TASTRACKS

A comprehensive guide to Tasmanian walking tracks.

Bent Bluff – Broken Bluff Track

 This track provides walking access to the south-east corner of Ben Lomond Plateau. Located north of the Rossarden Road. Grid reference: Parking Area 564189E, 5391537N; Ben Lomond Escarpment 562300E, 5393725N  AGD66(Approx). The first 2km is an old logging road and the last 1km is a narrow steep foottrack that is quite overgrown. Expect to take 2 hours to complete the 800m climb. To find the track follow the Rossarden Road until you come to a major bend in the road, on this bend a rough road branches off in a northerly direction. Park where it shortly (50m) meets another track coming off the main road. (Grid Ref 564189, 5391537N AGD66. From here follow the old road in a north-westerly direction for 2km, ignoring all other forestry roads left or right. Leave track where you see a rock cairn and tape on the right (east) side of the forestry road. Follow track markers to escarpment between Bent Bluff and Broken Bluff. From here you can visit Storys Bluff, Sphinx Bluff, Bent Bluff, The Knuckle and Broken Bluff to name a few. The first two kilometres are shown on Tasmap 1:25000 Topo Sheet Managana as a minor forestry road, the last kilometre is not shown on the map. View track in GoogleEarth or download a gpx file (right click and save as) for your GPS. For further information refer to Hardy, J and Elson, B. (2003). 50 family walks around Launceston & Northeast Tasmania. Hillside Publishing, Hobart. Information correct to May 2012.

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Ragged Jack Peak Track

 

Provides access to the western peak of Ragged Jack in Ben Lomond National Park. Track/route starts where 4WD is blocked to vehicles at Grid reference (AGD 66), 547300E, 5401350N. The newly cut 4.5km long track is marked with some rock hopping and scrub involved. It climbs 600m in altitude and Ragged Jack West Peak is reached in about 2 hours. To get to the start of the walking route/track, follow the Ben Lomond Road (C432) from Wattle Corner for 1km to Ragged Jack Road, follow Ragged Jack Road for 9km to a 4WD track that veers east (546930E, 5401680N (AGD66) or 147.6Long, -41.5Lat), follow this track for another 600m to where the track is closed. Park here and initially walk along the closed vehicle track for another 2km until a marked newly cut track leads off to the south up Ragged Jack Peak. The disused 4WD track is shown on the Tasmap Giblin mapsheet. Tasmap Topographic map sheet Giblin and Stacks covers the area. Click for a Google Map of road/track or Right-Click and save .gpx file for your GPS of road / track . Information correct to February 2012 and kindly supplied by Phillip Dawson.

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Page was last updated 16/5/2012