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Set 1,300 metres above sea level on a large plateau, is the Ben Lomond National Park. As well as being Tasmania’s premier downhill skifield, it is also its largest single alpine area, with spectacular walking trails, flora and fauna. The Jacobs ladder Lookout provides spectacular view of the rock formations, Flinders Island and Strickland Gorge.

There is a small alpine village with a variety of facilities and accommodation is also located near the skifields. Rough bush camping on the plateau is also an option for the adventurous.

Remember, that this is an alpine park and even in summer, temperatures can fall below zero. Visitors should bring warm and waterproof clothing, including gloves. Waterproof footwear is also advisable, as well as sunscreen and a hat.

only 60 km south-east of Launceston. Ben Lomond is accessible by back roads via White Hills or Evandale onto the Blessington Road (C401). About 3˝ km before Upper Blessington, turn right onto the Ben Lomond Road. The road climbs up the steep and winding ‘Jacobs Ladder’. this section is subject to snow and ice. Chains and antifreeze must be carried in winter. There is no petrol available on the mountain.

A variety of passes such as the daily, holiday and annual, can be purchased to visit all of the national parks in Tasmania. Contact the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service for more information.

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Ben Lomond National Park Attractions

Dependent on the season there is a variety of walks, from the Short Legges Tor track (to the plateau’s high point), to the long plateau-top ramble to Stack’s Bluff.

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Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Check out their website for more information.
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