Mt Roland


Located near Sheffield, on the edge of the Great Western Tiers region of Tasmania. Looks quite ominous as you approach from Sheffield with its many sheer cliffs. A good day walk that is easy to follow, with a large portion of the walk done across the plateau along to the summit. The path has branches off to the other mountains near by (Mt Van Dyke, Mt Claude), but the Mt Roland track is much better maintained.

Scrambling or Climbing
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

From Claude Rd, take O'Neills Rd. Follow until reach clearly marked parking area & start of walk. 


Can see track on google maps:

Interactive topographical map [AllTrails]
Fossey Mountains 1:50000 Topographic Map – TasMap
Cethana 1:25000 Topographic/Cadastral Map – TasMap – older map

Route/Trail notes

From car park follow easy path as it starts to ascend. Take left path at junction (other path is steep and heads to mount van dyke/ mt claude). This path continues to rise along a rough 4WD track for quite a while. Eventually path changes into easily followed trail and you start to encounter steps up to the plateau. You reach a junction that is clearly marked, turn left here and follow along the plateau, which is fairly easy and flat/ slightly rising. Mt Roland summit is among the rocks (no signage just a small radio tower).



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Started climb from Gowerie Caravan park. The first section of the climb is on a good 4 track approx 1 he or so then as you cross O Neill creek the climb is steep on a easy to follow path for approx 800 meters then left onto a board walk approx 1k long. From here the path is stone underfoot with a continuous slight climb. When you get to the saddle turn left for approx 60 meters and then a short rock climb approx 15 meters. Views are amazing. I would not class this climb as hard but moderate provided you are reasonable fit and wearing good boots and hiking stick for the uneven stone section. My age 68.

Thomas Hyland on 4 Mar, 2020

The assent for the first two hours was surprisingly dampening on the spirit. But the last 1.5 hours to the summit and the climb over the rocks to the top were very enjoyable.
Coming back the last two hours were similar to the first but not as gruelling - my knees got the deep heat treatment upon return home and got better.

Dimitrios Darios on 23 Nov, 2019

just did the short walk straight up and down. Excellent view from the top well worth the climb

StuB on 10 Apr, 2019

Went from Kings rd. Very steep and rocky. Lots of scrambling involved. As there are lots of sheer drop offs, this walk isn't for the faint hearted. Beautiful views from the top. Highly recommended.

0zzyDave1234 on 20 Sep, 2018

Very enjoyable a little steep in places.
First walk for years so any reasonably fit person can manage.
Bit disappointed the cloud didn’t clear until I was halfway back down.
Always the way.🤗
I started and returned O’Niels Road.
A younger couple did it from Kings Road. Quite hard very steep.
Can definitely recommend.

Beginning at 53 on 27 Jan, 2018

Great track, starts off easy, then between 4-7kms up she is a bit tougher.

Bryan W on 25 Mar, 2017


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