Tasmanian Mountain Guides | Quamby Bluff
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Quamby Bluff

  • Day 1

  • Introductory lessons

    Gear prep

    Lunch provided

  • Day 2

  • Transfer to Quamby

    Climb Quamby

    Return to Launceston via Liffey falls

AU$600 per person

AU$600 per person

Quamby Bluff

The Tasmanian central plateau was uplifted from the lower Meander Valley, most probably in the Eocene epoch though possibly earlier, forming the escarpment of the Great Western Tiers. The face of the tiers has been eroded and retreated approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) since then, leaving Quamby Bluff as a solitary outlier. The bluff has similar geology to the rest of the range, and a similar form with cliffs, and talus (a mixture of scree and soil) slopes. Due to its prominence and isolation, views from the top cover a large portion of Northern Tasmania. In the right conditions Mount Strzelecki on Flinders Island approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) distant, can be seen from the peak. Its largely flat peak is 1,227 metres (4,026 ft) above sea level. 

Inclusions

Full day of pre-trek introductory lessons and gear advice. Two guides, private transfers to and from the Bluff and falls, 2 lunches. See our gear list for what we provide.

What we supply
  • Day pack
  • Water proof pack liner
  • Stove and fuel
  • Mug, spoon and bowl
  • Rain jacket and trousers
  • Gaiters
  • Safety whistle
  • Food (you will have an opportunity to purchase additional snacks prior to the trek commencing)
  • Water bottle
  • Walking poles
  • First aid kit
  • Crampons or chains during winter activities

 

What you will need to bring
  • Boots (worn in, ankle high with Vibram sole or equivalent)
  • Socks x 1 pair (suitable for trekking)
  • T-shirt x 1 (Merino wool is recommended)
  • Thermal underwear x 1 set (Merino is recommended)
  • Gloves x 1 pair (wind/water proof type)
  • Walking trousers (light weight quick drying)
  • Walking shirt (light weight/long sleeved quick drying)
  • Polar fleece or down jacket
  • Beanie & neck warmer
  • Sun hat (broad brimmed is recommended instead of a peaked cap)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (polarized is recommended)