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Adamsfield

Access

Getting There

If you are travelling in a 2WD vehicle you will need to access Adamsfield via the Clear Hill Road. This leaves the Gordon River Road about 3.5 kilometres west of Frodshams Pass. After approximately 17.7 kilometres the junction with the Adamsfield (Morley) track (4WD) is reached. There is a locked barrier at the start of this track. If you walk along the Adamsfield track for approximately 4km you will reach the township site (see no 4 on the map). Allow about two hours for the return walk plus time to explore the relics. If you have a 4WD vehicle you can reach Adamsfield via the Clear Hill Road and Adamsfield track (as described above).

An alternative 4WD access is provided by the Saw Back track. People using this route must be experienced four-wheel drivers with high clearance vehicles. There is a particularly steep and slippery section on the Saw Back track just before it joins the Adamsfield track. The Saw Back track leaves the Gordon River Road 15 kilometres west of Frodshams Pass. It is closed annually from June to October to prevent damage to the fragile mudstone soils. Please be aware that track closures may also be required at other times of the year due to high fire danger or for other management reasons.

Permits and Keys

There are barriers on both the Saw Back and Adamsfield tracks, as well as the Clear Hill road, which are permanently locked. Therefore, all vehicle based visitors to Adamsfield, including those travelling by motorbike, four-wheel bike or mountain bike, require a permit and a key. You can obtain keys and permits by contacting the Mt Field National Park Visitor Centre. A $300 refundable deposit is charged for the key. The maximum number of vehicles in each group is six. To ensure access it is recommended that you book in advance.

Visitors to Adamsfield do not require a Parks pass.

Plan your trip

All vehicles must be free of mud before entering Adamsfield Conservation Area to prevent the spread of weeds and fungal diseases. such as phythophora. Vehicles including motorbikes and four wheel bikes must be registered and stay on formed tracks. Mountain bike riders should be aware that a full circuit taking in the Saw Back and Adamsfield tracks and the Clear Hill Road is a long ride, which requires a full day. Riders should be well prepared especially for sudden changes in the weather.