The Citadel (mountain)

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The Citadel
Highest point
Elevation 929 m (3,048 ft)
Prominence 600 m (2,000 ft)
Coordinates 42°57′20″S146°04′00″E / 42.95556°S 146.06667°E / -42.95556; 146.06667
Geography
Location Tasmania, Australia
Parent range Frankland Range

The Citadel is a mountain in South West Tasmania. It lies on the North East end of the Frankland Range jutting out towards the East from the range towards the impoundment Lake Pedder. It is directly South of The Lion and West of Murpheys Bluff. It forms the South Eastern border of The Moat, an alpine lake.

Mountain A large landform that rises fairly steeply above the surrounding land over a limited area

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South West Wilderness

The South West Wilderness of Tasmania, Australia is a remote and inaccessible region of South West Tasmania containing unspoilt scenery, rugged peaks, wild rivers, unique flora and fauna, and a long and rugged coastline. Parts of the wilderness are more than 50 km from the nearest road, so the only access to the area is by foot, air or sea.

Tasmania island state of Australia

Tasmania is an island state of Australia. It is located 240 km (150 mi) to the south of the Australian mainland, separated by Bass Strait. The state encompasses the main island of Tasmania, the 26th-largest island in the world, and the surrounding 334 islands. The state has a population of around 526,700 as of March 2018. Just over forty percent of the population resides in the Greater Hobart precinct, which forms the metropolitan area of the state capital and largest city, Hobart.

See also

Lake Pedder lake in Tasmania, Australia

Lake Pedder, once a glacial outwash lake, is a man-made impoundment and diversion lake located in the southwest of Tasmania, Australia. In addition to its natural catchment from the Frankland Range, the lake is formed by the 1972 damming of the Serpentine and Huon rivers by the Hydro Electric Commission of Tasmania for the purposes of hydroelectric power generation.

Strathgordon, Tasmania Town in Tasmania, Australia

Strathgordon is a locality in Tasmania, Australia on the road to the Gordon River dam the most south westerly road in the south west of Tasmania. It is a tourist destination for visitors wishing to visit the Southwest National Park and World Heritage listed wilderness.

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Southwest National Park Protected area in Tasmania, Australia

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The Gordon River Road, sometimes called the Strathgordon Road, (B61), is a road in the south western region of Tasmania, Australia.

Serpentine River (Tasmania)

The Serpentine River is a major perennial river located in the south-west and western regions of Tasmania, Australia.

Scotts Peak mountain

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Scotts Peak Dam Road road in Tasmania

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Serpentine Dam (Tasmania)

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Frankland Range mountain range

The Frankland Range is a mountain range that is located in the south-west region of Tasmania, Australia. The range forms part of a natural south-western border to the impounded Lake Pedder, formed by the damming of the Serpentine and Huon rivers.

Redtop Peak is a mountain in South West Tasmania. It lies on the North West end of the Frankland Range and the South West end of the Madonna Ridge above the impoundment Lake Pedder, to the west of The Cupola.

The Cupola (mountain) mountain in Australia

The Cupola is a mountain in the south-west region of Tasmania, Australia. Situated on the Frankland Range, The Cupola has an elevation of 970 metres (3,180 ft) above sea level and juts out from the range towards the impoundment Lake Pedder. The Redtop Peak is situated to the west of The Cupola.

The Lion is a mountain in South West Tasmania. It lies on the North West end of the Frankland Range jutting out toward the East from the range toward the impoundment Lake Pedder. It is directly South of The Cupola and North of The Citadel.

Murpheys Bluff is a mountain in South West Tasmania. It lies on the North West end of the Frankland Range jutting out toward the East from the range toward the impoundment Lake Pedder. It is directly East of The Citadel and North West of Cleft Peak. It towers above Bluff Tarn to the North West.

Cleft Peak is a mountain in South West Tasmania. It lies on the North West end of the Frankland Range jutting out toward the East from the range toward the impoundment Lake Pedder. It is South East of Murpheys Bluff and North West of Greycap.

Greycap is a mountain in South West Tasmania. It lies near the centre of the Frankland Range towards the impoundment Lake Pedder. It is south east of Cleft Peak and north west of Frankland Saddle. It is a wider than most of the other peaks on the Frankland Range, with less steep sloping sides.

Frankland Peak mountain

Frankland Peak is a mountain in South West Tasmania. It lies on the southeastern end of the Frankland Range near the impoundment Lake Pedder. It is west of Secheron Peak and north of Right Angle Peak.

Mount Lloyd Jones is a mountain in South West Tasmania named after aviator and adventurer, Lloyd Lindsay Jones MBE (1916–2004). It lies on the South East end of the Frankland Range jutting out towards the East from the range towards the impoundment Lake Pedder. It is West of the end of the ridge line leading to the edge of Lake Pedder at Terminal Peak and North East of Secheron Peak.

Right Angle Peak mountain in Australia

Right Angle Peak is a mountain in South West Tasmania. It lies to the south east of the Frankland Range near the impoundment Lake Pedder. It is surrounded by small lakes such as Lake Surprise to the east. It is south west of Secheron Peak.

Secheron Peak mountain in Australia

Secheron Peak is a mountain in South West Tasmania. It lies on the southeastern end of the Frankland Range near the impoundment Lake Pedder. It is east of Frankland Peak and towers over Lake Surprise to the north. Right Angle Peak lies one kilometre to the southwest.

Terminal Peak is a mountain in South West Tasmania.

The Lake Pedder Action Committee was a Tasmanian environmental group.

References

Tasmap is the main government authority for the state of Tasmania in Australia for the mapping and management of land information systems for the state.