Mount Royal
Highest point
PeakBrumlow Tops
Elevation1,586 m (5,203 ft)
Dimensions
Length95 km (59 mi) S
Geography
Mount Royal Range
Location of the range in New South Wales.
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionHunter
Range coordinates31°50′S 151°29′E / 31.833°S 151.483°E / -31.833; 151.483Coordinates: 31°50′S 151°29′E / 31.833°S 151.483°E / -31.833; 151.483
Parent rangeGreat Dividing Range

The Mount Royal Range is a mountain range in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.

Location and features

The Mount Royal Range is a spur on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range. It diverges from the Liverpool Range at a point north of Scone, New South Wales, near Ben Halls Gap. The range generally extends to the southeast for about 45 kilometres (28 mi) and then generally to the south southwest for about 50 kilometres (31 mi) to Mount Royal.[1] The range generally forms the divide between the Hunter River and Manning River drainage basins, both of which drain to the Tasman Sea.

The range contains a number of prominent peaks including:[2]

Etymology

The range is named after Mount Royal, one of its prominent peaks.

Water storage

To provide water for the Bayswater Power Station, the Barnard River Scheme was constructed in the 1980s so water could be transported over the range into the Hunter River.

Geology

The Mount Royal range forms the northern rim of the Hunter Region. The Barrington Tops, an elevated plateau at the headwaters of the Barrington River, are part of the Mount Royal Range. The World Heritage listed Barrington Tops National Park includes this area.

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See also

References

  1. ^ "Mount Royal Range". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 19 October 2013. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Mountain systems of Australia". Australian Bureau of Statistics:Year Book Australia, 1909. Retrieved 4 February 2008.
  3. ^ "Barrington Tops World Heritage Area". Archived from the original on 5 September 2008. Retrieved 4 February 2008.