Hartz Peak is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks. The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania's day walking opportunities.
3-5 hours return, 7.4km, 400m climb in elevation. Grade 4.
This robust walk, best done in fine weather, takes walkers to the top of the handsome dolerite mountain, Hartz Peak. Views from the peak in clear weather are stunning; taking in much of the south-west wilderness, including Federation Peak and Precipitous Bluff. Beneath the peak is Hartz Lake, a classic cirque lake formed by ice action over the last million years.
As the peak is 1254m high, it is subject to severe weather. Walkers should be aware of the forecast and have good all-weather clothing.
Please refer to the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania website (parks.tas.gov.au) for up-to-date information about this walk, alerts, closures, safe walking guidelines, leave no trace principles and National Park entry fees where applicable.