Lesser Australian Ranges

Range TypeBogus mountain grouping for this site
Highest PointMount Ossa (1614 m/5295 ft)
Area5,244,076 sq km / 2,024,740 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent3,630 km / 2,256 mi North-South
3,512 km / 2,182 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long23° 24' S; 128° 59' E
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Map of Lesser Australian Ranges
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Lesser Australian Ranges.
Australia-OceaniaLevel 1 (Parent)
         New GuineaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Lesser Australian RangesLevel 2
                 Western Australia RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 Northern Australia RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central Australia RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 South Australia RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 TasmaniaLevel 3 (Child)
         Great Dividing RangeLevel 2 (Sibling)
         New ZealandLevel 2 (Sibling)
         MicronesiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         MelanesiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         PolynesiaLevel 2 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Lesser Australian Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Mount Ossa16145295Tasmania
2.Legges Tor15725157Tasmania
3.Giblin Peak15695148Tasmania
4.Mount Pelion West15605118Tasmania
5.Barn Bluff15595115Tasmania
6.Cradle Mountain15455069Tasmania
7.Mount Zeil15315023Central Australia Ranges
8.Stacks Bluff15275010Tasmania
9.Smithies Tower15275010Tasmania
10.Du Cane Range High Point15204987Tasmania
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Mount Ossa16145295Tasmania
2.Mount Zeil15315023Central Australia Ranges
3.Mount Meharry12494098Western Australia Ranges
4.Saint Mary Peak11683832South Australia Ranges
5.Mount Wells9823222Northern Australia Ranges

Photos of Peaks in the Lesser Australian Ranges

Mount Ossa

The summit block of Mount Ossa requires some nimble scrambling to ascend, especially when covered with a light coating of spring snow (1993-10-30).
Mount Pelion West
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Looking west at Mount Pelion West (2011-03-13). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Barn Bluff
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A view of Barn Bluff from Cradle Mountain. The peak looks difficult, but there is a good well-worn route on the north side with little exposure (2011-03-11). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Cradle Mountain

The dark silhouette of Cradle Mountain is all that is visible on this rainy day in Tasmania (1993-10-28).
Saint Mary Peak
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Taking in the view of wilpena pound from the peak (2015-08-08). Photo by Andrew Lawless.
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