Surveyors cabin, Three Capes Track
Surveyors cabin, Three Capes Track (photograph: Natalie Mendham)

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​​​Play, explore and connect with nature, yourself and your loved ones in Tasmania's wild places. Immersion in the wilderness rewards and delights with countless ways to spend your days and nights. Explore on foot, with wheels, from the water, in bathers or wearing hiking boots. Whatever your preference, get out and become inspired.​

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Ben Lomond National Park

Alpine Village to Little Hell

Visitors to Ben Lomond National Park can explore the area via this cross-country ski trail, which offers spectacular views of the glacial landscape.

1.5 hour return, 5.5km, Grade 3
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North West

Alum Cliffs

Enjoy a quiet country stroll to a forest lookout perched high above the Mersey River, as it flows beneath the Alum Cliffs. Combine this walk with a visit to the Mole Creek Caves.

40-50 minute return, 1.6 km, Grade 2
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Douglas-Apsley National Park

Apsley River Waterhole and Gorge

Gently stroll through open woodland before reaching Apsley River at the waterhole, stop here and take a dip. Or cross the river on a walk through dry, open forest before descending back to the river at the Apsley Gorge.

2-3 hr return / 4-5 hr circuit, 5.6 km if returning along same track (grade 2 walk). Approx. 7km if returning via the river in dry conditions (grade 3 walk), Grade 2
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Narawntapu National Park

Archers Knob

See some of the best views in the Park from the superb Archers Knob lookout. This walk is a beautiful combination of birds, beach, and paperbark swamp.

3-3.5 hours circuit (9 km) via Bakers Beach, or 2–2.5 hours return. The Bird Hide walk is 30 mins return, Grade 2
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Sunset over the ocean, Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

Arthur-Pieman camping

Take time to explore the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area and you'll soon appreciate why the regulars return to family shacks and campsites year after year.

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Tent facing the beach, Bay of Fires Conservation Area

Bay of Fires Conservation Area

Bay of Fires camping

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What better way to start the day than waking up to the sun streaming down over the pristine beaches and blazing geology of the Bay of Fires? There are plenty of camping opportunities for tents, caravans and campers along this stretch of the North-East coast.

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Ben Lomond National Park

Ben Lomond Alpine Village

Staying at the Alpine Village in Ben Lomond National Park will ensure you have easy access to the nearby ski slopes and beautiful plateau walks.

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Ben Lomond National Park

Ben Lomond camping

Enjoy the peace and quiet at this sheltered camping spot set among trees in Ben Lomond National Park.

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Ben Lomond National Park

Ben Lomond Summit Link Track

The new Summit Link Track makes it easier than ever to discover the spectacular alpine vegetation of Ben Lomond National Park.

30 minutes, 1km, Grade 2
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Narawntapu National Park

Bird Hide Walk

Stroll through the undercover of a paperbark forest, along a boardwalk and into the bird hide on Narawntapu National Parks most popular short walk.

30 minutes return, 1 km, Grade 1
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Maria Island National Park

Bishop and Clerk

A challenging walk offering exhilarating cliff-top and ocean views from the towering dolerite summit.

4-5 hours return, 11km, Grade 4
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Tasman National Park

Bivouac Bay

Visitors to Bivouc Bay, in Tasman National Park, can enjoy a peaceful, coastal walk starting from the white sands of Fortescue Bay.

3 hours return, 10km return, Grade 4
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Launceston and North

Bridport to Bellingham 4WD traverse

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Launceston and North. A challenging coastal drive from Bridport to Bellingham.

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King Island

Calcified Forest

Unusual, fascinating and mysterious is how the limestone features that make up the Calcified Forest are often described. This walk is a must for all visitors to King Island.

30 minute return, 1.3km, Grade 2
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Ocean view from Canoe Bay, Tasman National Park

Tasman National Park

Canoe Bay

Stroll the length of the beach, scramble around the headland, and descend into the Canoe Bay. Easy. Picturesque. Perfect.

