Mt Direction Track
  • Length: 3.9km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 4

  • Style:

  • Start: TBA

  • End: TBA

  • Location: Risdon Vale

  • Closest Town: Clarence

  • Distance from CBD:

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -42.798206

  • Longitude: 147.322505

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Hike Summary

A steep climb is rewarded with spectacular views, especially to the north, reaching as far as Mount Dromedary. A short distance southeast of the summit there are views to the west of Hobart and kunanyi / Mount Wellington. Bennett's Wallabies can be seen along the track.


There are long steep stretches on this walk so a good level of fitness is required. Walking boots are recommended.

Getting there

The track starts at Risdon Brook Dam which is located off Grasstree Hill Road in Risdon Vale. The East Derwent Highway is the nearest access road.


There are long steep stretches on this walk so a good level of fitness is required. Walking boots are recommended.

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