Ben Lomond is located 50km south east of Launceston in Tasmania. Take the C401 (Blessington Road), turning off approximately 3.5km before Upper Blessington at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort Base, and continue on Ben Lomond Road to the Ski Village. Please note that this is an unsealed road and care must be taken when making the ascent up the mountain.
The final 8km of the journey to Ben Lomond includes a 1.5km section called ‘Jacobs Ladder’, a steep, winding section of road. During the winter months, from June to September, the road is subject to icy conditions – most importantly, chains must be carried during this time and and fitted subject to conditions – and can be hired or purchased from Ben Lomond Alpine Resort Base at the corner of Blessington Road and Ben Lomond Road.
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Snow chains must be carried in all vehicles travelling to the top of the mountain. Hiring or purchasing snow chains allows you to drive to the top of the mountain without any delays, and to take in the majestic views at your leisure on the drive up to Ben Lomond Ski Village.
Wheel chain hire can be purchased at Ben Lomond Alpine Resort Base at the corner of Blessington Road and Ben Lomond Road as you turn onto the gravel road to the mountain.
Note: Chains must be carried during the winter season at Ben Lomond.
Transport from Launceston
National Parks Pass
A valid park pass is required for entry to all of Tasmania’s national parks.
A range of national park passes lets you choose the best way to get out and experience Tasmania’s world-class national parks. The money raised from park fees is reinvested and goes directly towards the upkeep of your parks and reserves. It is used to maintain and upgrade visitor facilities, walking tracks and visitor centres and provide a range of services. Additional fees may also apply to cover activities such as guided cave tours, multi-day walks and campground stays.
Visitors can purchase passes per vehicle, or per person if arriving by bus, motorbike, bike or on foot.
Entry into Ben Lomond National Park is subject to a National Parks Entry Fee which can be pre-purchased, click here for more information.