Mount Anne Circuit

Mount Anne Circuit information and booking

from
$1520
  • Duration
    5 days
    Days
  • Group size
    4-6
    Persons
  • Difficulty
    Challenging
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 5 day trip
  • 5 days trekking with a full pack
  • 4 nights camping
Equipment Required
Tasmanian Expeditions has a specialist gear list available that details what clothing and equipment is required for each of our Tasmanian adventures. The gear list is specific to the type of tour you will be joining us on and it provides a clear description of what is included in the tour cost, what items are available for hire and what you will need to bring with you. Brand recommendations and the individual weight of the gear provided is also included.

Highlights

  • Summit Mt Anne (1425m)
  • Spectacular ridge walking
  • High altitude glacial lakes
  • Endemic sub-alpine flora
  • Extraordinary side trips to high peaks

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

Located in the remote south west of Tasmania the Mount Anne Circuit presents one of the world's great bushwalking challenges. Combining all of our favorite aspects of a south west wilderness epic: a spectacular objective, sub alpine crags and exposed scrambles, deep forests and idyllic lakes. Our five day itinerary allows us enough time to do a complete circuit with extra time for side trips and in case of delays due to bad weather. Starting at Scott's Peak Road Car Park at Condominium Creek we trek via Mt Anne, the Lonely Tarns, Lake Judd crossing and the Anne River to complete the circuit at Red Tape Creek. This is an extremely demanding unsupported bushwalk subject to some of Tasmania's worst weather. The Mount Anne Circuit is open to people with previous unsupported pack carrying bushwalking experience with a high level of fitness and confidence in difficult geographical and weather situations. Please contact our office to discuss your suitability for this tour.

What's included

  • 2 professional wilderness guides
  • 4 nights camping
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 4 dinners
  • Transport by private minibus
  • National park fees
  • Tent & inflatable sleeping mat
  • Group camping equipment including all cooking & eating equipment
  • Emergency communications & group first aid kit

Itinerary

Day 1 Hobart to Trailhead, then trek to High Camp Hut
This morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Hobart by your guides as per the time arranged at your pre-departure briefing. You will be transferred to the south west of Tasmania by private minibus with a morning tea break along the way. The drive to the Mount Anne Circuit Trailhead should take approximately 3 hours. We begin the steep ascent onto the spur leading us up to High Camp Hut beneath Mt Eliza and its associated plateau. The views gained on this ascent are spectacular and give us a taste of what is to come once trekking amongst the heights of Mt Anne, Mt Sarah Jane and Mt Lot. The alpine herb fields and endemic cushion plant communities provide a unique backdrop to the awesome water masses of Lake Pedder and Lake Gordon with the might of the Western Arthur's looming in the backdrop.
Day 2 High Camp Hut to Shelf Camp via Eliza Plateau
Today our trek takes us higher onto the mountain massif via tricky boulder fields and straight forward walking across the top plateau between Mt Anne and My Eliza. We drop out full packs at a junction and attempt the summit of Mt Anne (1425m) before descending down to our spectacular Shelf Camp.
Day 3 Contingency Day – Summit Mt Anne and explore surrounds
Today we utilse the day to either summit the surrounding peaks including Mt Anne itself and Eves Peak. We camp at Shelf Camp or continue to the Judds Charm Campsite. A possible side trip would be to summit Eves Peak on this day.
Day 4 Shelf Camp to Lonely Tarns/Judd's Charm campsite
Today's trek starts off in a spectacular fashion with the negotiating of the Notch. The approach to the Notch is along a razor sharp ridge, with the half way stop providing awe-inspiring views of Lake Judd, The Western Arthur's, Federation Peak and even as far as Precipitous Bluff. We will sidle along the north face of Mt Lot, summit the mountain and then begin he slow and exposed climb down along Lightning Ridge to our campsite for the night. For the extra keen a side-trip up Lots Wife can be arranged in the afternoon.
Day 5 Descend to the Red Tape Creek trail finish
This is a long days walk when influenced by wet weather conditions. The Anne River plains can provide us with some interesting sedge plant soil adventures and the track off the Sarah Jane plateau is dominated by heavy scrub. After arriving at the car park we transfer to Hobart and aim to arrive at approximately 5pm.