Summer or winter, the craggy Ben Lomond National Park plateau, northern Tasmania, attracts adventure seekers.
The park includes Tasmania’s second-highest peak, Legges Tor, which is 1572 metres (5147 feet) above sea level. It is Tasmania’s primary downhill ski field. Rock climbing, alpine walking, cross country and downhill skiing are the highlights of this national park. To reach the park, take C roads from Evandale then follow the 17 km (10.5 miles) gravel road to the ski village. Jacobs Ladder, a steep and narrow section of the road, demands great care, especially in winter conditions when chains should be carried. The ranger station at the foot of the mountain can give advice on road conditions during winter. Weather in alpine areas does change rapidly. Be prepared for cold, wet conditions, even in summer.
Current park passes must be purchased for entry to Tasmania’s national parks. For full details please visit the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife website.
Ben Lomond National Park is located about one hours’ drive (50 kilometres/31 miles) east of Launceston.