At the most northern boundary of Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area, you'll find the imposing landscapes of the Great Western Tiers Conservation Area. Consisting of seven separate parts, the Conservation Area covers some 22,890 hectares.
Stretching from Western Bluff near Mole Creek, to Millers Bluff near Campbell Town, the spectacular dolerite columns, deep gorges and forested escarpments mark the edge of the Central Plateau – the mountain range that forms the backbone of the state – and they're visible for many miles around.
Between Western and Millers Bluff you'll find Ironstone Mountain, which at 1443 metres is the highest mountain of the tiers, along with numerous other bluffs and small mountains.
The area is a walker's paradise, with countless opportunities to explore the expanses of temperate rainforest and subalpine woodland, sandstone and dolerite cliffs, and abundant lakes and waterfalls. Many of the tracks up the face of the Great Western Tiers have been forged by hunters, trappers and loggers in years gone by, and several of them extend south into the Central Plateau Conservation Area.