Mount Anne

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Mount Anne
Mt Anne and Mt Eliza from Scott's Peak Dam Road.jpg
Mount Anne, Mount Eliza and the Eliza Plateau from Scotts Peak Dam Road
Highest point
Elevation 1,423 m (4,669 ft) AHD
Coordinates 42°56′31″S 146°25′26″E / 42.942°S 146.424°E / -42.942; 146.424
Location Tasmania, Australia
Age of rock Jurassic
Mountain type Dolerite
Mount Anne summit, 1972

Mount Anne is a mountain in the Southwest National Park in Tasmania, Australia. It is within the UNESCO World Heritage listed Tasmanian Wilderness.

Mount Anne is the nineteenth highest mountain in Tasmania, but the highest in south-west Tasmania, adding to its appearance of prominence.[1] It dominates the area surrounding Lake Pedder.

Although a primarily dolerite structure, it has a large sub-structure of dolomite, which contains an extensive cave system. This system includes the famous 'Anna-a-Kananda' cave - one of the deepest caves in Australia.[2] Several cavers have been killed trying to explore its depths.[3]

Mount Anne has a superb region of ancient Gondwanan type vegetation on its north-east ridge, some of which are amongst the oldest surviving plant species on the planet.[citation needed]


Mount Anne was named by George Frankland after his wife, Georgina Anne in 1835.[4] Henry Judd reached the Mount Anne Plateau from the Huon Valley in 1880.[4] Walter Crookall and Geoff Chapman, members of the Hobart Walking Club found a way to the top on 25 December 1929.[5] The long hike from Maydena or Huonville became a day walk after the construction of the Scotts Peak Dam Road in 1970.[5]

360° panorama from the peak of Mount Anne


Mount Anne is a common bushwalking destination for experienced walkers, the Mount Anne circuit is a 4-day walk that can include summiting Mount Anne[6]

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  1. ^ *Wilkinson, Bill. (1994) The Abels: Tasmania’s mountains over 1100 m high Launceston, Tas.: Regal Publications ISBN 0-949457-67-1. South west region highest at pp.39 and 40, and page 43 Table B - The Abels arranged in Order of Altitude, 28th highest in Wilkinsons list 1994.
  2. ^ Australian Caver 105, 1984 Features Anne-A-Kananda of Mount Anne Tasmania + map
  3. ^ Ellis, Ross; Nurse, Ben; Hanley, Lawrence; Sydney Speleological Society (1988), Australia's caves, Australian Geographic, retrieved 29 July 2015  - mentions this cave as being the deepest
  4. ^ a b Chapman, John. South West Tasmania. ISBN 978-1-920995-03-4. 
  5. ^ a b Cannon, John. "Mount Anne". Centre for Tasmanian Historical Studies. Retrieved 24 March 2010. 
  6. ^ | Track Notes

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