Mt Amos, a rocky outcrop, juts sharply out from scrubby bushes. White streaks are formed naturally by water running down the rocks over time.

Mt Amos, Freycinet National Park

There isn't much to specifically describe the track by other than 'steep rock scramble', it is marked with some permanent light reflective yellow arrows, and some faded spray painted arrows. Occasionally the arrows suggest that some sections have separate paths for people travelling up, and for people travelling down. It is, otherwise, a fairly lawless place, at least as far as navigation is concerned. There are 3 distinctly difficult sections that will have you questioning every decision you made that brought you to the moment you find yourself in now. These feelings will pass (at least until you have to attempt those same sections in reverse).

The sign which marks the start of the walk. It reads "highest point on road. 651m annual rain fall. 190cm" The rocky spires that make up the needles are foreboding in the background, cast in shadow.

The Needles (Mt Mueller); Southwest National Park

The Needles is an unsigned, wild walking trail best suited to those with experience. The track is only marked with cairns and plastic ribbon which adds to the sense of wilderness. It is the perfect way to dip your toe in the Southwest National Park and learn what some of the bigger walks might have in store.

Collins Cap: Wellington National Park

Sapphire, almost at the top Where we went: Collins Cap (Wellington National Park)When we went: Winter 2020Estimated time for hike: 3.5 hoursTime spent on hike: 4.5 hours (took an unplanned detour and a very long break, also sustained a minor injury)Grade of hike: 3 Collins Cap, located within the Wellington National Park is best accessed… Continue reading Collins Cap: Wellington National Park

Russel Falls

Mt Field: 3 Falls Walk

Where we went: 3 Falls Walk (Mt Field National Park) Details of walk: grade 2, with sections that are wheelchair accessible. When we went: winter, 2020 Estimated time to complete walk: 2.5 hours Time spent on walk: a very casual 2.5 hours Sommelier and I awoke on Sunday morning with vague hiking ambitions but no… Continue reading Mt Field: 3 Falls Walk

Wellington Park: Wellington Falls via Disappearing Tarn

Where we went: Disappearing Tarn (Kunanyi/Wellington Park) When we went: Mid-winter 2020 Estimated time to complete walk: 6 hours (3 if you only go to the Tarn) Time spent on walk: 6 hours Humans, in general, are obsessed with the weather, and Tasmanians doubly so. It is the great force that connects us all through… Continue reading Wellington Park: Wellington Falls via Disappearing Tarn

Maria Island: Haunted Bay

Where we went: Haunted Bay (Maria Island) When we went: Summer 2020 Estimated time of hike: 8-9hrs Time spent on hike: 10.5 hrs (there was a LONG detour) Haunted Bay – so named because of the sound that the Little Penguins make when they roost in the nearby beaches reverberating of the giant rock faces… Continue reading Maria Island: Haunted Bay

Hartz Mountain: Snow in Summer

Where we went: Hartz Mountain National Park (Hartz Peak) When we went: early December, 2019 Estimated time for walk: 4hrs Time spent on walk: just under 4hrs The Hartz Peak hike is described as “moderate”, and this is accurate on a level never previously conceived of. It is challenging in parts, but the paths are… Continue reading Hartz Mountain: Snow in Summer