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  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 2-3hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: Wineglass Bay car park

  • End: Wineglass Bay car park

  • Closest Town: Coles Bay (12km)

  • Location: Freycinet National Park

  • Distance from state capital: 200km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.1459305917

  • Longitude: 148.289417242

Summary

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.

Getting There

Head to Coles Bay then follow C302 to Wineglass Bay Carpark (Freycinet National Park). Road signage is frequent and easy to follow.

Tips

  • 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.

 

Total distance: 4188 m
Max elevation: 433 m
Min elevation: 43 m
Total climbing: 410 m
Total descent: -411 m
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