2 hours return, 2km one way, Grade 3
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South Bruny National Park

Cape Bruny Lighthouse

Tour the grounds of Australia’s second oldest lighthouse and enjoy sweeping views of the ocean at Cape Bruny in the South Bruny National Park.

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Tasman National Park

Cape Hauy

The Cape Hauy Track starts from Fortescue Bay. The walk passes through a variety of heath and woodland before opening out to spectacular cliffs with magnificent coastal views.

4 hours return, 9.4km return, Grade 3
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Walker on the Three Capes Track, Tasman National Park

Tasman National Park

Cape Pillar

Cape Pillar is a hero destination. The journey ticks all the boxes. Doable. Colourful. Fragrant. Varied. Magnificent. Powerful. Intimate. You’ll run out of adjectives – we do.

2-3 days return or circuit, 29 km return via Old Cape Pillar track; 34km circuit via Mount Fortescue and Cape Hauy, Grade 3
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Tasman National Park

Cape Raoul

Stunning coastal seascapes that include rock platforms, towering cliffs and columns, off-shore islands and swirling seas. Take your lunch, spend some time and gaze in awe at majestic views.

5 hours return, 14km, Grade 4
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Freycinet National Park

Cape Tourville

If you don't have much time on your hands while visitng Freycinet National Park, this easy walk offers remarkable coastal views in a short amount of time.

20 minute circuit, 600m circuit, Grade 1
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Ben Lomond National Park

Carr Villa to Alpine Village track

Colourful wildflowers in summer and a snowy landscape in winter make the Carr Villa to Alpine Village trail a joy for keen walkers in Ben Lomond National Park.

2-3 hours one way, 5km, Grade 3
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Strzelecki National Park

Castle Rock (Flinders Island)

Castle Rock is a massive granite boulder by the shoreline on Marshall Beach. A wonderful beach walk.

1.5 hours return, 6.6km, Grade 3
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Child, Junee-Florentine caves

North West, Launceston and North, Hobart and South

Caving

Experience Tasmania's spectacular cave systems through one of our guided tours.

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West coast

Climies Track (4WD)

Climies Track is a challenging four-wheel drive adventure along the remote wild west coast of Tasmania.

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Hobart and South

Coal Mines Historic Site

Take a short walk around this picturesque site on the Tasman Peninsula, which once housed up to 600 convicts, labouring in the the inky blackness of underground tunnels.

1-2 hours return, 2km, a 300m section at the start of track is wheelchair accessible, Grade 2
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Coastal Traverse, Bakers Beach

Narawntapu National Park

Coastal Traverse

Why drive when you can walk? Follow the coastal border of Narawntapu National Park between Bakers Beach and Greens Beach for an epic day-long adventure.

7 to 9 hours, 21 km one way, Grade 3
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Coastal view from Badger Head, Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu National Park

Copper Cove/ Badger Head walk

A coastal walk featuring superb views and a variety of wildflowers.

6 to 8 hours return, Approximately 23 km return, Grade 3
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Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Cradle Mountain Waldheim Cabins

Rustic cabins offering an authentic wilderness experience.

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Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Cradle Summit

A challenging track to the summit of the picturesque Cradle Mountain.

8 hrs return, 12.8km, 600m climb in elevation. Walk includes crossing large rocks, Grade 4
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Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Crater Lake

Explore a series of delightfully different alpine lakes. A better option for days when the higher altitude tracks are being lashed by cold winds and heavy rain.

2 hour circuit, 5.7km circuit, Grade 3
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Southwest National Park

Creepy Crawly Nature Trail

The Creepy Crawly Nature Trail is a delightful introduction to the wonders of cool temperature rainforests and their inhabitants. This fully-boarded track will appeal to the young and young at heart.

