Posted 8 months ago
Waterfall Bay walk, Fortescue Bay campground South East Tasmania close Eaglehawk Neck and Port Arthur.
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:
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.
Less than 2 kilometres
Less than 1-hour
Gravel, Dirt, Rock
Region of Tasmania
Start Of Walk
Walker Registration Required
Mobile Phone Reception
Nearest camping Mole Creek Caravan Park, no free camping in this area. An alternative is the Deloraine Caravan Park.
Travel via Deloraine or Sheffield to reach the start of the walk. The Alum Cliffs track is reached, via a signed loop road, from road B12 between the townships of Mole Creek and Chudleigh.