The Old Telegraph Hill walk is a short 30-minute introduction to the stunning rainforests the Tarkine Area is known for. Starting opposite the Corinna pub, the signposted 1.5km walk begins behind the Great Western Cottage.
The walk is boardwalked for the first 50m, leading to a burrowing crayfish observation area. From here, the trail leaves the boardwalk and quickly climbs uphill 100m via a muddy and overgrown bush track. Navigation can be tricky at times due to the intrusive nature of the lush rainforest canopy blocking out natural light.
Beautiful myrtles and leatherwood trees, surrounded by blechlnum ferns guide your way to the top of the hill. There is no view from the summit. The walk returns via the same route.
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|This route includes a ferry Trip.
From Queenstown (3 hours north-west of Hobart) head 86km north on A10 to Zeehan. Once in Zeehan continue through the town on Main Street/Heemskirk Road. 38km past Zeehan, take the left turn onto Corinna Road. Follow this road for 12km before reaching the Fat Man Barge to Corinna. Barge Access is available between 9 am – 7 pm, more information can be found here.
Once over the Pieman River in Corinna, the Old Telegraph Hill walk begins from behind Great Western cottage 100m from the barge.