Hartz Mountains National Park, Huonville
(4.7/5 based on 65+ reviews on the web)
A spectacularly rocky, craggy expanse of land in the southern reaches of Tasmania, Hartz Mountains National Park has the power to enchant with its almost otherworldly appearance. The area boasts richness in plant and animal life, with the park’s lush vegetation--mostly eucalypt forest and rainforest--serving as home to indigenous species like wallabies, possums, echidnas, and platypuses. Named after the Harz Mountains in Germany, the area was made a National Park in 1939. Add Hartz Mountains National Park and other attractions to your Huonville trip itinerary using our Huonville tour planner.
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  • This National Park seems that it is little visited. It is located relatively close to Hobart, but like many other places, it can only be carried with vehicle. There is no public transportation nearby. Different walks are pleasant and quiet, except for Hartz Peak, the rest are on relatively flat terrain. This is a great Park to enjoy several lakes and lagoons. With a little luck you can see a Platypus. Apparently gets very hot in the summer and here much of the walk of makes on swampy ground without many large trees. It is best to be good protection against the Sun and light jacket (at least in the spring). In winter the walk is complicated by the snow. Taking advantage of Tahuna is close, both can be made the same day. From Hartz Peak there is a nice view of the mountains, several lakes, the Huon River and the sea. Up should have patience and reasonable physical condition.
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  • Love everything about this mountain. It can be a summer beauty with views of waterfalls. Or it can be a winter wonderland depending on the season. Especially beautiful in the snow when u can take the ...  more »
  • Sign postings regarding return time of walk were accurate even with time at the location to take pics. The information boards were interesting and the scenery was awesome! We went to the lake too. It ...  more »
  • All stories about changeable weather are true... but the 5 minutes of good weather makes it's all worth it
  • Final 10k of access road is unsealed but we made it fine in a Camry. Good car park, toilets and a few information boards at the foot of the trails. You need to buy a permit in town before you drive there and display on your dash. I didn't see any sign warning about this until you're almost there and there was no way o was turning back! $50 fine if you get caught without a permit. Trails are very well marked and 90% board walk.
  • Quite spectacular place and plenty of wildlife. Good hiking.
  • Difficult to access but good place.
  • Great place