Mount Cobbler is a mountain located in the Alpine National Park to the east of Mansfield in north-eastern Victoria, Australia. Its summit rises to 1,628 metres (5,341 ft) above sea level. The peak and surrounding Cobbler land system are composed of sedimentary rocks (conglomerate, red sandstone, siltstone and shale), dating to the Lower Carboniferous period, some 359 to 318 million years ago.
Mount Cobbler viewed from Mount Stirling
|Elevation||1,628 metres (5,341 ft) AHD |
|Parent range||Great Dividing Range|
Nearby Lake Cobbler, which has a camping area, is accessible by a four-wheel drive track. From there is a walking track to the summit, and another to Dandongadale Falls, which drops 255 metres (837 ft) from the plateau and is the highest waterfall in Victoria. The 5-kilometre (3-mile) walk to the summit is moderate to steep. Surrounding peaks include Mount Typo to the north-east, Mount Koonika and Mount Speculation to the south-east, and Mount Stirling to the south-west.
Tree species occurring on the surrounding plateau include Mountain Gum (Eucalyptus dalrympleana), Snow Gum (E. pauciflora) and Broad-leaved Peppermint (E. dives). Heathland, shrubland and patches of herbfield are found on the rocky escarpments, with species including Alpine Shaggy-pea (Podolobium alpestre) and Mountain Beard-heath (Acrothamnus hookeri).
Annual rainfall ranges between 1,250–1,500 millimetres (49–59 in), with snowfalls regularly experienced in winter.
- Rowe, R.K. "Cobbler land system" (PDF). A study of the land in the catchments of the upper Ovens and King Rivers. Soil Conservation Authority. Retrieved 22 January 2012.
- "Place Names Search: Mount Cobbler". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
- "Valleys and Bluffs – car tours and walks around Wabonga Plateau, Mt Cobbler and Powers Lookout" (PDF). Alpine National Park. Retrieved 26 January 2011.
- "Circuit Road – Mt. Stirling" (PDF). Forests Notes. DSE – Mansfield. Retrieved 23 January 2011.
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