Presentation on theme: "Great Dividing Range By Elise. Where is it? It’s on the East coast of Australia, in Australasia The range runs parallel to the East coast of Australia,"— Presentation transcript:
Where is it? It’s on the East coast of Australia, in Australasia The range runs parallel to the East coast of Australia, from Cape York in the North to Western Victoria in the south. Tasmania, Australia's island state which lies even further south, is also a part of this massive and ancient mountain range.
What is the landscape like? It is home to an amazing array of plants and animals that don't exist anywhere else on earth. It is the source of their longest rivers and highest mountains. The Wollemi Pine, recently found growing in a gorge of the Blue Mountains, is a living dinosaur of the plant world. Twenty-three of the 35 known species of the carab beetle live on just one mountain top in northern Queensland, at the top of the Great Dividing Range.
How can you get there? Your going to have to fly there if you want to get there at a sensible time because it’s on the other side of the world. Queensland is the nearest state to fly to. If you search on the internet for holidays to the Great Dividing Range many operators appear, below is a link to one that offers a three day driving holiday across the range starting at Brisbane. Click here to go to this website.here
What people do in the area? There are walking trails. You can ski. National parks to visit. Hangliding. Fishing. Bush walking. Lake Eildon National Park holds water sports. Rock climbing. Cycling.
History on the Great Dividing Range ? The Great Dividing Range has it beginnings many millions of years ago when the continents of earth were fused together as the Gondwana land mass. A huge uplift in the earth's crust occurred over millions of years. This was just after the extinction of the dinosaurs and during the time that modern humans first appeared. As the ranges eroded over millions of years, the high mountain tops became islands. Populations of animal species which used to live across large areas became concentrated on the mountains and groups became separated from each other. Over many thousands of years, this separation meant that species evolved independently and this led to many variations in species.