The Top 10 Mountain Ranges in Australia
When it comes to mountain ranges, Australia sure does a fantastic job. Each state and territory offers some truly remarkable mountain settings that will astonish and impress even the most travelled among us.
However, we've narrowed it down to just 10 to help you get started on your campervan hire holiday.
1. Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains can be found just a stone's throw away from the city of Sydney, making campervan hire Sydney a great option for travel. They are a visually stunning example of sandstone plateaus and gorges. The Three Sisters are a must-see highlight of the park and are particularly beautiful at sunset.
2. Kings Canyon (Watarrka)
The walls of Kings Canyon stand at an impressive 300 metres high, making their imposing presence greatly felt in the Watarrka National Park of the Northern Territory.
This stunning gorge has been inspiring photographers, hikers, rock climbers and nature lovers alike for years, with its sheer striking beauty so intriguing that you may never wish to leave.
3. Snowy Mountains
The "Snowies" are the highest mountain range in Australia and are home to our highest mountain, Mount Kosciuszko. However, don't let the name fool you; these mountains are beautiful all year, with each season distinct and offering gorgeous landscapes.
4. Mount Arapiles
Arising majestically from the Wimmera plains of western Victoria, Mount Arapiles is undoubtedly one of Australia's most sought after rock climbing destinations. There are some great walks around and nearby the mountain for those not wishing to endeavour on such a dramatic climb, ensuring there is something here for everyone.
5. Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is beautifully contrasted with Lake St Clair, one of Tasmania's most remarkable lakes. This mountain is also the starting point of the Overland Track, which is a must for any avid bushwalkers, while in this part of the country.
6. Victorian Alps
Also known as the "High Country", these ranges are present in the areas between Melbourne, Bairnsdale and Wangaratta. These glorious mountains are popular for skiing in winter, while during the summer months, fishing, rock climbing and mountain biking are popular options.
7. Glasshouse Mountains
The Glasshouse Mountains National Park rests in the incredible Sunshine Coast region of Queensland, just a short drive from the capital city of Brisbane in a campervan hire Brisbane. This exciting array of mountains are visually pleasing and provide climbers with a challenge that is sure to please.
8. MacDonnell Ranges
Located in the Northern Territory, the MacDonnell Ranges are an important part of Australia's Aboriginal history, and boast some of the most incredible views in the country. There are also several great swimming holes to check out while in both the West and East MacDonnell Ranges National Parks.
9. Flinders Ranges
Recognised as one of Australia's first national landscapes, the Flinders Ranges are cultural and scenic masterpieces, encompassing everything the Australian outback is all about. This truly is the perfect place to see rugged peaks, starry skies and everyone's favourite Aussie mascot, the kangaroo.
10. Great Dividing Ranges
The Great Dividing Range is Australia's most significant mountain range, stretching more than 3,500 kilometres, from Queensland all the way through to Victoria. This complex mountain range consists of many notable plateaus, upland areas and escarpments, making it somewhat of a national treasure
Another great destination for spectacular mountain ranges is New Zealand. Discover these gorgeous mountains on a campervan hire Queenstown vacation.