Mount Zeil viewed from the south
|Elevation||1,531 m (5,023 ft) AHD|
Location of Mount Zeil in the
|Location||Northern Territory, Australia|
|Parent range||MacDonnell Ranges|
Mount Zeil (1,531 m or 5,023 ft) is a mountain situated in the western MacDonnell Ranges in Australia's Northern Territory. It is the highest peak in the Northern Territory, and the highest peak on the Australian mainland west of the Great Dividing Range.
It is believed that Mount Zeil was named during or following Ernest Giles' 1872 expedition, probably after Count Zeil, who had recently distinguished himself with geographic explorations in Spitzbergen; a footnote in Giles' published journal implies that the naming was instigated by his benefactor, Baron Ferdinand von Mueller.
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