Safari's sexy adventures over on the far North East Coast during the frigid months of Tasmania's extended Winter season always include this whopping chunk of rounded granite. .
Mt Cameron ticks all the boxes for those that get off on solitude, dry sclerophyll forest tracks, loads of lumpy boulders and banging views.
Last year I took my old-as-fuck dog, Penny to the area. The idea was to give her a brief sniff and wander up the first few hundred metres of the main path- she had other ideas and ran off chasing the trail and smashed it to the summit like a complete savage.
Right on Penny!
Map sourced from Google Maps.
From Launceston; get yourself to Bridport and head East on the B82 (Waterhouse Road) which can be a sketchy narrow piece of shit road. Take care.
After 50 kilometres look out for Old Port Road on the right. Photo below.
From Gladstone: head West on Waterhouse Road for 10.5 kilometres. Old Port Road will be on your left. Photo below.
Head up the forestry road on your left for 3 kilometres to the walking track start at a locked red gate. 2WD access on these roads is fine.
Map sourced from www.hikinginsetasmanianblogspot.com. I didn't have a map and this is the best I could hunt down to show the general path taken. Plus this blog post from 2014 was a great help regarding logistics. A much recommended website!
Safari Track Rating:
The main track is well marked and there is no need to roll past the Scottsdale High School Field Study Centre anymore as the track bypasses it now.
I recommend checking out the Douglas Lookout and the Maze. Take your time, have a wander.
I returned a few weeks later and camped out on a bluff on a Saturday evening. No people, no noise. Blissful wild surroundings.