The Glacier Burn track is the closest day walk from Kinloch Lodge (3km away) and has great views over Glenorchy.
This steep track climbs straight up the mountains through the beech forest behind the lodge. Follow the creek until you see the marker for the crossing. You’ll see old saw-milling snig lines near the start of the track.
After approximately two hours, you will arrive in Glacier Basin. If you follow the creek further up you’ll be treated to views of the Humboldt Mountains. This challenging day walk offers excellent photo opportunities and the chance to view native bird life.
Do not go above the bushline in winter or spring as the area is prone to avalanches.