A pleasant day can be spent walking to the bush line. The approach is on the Western (Dart) side of the peak - look for a carpark on the right hand side of the road. A good zigzag track climbs three quarters of the way.
After this, a marked route can be followed as far as the bushline. There is no public access beyond the bushline.
Access to this track is from a car park off the Glenorchy-Routeburn Road, 20 minutes from Glenorchy.
Know before you go
Earnslaw Station has closed access to the top of Mount Alfred from the bush line.
Minimise disturbance to stock.
This track is not recommended for young children.