Victorian Alps

The Victorian Alps, an extensive mountain range that forms the southern part of the Australian Alps located in the Australian state of Victoria, is part of the Great Dividing Range, an Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia (IBRA) sub-bioregion of approximately 519,866 hectares (1,284,620 acres),[3] and an administrative sub-region bordering the Gippsland and Hume regions.

Victorian Alps
Victoria Alps, High Plains, High Country, The Alps
Mount Hotham, looking towards Mount Feathertop (2nd highest peak) in summer; during winter the alps are covered in snow.
Highest point
PeakMount Bogong
Elevation1,986 m (6,516 ft)[1] AHD
Coordinates36°43′56″S 147°18′21″E[2]
Length400 km (250 mi) NE-SW (approx)
Width200 km (120 mi) E-W (approx)
Area5,199 km2 (2,007 sq mi)[3]
Victorian Alps
Location of the Victorian Alps in Victoria
Range coordinates36°44′S 147°18′E[4]
Parent rangeGreat Dividing Range
Borders onNew South Wales
Age of rockDevonian
Type of rockIgneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic

Location and features

Comprising the Bogong High Plains, Bowen Range, Cathedral Range, Cobberas Range, and numerous other smaller ranges, the Victorian Alps include the Alpine Shire, parts of the East Gippsland Shire, and some parts of the Mansfield Shire local government areas. The alps are sometimes called the High Plains or High Country,

The highest peak in the range is Mount Bogong at an elevation of 1,986 metres (6,516 ft) AHD, which is also the highest peak in Victoria.[1]

See also


  1. "Mount Bogong, Australia".
  2. "Mount Bogong". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  3. "Australia's bioregions (IBRA)". Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Commonwealth of Australia. 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2014.
  4. "Victoria Alps (sic)".

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