Hartz Peak - Hartz Mountains National Park


Pittoresque hike and alpine feel, suitable for everyone with plenty of photo spots and fantastic picnic options by the lakes. Watch the weather.

Scrambling or Climbing
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Drive and park to Hartz Mountains National Park information centre and hut.


Route/Trail notes

Easy stroll over new and old sections of walkboards to a short steep scramble over a plateau. Up rocky section to a final pyramid of broken rocks to a summit with a convenient open shelter. The weather on the day was brutal but the hike is overall easy. Picnic by one of the lakes is very pittoresque and ideal for the outdoor family.


Permit required, can be purchased in Geeveston. Fees applicable.



Very snowy and blowy at the top. Great views along the way and the tarns were magnificent

HellsBells on 16 Sep, 2021

Great walk

samkramer on 8 Jan, 2021

Crazy winds up near the top, but very rewarding. Maybe start the hike late morning so the weather hopefully clears up by midday

Kate on 14 Jun, 2020

Lovely walk with spectacular views of mountain lakes & the surrounding region over to both Bruny Island & Federation Peak.
Had a clear windless day to enjoy the walk that is a bit difficult in the middle section climbing the first of the inclines. The track is clear marked with orange triangle markers except for the last scrabble up to the very top. Look for cairns built by previous walkers & try to walk towards them as it is the best track. There is a registration book in the info building & I suggest filling it out as weather here can change quickly. Couple of 60+ year olds completed in 4 hours taking in the side tracks to the lakes.

Cheryl on 6 Feb, 2018

The weather turned nasty once up on the plateau. Only two of us decided to go for the summit in freezing conditions, with ice hitting us on the face and strong winds. I'm so glad there is an open shelter on the top, so we got some rest from the hammering. Lower down on the descent the snow and ice turned to water and mud. The boardwalk made an easy return to the car. Nice place, I'll be back when the weather forecast is more friendly.

Anonymous on 12 Apr, 2016

Started out beautiful fine day but the forecast was a change was coming through. It snowed lightly on the top , be prepared for changes in weather. Beautiful walk.

KBM on Dec, 2006


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