Location Western Wellington
Route Summary Very interesting tall cliffs with several layers, the biggest is the bottom one.
The easiest access is from Nicholls Road which runs off Collins Cap Road. At the end of the road there is grass verge with room for cars. The property on the left is owned by former Hobart bushcare officer Anna Greig. A gated rough vehicle track to another gate on the first bend continues. Through this gate a light impression of a track can be seen and this soon leads to the old Glen Dhu Trail. The land now being crossed is private but the owner allows access so long as people stay on the track.
An old barrier marks the park boundary and the track is followed until a junction is met on the right. The vegetation here is tall and the track overgrowing by this point. A marked route goes down to Glen Dhu Rivulet, it is faint at times but will usually be readily ascertained with care. Care is also needed on a couple of steep but short descents. Once at the rivulet the route to the big sections of Yellow Cliffs is to the right and initially just above the rivulet. Within a short distance the bottom of the cliffs are reached.
Once underneath it was spectacular walking with constant views of the huge cliffs, overhangs and various frock features.
Surprisingly there were occasional tapes marking route for part of the way. After some 450 metres a point was reached that presented a few difficulties and that is as far as we got.
It takes about 45 - 60 minutes to walk along the cliffs from the rivulet to this point.. The length of the remaining cliff was some 1k and would have taken quite a time to reach.
Distance is 8.5k return and with the breaks takes 5-5 ½ hours.
Last Updated 1 Friday, 19 May 2017
Start Point Nicholls Road
Hazards Care in navigation and also danger from negotiating sections of cliffs
Route Conditions No track in parts
Route Grade Moderate and rough
Route Distance Klms 8
Time Hours 5.5
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A GPX file for the route can be downloaded here.