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Waratah Lookout

Waratah Lookout is a walk in Hartz Mountains National Park.

5 minutes return, 300 metres. Grade 1.

Start your visit to Hartz Mountains National Park with this short, easy walk along a gravel track to a viewing platform overlooking the Huon Valley. This walk provides a lovely opportunity to look out over the dense forests you’ve just driven through to reach the park.

Starting near the Waratah Picnic Shelter, take the time to explore the different plants growing along the track as you make your way to the viewing platform. In December and January, the Tasmanian waratah will be in flower and you’ll be treated to a blaze of beautiful red. Directly below the lookout you’ll see old myrtle forest, and uninterrupted views across the Huon Valley to the Wellington Range. Return by the same route.

Please refer to the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania website (parks.tas.gov.au) for up-to-date information about this walk, alerts, closures, safe walking guidelines, leave no trace principles and National Park entry fees where applicable.


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