30 minutes return, 1km return, Grade 2
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Maria Island National Park

Darlington Township Walk

Discover the stories behind the island’s rich human and natural history.

1-2 hours, 1 km, Grade 2
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Dogs in parks

Searching for somewhere to take your four-legged friend? There are a number of reserves around Tasmania that are open to visitors with canine companions.

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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Donaghys Hill

Enjoy views of wilderness, rugged mountains and the Franklin River. The track climbs a small hill at an easy grade and leads you to the lookout, perched on a rocky pinnacle.

40 minutes return, 2.2km, Grade 2
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Tent pitched in a bush camp, Douglas-Apsley National Park

Douglas-Apsley National Park

Douglas-Apsley camping

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Douglas-Apsley National Park has free bush camping options available for visitors to the Apsley Waterhole and walkers undertaking the Leeaberra Track.

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Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Dove Lake

A great introductory walk to the park. Enjoy iconic views of Cradle Mountain and walk through the tranquil Ballroom Forest on one of Tasmania’s premier short walks.

2-3 hour circuit, 6km circuit, Grade 3
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Launceston and North

Duck Reach

Follow the South Esk River from Launceston’s famous Cataract Gorge to the historic Duck Reach power station. This walk will generally suit groups with children.

1.5 hours return, 6km, Some short uphill sections and approx. 190 steps (stairs), Grade 3
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Hobart and South

Duckhole Lake

An enjoyable addition to a visit to Hastings Caves or the Arve River Forest Drive. Take an easy stroll through a forest of stringybarks and stretches of tea tree swamp to an idyllic lake.

1.5 hours return, 4.2km return, Grade 2
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Entrance to the Officers' Quarters, Eaglehawk Neck, Tasman National Park

Hobart and South

Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site

Roam the rooms of the 1832 Officers’ Quarters, believed to be the oldest timber military building in Australia, before heading to the dogline, where many a convict escapee changed his mind.

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South Bruny National Park

East Cloudy Head

A long stretch of windswept beach and panoramic coastal views make East Cloudy Head a must-do walk in South Bruny National Park.

4 hours return, 12km, Grade 4
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East coast

East Coast Forest Roads (4WD)

Highlights of the East Coast Forest Roads are the coastal and forest scenery and visits to the Lost Falls, Meetus Falls and Hardings Falls.

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Hobart and South

East West Trail - Wellington Park (4WD)

The East West Trail located in Wellington Park above Hobart, provides spectacular views across the Derwent and Huon valleys and into the southern Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

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Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Echo Point

Combine a ferry cruise on Lake St Clair with a walk through the rainforest beside the lake. You leave from, and return to Cynthia Bay at the southern end of Lake St Clair.

3-4 hours one way, 11km, 20 mins by ferry (fee applies) and then walk one way to Cynthia Bay. , Grade 3
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Southwest National Park

Eliza Plateau

A steep climb up (and up!) to the Eliza Plateau gives expansive views deep into the heart of Southwest National Park. This walk is very exposed, choose good weather.

6-7 hours return, 11km return, Grade 4
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Maria Island National Park

Encampment Cove Walk

Look for the ruin of a 1920s home in this sheltered cove.

4 hours one way, 13km, Grade 3
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Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Enchanted Walk

A walk to suit all age groups—featuring a cascading river and magical old-growth rainforest.

20 minute circuit, 1.1km circuit, Grade 2
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East coast

Evercreech

A short stroll amongst the magnificent white gums of Evercreech, the tallest of their type in Australia.

10 minute return or 20 minute circuit, 400m return or 1km circuit., Grade 2
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North West

Fern Glade

Fern Glade is a magnificent walk among large, spectacular tree ferns along the Emu River. If you are lucky you may see a platypus.

15 minutes to 1 hour return, 1km return, Grade 1
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Fishing on the rocks at Friendly Beaches, Freycinet National Park

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Fishing

Tasmania has a wealth of excellent inland and ocean fishing locations where you can cast your line.

