Scotts Hut

1 hr 15 mins

3.6 km Return

6 m

Easy track
The track to the historic Scotts Hut is a great walk along the shores of Wallagoot Lake and Scotts Bay. The walk is well signposted as it leads into the open grass area of Scotts Hut picnic area. The hut itself is well worth an explore and a peek through the windows of this once pioneer home.

Maps for the Scotts Hut walk

You can download the PDF for this walk to print a map.
These maps below cover the walk and the wider area around the walk, they are worth carrying for safety reasons.
Wolumla 1:25 000 Map Series 88242N WOLUMLA NSW-88242N
Bega 1:100 000 Map Series 8824 BEGA 8824

Cross sectional view of the Scotts Hut bushwalking track

Analysis and summary of the altitude variation on the Scotts Hut

Overview of this walks grade – based on the AS 2156.1 – 2001

Under this standard, a walk is graded based on the most difficult section of the walk.

Length 3.6 km
Time 1 hr 15 mins

Grade 2/6

Easy track
AS 2156.1 Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Signs Clearly signposted (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)

Some more details of this walks Grading

Here is a bit more details explaining grading looking at sections of the walk


Around 1.7km of this walk has gentle hills with occasional steps, whilst the remaining 110m is flat with no steps.

Quality of track

Around 1.7km of this walk follows a clear and well formed track or trail, whilst the remaining 110m follows a smooth and hardened path.


This whole walk, 1.8km is clearly signposted.

Experience Required

This whole walk, 1.8km requires no previous bushwalking experience.


This whole walk, 1.8km is not usually affected by severe weather events (that would unexpectedly impact safety and navigation).


This whole walk, 1.8km is close to useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats).

Similar walks

A list of walks that share part of the track with the Scotts Hut walk.

Other Nearby walks

A list of walks that start near the Scotts Hut walk.

Plan your trip to and from the walk here

The Scotts Hut walk starts and ends at the Hobart Beach large shelter (gps: -36.797002, 149.93998)
Your main transport option to Hobart Beach large shelter is by;
Car. A park entry fee is required for driving into the park.
(get details)

Fire Danger

Each park may have its own fire ban, this rating is only valid for today and is based on information from the RFS Please check the RFS Website for more information.

Weather Forest

This walk starts in the South Coast weather district always check the formal BOM forecast or pdf before starting your walk.

Forecast snapshot

Park Information & Alerts



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Gallery images
There are other downloads I am still working on.
You will probably need to login to access these — still all free.
* KML (google earth file)
* GPX (GPS file)

Special Maps/ brochures
* A3 topo maps
* PDF with Lands Topo map base
* PDF with arial image (and map overlay)
I wanted to get the main site live first, this extra stuff will come in time.
Happy walking
Matt :)