Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Tasmania

Cradle Mtn / Hanson's Peak / Marion's Lookout Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, Central Mtns, Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)700Route findingEasy
RouteDove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead
NotesProbably the best day walk in the vicinity of Cradle Mountain this route climbs up first high above Lake Dove, and then on across the plateau briefly before ascending Cradle Mountain. The ascent to Cradle Mountain will require some agility and scrambling skills and becomes more dangerous when rain makes the rocks slippery. Although short in distance the ascent and descent of Cradle Mountain is quite slow going.
Twisted Lakes, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah432

Cradle Mtn and Dove Lake from saddle to N of Hanson's Peak, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah434

Lake Hanson from saddle between Dove Lake and Lake Hanson, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah435

Emergency Shelter to N of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah436

Cradle Mtn towers from path between Hanson's Peak and Kitchen Hut, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah439

Along path to Kitchen Hut to W of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah442

Barn Bluff from summit of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah443

Cradle Mtn from start of summit track, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah445

Cradle Mtn from nr Kathleen's Pool, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah446

   
Lake Rodway / Benson's Peak / Lake Wilks Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, Central Mtns, Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)350Route findingEasy
RouteDove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail
NotesAnother excellent day walk encircling Cradle Mountain. The views of the back of Cradle Mountain on the path the Lake Rodway are spectacular.
Cradle Mtn and Dove Lake from nr Dove Lake carpark, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah448

Artists' Pool and East side of Cradle Mtn from path to Lake Rodway, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah450

Waratah along track between Lake Rodway and Overland Track, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah451

Barn Bluff from saddle to S of Benson's Peak, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah454

Cradle Mtn through smoke haze from nr Dove Lake car park, Dove Lake Trailhead - Lake Rodway - Benson's Peak - Lake Wilks - Dove Lake Circuit Trail (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Jan-03, ah456

   
Overland / Pine Valley Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days7TerrainHeathland / Moorland, MountainsDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceTasmania, Central Mtns, Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)94 (+14 side trips)Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteRonny Creek - Waterfall Valley (N1) - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains (N2) - Kia Ora Falls (N3) - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut (N4) - The Labyrinth - Pine Valley Hut (N5) - The Acropolis - Pine Valley Hut (N6) - Lake St Clair
NotesA justifiably popular world-renowned walk amongst the fortress-like mountains of Tasmania's central plateau. The path is now constructed to a very high standard meaning that dry feet are not an unlikely end result. Weather permitting, side trips to Cradle Mountain, Mt Ossa, The Labyrinth and The Acropolis are all very worthwhile, although Cradle Mountain does require some basic srambling skills. In season, good public transport provides routes to connect the ends of the track.
Start of Overland Track at Ronny's Creek, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah516

Barn Bluff (R), and Cradle Mtn (L) along Overland Track, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah517

Barn Bluff from western side of Cradle Mtn along Overland Track, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah518

Waterfall Valley campsite below Barn Bluff, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah521

Bronigan Falls, in Waterfall Valley nr Waterfall Valley Hut, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah522

Barn Bluff from summit of Cradle Mtn, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah443

Barn Bluff from above Waterfall Valley, Ronny Creek - Waterfall Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 1-Feb-03, ah523

Barn Bluff above Lake Windermere, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah525

Cradle Mtn from nr Kathleen's Pool, Dove Lake Trailhead - Hanson's Peak - Cradle Mtn - Kitchen Hut - Marion's Lookout - Dove Lake Trailhead (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 12-Jan-03, ah446

Mt Oakleigh from just S of Pine Forest Moor, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah527

Paddy's Nut (M), Mt Thetis (R) and Pandani from Frog Flats, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah528

Mt Oakleigh from nr Pelion Hut, Waterfall Valley - Lake Windermere - Pelion Plains Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 2-Feb-03, ah529

Mt Hyperion (MR) from nr Pelion Gap, Pelion Plains - Kia Ora Falls Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah532

Pin cushion plants along Mt Ossa summit path (nr Mt Dorris), with Mt Pelion East beyond, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah533

Mt Pelion East from nr summit of Mt Ossa, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah535

Pin cushion carpet and view to Du Cane Range from Mt Ossa summit, Pelion Gap - Mt Ossa side trip Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah536

Mt Hyperion (MR) from slopes of Mt Pelion (E), Pelion Plains - Kia Ora Falls Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 3-Feb-03, ah538

D'Alton Falls, nr Du Cane Hut, Kia Ora Falls - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 4-Feb-03, ah543

Rainforest nr Pine Valley Hut, Kia Ora Falls - Windy Ridge Hut - Pine Valley Hut Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 4-Feb-03, ah545