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South Bruny National Park

Fluted Cape

A rich history, spectacular scenery, close-up wildlife and a variety or walking opportunities make Bruny Island a wonderful destination. You can see a lot on a day trip but, if you can, stay overnight as there’s plenty to see and do. The Grass Point walk is easy, will suit children and features some stunning coastal scenery.

2.5 hours return, 4km, walk clockwise only. A shorter, easier walk to Grass Point is also an option, Grade 4
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CHildren riding bikes around Fortescue Bay campgrounds, Tasman National Park

Tasman National Park

Fortescue Bay camping

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Towering forest meets crashing ocean, trimmed with a rim of soft, white sand. Wallabies bounce, birds chatter and the fish are biting. Just a few reasons Fortescue Bay campgrounds are some of our favourites.

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Maria Island National Park

Fossil Cliffs

This stunning set of cliffs on Maria Island hold stories both ancient and modern.

1.5-2.5 hour circuit, 4.5 km, Grade 3
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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Franklin Nature Trail

Those travelling between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge will cross this well-known wilderness river on their way. Plan a rest stop here and enjoy the tranquillity of water and rainforest.

25 minutes return, 1km, Grade 1
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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Frenchmans Cap

Frenchmans Cap is the dazzling white monarch of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Guarded by the mighty Franklin River, it is one of our most challenging, most spectacular, and most rewarding bushwalks.

3 - 5 days return, 54km return , Grade 4
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Maria Island National Park

Frenchs Farm Walk

Explore the old farmhouse and shearing sheds on Maria Island.

3 hours one way, 11 km, Grade 3
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Freycinet National Park

Freycinet overnight walker camping

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The overnight campsites of Freycinet allow the visitor to further explore this breathtaking national park on foot.

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Freycinet National Park

Freycinet Peninsula Circuit

Freycinet Peninsula Circuit offers a taste of Freycinet National Park’s finest offerings: ocean views, sandy beaches, rocky coves, orange granite boulders, mountain summits, forests, heathlands, abundant birdlife, friendly wildlife – and the iconic Wineglass Bay.

2 - 3 days, 27km, Grade 3
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Freycinet National Park

Friendly Beaches

Located in Freycinet National Park, this spectacular white sandy beach with turquoise waters begs for long, slow exploration.

5 minutes to 5 hours, 100m to 5km, Grade 2
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View from Friendly Beaches campsite

Freycinet National Park

Friendly Beaches camping (Isaacs Point)

Low key camping among coastal scrub.

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Launceston and North

Goblin Forest Walk

The Goblin Forest Walk is an easy, wheelchair accessible track located in the beautiful rainforest of the Blue Tier Forest Reserve.

20 minute circuit, 400m circuit, Grade 1
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South Bruny National Park

Grass Point

Located within South Bruny National Park, the walk to Grass Point is an easy track which offers spectacular coastal views and a peek at the ruins of an old whaling station.

1.5 hours return, 4km return, Grade 2
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Hartz Mountains National Park

Hartz Peak

This relatively accessible peak in the Hartz Mountains National Park takes the walker through a landscape carved by glaciers.

3-5 hours return, 7.4km, 400m climb in elevation, Grade 4
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Visitors at Newdegate Cave, Hastings Cave State Reserve

Hastings Caves State Reserve

Hastings Caves and Thermal Springs

Find out more about tours of Newdegate Cave and use of the beautiful thermal springs at Hastings Caves State Reserve.

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Maria Island National Park

Haunted Bay Walk

Located in the far south of the island, breathtaking Haunted Bay is worth the walk.

7 hours one way, 20 km, Grade 3
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Highfield Historic Site

Highfield venue hire

Highfield Historic Site is the perfect location for your special event - unique historical buildings and facilities in a stunning location.

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Maria Island National Park

Hills Walk

Wander the hills that surround the Darlington Settlement, uncovering ruins and learning the fascinating history.

