Walking time: 2 hr 30 min
Distance: 7 km
From the St James Homestead, head up the valley to Peters Pass where a great picnic spot overlooks Waterfall Stream. Follow the trail until it intersects with the Edwards valley 4WD track.
Walking time: 1 hr 30 min
Distance: 4.2 km
Head east (right) down the 4WD track to connect with Tophouse Road.
Walking time: 1 hr
Distance: 3.4 km
From Hanmer Springs take Clarence Valley Road over Jacks Pass to connect with Tophouse Road (about 13 km from Hanmer Springs). This road follows the eastern boundary of St James Conservation Area.
While access into St James is relatively easy, this remains a remote backcountry area. There is no cell phone coverage. Before your trip ensure you have:
Eligible people must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation.