Ironstone Mountain

Tasmania
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Challenging track with steep sections , scrambling over boulders and crossing the Western Creek waterfall makes for a very fun hike. Do NOT attempt this one if you are unfit, inexperienced or ill-prepared. This is for the more serious of hikers/walkers.

Waterfalls
Scrambling or Climbing
Navigation Required
Rainforest
No Swamp or Wetland
1443m
Maximum Elevation
550m
Total Climb

Getting there

From Western Creek head for Westrope Road ( your Sat Nav will locate this unsealed rd) . Follow through the state forest till you see the signs indicated to take road on the left,  a steep rooad will lead you to the car park.  Sign is then easy to spot to mark the start of the track.

Maps

Tasmap , Topo map Mersey & Tasmap , Topomap Lake McKenzie

Route/Trail notes

The first 1km of the track is steep , rough and plenty of boulders to scramble over. This lead to Western Creek waterfall which is tricky to cross ( steel rope attached to aid but take care one wrong slip and it's down the fall you go ) follow track to the top. There it becomes a plateau, you wil walk past Whitley's Hut to the saddle below Mt ironstone where the track ends.

Permits/Costs

Tasmania does have some charges for some parks ( I head a 2 month park pass allowing me to access various but do check ) 

Other References

Just Google Ironstone and you will find a few blogs from people whom have pics and maps on their website

Comments

Challenging track , do take note of the red tree markers and pink ribbons as track itself is faint. Steep , lots of boulders to scramble over and wet waterfall to cross....ensure you bring your gaiters. Worthwhile hike to do when in Deloriane area !

J on 1 Oct, 2017

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