Today’s throwback is from one of my top highlights from our Sun, Sand and Waves road trip – scrambling up Mount Amos for breathtaking views of the stunning Wineglass Bay. It was one of our last days in Tasmania and I think we specifically made our way to Freycinet National Park just so we could explore Mount Amos.
The hiking crew aka Rachel, my bro and I left super early in the morning to climb up Mount Amos. It is only a 4 km track but took us just under the suggested 3 hours to complete because of all of the steep and slippery surfaces.
Scrambling up rocks to an absolutely breathtaking view… I mean that literally – it was sooooo windy at the top that you almost fall over just standing still against the wind!!!!
Parts of the way up it felt like it was blowing us up the hill, not so helpful on the way down though. We spent about 30 minutes at the top for a break, then we made our way down – half of which I spent going down by crab walking and sliding on my backside because my shoes didn’t have the most amazing grip. I managed to slide awkwardly down a hill and graze my ankle as well as lose my hat but it was definitely worth it!
Mount Amos walk to views for Wineglass Bay
- Location: Mount Amos Track, Freycinet TAS 7215.
- Cost: Note there is a fee for entrance to the national park, do some research and look for the best pass for your trip.
- Parking: There is only very limited parking at the main carpark for the Mt Amos trail. We got there early in the morning and even then still parking was tricky.
- Walk Summary: 3 hour walk for approximately 4km. The first section is relatively easy with steps and then the gradient quickly increases. There are some part where you need to scramble up the rocks.
- Extra: Its super windy, so hold onto your hats. I would avoid this walk if it was wet or raining (very slippery!).