1-2 hours return, 2km, Grade 3
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West coast

Hogarth Falls

Located in the Strahan township, the Hogarth Falls walk is a short, tranquil exploration through mixed forest.

40-50 minutes return, 2.4 km return, Grade 2
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Launceston and North

Hollybank

Hollybank has spacious picnic facilities and walking tracks nestled amongst ash and pine trees.

15-40 minute circuit, 2km circuit, Grade 1
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Horse riding, Bakers beach Narawntapu

Hobart and South, Launceston and North, North West

Horse riding

Explore sites around Tasmania where you can experience our wilderness on horseback.

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East coast

Humbug Point camping

The Dora Point campgrounds offer easy access to the clear waters of Georges Bay.

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Southwest National Park

Huon campground walk

Experience some of the different vegetation communities found in Southwest National Park on this short walk from the Huon Campground.

1-2 hours return, 2km return, Grade 2
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West coast

Huon Pine Walk

The Huon Pine walk takes you along a wide boardwalk through thick rainforest, by the banks of the Pieman River.

20 minutes return, 600m return, Grade 1
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Jeffries Track 4WD

Hobart and South

Jeffreys Track - Wellington Range (4WD)

Jefferys Track crosses the Wellington Ranges Protected Area, providing spectacular views of the Huon and Derwent Valleys.

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West coast

Kelly Basin

Walk with history down the route of the former railway line to Kelly Basin. Where once 1000 people lived, today only historic remnants of the former town of Pillinger can be seen amidst lush green mosses and tree ferns.

3-4 hours return, 10.8km return, Grade 3
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South Bruny National Park

Labillardiere Peninsula

This track circuits the Labillardiere Peninsula, within the South Bruny National Park, one of the more remote corners of Bruny Island. The coastal and bush walk provides some great views of the Southern Ranges.

5 hours circuit, 14km return, Grade 4
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Hartz Mountains National Park

Lake Esperance

Hartz Mountains National Park is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The region abounds in alpine plant species that are found nowhere else on Earth.

1.5-2 hours return, 3.4 km return, Grade 3
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Southwest National Park

Lake Judd

The reward for this long day walk is a deep ice-carved lake surrounded by precipitous mountains. The Lake Judd track can be wet and muddy and requires some navigation skills.

8 hours return, 16km return, Grade 4
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Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Lake St Clair camping

Enjoy beautiful, sheltered camp spots nestled in the trees at Lake St Clair.

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Interpretive sign, Lake St Clair

Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Lake St Clair walks

Lake St Clair offers three short walks for you to choose from. Pick one or do the full circuit, the choice is yours!

45 mins-1.5 hours, 4.7 km circuit. Depending on your choice of tracks: Watersmeet Track Grade 2; Platypus Bay and lamairremener tabelti, Grade 3
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Walker on the Leeberra Track at Nicholls Needles, Douglas-Apsley National Park

Douglas-Apsley National Park

Leeaberra Track

A real treat for experienced walkers, the Leeaberra Track is a multi-day hike that traverses 28kms of forest and heathland in the spectacular Douglas-Apsley National Park.

2.5 - 3 days one way, 28kms one way, Grade 4
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North West

Leven Canyon Lookout

It is rare in the world to find such a powerful place as the Leven Canyon, that is so easy to access. Enjoy spectacular sweeping views from Cruickshanks Lookout 275m above the Leven River.

45 minute circuit, 1.2km circuit, Grade 3
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Liffey Falls State Reserve

Liffey Falls Walk

The Liffey Falls are the major attraction of the Liffey Falls State Reserve, located on a track that meanders through tall, wet eucalypt forest.

45 minute return, 2km, from the top car park, Grade 2
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Lime Bay State Reserve

Lime Bay camping

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The Lime Bay State Reserve is well off the beaten track and an ideal place to recharge your batteries. Stay for the day but better still bring some camping gear and get in touch with nature.

