Day Hike to the Mount Donaldson Summit, West Tasmania
In the remote west Tasmania Tarkine rain forest lays Mount Donaldson.
Hiking to the Mount Donaldson summit provides panoramic views of burned Euculyptus forest beside the rain forest, the beach, mountain ranges and the Pieman river.
This day hike to the summit and returning to the car park is about 7kms, taking around 3 hours to complete.
When exiting the forest, the trees drop away and you’re left with nothing but small plants and good views. It’s about another hours walk to the Mount Donaldson summit along a zig zagging track.
We happened to come here while there was smoke haze from the bush fires, which gave this place it’s a new element, making this place a bit creepy at times or for a better word, it was majestic..
From here, it was an easy one hour hike back to the Savage River car park.