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Great Dividing Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Kosciuszko (2228 m/7310 ft)
CountriesAustralia
Area2,456,547 sq km / 948,474 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent3,244 km / 2,016 mi North-South
1,568 km / 974 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long24° 55' S; 145° 53' E
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Map of Great Dividing Range
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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 Great Dividing Range.
Australia-OceaniaLevel 1 (Parent)
         New GuineaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Lesser Australian RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Great Dividing RangeLevel 2
                 Cape York RangesLevel 3 (Child)
                 South Queensland Great Dividing RangeLevel 3 (Child)
                 North N.S.W. Great Dividing RangeLevel 3 (Child)
                 South N.S.W. Great Dividing RangeLevel 3 (Child)
                 Victoria AlpsLevel 3 (Child)
         New ZealandLevel 2 (Sibling)
         MicronesiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         MelanesiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         PolynesiaLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Great Dividing Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Mount Kosciuszko22287310South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
2.Mount Townsend22097247South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
3.Mount Twynam21957201South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
4.Rams Head21907185South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
5.Etheridge Ridge2180+7152+South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
6.North Rams Head21777142South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
7.Byatts Camp Peak21597083South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
8.Carruthers Peak21457037South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
9.Watsons Crag Dome21367008South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
10.Mount Northcote21316991South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
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 Kosciuszko22287310South N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
2.Mount Bogong19866516Victoria Alps
3.Mount Bartle Frere16225322Cape York Ranges
4.Round Mountain15865203North N.S.W. Great Dividing Range
5.Mount William12704167South Queensland Great Dividing Range



Photos of Peaks in the Great Dividing Range

Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Kosciusko's gentle, grassy summit dome (1993-10-17).
Mount Townsend

Mount Townsend, here seen from Mount Kosciusko, is the second highest peak in Australia but is arguably a more interesting and dominant peak (1993-10-17).
North Rams Head
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A nice side-trip after doing Kozzie. Easiest route is to the left of and behind the boulder pile facing the Kozzie walkway (2015-03-17). Photo by John E Sarna.
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Mount Bogong

The summit of Mount Bogong is marked by a giant beehive-shaped cairn--when one is there in an icy white-out, that is all you get in your picture (1993-10-20).
Bimberi Peak

The broad dome of Bimberi Peak, above the fields and forests near the Oldfields Hut (1993-10-18).
Mount Ainslie
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the view and info-posting from the Mt Ainslie Lookout near the top (2015-03-18). Photo by John E Sarna.
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