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The Mount Amos hike is mostly a scramble up rocks, and is not to be undertaken lightly. Great care should be taken and only attempted if you are fit, have a head for heights and are experienced with rock scrambling. But the views heading up and at the top are truly superb, and easily surpass the much more popular Wineglass Bay Lookout (and that is a fantastic viewpoint). Plus the sense of achievement at the end is great.
The trail diverts off to the left shortly after leaving the Wineglass Bay carpark (is signposted at the time of writing). Initially it is very straightforward and well graded and maintained. But after looping back it heads uphill and is a rock scramble all the way to the top. Take your time heading up and be careful. But also do look back every now and then to admire the view. Plus keep a very close eye out for markers, they can be sporadic and it is essential you keep to the marked trail.
Check out Tracks Less Travelled for a step by step summit guide.
About the region
Jutting out into the sea on Tasmania’s mild east coast is the rugged and beautiful Freycinet Peninsula. Freycinet National Park, which consists of knuckles of granite mountains all but surrounded by azure bays and white sand beaches, protects a superb array of plants and animals. The scenic beauty of the area attracts many visitors each year. It also offers a wonderful range of activities and is a popular place to camp, particularly in the summer months.
Head to Coles Bay then follow C302 to Wineglass Bay Carpark (Freycinet National Park). Road signage is frequent and easy to follow.
- Do not attempt this in poor weather either after rain or if rain is forecast. The rocks will be very slippery.
- Ensure you have suitable footwear with very good grip.
- Even though the distance is short it can take anyhting from an hour or two to reach the top depending on how proficient you are with rock scrambling.
- Trail markers can be more difficult to spot on the way up and especially down so do keep a close look out and keep checking.
Max elevation: 434 m
Min elevation: 44 m
Total climbing: 410 m
Total descent: -411 m