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Category - Mountains and Hills

Below is a list of all the pages on this website which I've categorised as being mainly about mountains, ranges and hills.


Looking west from the summit of Mt Frankland, Western Australia

Mt Frankland

Mt Frankland is a granite dome looming large over the forest north of Walpole in Western Australia. At 411m above sea level it is not big even by Australian standards, but it is enough for some great views over vast tracts of barely disturbed karri and jarrah forest. It is also accessible to anyone able to walk up a steep path with lots of steps.

 

Campsite with a view, Ramshead Range, NSW, Australia

Ramshead Range in summer

Alpine grassland with summer snowdrifts may not spring to mind when thinking of Australia, but that's what you'll find in the Ramshead Range near Thredbo. This undulating upland with distinctive rocky tors is great for casual wandering, and for camping with a view.

 

Near North Ramshead, early morning in the Ramshead Range, NSW, Australia

Ramshead Range in winter

The Ramshead Range, close to Thredbo, is a great place to saunter among alpine wildflowers in summer tranquillity. In winter, however, it transforms into a frozen wonderland - wild and icy, yet very accessible to those on skis or snowshoes.

 

Wildflowers on Frenchmans Peak near Esperance, Western Australia

Stopping to smell the flowers on Frenchmans Peak

“Stop and smell the roses (or flowers)” - an old piece of wisdom, urging us to pause and appreciate the beauty all around us. It may be wise, but can be easily forgotten when travelling. So much to see, and so little time! On a climb up Frenchman's Peak in Western Australia I took the old saying literally, and was very impressed with what I saw ... once I stopped long enough to really see it.

 

Mt King William 1, Tasmania

The overlooked Mt King William, Tasmania

Its shape resembles the iconic Cradle Mountain, but most Tasmanian visitors drive past this under-appreciated mountain without seeing it or stopping.

 

Strzelecki peaks of southern Flinders Island from Walker's lookout, Tasmania

Walker's Lookout on Flinders Island

A high vantage point is a great way to get your bearings when exploring a new place; some outstanding examples being Kings Park in Perth and Mt Wellington in Hobart. Far less well known and visited is Walker's lookout on Flinders Island. For visitors wanting a scenic overview, this humble hill provides views to rival many better known lookouts.

 

View from Mt Chudalup near Northcliffe in Western Australia

Wilderness views from Mt Chudalup

If you're visiting Northcliffe in Western Australia and driving to the coast, it's easy to whizz straight past Mt Chudalup, as so many do. I reckon it's worth stopping for the short but scenic climb.

 

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