Convoy od 4WD vehicles driving uphill on the Mount McCall 4WD Track
Mount McCall 4WD Track

Mount McCall Track
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Track closure: Closed tracks due to 2019 fires
From 1/10/2019, last reviewed 21/10/2019

Post this year’s fires, a Recovery Team has been formed and they are developing a detailed works program to rebuild fire-affected infrastructure on the PWS road and walking track network. Visitor safety is our priority and fire affected areas will remain closed until they are safe for use. We ask for on-going patience from the community and our visitors while repair works are undertaken.

The team are working on prioritised tasks to re-instate the affected roads, walking tracks, bridges, shelters and signs. Repaired tracks and roads will be re-opened progressively as they are repaired. However some areas could take up to two years to restore to appropriate standard and re-open.

Assessment teams including local contractors and staff have worked their way through 980kms of the road network. 450 trees have been fallen and 80 trees blasted on PWS land to remove the risk of tree fall and to clear the roadway.

Road works proposed for 2019/20 and 20/21 will include repairs to damaged road surfaces, verges, drains, and culverts. A full assessment of the area will determine when it is safe for public access. As a result of the fires, over 110kms of walking tracks have been identified by assessment teams as needing repair. Walking track repair works proposed for 2019/20 and 20/21 will include stabilization and repairs to duck boarding and double planking, bridges, shelters, safety barriers and signs. Many tracks are in remote, high country where wintery winds, rain and snow melt will continue to influence the progress of recovery, as much of the work is dependent on drier conditions. Many tracks in these areas are likely to remain closed this summer.

Visitor safety is our priority and fire affected areas will remain closed until they are safe for use. We ask for on-going patience from the community and our visitors while repair works are undertaken. Walkers are reminded that, several walking tracks in the Southwest National Park, Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Florentine River Regional Reserve remain closed until further notice.

For walker safety we ask people to adhere to the following closures:


Riveaux Road fire ground

  • Huon Track
  • Mount Picton Track
  • Farmhouse Creek Track
  • Eastern Arthur Range Traverse
  • McKays Track

Gell River fire ground

  • Rasselas Track
  • Lake Rhona Track
  • Adamsfield Track
  • Clearhill Track
  • Needles Track
  • Timbs Track

Anne Gorge and Celtic Hill fire ground

  • Mt Anne Circuit

Open tracks – please note the following tracks are open: The Mount Wedge Track, Mount Sprent Track, Western Arthur Range Traverse from Alpha Moraine to Kappa Moraine returning to Junction Creek via the western portion of MacKays Track, Port Davey Track, South Coast Track and the Hartz Mountains National Park are open.​.


A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.

About

​​​​​Map : Tasmap​ 1:100000 - Franklin
Distance : 44 km return​
Rating : Medium - suitable for four-wheel drive vehicles and trail bikes only, with some deep ruts, loose soils, and bedrock surfaces. Some experience with off-road driving recommended. 

The Mount McCall Track is in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, including the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, the views over these wilderness areas are outstanding. 

The track ends abruptly at the top of an old haulage way with a drop of over 300 metres to the famous Franklin River. 

The vehicle track is gated and requires a key from the local Parks and Wildlife Office. All travel should be don​e in daylight.

Contact

West Coast Field Centre (Queenstown and Strahan)
PO Office Box 62
Strahan TAS 7468
Phone: 03 6409 1020
Email: PWS.WestCoast@parks.tas.gov.au

Lake St Clair
Lake St Clair National Park
c/o Post Office
Derwent Bridge TAS 7140
Phone: 03 6289 1172
Fax: 03 6289 1227
Email: lakestclair@parks.tas.gov.au