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East coast

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Right in the heart of Swansea is a walk that offers stunning coastal scenery. Named after the local Aboriginal people, this track takes you from Waterloo Beach to Shouten Beach.

40-60 minutes return by same route or a circuit via footpaths, 2.3km circuit, Grade 2
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Apsley Waterhole, Douglas-Apsley National Park

Douglas-Apsley National Park

Loop Track

A short, gentle stroll through open forest leads to the delightful Apsley Waterhole. Beautiful views, and a popular spot for cooling off in summer.

10-15 minutes return, 1.2km return, Grade 1
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Maria Island National Park

Maria Island by bike

Maria Island is a cyclist’s paradise with gently undulating roads and an opportunity to explore more in one day.

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Maria Island National Park

Maria Island camping - Darlington

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Located close to the heart of Maria Island, Darlington campground is the perfect spot to pitch your tent on your island adventure.

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Maria Island National Park

Maria Island camping - Encampment Cove

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A free campsite is available at Encampment Cove, where you can explore the convict ruins that once made up the Long Point Probation Station at nearby Point Lesueur.

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Maria Island National Park

Maria Island camping - Frenchs Farm

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A free campsite is available at Frenchs Farm, providing an excellent base for exploring McRaes Isthmus – a narrow neck of sand with sweeping beaches on either side.

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Maria Island National Park

Maria Island History

Maria Island is a special place with something for everyone - historic ruins, sweeping bays, rugged cliffs and mountains, and remarkable wildlife. Whether you’re here for hours or days, you can choose the kind of stay that suits you and let Maria work its spell.

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Maria Island National Park

Maria Island Marine Reserve

Maria Island’s marine reserve protects a range of marine habitats, perfect for coastal explorations – both on land and in water.

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Maria Island National Park

Maria Island Penitentiary accommodation

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Basic bunkhouse-style accommodation is available to visitors in the old penitentiary at Darlington.

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Maria Island National Park

McRaes Isthmus Walk

The beautiful white, sandy beaches on either side of the isthmus shows nature at its finest.

4 hours one way (to northern end of Isthmus), 14km, Grade 3
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Launceston and North

Meander Falls

A full day’s walk that gets you away from the more popular areas and into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

4.5-6 hours return, 10km return, Grade 3
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Southwest National Park

Melaleuca

Melaleuca, a tiny, remote settlement in Southwest National Park, is a popular destination for bushwalkers, boat based visitors, birdwatchers and day visitors wanting a taste of the area’s wild beauty.

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Visitors exploring the cave features at Mole Creek Karst National Park

Mole Creek Karst National Park

Mole Creek Karst - cave tours

The spectacular show caves in the Mole Creek Karst National Park have been delighting visitors for decades, come and experience the underground landscapes of Marakoopa and King Solomons Caves.

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West coast

Montezuma Falls

An easy rainforest walk along the route of the historic North East Dundas Tramway. At 104m, Montezuma Falls are one of the highest waterfalls in Tasmania and the track takes you right to the base of the falls.

3 hours return, 8km return, Grade 2
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Freycinet National Park

Mount Amos

The panoramic view of Wineglass Bay from the summit rewards the experienced bushwalker.

3 hours return, 3.6km, Grade 4
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Mount Field National Park

Mount Field camping

A pleasant campground in the forest by the Tyenna River, in Mount Field National Park.

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Mount Field National Park

Mount Field Government Huts

The Government Huts at Mount Field National Park provide an excellent base for experiencing the alpine regions of the park.

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Mount Field National Park

Mount Field History

Mount Field holds an important and colourful place in Tasmania’s history, with the magnificent twin cascade of Russell Falls declared the state’s first nature reserve in 1885. Some thirty years later, in 1916, Mount Field became one of our first national parks.

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Maria Island National Park

Mount Maria Walk

Mount Maria is the highest point on the island – a dolerite outcrop with sweeping views south of the twin bays and beyond to Tasman Peninsula.

