The Alum Cliffs Bushwalk is a relatively easy walk to a forest lookout located high above the Mersey River; which flows beneath the Alum Cliffs. This walk starts from a small area located app. 2 kilometres from the main road that travels through Mole Creek. The track is well marked through a strip of stringybark forest which is being revegetated. You then up a small hill to a clearing with a large wooden sculpture celebrating the geological diversity of the region. You will then cross the clearing and walk along a ridgeline through dry sclerophyll forest until you reach a viewing platform. There is a diversity of vegetation on this track, and lots of wildflowers can be seen all year round. The view from the platform is breathtaking. It is recommended that you combine this walk with a visit to the spectacular Mole Creek Caves. The closest facilities (toilets) and shops are located in Chudleigh and Mole Creek; this track is generally dry underfoot and has some gentle uphill sections at the start of the walk. Please always supervise small children, and note that there are hazardous cliffs and unprotected edges along the track. No pets, firearms or bicycles permitted.
Alum Cliffs Bushwalk at a glance:
- Steep vertical cliffs
- Please ensure small children are closely supervised.
- Relatively easy walk; app. 50 minutes return
- No camping
- Just over 1-hour drive from Launceston or 40 minutes from Devonport
- No pets, firearms or bicycles
- The walk is relatively easy
- The track is generally dry underfoot, some gentle uphill sections
Alum Cliffs were a place of social & spiritual significance and importance to Aborigines because of the ochre to be found in that area. Tribes travelled to Alum Cliffs to obtain this prized material; this being a sacred celebration place. Please treat with respect.