Tasmania

Popular Walks

Sub-Regions

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Parks & Wildlife Service - http://www.parks.tas.gov.au/

Walks in Tasmania

Medium
10 km
4 hrs

Cape Hauy

The walk provides some magnificent views of the Tasman Peninsula Coast with high cliffs and spectacular rock formations. A very enjoyable walk from Fortescue Bay on a well marked track

Easy
1.6 km
45 mins

Cataract Gorge

Linking Kings Bridge to the beautiful Victorian gardens of the environmentally and historically significant Cataract Gorge Cliff Grounds, this Walk runs along the cliff face providing superb
views of the dolerite columns and South Esk River.

Very Hard
18 km
9 hrs

Cradle Mountain Summit

Medium
5 km
2 hrs

Crater Lake Circuit

Commencing from the car park at Dove Lake, follow the boardwalk past fields of button grass, Lake Lilla and Wombat Lake, before heading up the side of the crater wall. The climb is reasonably easy, on a well-graded gravel track, with only a few steep sections.

Easy
5.7 km
2 hrs

Dove Lake Circuit

This 6km track is one of Tasmania’s premier walks. It will take you right around Dove Lake and beneath the towering spires of Cradle Mountain. The track is boardwalked for much of the way. Highlights: Glacier Rock, Ballroom Forest and the Boatshed.

Very Easy
1.1 km
30 mins

Enchanted Walk

A walk to suit all age groups. For company there’s a cascading river, wombat burrows and magical old-growth rainforest. The walk will take you through buttongrass moorland before entering cool temperate rainforest along the edges of Pencil Pine Creek. Along the track are three interpretive tunnels that kids and kids at heart will find fun to crawl through!

Medium
700 m
20 mins

Fossil Bluff and Lookout

For the geological buff these amazing sandstone cliffs are over 275 million years old and offer a rare insight into fossils. It’s the discovery site of Australia’s oldest fossil marsupial uncovered in the mid 19th century estimated to be approximately 25 million years old. Visitors can expect to see and touch several hundred different types of fossils preserved in the rocks – see how many you can find! This walk also includes the short lookout walk which is also accessible from the carpark.

Easy
700 m
20 mins

Guide Falls

This is a popular picnic area just south of Burnie, near Ridgley. An easy walking track to the base of the two-tiered falls is a few hundred metres upstream. The road continues to the top of the falls and the viewing platform. A walking track leads you through the thick undergrowth of the riverside, down to a grassed area at the bottom. There are barbecues with picnic tables at both the top and bottom of the falls; a beautiful place to spend the day in summer.

Easy
2 km
40 mins

King Billy Track

Fairly easy walk within the grounds of Cradle Mt Lodge. Walk around through rainforest to discover King Billy Pines up to 1,500 years of age.

Very Easy
7 km
3 hrs

Montezuma Falls walk

Tumbling an impressive 104m, it is a tremendous reward for those taking the 7km, 3-hour return track that follows the old North East Dundas Tramway, which serviced various mines in the area.