Mount Royal Range

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Mount Royal
Mount Royal - from Mount Cabrebald.jpg
Highest point
PeakBrumlow Tops
Elevation1,586 m (5,203 ft)
Length95 km (59 mi) S
Mount Royal Range is located in New South Wales
Mount Royal Range
Location of the range in New South Wales.
StateNew South Wales
Range coordinates31°50′S 151°29′E / 31.833°S 151.483°E / -31.833; 151.483Coordinates: 31°50′S 151°29′E / 31.833°S 151.483°E / -31.833; 151.483
Parent rangeGreat Dividing Range

The Mount Royal Range is a mountain range in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

Location and features[edit]

The Mount Royal Range is a spur on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range. It diverges from the Liverpool Range at a point north of Scone, New South Wales, near Ben Halls Gap. The range generally extends to the southeast for about 45 kilometres (28 mi) and then generally to the south southwest for about 50 kilometres (31 mi) to Mount Royal.[1] The range generally forms the divide between the Hunter River and Manning River drainage basins, both of which drain to the Tasman Sea.

The range contains a number of prominent peaks including:[2]

  • Brumlow Tops with an elevation of 1,586 metres (5,203 ft) AHD
  • Mount Polblue with an elevation of 1,575 metres (5,167 ft) AHD[3]
  • Mount Barrington with an elevation of 1,555 metres (5,102 ft) AHD
  • Mount Royal with an elevation of 1,185 metres (3,888 ft) AHD
  • Mount Allyn with an elevation of 1,125 metres (3,691 ft) AHD
  • Gulph Mountain
  • Gog and Magog
  • The Pinnacle
  • Paddys Ridge
  • Mount William
  • Mount Paterson
  • Mount Toonumbue
  • the Belgrave Pinnacle
  • Mirannie Mountain
  • Mount George
  • Hudsons Peak
  • Mount Johnstone


The range is named after Mount Royal, one of its prominent peaks.

Water storage[edit]

To provide water for the Bayswater Power Station, the Barnard River Scheme was constructed in the 1980s so water could be transported over the range into the Hunter River.


The Mount Royal range forms the northern rim of the Hunter Region. The Barrington Tops, an elevated plateau at the headwaters of the Barrington River, are part of the Mount Royal Range. The World Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park includes this area.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Mount Royal Range". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Mountain systems of Australia". Australian Bureau of Statistics:Year Book Australia, 1909. Retrieved 4 February 2008.
  3. ^ "Barrington Tops World Heritage Area". Retrieved 4 February 2008.