With 3 UNESCO sites Tasmania sure has it's fare share of walks and lookouts.

Popular Walks

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  1. Tasmanian Wilderness
  2. Macquarie Island
  3. Darlington Probation Station

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Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service



Walks in Tasmania

6 km return
90 mins

Arm End Circuit

The Arm End Circuit is an easy 1.5-2 hour walk with plenty of views across to Hobart, Kingston & Bruny Island. There are also several beaches to explore & it’s dog friendly (on-lead).

1.6 km one-way
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.

7 km return
3 hrs

Chauncy Vale Caves

This walk is in the Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary and is a walk through a dry scherophyll forest of white peppermint eucalypts. The walk is a loop track and is reasonably well maintained and signposted. There are picnic tables and shelters in the park with toilets at the start of the walk.

Very Hard

Drys Bluff

Dry's Bluff is a mountain in the Great Western Tiers Range in Tasmania. The walk to its summit is listed in The Abels as one of the hardest day walks in Tasmania with an elevation gain of over 1000m from the base of the plateau.[2] Access to the start of the walk is through Bob Brown's residence Oura Oura which has the sign Trespassers Welcome on the gate.

4 km return
1 mins

Echo Sugarloaf

Short moderately steep walk

700 m return
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.

700 m return
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.

8 km return
3 hrs

Hartz Peak - Hartz Mountains National Park

Pittoresque hike and alpine feel, suitable for everyone with plenty of photo spots and fantastic picnic options by the lakes. Watch the weather.

800 m return
20 mins

Horsetail Falls

A seasonal waterfall the cascades over 50 meters down a steep cliff face, best seen in winter and spring.

Very Hard
4.5 km return
3 hrs

Ironstone Mountain

Challenging track with steep sections , scrambling over boulders and crossing the Western Creek waterfall makes for a very fun hike. Do NOT attempt this one if you are unfit, inexperienced or ill-prepared. This is for the more serious of hikers/walkers.