Brushy Lagoon Track

brushy lagoon 4wd track

Track information

This 4WD track in North West Tasmania is in the Upper Mersey River Area; after a small climb out of the Mersey River Valley, you will reach the Borradaile Plains. Take care during winter as the area is exposed and is subject to cold weather, strong winds and snow.

Brushy Lagoon lies 20km north of Westbury via the B72 and C714. This 4WD track Tasmania takes you from Biralee Road Westbury (next to Westbury Hotel) through Egmont Reserve, the Western Shore of Brushy Lagoon, to Brushy Lagoon Dam, Brushy Road, Dolerite Road and Frankford Road ending at a T-junction with the Bass Highway. Fishing is popular at Brushy Lagoon; Brushy Lagoon is a family fishery with easy access making it a popular year-round fishery. Brushy Lagoon is stocked regularly to maintain populations, meaning your chance of catching fish is increased – the dam wall is a popular location with shore-based anglers and this fishery is well-suited to small boats.


Bridge works at Mahoney’s Creek and Black Sugarloaf Creek on the Brushy Lagoon Road have been completed; Both bridges have been rebuilt to 1 in 100 year flood event standard, in a bid to ensure future heavy rain events don’t impact them to the same degree as the previous structures. The Brushy Lagoon Road reopened to the public on Saturday, 25 March 2017. With bridge works now complete, 7 km of the access road is being graded and re-sheeted. The road works will not require Brushy Lagoon Road to be closed, but visitors are asked to drive with caution while these works are being carried out.

If weather conditions are wet, it’s Winter or there has been continual heavy rainfall in the area it is recommended that you carry recovery equipment and travel with another vehicle. Soil in this area consists of large amounts of clay, meaning that the road can be difficult and slippery even after relatively small amounts of rain.

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  • Difficulty – Easy / Medium
  • Distance – less than 20kms
  • Time – app. 1 hour
  • Carry – Recovery Gear
  • Travel Alone – OK if dry