Navigation Menu+

High Country

High Country

 

The Great Dividing Range is the series of mountains, hills and highlands that runs about 3,000 km from northern Queensland, through New South Wales, into the northern part of Victoria. The Great Dividing Range reaches its greatest heights in the Australian Alps.

The Australian Alps consists of two regions – the Snowy Mountains and the Brindabella Ranges in NSW and ACT, and the Victorian Alps. The latter region is also known as the “High Country” or “High Plains”, particularly within a cultural or historical context. The region has long been used for summer grazing and in some cases since the 1830s. Much of the region are now national parks.

Map of High Country

Map of High Country

Comprising the Bogong High Plains, Bowen Range, Cathedral Range, Cobberas Range and numerous other smaller ranges, the Victorian Alps include the Alpine Shire, parts of the East Gippsland Shire and parts of the Mansfield Shire local government areas.

The highest peak in the range and also in Victoria is Mount Bogong at an elevation of 1,986 metres.

Copyright © 2010-2017 - The Wanderer

Translate »