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Tallest Mountains In Australia

Led by Kosciuszko, Townsend, and Twynam, Australia's greatest heights are reached in the Snowy Mountains range.

Australia is the sixth largest country in the world by land mass with an area of 2.9 million square miles. It has a population of 24.3 million people spread out between the mainland, the island of Tasmania and several other smaller islands. The capital is Canberra, and the largest city is Sydney. It is also home to the world's 13th largest economy, with health an education being leading sectors. The country is biodiverse and is home to various mountains, the tallest which will be discussed below.

Tallest Mountains In Australia

Mount Kosciuszko

Mount Kosciuszko is part of the the Main Range of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. It is the country's tallest mountain with a height of 7,310 feet. However, in 1892 conclusive research determined that the original Kosciuszko stood slightly shorter than its neighbor Mount Townsend. In an effort to avoid confusion, the New South Wales Lands Department chose keep the name of the tallest mountain as Kosciusko. The names of the two mountains were simply swapped.

Mount Townsend

Mount Townsend is also located in the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. It is the second highest mountain in Australia’s Mainland with a height of 7,247 feet, only 2.3 miles less than the highest mountain, Kosciuszko.

Mount Twynam

Mount Twynam is located in the Great Dividing Range of the Snowy Mountains in New South Wales. It is the third highest mountain in Australia’s mainland with an elevation of 7,201 feet. It is located five miles north-east of Mount Kosciuszko.

Mount Rams Head

Mount Rams Head is also located in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. It is the fourth highest mountain in both New South Wales and Australia with a height of 7,185 feet. It is an all-season tourist attraction.

Rams Head North Mountain

Rams Head North Mountain is located in the Snowy Mountains region, in New South Wales, Australia. It is the fifth highest mountain in Australia with an elevation of 7,142 feet above sea level.

Tallest Mountains In Australia

Rank Tallest Mountains in Australia Elevation
1 Kosciuszko7,310 feet
2 Townsend 7,247 feet
3 Twynam 7,201 feet
4 Rams Head7,185 feet
5 Rams Head North7,142 feet
6 Alice Rawson7,087 feet
7 Carruthers7,037 feet
8 Northcote6,991 feet
9 Tate6,785 feet
10 Gungartan6,785 feet

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