Quamby Bluff is a smaller lone peak on the edge of the Great Western Ranges of Tasmania. Standing at 1,227m above sea level, it offers the opportunity to scale a peak without having to camp overnight or hike for days.


  • Crossing vast scree slopes
  • Panoramic views
  • Old growth myrtle forests
  • Able to take dogs on lead
  • Snow in winter

Going Up Quamby Bluff

The starting point of the hike is on the Lakes Hwy and has a small parking area. From here, it’s all up!

As you begin to ascend the mountain you make your way through various levels of flora until reaching a large scree slope visible from the starting point, the scree slope is the first major challenge as you begin to rock-hop your way up the mountain.

After crossing the exposed scree slope, it’s back once again into the depths of old growth myrtle forest for the rest of the journey.

Once at the top the walk levels out before reaching the marker for the highest point of the Bluff, it is from here you would normally have a great view (some say even all the way to Cradle Mountain) but only caught small glimpses between the rising cloud…

But that’s part and parcel of climbing mountains!

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Quamby Bluff Tasmania Mountain ISAAC CREBERT

Essential Gear

  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • All weather gear, as weather can change quickly on peaks
  • Food and water

How To Get There

The starting point is 72km or 58mins from Launceston CBD via the Bass Hwy & Highlands Lake Rd.

This route will take you through the small town of Deloraine with plenty of places to stop for coffee or food.


Skill Level


Distance Covered/Time Taken/Elevation Gain

7km return/4-5 hrs/502m elevation

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