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Map of bushwalks in Central Highlands
List of bushwalks in Central Highlands
Found 7 walks

Echo Point
20.9 km return
6 h, 10 h to 2 days
Mount Rufus Circuit
19.2 km circuit
6 h, 9 h 30 min to 2 days
Mount Rufus Circuit
19.2 km
Circuit

Walk
6 h, 9 h 30 min to 2 days

Starting behind the Visitor Centre at the end of Lake St Clair Road, Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, this circuit walk takes you to the summit of Mount Rufus via the Watersmeet, Mount Rufus and Shadow Lake tracks. This long walk takes in a variety of vegetation types, including myrtle beech, tall eucalypt woodlands, snow gums, alpine heath and grasslands. Summiting Mount Rufus (1416m) provides panoramic views of the Tasmanian Central Highlands. Follow the Watersmeet Track for about 400m until reaching the Mount Rufus Track junction. From here, it's about 7.5 km to the summit. The track leads directly ahead to the mountain ridge, through sub alpine snow gum forest. On a clear day, the summit provides sweeping views over Lake St Clair, Mt Olympus, Frenchmans Cap and the headwaters of the Franklin River. The walk returns down the ridge line that tracks north towards Mt Hugel, and then through Richea Valley (named after the Richea pandanifolia, a tall palm-like plant that grows here). On the other side of the valley the track goes by the edge of Shadow Lake, where you can take a side trip to Forgotten Lake and Little Hugel, or continue back to Lake St Clair. There is also a campsite near Shadow Lake for you to rest. This is a challenging walk, with steep climbs and some rough terrains. A large section of the return is on boardwalks. With an altitude of 1416m, Mount Rufus is sometimes subject to severe weather, so come prepared. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Mount Rufus
Visitor Centre
Fergys Paddock camp site
Gingerbread Hut
Lake St Clair Lodge
Little Hugel

Places & Areas
Australia
Central Highlands
Southwest
Lake St Clair
Murchison Dam
Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Tasmania


Shadow Lake Circuit
13.4 km circuit
4 h to 5 h
The Overland Track
78.4 km oneway
4 days, 6 days to 9 days
The Overland Track
78.4 km
Oneway

Walk
4 days, 6 days to 9 days

The Overland Track is an iconic 4-10 day walk in the heart of Tasmania wilderness. The main spine of this walk guides you through incredibly diverse environments from alpine to lakeside rainforest. Side trips give you access to Mt Ossa, the highest peak in Tasmania as well as many other great peaks, waterfalls and other fantastic places to explore. There are well-established campsites with huts, toilets and tank water each night, a tent is needed as the public huts can not be booked. This track is very popular, especially during summer, you can walk with a guide or do the trip selfguided. Bookings are required during the warmer seasons with spaces filling up quickly. Snow and extreme weather are very possible any time of year, everyone walking the track requires bushwalking experience, those walking in the colder months requires extra alpine walking skills, experience and equipment. Let us begin by acknowledging the palawa people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. 

Features


Transport options
To start
Bus
Car

From end
Car

Points of Interest
New Pelion Hut
Windermere Hut
Bert Nichols Hut
Kia Ora Falls
Kia Ora Hut
Narcissus Hut
Narcissus Ranger Hut
New Pelion Hut Toilets
Waterfall Valley Hut
Waterfall Valley Tolilets
Windermere Hut Toilets
Windermere Public Camping Platform
Barn Bluff
Crater Falls
Crater Lake Hut
Dalton Falls
Du Cane Hut
Echo Point Campsite
Echo Point Hut
Emergency Shelter
Fergusson Falls
Fergys Paddock camp site
Hartnett Falls
Innes Falls
Kia Ora Hut group camping platforms
Kia Ora Hut public camping platform
Kia Ora Hut toilets
Kitchen Hut
Kitchen Hut Toilet
Labyrinth Registration Booth
Marions Lookout
Mersey River Viewpoint
Mount Doris
Mount Ossa
Mount Pelion East
Narcissus Hut campsite
New Pelion Hut public campsite
Old Pelion Hut
Old Waterfall Valley Hut
Overland Track
Pine Valley Hut
Pine Valley Hut Toilets
Smithies Peak
Visitor Centre
Waterfall Valley Public Camping Platform
Windermere Group Camping Platforms
Windermere Lake Viewpoint
Wombat Peak

Places & Areas
Australia
Kentish
West Coast
Meander Valley
Cradle Mountain
Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
Tasmania
Lake Will
Murchison Dam
Lake St Clair
New Pelion Hut public campsite
New Pelion Hut
Central Highlands




Found 7 walks