Mount Misery Track

Beginning from the impressive tall tree rainforest above the Huon Bush Retreats in Ranelagh, the 8.6km return Mount Misery Track climbs 280m through dry sclerophyll forest before reaching Mount Misery’s lovely sub-alpine heathland plateau and ‘Flat Rock’. From here you can enjoy spectacular 360 degree views towards Bruny Island and the Southwest World Heritage area. From Flat Rock it is a further three quarters of an hour along the plateau to the top of Mount Misery.

This track zig zags through the sometimes steep terrain. Most people with a moderate level of fitness will complete this walk in around 3-4 hours including breaks.

The Mount Misery Track is a privately maintained track located within the Huon Bush Retreats. Visitors are welcome and asked to please donate. Any donations received go towards maintaining the track.


Distance: 8.6km return

Suggested Time: 3-4 hours

Difficulty: Grade 3. Some bushwalking experience recommended.

Facilities: Picnic area and toilets (part of Huon Bush Retreats)

Access: 2WD accessible, however may only be accessible by 4WD in extreme weather.


Getting there:

From Ranelagh, head along Agnes Street for 2.6km, before turning right onto Browns Road. Browns Road is a steep gravel road and care must be taken when driving. The Mount Misery trail begins from the road’s end 3km further at the Huon Bush Retreats picnic area.


Plan ahead

Tasmania’s remote areas are beautiful however weather and track conditions can change suddenly. Mobile reception in many of these areas can be limited or non existent. These tracks are not Council owned or maintained.

Be prepared for the walk or activity. Plan ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.

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Mount Misery Track

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