A National Park Pass is required, available on-line or from a Parks and Wildlife Service visitor centre.
The Mount McCall Track is gated. A vehicle wash-down check, authority and key must be obtained in advance from the Parks and Wildlife Service. Contact either Lake St Clair Visitor Centre 7 days a week between 8am and 5pm (Derwent Bridge) or West Coast Field Centre, by appointment only (Queenstown and Strahan). There is no charge.
The Mount McCall Track is used by commercial bee keepers; please be cautious of trucks carrying bee hives sharing the road.
At the end of the 4WD track there is a very small turning area, a picnic table, and a walking track. There are no toilets and no camping permitted. The walking track roughly follows the route of the old haulage way down to the Franklin River. It is extremely steep, and is not recommended in wet weather.
The closest toilet and camping is located at the Lake Burbury-Darwin Dam boat ramp.
Always carry the map for the route you are taking. These can be purchased from TasMap.
Tracks can be closed, either temporarily or permanently, due to the potential introduction of plant diseases such as
Phytophthora (root rot), damage to Aboriginal heritage sites, dangerous weather conditions, or because the track is damaged and not safe to traverse. Contact the appropriate field centre or authority if you are unsure about a track.
Always start the trip with clean gear and a clean vehicle, including the undercarriage and wheel arches. This will help prevent the transfer of plant and animal disease and weeds on vehicles, footwear, tent pegs, and other equipment.
Drive through river crossings at designated points only.
Find out other essential information for visiting Tasmania's parks and reserves on our Know before you go section.