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Ducane Range, Tasmania

Listed under Walking in Tasmania, Australia.

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Most people interested in walking will know of the Overland Track, Australia's most popular long distance trail. This wonderful walk can be wall-to-wall people during the 'walking season' from November to April (you need to book in to walk the track during this time), but it is fairly easy to get off the track and away from the crowds.

Probably the most popular side trip is into the Labyrinth, a remarkable area of alpine lakes surrounded by forests of pencil pine, deciduous beech and snow gum. From here, Mt Geryon is a popular 'scramble' peak that offers non technical climbing onto the north peak and spectacular views. There are a range of craggy peaks to explore in this area, focussed on the Ducane Range. Perhaps the best is the two day traverse from the Ducane Range, and across Mount Massif to Castle Crag and then to the Overland Track. This is all above treeline, off track and is mostly covered in boulder fields. Walkers need to be experienced and fit to tackle this, but it will get you out into some fantastic country.

Written by  Cam Walker.

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