Lake Esperance Walk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 3.4km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Return

  • Start: End of Hartz Road

  • End: End of Hartz Road

  • Closest Town: Geeveston

  • Location: Hartz Mountains National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 87km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -43.217323

  • Longitude: 146.77074


Lake Esperance Walk is a 3.4km, grade 2 Return hike located in Hartz Mountains National Park Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.


Hartz Mountains National Park is a high alpine area with several walking opportunities, weather permitting.


Hartz Mountains National Park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The region abounds in alpine plant species that are found nowhere else on Earth.


Hobart and Surrounds

Getting there

From Geeveston take road C632 for 21km to the national park. Continue 13km until the road ends. Road is unsealed for last 21km and can be covered with snow. Do not drive in snow unless your vehicle is fitted with chains as, should you become stuck, death from hypothermia could result. No rangers are based in this park.


Park entry fees apply.

Toilet, tank water, picnic shelter and barbecue 10.5km before track start. No camping.

Most of track is on boarded walk. However, snow can cover the track making it impossible to follow.

Supervise children , tracks subject to severe weather conditions all year round, weather may change quickly, tracks are difficult to navigate when covered in snow and may be impassable.

No pets, firearms or bicycles. Open fires are not permitted.


Total distance: 3328 m
Max elevation: 982 m
Min elevation: 853 m
Total climbing: 134 m
Total descent: -134 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania