AUSTRALIA IS THE FLATTEST CONTINENT ON EARTH, AS ITS AVERAGE ELEVATION IS ONLY 330 M (1083 FT). NO SURPRISE ITS HIGHEST PEAK DOES NOT COME CLOSE TO ONES IN OTHER CONTINENTS. THE TALLEST MOUNTAIN IN AUSTRALIA IS MOUNT KOSCIUSZKO - 2,228 M (7,310 FT).
The highest mainland mountain in Australia - Mount Kosciuszko is located on the Main Range of the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park, in New South Wales.
A peak, originally called Kosciuszko, was actually found slightly lower than its neighbour Mount Townsend. The names of mountains were swapped, so the highest mountain in Australia remains Kosciuszko. It is often include din the list of "7 summits", the seven highest peaks on each continent.
There are a few mountains, situated in the external territories of Australia, surpassing the famous mainland summit. Mount McClintock in the eastern sector of Australian Antarctic Territory is the highest of them all, reaching the elevation of 3,490 m (11,450 ft).
FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN AUSTRALIA:
All of the highest Australian summits are located in the Snowy Mountains, in New South Wales, south east Australia:
- Mount Kosciuszko – 2,228 m (7,310 ft), located on a Main Range, part of Great Dividing Range.
- Mount Townsend – 2,209 m (7,247 ft), also located on a Main Range, part of Great Dividing Range.
- Mount Twynam – 2195 m (7201 ft), located on a Main Range, part of Great Dividing Range.
- Rams Head – 2190 m (7185 ft), located in the Ramshead Range.
- Unnamed peak on Etheridge Ridge – 2180 m (7152 ft), is a mountain in New South Wales and is nearby to Mount Kosciuszko.
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