Alum Cliffs Track Kingston Beach / Taroona, Kingborough

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Issued 4.20pm, Mon 5 Dec 2016
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Distance

6.0km

Experience

Coastal

Description

The route followed by today’s Alum Cliff Track has long been a coastal path used by local people. In 1988 it was formally developed as part of Australia’s Bicentinal celebrations. In more recent years, The track, which climbs from Tyndall Beach (adjacent Kingston Beach) through coastal blue gum forest with tall silver banksias. The track then winds up through silver peppermint bushland, dips into a glorious fern-filled gully, before rising again onto headlands for commanding views over Storm Bay and the Derwent Estuary. A new start to the track without steps has now been constructed above Tyndall Beach to make the track accessible to more users.

The track provides a 6km return trip and the beginning of the track provides cafés, toilets and parking. This track connects with the Brickfields Track and also can be linked with Boronia Beach Track via a short stroll along Kingston Beach.

User groups Suggested time Difficulty
Walking Under 2 hours
Moderate
Dogs allowed on lead Under 2 hours
Moderate

Facilities

Toilets  Parking  Drinking water  Picnic  Lookout  Cafe/refreshments/shop

Restrictions

No bikes  No horses

Safety precautions

Danger - cliff face 

Due to the track being narrow and with steep edges in places, care is required at some locations, especially with small children.

Map

Photos

  • Alum Cliffs Track 8
  • Alum Cliffs Track 2
  • Alum Cliffs Track 3
  • Alum Cliffs Track 4
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  • Alum Cliffs Track 6
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  • Alum Cliffs Track 9
  • Alum Cliffs Track 10

Elevation profile (m)

Getting there

Alum Cliffs Track begins at the northern end of Kingston Beach. There are multiple entrances along the route at Tyndall Rd, Harpers Rd, Taronga Rd. Metro bus stop is 100m south of the intersection of Taronga Rd and Channel Highway.

This track is managed by the Kingborough Council

If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Kingborough Council by phone on 03 6211 8200 or by email to kc@kingborough.tas.gov.au For urgent communications please contact us by phone.