Mt amos at freycinet – SAT. 27TH FEBRUARY 2021
Mt Amos is one of the spectacular Hazards peaks at Tasmania’s beautiful and world-renowned Freycinet National Park. The walk offers spectacular views to Wineglass Bay and beyond. Bring a camera! One website describes the walk as “short, demanding and extremely entertaining.” Hopefully, the entertainment will come from the good company you might expect on this walk. There are some steep and somewhat slippery rock faces to traverse, but reasonably fit walkers, including energetic but not very small children, should be able to manage. Please note that if bringing a car, you will need a valid Parks Tasmania pass.
From the Wineglass Bay car park, the track heads east, rising gently over 1 km before turning generally south and climbing much more steeply up a rocky ridge. Care is needed to follow the route, which passes up some large granite rock faces which can be very slippery when wet. 300 metres altitude is gained over the next 1 km, with spectacular views most of the way up. The final approach levels out somewhat, to reach the summit of Mt. Amos, 454 metres, 2.3 km walk from car park. The views are considered the best in the Freycinet area, and well worth the effort!
Meeting Times and Places:
If you are interested in going on this walk, please phone your walk leader, Miranda Gracie, ph. 0458 175 703 to book in. The departure time is 8:00 am from the Door of Hope Church car park, Launceston. If you would like to arrange to meet the group elsewhere, please arrange with the leader, and please be at any meeting place 5 minutes ahead of the listed time. The leader should always be notified of any other people you intend to bring along, and you should always contact the walk leader if intending to participate in a particular Boots N’ All walk.
To access this area from northern Tasmania: From Launceston, follow the southern outlet and Midland Highway for 70 km to Campbell Town and continue across the Red Bridge to the junction of the Lake Leake Highway (B34) near the southern outskirts of the town. Turn left and follow B34 for 60 km right through to the Tasman Highway (A3) junction. Turn left and head north and then north-east along the Tasman Highway 22 km to reach the Coles Bay Road (C302). Follow Coles Bay Rd for 26 km to reach Coles Bay, and continue through to the Freycinet car park, a further 5 km. Total distance 180 km, and allow 2 hours 10 minutes drive time.
The following codes [from our 2021 walks calendar] apply:
S Steep incline for at least part of the way
D Drive distance requires early departure
Please take note of the weather forecast on the day. Make sure you bring drinking water – we suggest 1 litre per person. Walkers are advised to wear sturdy boots or strong, high sided sneakers. You should always carry wet weather gear as well as warm clothing in case of sudden weather changes.
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Map details and references:
For Mt Amos, 1:100000 map is Freycinet (Tasmap 8513) and 1:25000 map is Coles Bay (TasMap 6033)
Short ref. 073322
Zone Easting Northing Latitude Longitude
55G 6 07 370 53 32 340 -42.15371 148.29958
Mt Amos is worth 1 peakbagger point. For listing of peakbagger points, see the Hobart Walking Club Peakbagger’s Guide (2000 revision) which can be found and downloaded (as an Excel spreadsheet) from http://tastracks.webs.com/peakbaggers.htm The same web page contains several other listings of Tasmanian peaks.
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