Australian Alps bioregion area
- 1,232,981 hectares in total
- 464,034 hectares in NSW
The Australian Alps bioregion contains Australia’s highest mountain, Mt Kosciuszko, and is the smallest bioregion in NSW. It has a montane climate, with no dry season and a mild summer.
Part of the Australian Alps bioregion lies in the Murray-Darling Basin, encompassing the headwaters of the Murray, Murrumbidgee and Snowy rivers and traversed by the Tumut and Yarrangobilly rivers.
The Australian Alps bioregion receives the highest proportion of conservation-oriented management of any of the NSW bioregions. Kosciuszko National Park occupies over 87% of the bioregion.
Read the Australian Alps bioregion chapter of 'Bioregions of New South Wales' (2003) (PDF 3.7MB) for more information.