Pelion Range

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Pelion Range
Pelion Range from Mt Oakleigh.jpg
The Pelion Range from Mount Oakleigh
Highest point
PeakMount Ossa
Elevation1,617 m (5,305 ft) AHD[1][2][3]
Coordinates41°52′12″S 146°01′48″E / 41.87000°S 146.03000°E / -41.87000; 146.03000 (Mount Ossa)
Pelion Range is located in Tasmania
Pelion Range
Location in Tasmania
RegionCradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Range coordinates41°50′S 146°02′E / 41.833°S 146.033°E / -41.833; 146.033Coordinates: 41°50′S 146°02′E / 41.833°S 146.033°E / -41.833; 146.033
Age of rockJurassic
Type of rockDolerite

The Pelion Range is a mountain range in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania, Australia.

The range is named after Mount Pelion in Greece. The Overland Track passes over the range through the Pelion Gap and consequently several peaks are popular walks. The range features a number of the highest mountains in Tasmania, including the state's highest peak, Mount Ossa, with an elevation of 1,617 metres (5,305 ft) above sea level.[1][2]

The range is mainly composed of Jurassic Dolerite.

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Ossa, Australia". Retrieved 5 June 2015.
  2. ^ a b "National Geospatial Reference System (Peaks 1-20)". Australian Government. Retrieved 17 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Mount Ossa". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.