TASTRACKS

A comprehensive guide to Tasmanian walking tracks.

Mt. Murchison Track

This track is used to access the summit of Mount Murchison. Can be combined with the Lake Sandra Track to traverse the entire mountain. Located between the Anthony Road and the Trig Point on Mt. Murchison, grid reference (AGD 66) - Anthony Road 386336E, 5368277N; Trig Point 385088E, 5370320N. The track is clearly sign posted on the road with signs 300m before the track and at the start of the track. The track is cut and well-worn pad, 2.5km long with a 685m-height difference. Expect to take 3 hours to the summit. Lower end starts in rainforest that gradually changes to Tea Tree scrub on the narrow ridge. Upper parts of the track are very exposed and scrambling skills are required. The upper end of the track begins at the Trig Point. Shown on Tasmap 1:100 000 Topographic Map Sophia Edition 5 1992 and on TheLIST. For more information refer to Dickenson, M., Howard, C. and Rubock, G. (1993). Day walks in Tasmania. Envirobook, Sydney. pp.44-45. Information correct to October 2009.

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Lake Sandra Track

This is used to access the southern end of Mount Murchison. Can be combined with the Mount Murchison Track to traverse the entire mountain. Located between the Anthony Road and Lake Sandra, grid reference (AGD 66) - Anthony Road 384651E 5366799N; Lake Sandra 383702E, 5367900N. The track is cut and well-worn pad with over growing vegetation, starting at a large metal sign orientated parallel with the road and located 20m above the road on a high road cutting on the bush edge. The sign and track is easily missed if your not looking up above the road cuttings. Track is 1.5km long with a 350m climb to Lake Sandra. Expect to take 1.5 hours. Lower end starts in rainforest that gradually changes to Tea Tree scrub and finally low alpine vegetation on a knoll over looking Lake Sandra. The upper end of the track can be located by climbing to the top of the knoll on the south west side of Lake Sandra. Not shown on Tasmap Topographic Maps. Information correct to October 2009.

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Montezuma Falls Track

Formerly the North East Dundas Tramway, this track runs between Williamsford and Melba Flats and is suitable for mountain bikes as well. Located southwest of Rosebery and northeast of Zeehan, grid reference (AGD 66) - Williamsford 375530E, 5367910N; Melba Flats 367850E, 5367000N. This is a former tram track that is wide and level, suitable for mountain biking. Well maintain track between Williamsford and Montezuma Falls with footbridges. Vehicle access signed from Murchison Highway turnoff west of Rosebery to start of track in Williamsford. Track is 15km long with an 110m-height difference. Expect to take a day. Popular mountain bike route right through or return walk to Montezuma Falls from Williamsford. Shown on Tasmap 1:25000 Topographic Map Dundas, Edition 1 1986. For more information refer to Forestry Tasmania website http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/?base=1374 or Dickenson, M., Howard, C. and Rubock, G. (1993). Day walks in Tasmania. Envirobook, Sydney. pp.34-35.

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Mt Zeehan Track

This track climbs Mt Zeehan starting at the Oceana Mine site south of Zeehan. This track is 2km long with a 540m climb. Expect to take 1-2hours. Track begins west of the disused Oceana Mine, grid reference (AGD 66) – 362250E, 5357500N. Park car just off the Zeehan to Strahan Road on the disused vehicle track into Oceana Mine. Follow rest of vehicle track to the mine site. Take first track to right and follow through mine and up mountain. Mine is shown on the Tasmap 1:25000 Oceana mapsheet. For more information refer to Dickenson, M., Howard, C. and Rubock, G. (1993). Day walks in Tasmania. Envirobook, Sydney. pp.37-38. Information correct to June 2010.

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Mt Agnew Track

This track climbs Mount Agnew starting at the start of a 4WD track 10km from Zeehan on the Trial Harbour Road. The track is 3km long with a 600m climb. Expect to take 3 hours. Park where the disused 4WD track meets the Trial Harbour Road (AGD66) 353750E, 5358900N. Not much is gained in trying to drive up the very steep and rutted 4WD track. Follow track uphill until a fork in the road. Take the left hand track. Soon after track narrows, becomes overgrown. This is some old logging or mining track. The foot track for the summit leaves this old track and its beginning is well marked. It is steep and climbs through horizontal rainforest with lots of clambering. Disused 4WD track shown on Tasmap 1:25000 Trial mapsheet. Mt  Agnew on Heemskirk mapsheet. For more information refer to Dickenson, M., Howard, C. and Rubock, G. (1993). Day walks in Tasmania. Envirobook, Sydney. pp.46-47. Information correct to June 2010.

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Eagle Creek Track

Provides access to the Elliot Range and Lower Franklin River  from the Gordon River. Located north of the Elliot Range, grid reference (GDA 94) - Gordon River -42.44304S, 145.67366E and ending at Flat Island Franklin River -42.47236S, 145.76053E. Track starts at a log book on the Gordon River and has tape the whole way to the Flat Island, Franklin River, careful navigation required in two buttongrass openings. The steep climb of Pig Hill is sign-posted. Many fallen logs to climb over and under makes progress slow. Track is approximately 8km long with a 400m climb and takes about 8-9 hours. Shown on Tasmap 1:100000 topographic map sheet Franklin. For an approximate position of track see this map. For further information and boat access contact Trevor (Stormbreaker) in Strahan. Information corrected to November 2015.

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Kelly Basin Track

Provides access to Kelly Basin on Macquarie Harbour. Located along the banks of the Bird River, grid reference (AGD 66) - Road end 382850E, 5311000N; Kelly Basin 380850E, 5309400N. Look for Great Short Walk signage at start of track. Track is 5.5km long with a 150m decent to Macquarie Harbour. Expect to take 1.5-2hours. Shown on Tasmap 1:100000 Topo map sheet Franklin Edition 5. For more information refer to 60 Great Short Walks brochure available in Visitor Information Centres.

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Last updated 13/2/16