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: