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).

6 km return
2 hrs

Bridal Veil Falls Via Champagne Falls

A moderately challenging walk to some amazing waterfalls in the Cradle Valley Region of Tasmania, not too far from the town of Moina.
This out and back route starts from the Lemonthyme Wilderness Lodge, where parking is available.
The trail itself follows a clearly marked and well maintained fire trail for most of the walk.

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.

1.1 km return
45 mins

Devils Gullet Lookout

A short 1.1km return trail through the Devils Gullet State Reserve in the Central Highlands of Tasmania.
The walk starts and ends at the car park at the end of Devils Gullet Road.
The trail itself is well maintained and easy to follow, offering incredible views from the end point.
There are no visitor facilities at this site.

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 an accessible 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.