Round Mountain (Northern Tablelands)

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Round Mountain
Round Mountain.JPG
Radar station, Round Mountain
Elevation 1,586 m (5,203 ft)[1][2]
Location
Round Mountain is located in New South Wales
Round Mountain
Round Mountain
Location in New South Wales
Location Northern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Range Snowy Range (in Northern NSW), Great Dividing Range
Coordinates 30°26′30″S 152°14′00″E / 30.44167°S 152.23333°E / -30.44167; 152.23333Coordinates: 30°26′30″S 152°14′00″E / 30.44167°S 152.23333°E / -30.44167; 152.23333[3]
Topo map Maiden Creek

Round Mountain, a mountain of the Snowy Range, a spur of the Great Dividing Range, is located on the Northern Tablelands in the New England region in New South Wales, Australia.

With an elevation of 1,586 metres (5,203 ft) above sea level,[1][2] 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.[2] The nearest sealed road is the Waterfall Way, approximately 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) from the mountain peak.[2]

Description[edit]

Round Mountain Radar Station, from the air

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.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cathedral Rock National Park. National Parks & Wildlife Service (pamphlet). 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Map of Round Mountain, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Round Mountain". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 May 2015.