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Short and sharp - the track climbs quite a few metres but is well made (steps and boards) heading along the ridgeline to the top of Donaghys Hill. From there you have 360 degree views of the much bigger peaks including Frenchmans Cap (and can...More
Another of the 60 great short walks this takes you initially up an old service road, before branching off up the hillside, through trees and out onto a raised viewpoint overlooking a valley and river. It was raining the day we did this so the...More
Well worth the stop and short walk up. The track is well-marked and, while getting a little narrow in places, is quite manageable for people.of various fitness levels. Upon reaching the summit you're treated to terrific views of the surrounding countryside in all directions!
This is one of the walks you access from the Lyell Hwy. Its a short walk if you are of moderate to high fitness level. I did it return in 25mins. (I was walking very fast, you would enjoy it more taking it a bit...More
On Lyell highway, around 24 minutes (35km) from Derwent Brige, there is the start of a walking trail (40 minutes return) that will bring you to the hilltop called Donaghys Hill. The trail is not flat and has a slight slope but nothing too difficult....More
The forty minute walk seems like forever, and can be tough with the uphill at times BUT the view is one of the best ones in Tasmania. It is 360 views of all of the mountains in the area! Definitely do it!
We stopped here and did the hike on our way from Strahan to new Norfolk.
Judging by the small number of reviews (and people we met there), this gem is overlooked by most tourists......Pity!!
Donaghys Lookout was recommended by our host at Ormiston House in...More
I would highly recommend stopping for this walk; one of the "60 great short walks in Tasmania", located in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park on the road between Queenstown and Hobart. While it isn't a stroll in the park, after a brief climb in...More