The Great Divide Regions of Australia
"The largest mountain range on the continent"
The region supports agriculture grazing, mixed farming and fruit growing
While the Great Dividing Range makes up most of the 'division' between coastal fringe and the open country plains beyond from Atherton in the Far North Queensland Tropics all the way to the Grampians in Western Victoria, other Mountain ranges also form this 'Divide'. The Adleaid Hills that extend north to the Flinders and the Darling Range in Western Australia also form a demarcation between the caostal plains and the 'wheat belt' beyond.
The Blue Mountains
It was a number of years before the legendary trek of Wentworth, Lachlan and Lawson found its way across the fortress of ravines and mountains that we today call the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.
The Adelaide Hills
Though not part of the Great Dividing Range the Adelaide Hills rise up from the coastal plain and separates Saint Vincents Gulf and the Murray River plains to its east. The Barossa Valley, Mount Barker, Lyndoch.
Geologically the Great Dividing Range crosses Tasmania and the Tamar Valley is a picturesque result. The North and South Esk Rivers join at Launceston flowing into the Tamar River and across picturesque Cataract Gorge.
The Hunter Valley
Winegrowing area settled in the easterly formations of the Great Dividing Range.
Gippsland is a part of Victoria stretching from the alpine mountains with places like Healesville, Mount Hotham and Omeo down to the sea at Lakes Entrance, Sale, Bairnsdale and the scenic southern coastline of Port Campbell and Wilsons Promontary.
New England [NSW]
The Country Music Festival at Tamworth, the Armidale University, Glenn Innis up the Tenterfield.