MOUNTAIN BIKING ON THE WEST COAST
The Tullah Lakeside Lodge is the ideal place to stay and have a feed after riding
the many trails that the West Coast of Tasmania has to offer.
The West Coast Mountain Bike Trails provide an experience like no other in the Southern Hemisphere.
From rocky alpine ridgelines and button grass plains, to cool temperate rainforests and
the wild and remote coast.
The region's rich history is set against a landscape that is as breathtakingly beautiful as it is wild and raw.
We're putting the mountains back into mountain biking. Take a trip, just outside your comfort zone and experience it for yourself.
For more information on Mountain biking on the West Coast, please click the link below
4WD ON THE WEST COAST
There are a multitude of 4WD tracks in the area. Some of our most famous ones are listed below.
is a medium to hard grade depending on the time of year. The track starts west of Rosebery and follows through lush rain forests and two small creek crossings until you get to the parking area.
There is a short 5 minute walk and then a suspension bridge to cross to get to the base of Montezuma Falls.
This track is about a 4 hour return trip.
is an easy to medium track that starts from Granville Harbour and finishes at the Pieman Heads.
The track has a multitude of different routes but they all head north and crisscross on the way to the heads.
The track is a combination of mud, rock and several beach crossings.
The total time for the track is about 3 hours return.
access is restricted and you need to get a key to access the track. We have a key available in the office just ask our friendly staff. This track is medium to hard and is quite overgrown in some areas. This track starts up behind Lake Plimsoll and passes Lake Roleston. There is a fantastic view point which is only a 15 minute hike up from there. Past this point is quite narrow and we recommend turning around here. This track is about 4 hours return.
BUSH WALKS ON THE WEST COAST
There are several fantastic walking tracks in the area around the Lodge all varying in difficulty.
LAKE ROSEBERY WALKING TRACK
The Lake Rosebery walking track starts just west of the Lodge and wraps around the front of the lake. This is an easy flat walk and offers unmatched views of the lake and even the opportunity to spot some platypus!
The walk is a point A to point B walk and takes in total about twenty minutes.
THE CEMETERY WALKING TRACK
The cemetery walking track starts with following the lake north until you get to the old Tullah cemetery.
This is an easy walk and takes a total of about thirty minutes return.
MT FARRELL WALKING TRACK
Mt Farrell walking track is a medium to hard walking track but is well worth the hike. The walk takes about an hour and a half to reach the summit and offers superb views down onto the town of Tullah and Lake Rosebery. There is also an extra track out to the glacial lake, Lake Herbert which offers views down to Lake Mackintosh.
CHESTER MINE WALKING TRACK
is a medium to hard walk and follows an old train track up to the old pioneering hut which you can explore. Also you can have a poke around the old mine site. The track is about a two hour return trip.
MT MURCHISON WALKING TRACK
is a hard walk with some scrambling over rocks but is worth all the effort! The Mountain has three lakes on it including Hanging Lake which looks almost like an infinity swimming pool, there is also Shaded Lake and Lake Sandra. Getting to the summit you get spectacular 360 degree views and can even see Cradle Mountain from the top. The total walking time is about four and a half hours return.
MONTEZUMA FALLS TRACK
is one of the most popular walking tracks near Tullah. The track starts just west of the Rosebery township (about 15 minutes from the Lodge) and follows the old train line. Once you reach the end there is a viewing platform below the waterfall and also a suspension bridge that you can cross (not for the faint hearted) which offers fantastic views of the tallest inland fresh water waterfall in Tasmania. The walk is an easy, relatively flat walk and takes about three hours return.
KAYAKING AT LAKE ROSEBERY
Kayak hire is available from the Lodge during daylight hours. This includes paddles and life jackets.
Just see our friendly reception team for hiring during your stay or visit.