8 hours return, 16 km, Grade 4
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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Mount McCall Track (4WD)

The Mt McCall Track is one-day return drive into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and the Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.

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Mount Rufus scoparia

Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Mount Rufus

Mount Rufus is a challenging walk that rewards well-equipped walkers with breath-taking mountain views on all sides.

7 hour circuit, 19km circuit, Grade 4
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Mount William National Park

Mount William camping

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Enjoy beachfront camping beneath a canopy of trees at Mount William National Park.

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Mountain biking Meehan Range

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Mountain biking and cycling

Tasmania is fast creating a name for itself as a premier mountain biking destination and a must see on your mountain biking holiday.

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Campervan at a powered site, Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu camping

There are a number of campsites at Narawntapu National Park, suited to both tent and campervan stays. This peaceful, coastal setting is full of opportunities for viewing native fauna, fishing, boating, walking and the perfect base for your explorations of the North-West Coast.

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Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

Nelson Falls

Located in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, visitors can reach the delightful Nelson Falls after a gentle walk. Break the long drive and stretch your legs—you won’t be disappointed.

20 minutes return, 1.4km return, Grade 1
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Hobart and South

Organ Pipes

One of a range of beautiful kunanyi / Mount Wellington walking tracks. This walk leaves from the Springs and takes walkers beneath the fluted columns known as the Organ Pipes.

3 hours return, 7.4 km return, Grade 3
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Walkers at Lake Windermere, Overland Track

Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Overland Track

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The Overland Track is Australia’s premier alpine walk – a 65 km, six-day trek through the heart of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, part of the magnificent Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

6 days one way, 65km one way, Grade 4
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Maria Island National Park

Painted Cliffs

One of Maria Island's most beautiful features, these cliffs lack height but they more than make up for it with their amazing colours and swirling patterns.

1.5-2.5 hours return, 4.3km return, Grade 3
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Mount Field National Park

Pandani Grove

A delightful green oasis nestled beneath the ski slopes of Mount Field.

30-40 minute circuit, 1.5km, Grade 2
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Peggs Beach Conservation Area

Peggs Beach camping

Peggs Beach Conservation Area has two designated camping areas. Both are popular with family groups, many of whom have been visiting the reserve for generations. However, the secret is out among travelling retirees who are discovering this attractive spot is ideal to set up a campervan for a few nights.

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Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Pencil Pine Falls and Rainforest walk

Take a short, easy stroll through the rainforest.

10 minute circuit, 431m, Grade 1
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East coast

Peron Dunes (4WD)

Peron Dunes is set aside for recreational off-road adventure and fun. A wide beach and high dunes are used by a variety of recreational vehicles.

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Launceston and North

Pine Lake

The Pine Lake walk offers a rare opportunity to get close to one of Tasmania’s rarest trees without having to go on an extended bushwalk. The pencil pine is an ancient species that evolved before flowering plants and which is only found in the Tasmanian highlands.

30 minute return, 800m return, Grade 1
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Maria Island National Park

Point Lesueur Walk

Explore the convict ruins that once made up the Long Point Probation Station on Tasmania's Maria Island.

4 hours one way, 14 km, Grade 3
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Bennetts wallaby, Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu National Park

Point Vision Track

Located in Narawntapu National Park, The Point Vision Track takes you to the highest accessible summit of the Asbestos Range, and provides stunning coastal views across the Port Sorell estuary.

5 to 7 hours return, 15 km return, Grade 4
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Group rafting on the Franklin River

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Rafting and kayaking

Tasmania’s oceans and rivers have a well-deserved reputation as some of the cleanest in the world, and what better way to explore these wondrous waterways than up-close and self-propelled.

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East coast

Ralphs Falls

Visit Tasmania's highest single drop waterfalls, a short and easy walk through time from mystical rainforest to broadleafed scrub, teatree forest to buttongrass moorlands.

