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Mount Duncan

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Track Briefs

25000:1 MAP: Riana 4043
Start (Lat/Long): S41 11.8656 E146 01.6246
Distance: unknown
Time required: 90 minutes return
Degree of difficulty: Medium
Elevation Gained: 680m
Track Type: Forestry Tas. Maintained Track
Vehicle Required: 2WD

Description

Looking East from Mt. Duncan

Mount Duncan is the highest peak in the Dial Range. The summit of Mount Duncan affords good views of Ulversone, Devonport, Table Cape, Mt. Roland and Black Bluff, exceptional rewards for such a short walk.

The track starts from the Mt. Duncan carpark in this Forestry Tasmania managed area. To access the start of the walk, simply follow Ironcliffe Road from Penguin past the Ferndene Reserve picnic area until it becomes a dirt track ( Hales Rd ). You'll pass Forestry Tas. signs on your way in, as well as a map of the area off the right of the road not long after the dirt section of the road begins. The beginning of the walk is signposted. The walk is reasonably steep in the later sections, and the same sections can be slippery. Access to the western rocky outcrop is via a rope, care needs to be taken here.

This walk can also be started from the Mount Gnomon Carpark, this would make it a significantly longer walk (4 hrs return). The walk is also available as a side-trip on the Penguin-Cradle Trail.

  • reccomended publications from Penguin visitors information centre
    • Dial Range Recreation and Management map ($4)
    • Dial Range Walks - Northwest Walking Club (free)

External Links

North West Walking Club - Penguin Cradle Trail Website

Forestry Tasmania - Dial Range
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