Chimneys at summit of Acropolis, and NE Acropolis summit (L), The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah548

Descent from Acropolis and Acropolis chimneys, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah550

Boardwalk leading to the Acropolis, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah551

The Acropolis (R) and The Guardians/Mt Gould (L) above Lake St Clair, from Overland Track between Narcissus Hut and Echo Pt Hut, The Acropolis side trip from Pine Valley Section, Overland + Pine Valley Track (T), Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 6-Feb-03, ah553

 
Solomon's Jewels / Herod's Gate Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHeathland / Moorland, HillsDateLate Feb
Region/PlaceTasmania, Central Mtns, Walls of Jerusalem NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)18Height gain (m)600Route findingEasy
RouteMersey Forest Rd - Solomon's Jewels - Herod's Gate - Lake Salome - Mersey Forest Rd
NotesA rewarding day walk amongst Biblically-named features on the high alpine plateau of the tiers region.
Barn Bluff (L) and Cradle Mtn (R) through Herrod's Gate, Mersey Forest Rd - Solomon's Jewels - Herod's Gate - Lake Salome - Mersey Forest Rd (T), Walls of Jerusalem NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 23-Feb-03, ah577

View N from Herod's Gate, Mersey Forest Rd - Solomon's Jewels - Herod's Gate - Lake Salome - Mersey Forest Rd (T), Walls of Jerusalem NP, Central Mtns, Tasmania, Australia, 23-Feb-03, ah578

  
Freycinet Peninsula Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainCoast / BeachDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, East Coast, Freycinet NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)31Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteParsons Cove - Hazards Beach - Cooks Beach (N1) - Mt Graham - Wineglass Bay - Parsons Cove
NotesA pleasant coastal walk past some beautiful granite beaches and bays. The view from Mt Graham to Wineglass Bay is a highlight.
Coles Bay, Richardsons Beach and The Hazards, Parsons Cove - Hazards Beach - Cooks Beach Section, Freycinet Peninsula Circuit (T), Freycinet NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 27-Jan-03, ah501

Hazards Beach, Parsons Cove - Hazards Beach - Cooks Beach Section, Freycinet Peninsula Circuit (T), Freycinet NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 27-Jan-03, ah502

Red granite on Hazards Beach and Mt Freycinet, Parsons Cove - Hazards Beach - Cooks Beach Section, Freycinet Peninsula Circuit (T), Freycinet NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 27-Jan-03, ah503

Mt Graham (M) and Mt Freycinet (R) from Hazards Beach, Parsons Cove - Hazards Beach - Cooks Beach Section, Freycinet Peninsula Circuit (T), Freycinet NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 27-Jan-03, ah504

The Hazards and canoes at southern end of Cooks Beach, Parsons Cove - Hazards Beach - Cooks Beach Section, Freycinet Peninsula Circuit (T), Freycinet NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 27-Jan-03, ah507

Hazards Beach (L), Wineglass Bay (R) and The Hazards from Mt Graham, Cooks Beach - Mt Graham - Wineglass Bay - Parsons Cove Section, Freycinet Peninsula Circuit (T), Freycinet NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 28-Jan-03, ah508

Descent to Wineglass Bay and The Hazards, Cooks Beach - Mt Graham - Wineglass Bay - Parsons Cove Section, Freycinet Peninsula Circuit (T), Freycinet NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 28-Jan-03, ah512

Boulders and Eastern end of The Hazards from descent to Wineglass Bay, Cooks Beach - Mt Graham - Wineglass Bay - Parsons Cove Section, Freycinet Peninsula Circuit (T), Freycinet NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 28-Jan-03, ah511

Yachts in Wineglass Bay and The Hazards, Cooks Beach - Mt Graham - Wineglass Bay - Parsons Cove Section, Freycinet Peninsula Circuit (T), Freycinet NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 28-Jan-03, ah513

Northern end of Wineglass Bay and The Hazards, Cooks Beach - Mt Graham - Wineglass Bay - Parsons Cove Section, Freycinet Peninsula Circuit (T), Freycinet NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 28-Jan-03, ah514

  
Tarn Shelf / Lake Newdegate / Rodway Ridge Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHillsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, East Coast, Mt Field NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteLake Dobson - Tarn Shelf - Lake Newdegate - Newdegate Pass - K Col - Rodway Ridge - Lake Dobson
NotesOne of the best day walks in Tasmania, this walk explores the small lakes amongst Pencil Pine forest and high rocky ridges of Mt Field National Park. If time permits, a detour to Twilight Tarn allows a visit to both a very pretty lake and a fascinating old ski lodge.
Pandani along path from Lake Dobson to Mawson Plateau, Lake Dobson - Tarn Shelf - Lake Newdegate - Newdegate Pass - K Col - Rodway Ridge - Lake Dobson (T), Mt Field NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 24-Jan-03, ah497

