Devils Gullet

Standing atop the dramatic cliffs of Devils Gullet, looking over Tasmania’s remote alpine Central Plateau, you cannot see a single sight of human existence. You could be the only person in the world. Devil’s Gullett features dramatic views into a steep, narrow glacial gorge formed by vertical dolerite cliffs 220m high, topped by alpine forest and intersected by deep valleys, mountains and rugged terrain. This landscape has been evolving for about 200 million years; long before Tasmania broke away from the great southern landmass called Gondwana. Devil’s Gullett includes a short and easy 20-minute (return) boardwalk walk from the car park to a lookout overhanging this stunning gorge. A dramatic raw beauty lies before you, a landscape of rocks and boulders, alpine flora and eucalypts growing under the hashest conditions..

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Description

From the lookout, visitors can see the entire Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair World heritage area from side, also Tasmania’s highest point, Mt Ossa (1617m), the Fisher and Mersey river valleys, Walls of Jerusalem and several other major peaks and valleys. Experience the up drafts, the heat in the summer and the glasier conditions in the winter. More immediately beside the path you will see ever changing understory of mosses, thick lush ferns and sub-alpine shrubs. All fight for survival in this rocky harsh terrain. Alternativly from Sheffiled take the C146 (Claude Rd) to a few kilometres past Gowrie Park, turn left onto Oliver There are no visitor facilities at this site.

Location

Mersey Forest Road