Waratah Lookout

5 min to 10 min
5 min to 10 min

200 m

↑ 20 m
↓ -20 m

Easy track
Starting near the Waratah Picnic Area on Hartz Road, Hartz Mountains National Park, this short and undemanding walk leads to Waratah Lookout. A great introduction to the beauty of Hartz Mountains National Park, this walk takes you along a gravel track to a viewing platform overlooking the Huon Valley. Take the time to explore the different plants growing along the track as you make your way to the viewing platform. If you visit in December or January, when the Tasmanian waratah blossoms, you’ll be treated to a blaze of bright red flowers. Directly below the lookout you’ll see an old myrtle forest, and uninterrupted views across the Huon Valley to the Wellington Range. Return by the same route. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start At the intersection of Hartz Road & Waratah Lookout (-43.1962117,146.7673392)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Huon Highway, A6
  • Turn on to Arve Road, C632 then drive for 6.9 km
  • Turn left onto Arve Road, C632 and drive for another 6.2 km
  • Turn left onto Hartz Road, C632 and drive for another 10.6 km
Track Notes
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Turn map Directions & comments
At the intersection of Hartz Road & Waratah Lookout Start heading along Waratah Lookout (a walking track).
There is a toilet (about 75 m back from the start).
Waratah Shelter (about 35 m back from the start).
Continue another 115 m to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 100 m to get back to the start.
A viewpoint.
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Waratah Lookout

Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 200 m
Time 5 min to 10 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Flat, no steps (1/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one -17 m back from the start.

Toilet: There is one -56 m back from the start.

Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
-56 m[toilet]
-17 mWaratah Shelter
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