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04-May-2020 13:16

In the southwest, Precambrian quartzites were formed from very ancient sea sediments and form strikingly sharp ridges and ranges, such as Federation Peak or Frenchmans Cap.In the northeast and east, continental granites can be seen, such as at Freycinet, similar to coastal granites on mainland Australia.In the northwest and west, mineral-rich volcanic rock can be seen at Mount Read near Rosebery, or at Mount Lyell near Queenstown.

Captain James Cook also landed at Adventure Bay in 1777.

Mount Wellington above Hobart is a good example, showing distinct columns known as the Organ Pipes.