Rodway ridge (R) and tarn nr Lake Newdegate, Lake Dobson - Tarn Shelf - Lake Newdegate - Newdegate Pass - K Col - Rodway Ridge - Lake Dobson (T), Mt Field NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 24-Jan-03, ah498

Tarns on Newdegate Pass, Lake Dobson - Tarn Shelf - Lake Newdegate - Newdegate Pass - K Col - Rodway Ridge - Lake Dobson (T), Mt Field NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 24-Jan-03, ah499

Lake Dobson at evening, Lake Dobson - Tarn Shelf - Lake Newdegate - Newdegate Pass - K Col - Rodway Ridge - Lake Dobson (T), Mt Field NP, East Coast, Tasmania, Australia, 24-Jan-03, ah500

Fishers Point Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / BeachDateMid Feb
Region/PlaceTasmania, South-East, Recherche BayCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteFishers Point Trail
NotesA short trail in a very pictureque corner of Tasmania.
Mt La Perouse (ML), The Cockscombe, Mt Leillateah (M) and The Hippo (MR) from path to Fishers Point, Fishers Point Trail (T), Recherche Bay, Tasmania, Australia, 19-Feb-03, ah571

Recherche Bay from path to Fishers Point, Fishers Point Trail (T), Recherche Bay, Tasmania, Australia, 19-Feb-03, ah572

  
Mt Anne Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountainsDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceTasmania, South-West, Southwest NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)16Height gain (m)1100Route findingEasy
RouteMt Anne Summit Trail
NotesMt Anne is a fairly challenging day walk, with the final ascent to the summit requiring some scrambling skills. Panoramic views of Lake Pedder and South-West Tasmania are the rewards for this climb.
Judd's Charm Lake (L) and Lot's Wife (M) from nr summit of Mt Anne, Mt Anne Summit Trail (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 9-Feb-03, ah554

Lake Pedder from nr summit of Mt Anne, Mt Anne Summit Trail (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 9-Feb-03, ah555

Mt Anne summit (R) from ridge leading to Mt Eliza, Mt Anne Summit Trail (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 9-Feb-03, ah556

 
South Coast Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days7TerrainHills, Coast / BeachDateMid Feb
Region/PlaceTasmania, South-West, Southwest NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)86Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteMelaleuca - Freney Lagoon (N1) - Louisa River (N2) - Little Deadmans Bay (N3) - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach (N4) - Surprise Beach - Granite Beach (N5) - South Cape Rivulet (N6) - Cockle Creek
NotesAn old escape route for ship-wrecked sailors, this path crosses wild and remote scenery. Frequent rain and muddy sections make the path slippery in some places and tree-roots add to the ankle-wrenching possibilities (especially the western side of the Ironbounds). The route does however have a true wilderness feeling and a chance to be completely self-sufficient, and there's even the distraction of borrowing a rowing boat to cross New River Lagoon. It's worth checking for up-to-date information before setting off on this path as conditions and routes near the sandbar sections can change.
Cox Bight beach, Melaleuca - Freney Lagoon Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 13-Feb-03, ah557

Buoy Creek flowing into Cox Bight, Freney Lagoon - Louisa River Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 14-Feb-03, ah558

Ironbound Range from nr Louisa Creek, Freney Lagoon - Louisa River Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 14-Feb-03, ah559

Descnding over tree roots to Deadman's Bay, Louisa River - Little Deadmans Bay Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Feb-03, ah560

Drying off in Deadman's Bay, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah561

View to east along Prion Beach from western end, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah563

New River Lagoon crossing and Precipitous Bluff, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah564

Federation Peak from New River Lagoon Crossing, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah565

Rowing across New River Lagoon and Precipitous Bluff, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah566

Prion Beach sand dunes, Ironbound Range and New River Lagoon, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah567

Prion Beach sand dunes, Ironbound Range and New River Lagoon, Little Deadmans Bay - Prion Boat Crossing - Osmiridium Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Feb-03, ah568

View W along Granite Beach in Shoemaker Bay, Osmiridium Beach - Surprise Beach - Granite Beach Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Feb-03, ah569

South Cape Bay (M), South Cape Rivulet Beach (L) and Pindars Peak (R) from Coal Bluff, South Cape Rivulet - Cockle Creek Section, South Coast Track (T), Southwest NP, South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 19-Feb-03, ah570

