Disappearing Tarn

Bright blue_green water at the Disappearing Tarn
When crossing the road turna slight right and up these stairs towards the Milles Track
Follow the Milles Track to the Disappearing Tarn
Follow the signs in the direction of the Milles Track - Disappearing Tarn
The Milles Track - Disappearing Tarn
More views from the Milles track to the Disappearing Tarn
The Milles Track to the Disappearing Tarn
Views from the Milles track heading towards the Disappearing Tarn
The track - Disappearing Tarn
Tasmanian Flora - Disappearing Tarn
The track - Disappearing Tarn
Milles Track to the disappearing Tarn
If you continue ast the Disappearing Tarn you will hit Wellington Falls
The view along the way - Disappearing Tarn
Markers leading the way along the Milles Track to the disappearing Tarn
The Disappearing Tarn
The only way to the Disappearing Tarn is to climb down the rock scree
Head to the end here to find the Disappearing Tarn
Markers along the way - Milles track - Disappearing Tarn
Do you ever get that sinking feeling_ Milles track - Disappearing Tarn
Tasmanian flora
The cairn on Milles track that indicates the turn off to the Disappearing Tarn
Tasmanian flora
Quite muddy along the Milles track towards the Disappearing Tarn

Overview

 

Region: South East

 

Location: Milles Track - Mount Wellington

 

Where: 15 minutes drive from Hobart

Walk time: 3.25 hours

Walk distance: 10.3km

Difficulty level: Medium

2 July 2016

Recently I've been fascinated about this 'disappearing tarn' that everyone has been talking about!! So today was the day I set out on a quest to find it, mission successful!!

Who would have thought that in the middle of nowhere there is a little pool of blue, not made man but as pure and natural as it gets.

It was a great little walk. The track in areas was quite muddy so made it even more fun.

Great time of year to do it now due to the good rainfall and snow we've had. There would be nothing worse than reaching it to find it all dried up.

HOW TO GET THERE:

- Drive up Mount Wellington and park at the Springs Car Park.

- Cross the road and veer up the road to the left, take the first track on the right sign posted Zig Zag Track/Pinnacle Track - Milles Track/Ice

   House Track.

- Walk up this track for about 15 minutes until you hit Pinnacle Rd then veer to the right for about 10 meters then on the left there is another

   sign Zig Zag Track/Pinnacle Track - Milles Track/Ice House Track, take this turn off.

- Follow this all the way to the tarn.

TIPS:

 - When you hit the orange markers the tarn is 21 markers from this point on the right. You will come to a small cairn indicating the turn off

   to the disappearing tarn. Climb down the rock scree from here (5 minutes) and you will see it.

- You can continue on this track for another 1.5 hours to get to Wellington Falls another magnificent place to visit.

- This walk is best done when there has been rain and or snow otherwise the pool may be dried up with nothing to see.

 -Half the track is quite good and the other half rocky.

TAGS: Cliffs, Mountains, Rock Scree, Snow

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