The township of Tullah is located not quite 60 kms north of Queenstown. The Zeehan Highway (A10) leaving Queenstown and then the Zeehan/Rosebery bypass, the Anthony Road (B28) both wind around the foothills of mountain ranges and through steep gorges. Therefore, the trip to the small town of Tullah takes roughly an hour especially if you stop to enjoy the panoramic views or to take photographs. Anthony Road passes the pretty Lake Plimsoll before presenting views of all the major peaks of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair reserve.
A viewing platform with an interpretation panel naming many of the mountains would have been an asset. My friend and I are Tasmanian by birth, and we have walked the Overland Track from Cradle Mountain to Lake St Clair – therefore we had some idea of what we were looking at. However, we could not identify each peak with certainty. For tourists this situation would be most frustrating.
In the late afternoon, dew began to settle so the road was damp with an intense blueness where only morning sun had shone.