Step into the wild Hartz Mountain National Park for unrivalled views and mountain peaks. The Hartz Peak Track takes hikers on a 5 mi / 8 km out-and-back trail to the summit of Hartz Mountain, starting and ending at the end of Hartz Road within the Hartz Mountains National Park, Tasmania.
This mountain trail is graded as Difficult with a total elevation gain of 1337 ft and is recommended for hikers with a moderate level of fitness. Due to the changeable mountainous weather conditions, it’s advised to hike only in fine weather for the safest conditions and best views, although the trail to the summit is relatively well-maintained and well-signposted, it can get slippery and muddy, with the majority of the hike along the boardwalk, until the last section which consists of a rocky scramble up to the peak, usually completed in around 3 hours. (For information on how we grade trails, please click here
and caution is advised on trail times as this depends on multiple variables. For more info, click here
From the peak of Hartz Mountain at 1254 metres take in the spectacular panoramic views of surrounding lakes, peaks and ranges, including the infamous Eastern Arthur Range and Federation Peak. Considered Australia’s scariest mountain.
‘A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks’ so make the most of your time in Tasmania and plan other walks on your route planner or walking app before you go. https://passes.parks.tas.gov.au/
Dogs are not allowed in Tasmania’s national parks and reserves for the protection and conservation of the park and its wildlife.