A topographic view of Australia soon reveals that the Australian continent is relatively flat with a handful of peaks topping 2,000 metres. I often lament that it is ‘unfair’ that New Zealand broke away from Australia 85 million years ago, after all, they have some ‘mountain aesthetics’ to die for. Selectively focussed on as a source for artistic content I see mountains and ranges as lands including monoliths – outstanding stand-alone geological entities like Uluru; escarpments – Kakadu’s Arnhem Escarpment or the water-worn dissected residuals of places the Limmen National Park region. Then, of course, we have the dramatic folding ranges like those in and around Alice Springs in central Australia and further west to the Pilbara in Western Australia not to mention South Australia’s fabulous Gammon and Flinders Ranges. Further east along the Great Dividing Range from the tip of Cape York in Queensland south some 2,300 kilometres this massive range runs all but continuously south through the New South Wales and Victorian Alps until it reaches a giant full-stop, at the north-south running Grampians Mountains in Victoria. In Tasmania, mountains become more dramatic from a graphical perspective with the Arthur Ranges, Cradle Mountains, Mount Anne and others. And let’s not forget to mention the most ‘stared at’ escarpment in Australia, the Blue Mountains and especially the breakaway Three Sisters.