Mount Anne Circuit in Tasmania is a very hard, but also very rewarding walk. It is only suitable for very experienced and well equipped walkers that are self-sufficient. The walk starts from Scotts Peak Road and takes in many of the peaks in the area, Mount Anne ( the highest peak in Southwest National Park) being the main one. To make this walk a circuit you either walk or drive along Scotts Peak Road to the start of the walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Palawa people, Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Warning This journey requires significant bushwalking experience, specialised equipment and navigation skills. Please ensure you and your group well prepared and equiped for this journey.
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
After another 50 m come to the "High Camp Memorial Hut" (5 m on your right).
After another 490 m pass the "Mount Eliza" (20 m on your right).
After another 770 m pass the "Eliza Bluff" (50 m on your right).
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. Side trip to the top of Mount Anne. To start this optional side trip veer left here. On returning from this side trip veer left when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 1.5 km (at the intersection of Mount Anne Circuit (Mount Anne to Lake Judd) & Mount Anne) turn right, to head along Mount Anne Circuit (Mount Anne to Lake Judd).
After another 460 m come to the "Shelf Camp" (on your left).
After another 1.7 km pass the "Lightning Ridge" (15 m on your left).
After another 7.7 km (at the intersection of Lake Judd & Mount Anne Circuit (Mount Anne to Lake Judd)) veer left, to head along Lake Judd.
After another 6.1 km come to the end.
Side trip to the top of Mount Anne.
Directions & comments
At the intersection of Mount Anne & Mount Anne Circuit (Mount Anne to Lake Judd) Start heading along Mount Anne (a walking track).
After 950 m pass the "Mount Anne" (10 m on your right).
After another 5 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 960 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Mount Anne Circuit
3 days to 5 days
Quality of track
Rough unclear track (5/6)
Very steep and difficult rock scrambles (5/6)
Minimal directional signs (4/6)
No facilities provided (5/6)
High level of bushwalking experience recommended (5/6)
Forecasted & unexpected severe weather likely to have an impact on your navigation and safety (5/6)