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South West National Park Text Description

The grades shown apply to the South West only, walkers from other places often regard the 'easy' walks as medium or medium/hard. Grades are always relative in the area. If you find the easy walks difficult then avoid the medium and hard walks in this park. They are physically very demanding and first time visitors often regard them as 'desperate' in standard. As an example, most walkers regard Federation Peak and the Western Arthurs as hard but they are easier than the tougher off-track walks.

Walk

Length

Days Required
Standard
South Coast Track

82 km

5 to 9 days
Easy, all tracks
Port Davey Track

63 km

3 to 5 days
Easy, all tracks
Huon & Arthur Plains Track

45 km

2 to 3 days
Easy, all tracks
Picton Circuit from the east  

3 to 4 days
Medium, tracks & route
Mt Bobs  

3 to 4 days
Medium, rough tracks
Cape Sorrell to Hibbs Lagoon (part of West Coast)

51km

4 to 6 days
Medium, no tracks
Precipitous Bluff & Southern Ranges

75 or 95 km

8 to 12 days
Medium/Hard, route, finish on South Coast Track
South West Cape

68 km

6 to 9 days
Easy/Medium, rough tracks
Mt Anne

26 km

2 to 4 days
Medium, rough tracks
Frankland Range

53km

7 to 11 days
Medium/Hard, few tracks
White Monolith Range  

5 to 7 days
Medium/Hard, scrubby, no tracks
Western Arthur Range

70 km

7 to 11 days
Medium, rough tracks
Federation Peak

42 to 90 km

5 to 9 days
Medium, rough tracks, 2 main approaches
West Coast

165 km

26 to 30 days
Hard, no tracks, some scrub, many rocks
Vanishing Falls  

12 to 16 days
Hard, scrubby, few tracks
Old River to Federation Peak  

10 to 14 days
Hard, scrubby, no tracks

Shorter trips are possible to some of these walks. There are many other walks that are possible but the above are the major recognised trips.

Detailed track notes to many of the above walks are available in -

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Last updated : December 8th 2015