Australia is generally a low-lying continent where the average range of elevation is only 330 metres, which is perhaps the lowest in the world. The Australian mountain ranges are mostly situated in the area known as Snowy Mountains which is part of the Great Dividing Range, which is one of the most significant topographical areas of Australia. The Great Dividing Range separates the eastern highlands and central lowlands of Australia. Most of the Australian mountains have continued to erode under the influence of wind and water. Interestingly enough, most of the Australian mountains have smooth and round shape.
Here are several mountain ranges in the Australian territories of Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Westren Australia, Tasmania and Northern Territory. The ten highest mountain ranges of Australia include:
- Mount Kosciuszko
- Mount Townsend
- Alice Rawson Peak
- Abbott Peak and Carruthers Peak
- Mt Northcote
- Unnamed peak south-west of Abbott Peak
- Mount Twynam
- Rams Head North
- Rams Head
- Unnamed peak on Etheridge Ridge
Apart from these, there are sevrel other mountain ranges in Australia like Mount Sugerloaf, Mount Jagungal, Mount Nebo, Mount Kaputar, Mount Warning, Mount Barney, Wilsonís Peak, Mount Barney, Mount Edwards, Mount Brown and many others.
The highest mountain range of Australia is the Mount Kosciuszko which is 2228 meters in height. This mountain range is named after Polish patriot and leader of Democratic Party, Tadeusz Kosciuszko in the year 1840 by Sir Paul Edmund de Straelecki. This mountain is located in the Snowy Mountains and is a part of the Great Dividing Range. This mountain peak is not diffucult to be climbed and has been ascended by Indigenous Australians long back before th European climbers.