Australia (1,545 m) – Highest Peak in Tasmania
Mount Ossa is the highest and most iconic mountain on the island of Tasmania south of Australia. It is an extremely old rock formation, as are others located in the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park. It is named for Mount Ossa in Greece.
Ossa stands close to the heart of Tasmania, in one of the wildest and most remote places on Earth. In addition to being the highest point on the island, Ossa’s claim to fame as part of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park is the amazing flora and fauna in the area, notably the island’s world’s famous Tasmanian Devils.
Mount Ossa is extremely remote, with no road access. A full day hike is required simply to reach the base. The closest major town is Queenstown 25 miles away, and 100 miles northwest of the territorial capital of Hobart.