|Difficulty:||Major Mountain Expedition|
|Best months for climbing:||Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec|
|Year first climbed:||1963|
|Nearest major airport:||Nil|
Mawson Peak is Australia's highest Peak (less the Antarctic Continent) and is situated on Heard Island in the Southern Ocean some 4500 kilometres South West of Perth, Western Australia. Heard Island is a world heritage island upon which is situated the remnants of the 1947- 1955 Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition Station. Heard Island is situated on a volcanic plateau, with the last recorded eruption being 1996. The isolation of the Peak makes the safe delivery of teams to the island only possible by a long boat voyage. Mawson Peak was first climbed in 1963.