MT WEDGE DAY TOUR
Grade: T3 – You will experience marked but often-indistinct tracks, in very remote and wild areas. These challenging walks need a high level of fitness and some hiking experience.
A striking mountain, deep in Tasmania’s Southwest
Mt Wedge is a striking mountain, deep in Tasmania’s southwest showing magnificent views of Lake Pedder, Lake Gordon and the surrounding southwest wilderness.
Mt Wedge (1147m), just over two hours from Hobart, is reached after travelling first through the scenic Derwent Valley and then the bleak and forbidding southwest landscape beyond the timber community of Maydena.
We reach the peak after ascending through a magnificent, pristine rain forest and then sub-alpine belt of pandanis, scoparia and heaths, before reaching the dolerite-boulder strewn gully which provides final access to the small summit plateau. The views from the top are sensational – the whole panorama of the southwest is before you, from the lakes below to Frenchmans Cap, the “ice-chewed” Arthur Range and Mt Anne, and even glimpses of the Southern Ocean beyond.
On the return trip, if there is time, we will make a brief side-trip to the “Creepy Crawly” nature walk on Scotts Peak road for another unique southwest experience before our return to Hobart.