Mount Woodroffe

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Mount Woodroffe (Ngarutjaranya)
Highest point
Elevation1,435 m (4,708 ft)  AHD
ProminenceSouth Australia's highest mountain
Coordinates26°19′S 131°44′E / 26.317°S 131.733°E / -26.317; 131.733Coordinates: 26°19′S 131°44′E / 26.317°S 131.733°E / -26.317; 131.733
LocationSouth Australia, Australia
Parent rangeMusgrave Ranges
Easiest routeHike
Mount Woodroffe is located in South Australia
Mount Woodroffe
Mount Woodroffe
Location in South Australia

Mount Woodroffe is South Australia's highest peak. It is 1,435 metres (4,708 ft) above sea level. The mountain is known to Pitjantjatjara speakers as Ngarutjaranya.[1] In their Dreaming, the mountain represents the spirit being Ngintaka.

Mount Woodroffe is in the far northwest of South Australia, in the Musgrave Ranges. The mountain range rises about 700–800 metres above the plains around it. The rock is mostly granite and gneiss.

Mount Woodroffe was named by William Gosse, who first saw it on 20 July 1873. He named it after George Woodroffe Goyder, another early explorer of South Australia and the Northern Territory.[2] Access to the mountain is restricted. Permission is needed to enter the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Mount Woodroffe". Gazetteer of Australia. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government. Archived from the original on 2012-03-29. Retrieved 2012-10-23.
  2. "Mount Woodroffe, South Australia". Place Names Online. Government of South Australia. Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2006-07-30.
  3. "Permits". PYMedia. Archived from the original on 2004-07-25. Retrieved 2006-07-30.