Minister for Parks

Mount Anne Circuit and Lake Judd Track to reopen 13 December

6 December 2021

The multi-day Mount Anne Circuit and the day walks to Lake Judd, Mount Eliza and Mount Anne will all reopen on 13 December following works to repair extensive damage from the 2018-19 bushfires.

Contractors and Parks and Wildlife Staff have been working hard to rebuild more than 11km of hardened track, 4000 steps, 20 bridges and a toilet block on the challenging 34 km Mount Anne Circuit since early 2020.

This $3.5 million project was funded through the Community Recovery Fund and importantly was completed utilising Tasmanian contractors and locally-sourced materials.

I would like to thank all those who have worked so hard to reopen this stunning wilderness track in time for the upcoming holiday season, including PWS staff, contractors and specialists.

I’d also like to acknowledge Hobart’s Hilary Wallace and her late husband Allan whose support through Wildcare’s Wild Bushwalking Tracks fund has added more than a kilometre of timber-planking, tent platforms and a new toilet at Lonely Tarns, as well as a new toilet at Shelf Camp.

Anyone planning to undertake the multi-day walk of the Mount Anne Circuit, staying at Shelf Camp and Lonely Tarns, is asked to register their walk via the free online registration system.

The walker registration system was introduced by PWS to manage daily departures and to reduce the potential for long-term damage to remote bushwalking environments.

The daily departure cap for those wanting to camp at Shelf Camp and Lonely Tarns is 12, with toilets now provided at both locations as well as tent platforms at Lonely Tarns.

Overnight walker registration for camping at Shelf Camp and Lonely Tarns opened today.

The Mount Anne Circuit is an alpine walk suited to experienced walkers who are prepared for the ever-changing conditions.

Walkers are encouraged to read the Safe Walking Guidelines, the Walk Safely video, the Hypothermia Safety video and use the Walker Pack checklist, available at: https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/know-before-you-go/safety-in-parks

To register your walk, please visit the EventBrite website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/mt-anne-shelf-camp-lonely-tarns-circuit-walker-registration-tickets-189386097917