Round Mountain (Northern Tablelands)
Radar station, Round Mountain
|Elevation||1,586 m (5,203 ft) |
Location in New South Wales
|Location||Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia|
|Parent range||Snowy Range (in Northern NSW), Great Dividing Range|
|Topo map||Maiden Creek|
With an elevation of 1,586 metres (5,203 ft) above sea level, Round Mountain is the highest peak of the Snowy Range which forms part of the eastern escarpment of the Northern Tablelands. The mountain is located in Cathedral Rock National Park, about 72 kilometres (45 mi) east of Armidale and 63 kilometres (39 mi) west of Dorrigo, and 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northwest of the better known Point Lookout, in New England National Park. It is located a few kilometres west of the small settlement of Ebor. The nearest sealed road is the Waterfall Way, approximately 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) from the mountain peak.
The northern slopes of Round Mountain are drained by the Guy Fawkes River which flows over the Ebor Falls and eventually into the Clarence River. The south slopes of Round Mountain are drained by the Styx River which flows to the Macleay River and the Oaky River which drains into the Chandler River.
A radar air navigation station, for the control and guidance of aircraft, is located on the summit of Round Mountain.