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NSW alpine environments

The unique NSW section of Australian Alps is found in the southern section of the Great Dividing Range and includes the Snowy Mountains, ACT and the Kosciuszko plateau. The NSW alpine environment harbours a fascinating range of Australian native plants and wildlife only found in these rare high-altitude regions.

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The Australian Alps consist of heathlands, herbfields, freshwater bogs and alpine fjaeldmark. Australian animals unique to the alpine Alps include the broad-toothed rat and the mountain pygmy possum, while Australian native plants unique to the area include snow grass and shining cudweed, which are only found at high altitude.

Kosciuszko National Park is a popular NSW national park in the Australian Alps, offering rugged mountain scenery with camping, fishing and bushwalking opportunities in the warmer months, plus skiing and snowboarding opportunities in winter.

Parks in which this environment is found

Koscuiszko National Park. Photo: John Spencer