Alum Cliffs Bushwalk
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Alum Cliffs Bushwalk

Bushwalk Details

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.

Features

  • Dogs Allowed

    No

  • Walk Length

    Less than 2 kilometres

  • Walk Duration

    Less than 1-hour

  • Walk Type

    Gravel, Dirt, Rock

  • National Park

    No

  • Costs Apply?

    No

  • Suit Children

    Yes

  • Walk Difficulty

    Medium

  • Region of Tasmania

    North West

  • Start Of Walk

    Mole Creek

  • Walker Registration Required

    No

  • Mobile Phone Reception

    Yes

  • Loop

    No

  • Barbecue Facilities

    Unsure

  • Sheter

    Unsure

  • Fresh Water

    Unsure

  • Camping Available

    No

  • Camping Comments

    Nearest camping Mole Creek Caravan Park, no free camping in this area. An alternative is the Deloraine Caravan Park.

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Location

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How to get to Alum Cliffs

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.

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