Lake Cootapatamba

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picture of Lake Cootapatamba
View of Lake Cootapatamba from the Thredbo-Rawsons Pass walking track

Lake Cootapatamba is a post-glacial tarn in the Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, Australia.

Lake Cootapatamba is located at 2,048 metres, which is about 800 metres south of the summit of Mount Kosciuszko, the highest peak in Australia. It is the highest altitude lake in Australia.[1][2] It is 400 metres long with a maximum depth of about 5 metres. [3]


  1. ^ West,D., (1994) Kosciuszko Natural Heritage.
  2. ^ "Elevation of Lake Cootapatamba with altitude and height". Retrieved 27 December 2016.
  3. ^ "Tourists on the Monaro - KOSCIUSKO". Retrieved 4 July 2018.

Coordinates: 36°27′55″S 148°15′51″E / 36.4652°S 148.2643°E / -36.4652; 148.2643