Range

Snowy Mountains

Region(s): Oceania, Australia: (New South Wales)
Parent Range: Australian Alps
Max. Elevation: 2 228 m / 7 310 ft
Geology: Tectonic
Average Length: N/D
Average Width: N/D
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Overview

Range Name(s): Snowy Mountains
Max. Elevation: 2 228 m / 7 310 ft
Region(s): Oceania
Location: Oceania, Australia: (New South Wales)
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking, Backcountry Skiing
Starting Point: -36.499113832906104
148.3333215659086
Parent Range: Australian Alps
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: Absent
Average Length: Please update
Average Width: Please update
Nearst
Airport(s):
Canberra International Airport (CBR), Melbourne International Airport (), Sydney International Airport (SYD)
Convenience Center(s): Thredbo Village
National
Park(s):
Kosciuszko National Park

Location

Oceania, Australia: (New South Wales)
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    The Snowy Mountains, known informally as "The Snowies", is an IBRA subregion and the highest mountain range on the continent of mainland Australia. It contains the Australian mainland's highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko, which reaches to a height of 2,228 m (7,310 ft) above sea level.
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    The range also contains the five highest peaks on the Australian mainland (including Mount Kosciuszko), all of which are above 2,100 m (6,890 ft). Unusual for Australia, the mountain range experiences large natural snowfalls every winter. Snow normally falls the most during June, July and early August. Therefore, most of the snow usually melts by late spring. The Tasmanian highlands makes up the other (major) alpine region present in Australia.
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    They are located in southern New South Wales and are part of the larger Australian Alps and Great Dividing Range.
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    UNESCO declared the Kosciuszko National Park as a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997, due to the various species of flora and fauna found in this region.

     

    The area was first explored by Europeans in 1835, and in 1840, Edmund Strzelecki ascended Mount Kosciuszko and named it after the Polish patriot.

     

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