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Charlotte Pass, elevation, is a location, snow resort and village in the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, Australia. The pass is located in the Kosciuszko National Park where the Kosciuszko Road crosses Kangaroo Ridge. Charlotte Pass Village is located at the base of Kangaroo Ridge to the south east of the pass. It is the highest permanent settlement in Australia and the location of one of Australia's oldest snow resorts. It is the coldest location in Australia, with a record low of -23.0C and winter temperatures which regularly drop below -10C.The pass and village are named after Charlotte Adams who, in 1881, was the first European woman to climb Mount Kosciuszko.Charlotte Pass provides access to some of Australia's highest alpine terrain and was formerly a stop off point for public vehicular access to Mt Kosciuszko, though the road now terminates at the Pass.HistoryThe Snowy Mountains region is thought to have had Aboriginal occupation for some twenty thousand years. Large scale intertribal gatherings were held in the High Country during summer for collective feasting on the Bogong moth. This practice continued until around 1865. The area was first explored by Europeans in 1835, and in 1840, Edmund Strzelecki ascended Mount Kosciuszko and named it after a Polish patriot. High country stockmen followed who used the Snowy Mountains for grazing during the summer months. Banjo Paterson's famous poem The Man From Snowy River recalls this era. The cattle graziers have left a legacy of mountain huts scattered across the area. Charlotte Pass itself is named after Charlotte Adams who, in 1881, became the first European woman to climb Mount Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak.Take a look at our Perisher Valley trip builder to schedule your visit to Charlotte Pass and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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冬に行ったので、もっぱらスキーがメインだが、このエリアは非常に静かで、そして壮大な景色が見え、スノートレッキング、スキーなどが楽しめるリゾート！！ また、アクセスするのに、スノーキャットにならなければならないのだが、この３０分のツアーがまた結構楽しい。 お勧めの景色は、コジオスコトリプルリフトの山頂から北方向に見える白銀の山々！展望台もある。Main solely ski in the winter, so that the area's resort where you can enjoy trekking, skiing, quiet and magnificent views! In addition, should become a snowcat to go though this 30-minute tour is also fun. The views of a suggest mountains looks North from the top of the cosioscotripple lift the silver! The observation tower.View original
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