Great Dividing Range


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Great Dividing Range

also Eastern Highlands
A chain of mountains curving along the eastern coast of Australia.

Great Dividing Range

pl n
(Placename) a series of mountain ranges and plateaus roughly parallel to the E coast of Australia, in Queensland, New South Wales, and Victoria; the highest range is the Australian Alps, in the south

Great′ Divid′ing Range′


n.
a mountain range extending along the E coast of Australia: vast watershed region. 100 to 200 mi. (160–320 km) wide.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Great Dividing Range - a mountain range running along the eastern coast of Australia
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
Australian Alps - a range of mountains in Australia that forms the southern end of the Great Dividing Range
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Perhaps the most promising option in the Outback is to move well behind the high peaks of the Great Dividing Range, to a location near or west of Mount Carbine along the Mulligan Highway.
For southeastern New South Wales, later historical sources describe only a few small-scale exchanges between coastal and inland groups east of the Great Dividing Range (the Divide).
Up the Hume highway, past blackened verges that serve as a grim reminder of the terrible bushfires that killed 173 people in February, the open country eventually gives way to hillier terrain leading to the Great Dividing Range and the ski resort of Mount Buller, an impressive backdrop to events at Mansfield District Racing Club's biggest day of the year.
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The Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is located on the Great Dividing Range adjacent to the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.
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