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Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain peak in Australia, with a summit elevation of 2,228 meters (7,310 feet) above sea level. It is located in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales and is part of the larger Australian Alps range.

The mountain is named after Tadeusz Kościuszko, a Polish-Lithuanian military engineer and statesman who fought in the American Revolutionary War and later led a failed uprising against the partitioning of Poland.

Mount Kosciuszko is a popular destination for hikers, with several trails leading to the summit. The most popular route is the Main Range Track, which winds through alpine meadows and crosses snow-covered peaks before reaching the summit.

Despite its relatively low altitude, Mount Kosciuszko is home to a unique alpine ecosystem, with a variety of plants and animals that are adapted to the harsh mountain environment. Visitors can see wildflowers, snow gums, and even kangaroos and wallabies in the area.

In addition to hiking, Mount Kosciuszko is also a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding in the winter months, with several ski resorts located in the surrounding area.