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Ben Lomond National Park

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The central feature of the park is the Ben Lomond mountain plateau which is 14 kilometers long and 6 wide and with its peak at Legges Tor at 1572 metres, is a prominent feature of northern Tasmania.

Jacob's Ladder at Ben Lomond National Park
By Duncan Wallace [CC BY-SA 4.0 ], from Wikimedia Commons

Access to the top of the plateau is up Jacobs Ladder, a single lane, sometimes challenging drive.

The plateau has steep volcanic formed cliffs which are sometimes used for rock climbing but otherwise provide panoramic views of the valley below. Most of the plateau is devoid of vegetation, however on the lower slopes can be found colorful moorlands and dense forest.

Summit run
By The original uploader was Lauchlin at English Wikipedia. [CC BY 1.0 ], via Wikimedia Commons

The plateau is covered in snow usually during July through September and is popular for alpine, cross country skiing, snowboard and tobogganing. There is an Alpine Village and accommodation 4.5 kilometers from the top of Jacobs Ladder.

There is also a small camping area located within the park with limited facilities and bush camping is otherwise permitted away from any roadway.