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Australian Alps

Region(s): Oceania, Australia: (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria)
Parent Range: Great Dividing Range
Max. Elevation: 2 228 m / 7 310 ft
Geology: Tectonic
Average Length: 248 miles / 400 km
Average Width: 150 miles / 93 km

Overview

Range Name(s): Australian Alps
Max. Elevation: 2 228 m / 7 310 ft
Region(s): Oceania
Location: Oceania, Australia: (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria)
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Starting Point: -36.87467722667795
147.48046875
Parent Range: Great Dividing Range
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: Absent
Average Length: 248 miles / 400 km
Average Width: 150 miles / 93 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Sydney International Airport (SYD), Melbourne International Airport (MLB), Canberra International Airport (CBR)
Convenience Center(s): Sydney, Jindabyne, Cooma, Canberra
National
Park(s):
Kosciuszko National Park, Mount Buffalo National Park, Alpine National Park, Snowy River National Park, Namadgi National Park

Location

Oceania, Australia: (Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Victoria)
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    The highest peak of the continent - Mount Kosciusko lies in Snowy Mountains of Australian Alps. In Australian Alps national parks there is a huge number of scenic trekking routes, which are open both in summer and in the winter season.
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    The Australian Alps is the highest mountain range in Australia. They contain Australia's only peaks exceeding 2,000 metres (6,600 ft) in elevation above sea level. Five highest peaks of the mainland of Australia, the height of which exceeds 2100 m and five Australian continental glacial lakes - Blue, Albina, Kutapatamba, and Hedley Club are located here. In the winter months (June - August), and mountains covered with snow suitable for skiing - there are two ski resorts Perisher and Thredbo. In Kosciuszko National Park over 20 trekking and walking routes of varying length and difficulty , and about 5 mountain bike trails, including downhill. The most popular hiking route - climbing to the top of Mount Kosciuszko.
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    This range is situated in southeastern Australia, and it straddles eastern Victoria, southeastern New South Wales, and the Australian Capital Territory. It is located 150 kilometers from the capital of Australia Canberra and 150 kilometers from the Tasman Sea.
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    The Australian Alps are the only bioregion on the Australian mainland in which deep snow falls annually.

     

    Heroes of Jules Verne's novel "Children of Captain Grant" crossed Australia in search of Grant, moving along parallel 37 - passing through the Australian Alps and Snowy River National Park reserve.

     

    Australian Alps were discovered in 1839 by Polish explorer Paul Edmund Strzhelski. He gave the name of Kosciusko (in honor of the military and political leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko) to the highest, in his opinion, mountain. Later studies, it was found that the mountain, called Townsend, is actually higher. In   ... Read more

     

    The highest mountain of Australian Alip is named in honor of the Polish political leader Tadeusz Kosciuszko. Eventually peak lost its historical name - because the name disappeared one letter - z and it was written as Kosciusko. In the 2000s the Society of Geographical Names of New South Wales has insisted on   ... Read more

     

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