Of my many trips to Cradle Mountain I was yet to climb Barn Bluff, something I was keen to rectify on a recent walk down Tasmania’s Overland Track. Barn Bluff is first spotted just beyond Marions Lookout in the distance beyond Cradle Mountain. As a day-walk, it would be a very long day and only really feasible on those long warm days of summer. This time round I camped near the junction of the Overland Track and the Barn Bluff tracks instead of staying down in Waterfall Valley.
I shot some really nice dusk scenes before retiring for the night. I was up early too, for the sunrise, and climbed Barn Bluff early in the morning before continuing my trip along the Overland Track.
The climb itself was quite straightforward, even with some light autumn snow patches dotting the trail. In the end it was only an hour and a half or so up from the track junction and less coming back. At 1559 metres, Barn Bluff is in fact Tasmania’s 5th highest mountain but the hike was really quite easy. The views as you could imagine, were magnificent.
A great start to my week in the wilderness