The mountain is called Ben Lomond at 1,570m high or 5,157ft, it's where people ski in the winter time, if there is snow of course. I have known no snow, or very little to fall there some years.
A Pass is needed, a National Parks Pass which can be bought at various places in Tasmania. A pass can be bought for all Parks expect Cradle Mountain on the North West Coast, that being a separate one.
I bought a Pass for 2 years just before Christmas, the reason for buying one is that we both were tired of paying more at the gate, so to speak. So now we are set and don't risk a heavy fine.
*The first European to ascend the mountain was likely to have been John Batman (who was the founder of Melbourne, in the State of Victoria after Launceston and Ben Lomond), who is recorded to have crossed the plateau in his forays against the Ben Lomond Nation.
The artist John Glover ascended the mountain with John Batman in the 1830s and is recorded to have made sketches of the plateau and of Lake Youl although none of these sketches have survived.
The first scientific visit to the Ben Lomind plateau was made by the Polish explorer Paul Edmond de Strzelecki on 28 November 1841 and he measured the height of the mountain (incorrectly) by barometry as 5002 feet. In 1852; after the site was surveyed by James Sprent (Government Surveyor), a Trigonometric Point was constructed on Stacks Bluff (the southermost extremity of Ben Lomond) using convict labour.* via Wikipedia.
This is Mt. Barrow, the view on the way to Ben Lomond. We can see both mountains from home.
Bush at the beginning of the climb/drive up the mountain.
This area is called Car Villa and it's well down the mountain.
The rocks on the way up.
Here we have arrived at Jacobs Ladder, which is what the climb is called. It has hairpin bends and is very narrow and a long way down on one side of the Ladder.
In the middle at the top is the look out, also the road on the way up.