In all of Australia, the best mountains are on the island of Tasmania, just off the southeast coast of the Australian mainland. These craggy crests rise to 5,000 feet above lush, practically impenetrable bush land. The highest mountains rise from the central plateau, and continue further southwestwards toward the coast. In addition to these areas, however, the entire island has many attractive spots, the most interesting of which lie within Tasmania's many national parks. These are popular areas, with extensive trails and excellent climbing. The weather, however, is frequently less attractive than the scenery, and you should expect heavy precipitation. The best time for hiking and climbing is December through March. Tasmania's highest peak is Mount Ossa (5305 ft/ 1617 m).
Peaks of Tasmania
Check out any of the following peaks for additional information:
- Ben Lomond - 5167 ft./1575 m.
- Cradle Mountain - 5069 ft./1545 m.
- Federation Peak - 4180 ft./1274 m.
- Frenchman's Cap - 4734 ft./1443 m.
- Geryon - 4951 ft./1509 m.
- Mount Ossa - 5305 ft./1617 m.
- Mount Roland - 4045 ft./1233 m.
- Mount Wellington - 4170 ft./1271 m.
- Mt Field West - 4705 ft./1434 m.
- Precipitous Bluff - 3852 ft./1174 m.