Popular Walks


Contact details

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

Walks in Tasmania

2 km return
1 hr

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Situated in the South Bruny National Park, take in the sweeping southern views to the wild Tasman Sea, South East Cape, Whale Head and the small islands dotting the coastline. Experience the vastness and wonderful photo opportunities at every point of the compass, with albatross, gannets and many other pelagic seabirds gliding over the relentless ocean swells. Observe migrating whales, as well as short tailed shearwaters and Wedge Tailed Eagles swooping close to the tower.

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

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.

9.64 km return
3.5 hrs

Cathedral Rock

Moderate hike. Starting on private property gate, through magnificent myrtle forest alongside a creek, to a steep zigzagging fire trail to a fun top scramble to the summit. Fantastic views and a fairly sheltered hike until you hit the top. Return the same way or alternatively keep walking along the ridge to the Montague Thumb and come back in a long loop across the valley.

12.49 km one-way
4 hrs

Collins Bonnet

The "Sleeping Beauty". Start at Collinsvale and finish at Big Bend (Mt. Wellington). This needs a drop-off and pick up.
A truly rewarding half day hike.
Overall a moderate walk but given the wet and slippery mud at the beginning and the nasty weather that can occur without warning it can be considered a difficult hike.

Very Hard
18 km return
9 hrs

Cradle Mountain Summit

5 km return
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.

5.7 km return
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 one-way
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!

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.