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Herringback

Easy climb on 4WD tracks to a good view of the Huon Valley, Wellington Range and more distant peaks.

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Features

Views.

Difficulty

Easy

Distance

Altitude

Climb/Fall

Time

Gear Code

4km

450m - 758m

300m/300m

2hrs

B

Access from

Lower Longley

Distance from
Lower Longley/Hobart/Huonville

3/ - /

Road Directions

The walk is accessed from Vinces Saddle, the high-point of the highway from Kingston to Huonville. Approaching from Kingston, take Vinces Saddle Rd as it leaves the highway to the left. A few hundred metres down this road, it intersects with Krauses Rd. Take the right turn to continue along Vinces Saddle Rd, which zig-zags steeply up the hill. It passes through a farm, and then descends again, before climbing slightly to an intersection with Halls Track. Turn sharp right into Halls Track, and then almost immediately on the left is found a locked gate. The track starts here, park opposite the gate.

Road Types

Dirt roads from Vinces Saddle, some very narrow and slippery, with steep hairpin corners.

Description

Climb over the gate. This is private property, but walkers are welcome as long as they respect the place. The road is used to service the Telstra/Optus installations at the summit.

The road climbs moderately until it flattens out at a new timber plantation. After a flatter part of the walk, the track climbs steeply up the side of Herringback to a hairpin bend, then very steeply to the summit. Follow the track to the Telstra compound on the northwest end of the hilltop, then wander around to the right of this fenced area. The best views are from this point.

Safety

Few concerns. The road is quite slippery when descending the highest part.

Maps

Huonville (5023) 1:25,000; Longley (5024) 1:25,000 useful for the road start.

Facilities

Nil

Nearby items of interest

None

History

None available

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