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.
- This track is not recommended for young children.