   
Western Arthurs - Lake Oberon Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainMountains, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, South-West, Southwest NP (Western Arthurs)CountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)30Height gain (m)1600Route findingEasy
RouteJunction Creek - Lake Cygnus (N1) - Mt Hayes - Square Lake [Mt Orion side trip] - Lake Oberon - Lake Cygnus (N2) - Junction Creek
NotesAlthough a full traverse of the Western Arthurs is a difficult walk, it's relatively straighforward to reach the heart of the range along Morraine A. The mountains are wonderfully craggy with the path somehow managing to navigate through seemingly impossible slopes. The astronomically-named lakes amongst the peaks are serene and the views from peaks such as Mt Orion superb.
Western Arthurs leading to E and melaleuca flowers from Port Davey Track nr start of Morraine A, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah457

Mt Hesperus (M) from top of Morraine A, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah458

View NW from nr Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah460

View NW from nr Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah461

Lake Pluto (L), Lake Neptune (M) and Lake Triton (smaller) from Mt Hesperus, Junction Creek - Lake Cygnus Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 15-Jan-03, ah462

Procyon Peak (M) and Mt Sirius (R) from Southern spur off Mt Hayes, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah463

Mt Hayes from east (towards Procyon Peak), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah464

Procyon Peak pinnacle above Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah465

Red bell flower nr Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah466

Square Lake from path to Lake Oberon, Mt Hayes (Far L), Procyon Peak (M), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah467

Start of descent to Lake Oberon from saddle to Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah468

Federation Peak and Four Peaks from saddle between Lake Oberon and Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah470

Pandani and Mt Orion, with Lake Pedder beyond, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah473

Mt Hayes (L), Procyon Peak (M with people) and Mt Hesperus (R) from Mt Orion, Mt Orion side trip Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah475

Western Arthurs range leading to Federation Peak from Mt Orion, Mt Orion side trip Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah474

Square Lake (M), Lake Ceres (L) and Procyon Peak (R) from nr saddle between Lake Oberon and Square Lake, Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah476

Path leading to Mt Hayes (L) from saddle coming up from Lake Cygnus, with Mt Sirius (R), Lake Cygnus - Square Lake - Lake Oberon Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 16-Jan-03, ah479

Path from Lake Cygnus to My Hayes (L), Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah480

Flower along path nr Lake Cygnus, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah481

Sundews on beach at Lake Cygnus, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah483

Lake Cygnus and mountains to east, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 17-Jan-03, ah482

Western Arthur Range from Red Knoll Lookout, Lake Cygnus - My Hayes - Morraine A - Junction Creek Section, Morraine A to Lake Oberon return trail (T), Southwest NP (Western Arthurs), South-West, Tasmania, Australia, 18-Jan-03, ah484

  
Devils Kitchen to Fortescue Bay Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainCoast / BeachDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, Tasman Peninsula, Fortescue Forest ReserveCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)18Height gain (m)600Route findingEasy
RouteDevils Kitchen - Waterfall Bay - Canoe Bay - Fortescue Bay
NotesAn intersting coastal walk, climbing up suprisingly high above the coast at Tatnells Hill. On hot days in summer, there are often a lot of black snakes basking on the track.
Coastline leading to Cape Huay and Totem Pole from Waterfall Bluff Lookout, Devils Kitchen - Waterfall Bay - Canoe Bay - Fortescue Bay (T), Fortescue Forest Reserve, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia, 20-Jan-03, ah487

Coastline leading to Cape Huay and Totem Pole from track to Canoe Bay nr Tatnells Hill, Devils Kitchen - Waterfall Bay - Canoe Bay - Fortescue Bay (T), Fortescue Forest Reserve, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia, 20-Jan-03, ah488

  
Fortescue Bay to Cape Huay Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / BeachDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceTasmania, Tasman Peninsula, Tasman NPCountryAustralia  
Dist (kms)7Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteFortescue Bay - Cape Huay - Fortescue Bay
NotesA chance to see some wild ocean waves crash into the high coastal cliffs and stacks. Often a very windy spot.
Cape Huay, Fortescue Bay - Cape Huay - Fortescue Bay (T), Tasman NP, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia, 22-Jan-03, ah489

Cape Pillar from Cape Huay, Fortescue Bay - Cape Huay - Fortescue Bay (T), Tasman NP, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia, 22-Jan-03, ah490

Fortescue Bay, Fortescue Bay - Cape Huay - Fortescue Bay (T), Tasman NP, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia, 22-Jan-03, ah491

Fortescue Bay, Fortescue Bay - Cape Huay - Fortescue Bay (T), Tasman NP, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia, 22-Jan-03, ah492