Within the pristine landscapes of Tasmania’s Central Highlands region, the Du Cane Range stands tall as a majestic mountain range, captivating adventurers and nature enthusiasts alike. At an impressive elevation of 1,520 meters (4,990 ft) above sea level, an unnamed peak on the main ridge has earned its place as the eleventh highest mountain peak in Tasmania, offering breathtaking views that leave visitors in awe.
This spectacular range boasts several prominent peaks, each with its own unique allure. Among them, The Acropolis, Mount Geryon, The Parthenon, Mount Eros, Mount Hyperion, Mount Massif, Mount Achilles, and Falling Mountain command attention and reverence. Nearby, Tasmania’s highest peak rises to an elevation of 1,617 meters (5,305 ft), standing proudly as a majestic companion, even though it technically falls outside the boundaries of the Du Cane Range.
As an integral part of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, the Du Cane Range plays a vital role in attracting bushwalkers and mountain climbers from far and wide. The park’s rugged beauty and challenging terrain make it a sought-after destination for those seeking an adrenaline-pumping adventure or a peaceful communion with nature.
This remarkable range carries a historical significance, as it was bestowed with the name “Du Cane Range” in honour of the esteemed Sir Charles Du Cane, KCMG, who served as the Governor of Tasmania between 1874 and 1878. His legacy lives on through this natural wonder that continues to captivate and inspire visitors to this day.