Popular Walks

Contact details

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

Walks in Tasmania

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.

500 m return
20 mins

Dip Falls

A short walk to a beautiful falls over an interesting rock formation.

100 m return
10 mins

Dip Falls Lookout

A quick walk to a lookout over dip falls.

2.2 km return
40 mins

Donaghys Hill

40 minutes return, 2.2km
Grade 2: Suitable for most ages. The track has a hardened or compacted surface that may have a gentle hill section or sections and occasional steps.

Supervise children, unprotected track edges. No fires allowed—this is a Fuel Stove Only Area.

A valid parks pass is required for entry to Tasmania's national parks.

Located on the Lyell Highway (A10) between the Franklin and Collingwood rivers.

​​You’ll want to take your camera on this wonderful walk. Apart from being a great leg stretch for those driving the Lyell Highway between Derwent Bridge and Queenstown, this walk offers superb wilderness views.

The 1.1km one-way track climbs gradually through forest and scrub to a high lookout perched on rocky Donaghys Hill. From there, in clear weather, you can look down into the Franklin River valley and out to the impressive Frenchmans Cap and its neighbouring peaks. Return via the same track.

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.

23 km one-way
4 days

Frenchmans Cap

A brilliant walk through some characteristic Tasmanian wilderness. Well-defined, well-maintained tracks, as well as scrambling and cairns at the summit. Breathtaking views, a variety of ecosystems, and comfortable trail huts. Well worth the walk!

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.