Popular Walks

Contact details

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

Walks in Tasmania

48 km one-way
4 days

3 Capes Track

You, a pack, and 48 kilometres of cliff-hugging wildness in Australia's far south-east. The next stop is Antarctica. Tasmania's Three Capes Track is not about getting from point A to point B. It’s about the journey. Few places on Earth remain that feel so remote, so raw, so removed from the ordinary.

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service’s ambitious track is an artwork rivalled only by the landscape.

World Heritage-listed Port Arthur Historic Site is your start and end point. A purpose-built Pennicott Wilderness Journeys' boat delivers you to the track start. Any migratory whales, dolphins or fur seals are complimentary. Pack light; the overnight stops are equipped with gas cooktops, comfy mattresses and generous dining tables where new friendships may forge.

They say walking can be transformative and this is Tasmania's natural pathway. Four days and three nights on a track so meticulously crafted you’re free to enjoy your experience rather than watching every step. Look up, look out, look within.

Walk side by side up mosaic stone steps and let nature’s drama unfold. Here, your senses will be refreshed and your heart will skip a beat (regularly). Stand on nature’s edge. Hear the silence and be overcome with awe. Move through shadows of tall eucalypt forest and colourful coastal heath. The Tasman Sea is your constant.

7 km return
3 hrs

Apsley River Waterhole and Gorge

Just over a 7km loop through the Douglas-Apsley National Park to see beautiful waterholes and the gorge.

4.5 km one-way
2 mins

Bicheno Foreshore Footwalk

A walk along the foreshore at Bicheno Tasmania

8 km return
4 hrs

Bishop & Clerk

Bishop and Clerk is a popular day walk on Maria Island, and is one of Tasmania’s “Top 60 Great Short Walks”. Please see the official guidebook for route description
Great views from the rocky summit.

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

14 km return
5 hrs

Cape Raoul

This walk is part of the Three Capes walk. This is day one of the three capes. It took the group 5 hours to do 14 Klm's. There is hills, steps and great views.

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.

5 km return
90 mins

Coal Mines Historic Site

Lesser known than Port Arthur though arguable a more authentic experience and its free. While Port Arthur has been rebuilt quite a bit the coal mines is a more untouched ruin. When we were there we were also the only people.

12 km one-way
4 hrs

Darlington to Frenchs Farm

Frenchs Farm, one of two campgrounds near the middle of Maria Island, is reached either by taking the Coast Road (via Painted Cliffs) or Inland Track. The Coast Road is the easier (and more scenic) option which follows the coastline, past a number of bays and beaches. The campground is huge with many shaded and private campsite. Water is normally availabe from a water tank.