Hartz Peak

3 h to 5 h

7.5 km
return

↑ 427 m
↓ -427 m

Hard track
From the car park at the end of Hartz Road, Hartz Mountains National Park, this walk leads to Hartz Peak and back via the Hartz Peak Track. The walk begins with a few hundred metres of gradual climbing through bushland over rocky steps before opening into heathland and a boardwalk track. Take the side trip to the beautiful Lake Esperance, where you can take a seat and have a breather before tackling Hartz Peak. You'll be awarded with stunning views over Hartz Lake, Federation Peak, Precipitous Bluff, Mount Wellington and Bruny Island. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Hartz Road & Hartz Peak Track (-43.2172905,146.770674)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Huon Highway, A6
  • Turn on to Arve Road, C632 then drive for 6.9 km
  • Turn left onto Arve Road, C632 and drive for another 6.2 km
  • Turn left onto Hartz Road, C632 and drive for another 13.3 km
  • Turn right onto Hartz Road, C632 and drive for another 50 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Hartz Road & Hartz Peak Track Start heading along Hartz Peak Track (a walking track).
Then pass the toilet (30 m on your left).
This toilet is wheelchair accessible., equipped with a hand-washing basin.
After 20 m to find the shelter.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Lake Esperance. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.5 km (at the intersection of Hartz Peak Track & Lake Esperance walk) continue straight, to head along Hartz Peak Track.
After another 940 m (at the intersection of Ladies Tarn Track & Hartz Peak Track) continue straight, to head along Ladies Tarn Track (a footpath).
After another 90 m (at the intersection of Hartz Peak Track & Ladies Tarn Track) turn right, to head along Hartz Peak Track (a walking track).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. An optional side trip to Lake Hartz Lookout To start this optional side trip veer right here. On returning from this side trip turn left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 300 m (at the intersection of Lake Hartz Track & Hartz Peak) continue straight, to head along Hartz Peak.
Continue another 960 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.8 km to get back to the start.
About 10 m past the end is "Hartz Peak".

An optional side trip to Lake Esperance.
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Hartz Peak Track & Lake Esperance walk Start heading along Lake Esperance walk (a footpath).
After another 160 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 160 m to the main route.

An optional side trip to Lake Hartz Lookout
Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Lake Hartz Track & Hartz Peak Start heading along Lake Hartz Track (a walking track).
After another 380 m come to the end.
About 15 m past the end is a viewpoint.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 380 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Hartz Peak


Grading
Class 4/6
Hard track
Length 7.5 km
Time 3 h to 5 h
Quality of track Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Gradient Very steep (4/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)
Experience Required Moderate level of bushwalking experience recommended (4/6)
Weather Foretasted & unexpected storms and severe weather may impact on navigation and safety (4/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 15 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one -2 m back from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
-2 m[toilet]
Shelter
15 m[shelter]
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