Saint Valentines Peak

Tasmania
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A nice walk preferably on a good weather day. The wind was blowing pretty hard on the summit the day I climbed. Well worth the views. Saw an echidna at the summit. The peak is approx 1100 meters and it stands alone so the views are very nice.

Lookouts
Dogs Permitted

Getting there

From Burnie take Mount Road to Ridgley and continue a further 15 km to the junction with Upper Natone Road. Turn left here and drive another 1.7 km before turning right onto Kara road for another 6 km. just before you reach the gates of the mining side turn left onto s small road towards the car park which is the end of the road.

Maps

Hellyer or Inglis. Scale: 1:100 000

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Permits/Costs

Didnt cost me a cent.

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Comments

St Valentines Peak for Valentines Day - we appeared to be the only ones who saw the novelty in that, didn't see a single soul on the walk. Was very misty and windy but despite that it was a very enjoyable walk. River crossing early on - can be negotiated relatively easily without wetting your shoes. But our dry clothes didn't last because of the overhanging vegetation on either side of the track. Being quite a misty day everything was wet and it is impossible to do this walk without brushing past a lot of wet bushes. The track is very easy to follow, even in low visibility. Towards the top it gets quite exposed and there is some light scrambling but nothing to extreme. Saw an echidna and one little whip snake.

Vonsnrub on 14 Feb, 2020

Quite steep but so worth the effort, amazing views (on a clear day)

Tina on 26 Jun, 2019

Very cold wet and windy, the conditions made the climb a little harder

StuB on 8 Apr, 2019

Really good walk, abit more than 4 hours. Steep at the top. So many snakes 😩

Laura on 19 Mar, 2019

This walk is quite steep in areas and probably not passable in winter as you need to cross a river with no bridge, it’s only shallow though and you can rock hop it but winter would be very different. It was warm on the way up and down the mountain but the peak was very windy and quite chilly so be sure to take an extra jumper, even on a very warm day.
The views are magical. 360 degrees. Worth the walk.

Maria Z on 11 Mar, 2018

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