am providing you a
couple of websites that will provide you information on the climb to
Mount Kosciusko. Other than that, I have information on two of the
water sports parks in Melbourne where younger kids should enjoy
themselves. There are also a few very nice attractions for the kids in
ACT which I will mention.

From my readings as I see it, it shouldn't be difficult to climb Mount
Kosciusko as there is an elevated walkway and a chair lift to the


1(a) Climbing Mount Kosciusko
1(b) Description of the climb by various people
1(c) Climatic Conditions on the Mountain
2(a) Water Parks in Melbourne
2(b) Parks and Gardens in Melbourne
2(c) Events in Melbourne
3(a) Places of Interest for Kids in ACT 
3(b)Other Attractions for Kids in ACT

1(a) Climbing Mount Kosciusko
?It should take around 45 minutes - on a newly constructed gravel
trail. The gradient eases and rocks litter the ground as you progress
upwards. At 11.5 km, the gravel path connects with the old summit
road; turn right for the final 0.75 km to the top. The track winds
gently uphill around the western flank - good views of the Snowy
Mountains - then to the south and east, to reach the 2,228 m summit.
You are standing on the top of Australia - but you may not want to
stay for long. This is by far the most crowded part of the hike, as
many people walk to the summit from Thredbo via the Crackenback
?Some 30,000 people make the trek to the summit of Mount Kosciuszko
each year. Until 1974 it was possible to drive a car up there, today
the only way to reach the top is to walk, or in winter, to ski. Most
people walk from either Charlotte Pass on the Summit Walk or from
Thredbo on the Kosciuszko Walk, which links up via a chairlift ride
from Thredbo. The Kosciuszko Walk features a $800,000 elevated walkway
made of steel mesh that lets sunlight reach the vegetation below.?
?The highest peak is only 2228 m above sea level and where the climb
up the country's highest mountain is nothing more than a rather
pleasant 6 km walk from a nearby chairlift. In summer there are two
popular, and equally attractive, ways to the top of the continent. The
first is via the ski lift at Thredbo (it operates all year round but
in summer does tend to stop fairly early in the afternoon) and the
second is a pleasant, easy 8 km walk from Charlotte Pass.
If it sounds easy to walk from the Thredbo ski lift it should also be
mentioned that the National Parks and Wildlife Service have built
metal walkways along much of the route to protect the vegetation.?

1(b) Description of the climb by various people

Peakware Forum

1(c) Climatic Conditions on the Mountain

Snowy Mountains Website
?The alpine climate is characterized by cool, crisp air. Temperatures
average from minus 6 degrees Celsius in July and 21 degrees Celsius in
January.  The Snowy Mountains is one of the few regions that
experiences four distinct seasons. Mountain weather can be extremely
unpredictable and walkers are advised to be prepared for all
conditions and check weather forecasts before setting out. The cool
evening?s experienced throughout most of the year mean it's wise to
rug up at night.?

2(a)Water Parks in Melbourne

Luna Park, Melbourne

Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Center

2(b)Parks and Gardens in Melbourne

Melbourne Government Website

2(c)Events in Melbourne

Thats Melbourne

3(a)Places of Interest for Kids in ACT

Fun for Kids in Canberra and lots of place to see
PLEASE NOTE! You can review many places for kids in ACT from the drop
down menu, ?For Kids?.

3(b)Other Attractions for Kids in ACT

Australian Reptile Center Canberra

Canberra National Zoo & Aquarium

Useful Search Strategy

?Mount Kosciusko?
?Climb Mount Kosciusko?
?Melbourne attractions?
?ACT attractions?
?Canberra tourism?
?Australia Water Parks?

I hope this will help. Please let me know if you are not satisfied
with my answer. I will be obliged to help you in planning your family

5winds-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
WOW! As a first time user I am very impressed by quantity and quality
of requested info. I am especially pleased that answer given was
within time allowance. We leave tomorrow from Tas. so armed with this
info we will have a BALL!! I will definitely use this again if future
needs arise. Thankyou.

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