Australia is a relatively flat continent, with its highest peak reaching an elevation of 2228 m above sea level. That said, there are still plenty of opportunities to practise mountaineering and rock climbing.

In the following I have assembled a list of all the major peaks in Australia, ordered by state. I give a short description, a photo or two and the official elevation and location. In addition I give the coordinates and elevation that I measured using a GPS device when climbing the peak.

James takes a photo behind the summit cairn on Mt. Jerusalem.
James takes a photo behind the summit cairn on Mt. Jerusalem.

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New South Wales

Mt. Kosciuszko

Mt. Kosciuszko is the highest mountain in Australia, 2228 m.

Own measurement: S36° 27.350 E148° 15.811, 2235 m.

Climbed: 2

Mt. Townsend

2209 m.

Own measurement: S36° 25.369 E148° 15.517, 2179 m.

Climbed: 1

Mt. Twynam

2195 m.

Rams Head

2190 m.

Rams Head North

2177 m.

Alice Rawson Peak

2160 m.

Abbott Peak

2145 m.

Own measurement: S36° 25.711 E148° 15.168, 2131 m.

Climbed: 1

Carruthers Peak

2145 m.

Mt. Northcote

2131 m.

Mt. Kaputar

1508 m.

Own measurement: S30° 16.407 E150° 09.868, 1502 m.

Climbed: 1

View from the summit of Mt. Kaputar.
View from the summit of Mt. Kaputar.

Mt. Jagungal

2061 m.

Mt. Perisher

2054 m.

Guthega Peak

1924 m.

Mt. Warning

1156 m.

Siding Spring Mountain

1165 m.

Mt. Solitary

In the Blue Mountains, 950 m.


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Australian Capital Territory

Mt. Ainslie

Own measurement: S35° 16.182 E149° 09.529, 858 m.

Climbed: 3?


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Tasmania

Mt. Ossa

Highest in Tasmania, 1617 m.

Own measurement: S41° 52.264 E146° 02.004, 1615 m.

Climbed: 1

Legges Tor

In the Ben Lomond range, 1572.

Giblin Peak

In Ben Lomond range, close to Legges Tor, 1569 m.

Mt. Pelion West

1560 m.

Mt. Pelion East

1433 m.

Sun-rays fall onto the slopes of Mt. Pelion East.
Sun-rays fall onto the slopes of Mt. Pelion East.

Barn Bluff

1559 m.

Own measurement: S41° 43.424 E145° 55.435, 1558 m.

Climbed: 1

On the approach towards Barn Bluff.
On the approach towards Barn Bluff.
View from the summit of Barn Bluff towards Cradle Mountain.
View from the summit of Barn Bluff towards Cradle Mountain.

Cradle Mountain

1545 m.

Own measurement: S41° 41.076 E145° 57.073, 1546 m.

Climbed: 1

On the summit of Cradle Mountain.
On the summit of Cradle Mountain.

Mt. Geryon

Mt. Geryon has three distinctive peaks: Mt. Geryon North, South and the middle peak which is named Foresight.

North: 1516 m.
South: 1509 m.

The high East face of Mt. Geryon.
The high East face of Mt. Geryon.

Mt. Massif

1514 m.

King Davids Peak

1509 m.

Own measurement: S41° 49.188 E146° 17.385, 1458 m (this was not measured on the summit, but about 400 m South of it).

We had to return about 400 m before the summit.

About 400 m from the summit of King Davids Peak.
About 400 m from the summit of King Davids Peak.

Mt. Gould

1491 m.

Castle Crag/Falling Mountain

1482 m.

The Acropolis

1481 m.

Own measurement: S41° 56.114 E146° 03.691, 1485 m.

Climbed: 2

View from the summit of the Acropolis towards Mt. Geryon.
View from the summit of the Acropolis towards Mt. Geryon.

Mt. Hyperion

1480 m.

Mt. Jerusalem

1459 m.

Own measurement: S41° 49.226 E146° 19.456, 1463 m.

Climbed: 1

James takes a photo behind the summit cairn on Mt. Jerusalem.
James takes a photo behind the summit cairn on Mt. Jerusalem.

Solomons Throne

1446 m.

Own measurement: S41° 49.468 E146° 17.833, 1472 m.

Climbed: 1

Frenchmans Cap

1446 m.

Own measurement: S42° 16.184 E145° 49.828, 1321 m.

Climbed: 1

Our group on the summit of Frenchmans Cap.
Our group on the summit of Frenchmans Cap.

Walled Mountain

1431 m.

Mt. Anne

1425 m.

Cathedral Mountain

1387 m.

Federation Peak

1224 m.

Mt. Wellington

On the outskirts of Hobart.

Own measurement: XXX

Climbed: 1

Mt. Hayes

In the Western Arthur’s Range.

Own measurement: XXX

Climbed: 1


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Victoria

Mt. Bogong

Highest in Victoria, 1986 m.

Own measurement: S36° 43.940 E147° 18.351, 1991 m.

Climbed: 1

Mt. Feathertop

1922 m.

Own measurement: S36° 53.650 E147° 08.287, 1883 m.

Climbed: 2 (1x summer, 1x winter)

Mt. Baw Baw

Mt. Buller

1805 m.

Own measurement: S37° 08.643 E146° 25.679, 1787 m (the coordinates are about 150 m off from the designated summit).

Climbed: 1 (in winter using snow shoes)

Mt. Stirling

1742 m.

The Viking

1519 m.

Mt. Hotham

1862 m.

Mt. Buffalo

1) The Horn, 1723 m.

Own measurement: S36° 46.581 E146° 46.049, 1663 m.

Climbed: 1

2) The Hump, 1695 m.

Own measurement: S36° 45.502 E146° 47.252, 1664 m.

Climbed: 1

Lake Mountain

Own measurement: S37° 30.242 E145° 52.846, 1440 m.

Climbed: 1

Mt. William

Own measurement: S37° 17.566 E142° 36.067, 1167 m.

Climbed: 3?

Mt. Rosea

Own measurement: S37° 11.817 E142° 30.395, 836 m.

Climbed: 1

The Pinnacle

Own measurement: S37° 09.610 E142° 30.942, 652 m.

Climbed: 3?

Mt. Thackeray

The Fortress

Mt. Abrupt

Own measurement: S37° 35.867 E142° 21.217, 833 m.

Climbed: 1

Mt. Difficult

Mt. Stapylton

In the Northern part of the Grampians, 518 m. The final ascent includes an easy scramble to the summit.

Own measurement: S36° 53.910 E142° 23.238, 527 m.

Climbed: 1

Hollow Mountain

Mt. Macedon

Own measurement: S37° 23.378 E144° 34.617, 997 m (next to Memorial Cross).

Climbed: 3

Mt. Towrong

In the Macedon ranges.

Own measurement: S37° 23.836 E144° 36.079, 814 m.

Climbed: 1

Camels Hump

In the Macedon ranges.

Own measurement: S37° 22.222 E144° 35.847, 1007 m.

Climbed: 2

Mt. Dandenong

Own measurement: S37° 49.617 E145° 21.182, 633 m (position is slightly off from designated summit).

Climbed: 6+

Mt. Oberon

Highest point at Wilsons Prom.

Own measurement: S39° 02.414 E146° 20.690, 567 m.

Climbed: 1

Kersop Peak

At Wilsons Prom.

Own measurement: S39° 03.174 E146° 28.034, 221 m.

Climbed: 1


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Northern Territory

Uluru/Ayers Rock

Own measurement: S25° 20.692 E131° 01.949, 859 m.

Climbed: 1

Kata Tjuta