Cape Hauy is a dramatic 9km return track with amazing views towards Cape Pillar and Maria Island, plus along the Tasman National Park coastline. Start and finish the hike at the beautiful white sand beach of Fortescue Bay. This track has plenty of steps.
"An accessible view of remote wilderness". A window to the South West, Hartz Mountains quickly become one of Tasmania's first recreational pursuits. Protected as early as 1939, the area was first explored for its timber, however, the beauty of the area enticed the adventures as word of its scenic values were made aware. Incorporated into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in 1989, this pocket of wilderness makes for delightful walking. Rewarding hikers with 360 degree views of southern Tasmania. Hartz Peak is must for those interested in getting into the wilds of Tassie.
Hartz Mountains National Park is a window into the south-west wilderness, offering views of remote mountain ranges as far as the southern coast. As well as spectacular views of a landscape which has been shaped by glaciers during past ice ages, the park offers a variety of unique features. The park contains a wide variety of vegetation from wet eucalypt forest and rainforest through to alpine heath on the exposed mountain tops.