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Alum Cliffs Bushwalk Tasmania

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The Alum Cliffs Bushwalk is a relatively wasy walk to a forest lookout located high above the Mersey River; which flows beneath the Alum Cliffs. This walk starts from a small area located app. 2 kilometres from the main road that travels through through Mole Creek. The track is well marked through a strip of stringy bark forest which is being revegetated. You then up a small hill to a clearing with a large wooden sculpture celebrating the geological diversity of the region.

You will then cross the clearing and walk along a ridgeline through dry schlerophyll forest until you reach a viewing platform. There is a diversity of vegetation on this track, and lots of wildflowers canbe seen all year round. The view from the platform is breathtaking.

It is recommended that you combine this walk with a visit to the spectacular Mole Creek Caves.

Turn off Mole Creek Road (B12) east of the town of Mole Creek. The turnoff is well signed, follow the signs to the carpark.

Alum Cliffs Bushwalk at a glance:

  • Steep vertical cliffs
  • Please ensure small children are closely supervised.
  • Relatively easy walk; app. 50 minutes return
  • No camping
  • Just over 1-hour drive from Launceston or 40 minutes from Devonport
  • No pets, firearms or bicycles
  • Walk is relatively easy
  • Track is generally dry underfoot, some gentle uphill sections

The closet accommodation to the Alum Cliffs Bushwalk is in Mole Creek; the closest facilities are located in Chudleigh or Mole Creek

Bushwalk Details

duration of walk
40-50 minutes return
Registration not required
disabled access
Not Suitable
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Food water, camera
Not required
do not bring
Pets, firearms, bikes
No Public Transport
food available
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Alum Cliffs

Travel via Deloraine or Sheffield to reach the start of the walk. The Alum Cliffs track is reached, via a signed loop road, from road B12 between the townships of Mole Creek and Chudleigh.

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Alum Cliffs were a place of social & spiritual significance and importance to Aborigines because of the ochre to be found in that area.

Tribes travelled to Alum Cliffs to obtain this prized material; this being a sacred celebration place.

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