Mount Gungarten 2001.jpg
Gungartan as seen from near Whites River Hut to the southwest of the mountain
Highest point
Elevation2,068 m (6,785 ft)[1]
Prominence248 m (814 ft)[1]
Isolation14.32 km (8.90 mi)[1]
Coordinates36°16′S 148°23′E / 36.267°S 148.383°E / -36.267; 148.383Coordinates: 36°16′S 148°23′E / 36.267°S 148.383°E / -36.267; 148.383[2]
Gungartan is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
LocationSnowy Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Parent rangeGreat Dividing Range
Topo mapGeehi Dam
Easiest routeWalk (hike)

Gungartan is a mountain located in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia.

With an elevation of 2,068 metres (6,785 ft) above sea level,[1] Gungartan is the highest mountain on mainland Australia not within the Main Range. It is located close to Whites River Hut in Kosciuszko National Park.

Many walkers climb to the peak in summer as it offers excellent views of the surrounding national park. The overall climb to the peak is fairly easy and involves only minor scrambling close to the peak. In winter the mountain is generally snow covered and offers excellent backcountry skiing across the saddle in good conditions. In mid-winter the saddle and peak are best avoided during poor weather due to surface ice and high winds created by the funnelling effect of the valley below.

Gungarten saddle view.jpg


Topographic map of Gungartan
Topographic map of Gungartan

See also


  1. ^ a b c d "Gungartan, Australia". Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Gungartan". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 May 2015. Edit this at Wikidata