Hartz Mountains National Park
If you want something less urbane than the Tahune AirWalk, then head up the potholed, winding gravel road to this national park that lies adjacent Southwest National Park (access via Geeveston). In Hartz Mountains the walking is on rough boardwalks, but this is surprisingly easy and the environment is wonderfully wild and alpine. Delightful Ladies Tarn, at 1000 metres above sea level, is just a half-hour power-walk away. Surrounded by gnarled King Billy pines, pandani and cushion plants, you walk through snow gums and swirling winds. Adventurous and experienced walkers can keep going on the steep and exposed track to Hartz Peak, although there is no guarantee of a view. Precipitous Waratah Lookout is just off the road further down the hill, and promises Tasmanian waratahs in early summer and other flowers at other times beside a waterfall that tumbles off the dolerite range.
PWS Huonville: (03) 6264 8460
- Hartz Mountains National Park, South-East, National park