Take a bus or drive your car to the start of the track at Cartwright Reserve, Sandy Bay Road or at the other end at the Signal Station, Mount Nelson.
A steady uphill climb, first along a sheltered gully and then through open forest, is rewarded by great views from the historic Mt Nelson Signal Station.
The first half of the track follows Cartwright Creek. After leaving the creek the track passes through drier forest where orchids, common heath, flag iris and other wildflowers bloom in Spring. Just before the summit is the Truganini Memorial, dedicated to Tasmanian Aboriginal people and their descendants. From the historic Signal Station there are expansive views across Storm Bay to the Tasman Peninsula and beyond.
|Under 2 hours|
Public transport available
Due to significant fauna values, dogs are prohibited from walking this track and are not allowed in Cartwright Reserve.
Plan your visit
Leave No Trace is an internationally accepted way of minimising impacts on the places we visit. Respect wildlife, be considerate with others, dispose your waste properly.
Be prepared for the walk. Plan your trip ahead, bring enough water, check the alerts, and make sure you are comfortable with the difficulty rating.
If you have any questions, feedback or updates regarding this track please contact the track manager at the Parks and Wildlife Service by phone on 1300 135 513 or online. For urgent communications please contact us by phone.