20 minute return or 50 minute circuit via Cashs Gorge, 2.4 km return or 4km circuit, Grade 3
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Freycinet National Park

Richardsons Beach, Honeymoon Bay and Ranger Creek camping

Freycinet has beachfront camping at its finest.

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Maria Island National Park

Robeys Farm Walk

Traverse McRaes Isthmus and continue down the island’s west coast through woodland forest to a small farm tucked into the hillside.

6 hours one way, 19 km, Grade 3
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Abseiling at Freycinet, Tasman National Park

Launceston and North, Hobart and South, Flinders Island, East coast

Rock climbing and abseiling

Tasmania’s mountainous landscape makes for some of the best climbing destinations in Australia.

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Walkers on a rocky beach, Anniversary Point, pinmatik/Rocky Cape National Park

Rocky Cape National Park

Rocky Cape National Park - walks

The rich cultural heritage, amazing geology, stunning seascape and diversity of plant and animal life of Rocky Cape National Park are best explored on foot. A variety of walks, from 20 minutes to several hours, showcase this remarkable and diverse landscape.

From 20 minutes to 4 hours, 200m to 15km, Grade 3
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Mount Field National Park

Russell Falls

Russell Falls is one of Tasmania’s most treasured places. The falls delight every visitor and can be reached by a wide, very easy track suitable for wheelchair users and those with strollers.

25 minutes return, 1.4km return, Grade 1
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Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area

Sandy Cape Track

The Sandy Cape Track hugs the wild west coast in the Arthur-Pieman Conservation Area, a remote and windswept landscape.

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Lake St Clair (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Shadow Lake

Located in the Lake St Clair National Park, the Shadow Lake walk will take you on a circuit through rainforest, sub-alpine moorland and highland eucalypt forest.

4-5 hours circuit, 13km circuit , Grade 4
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Snow boarding at Ben Lomond

Hobart and South, Launceston and North

Skiing and snow activities

Though not widely known for its snow sports, Tasmania has two ski fields operating over the winter months. Mount Mawson, located at Mount Field National Park in the south, and Ben Lomond in the north.

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Freycinet National Park

Sleepy Bay

Located in the picturesque Freycinet National Park, Sleepy Bay is a beautiful rocky bay with turquoise waters and orange lichen-encrusted rocks.

10 minutes return, 500m return, Grade 3
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Beachside snorkelling

Statewide

Snorkelling and scuba diving

Bring your wetsuit, mask and fins to discover the underwater life.

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South Bruny National Park

South Bruny camping

Enjoy beautiful views and easy access to the beach from a number of campgrounds in South Bruny National Park.

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Southwest National Park

South Cape Bay

Located in Southwest National Park, this walk starts from the end of Australia’s most southerly road and is the eastern end of the popular South Coast Track to Port Davey. It’s a great place, so take your lunch and make a good day of it.

4 hrs return, 15.4km return, Grade 3
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Southwest National Park

South Coast Track

The South Coast Track is a challenging 6-8 day walk along Tasmania’s wild southern coastline. Wander windswept beaches, climb mountain ranges and wade (or row!) across rivers on this 85 km adventure.

6-8 days one way, 85km one way, Grade 4
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Hobart and South

Southport Lagoon (4WD)

Southport Lagoon track is a slow rocky one-hour drive to beautiful Southport Lagoon, a popular location for kayaking and boaters.

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Campgrounds and lagoon view, Southport Lagoon Conservation Area

Southport Lagoon Conservation Area

Southport Lagoon camping

Take the time to extend your Southport adventures with a stay at the lagoon-side campground.

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Southwest National Park

Southwest camping

Enjoy fishing, kayaking or walking adventures in Southwest National Park, before sleeping comfortably in your tent or caravan at Huon, Teds Beach or Edgar campgrounds.

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Bird Hide walk, Narawntapu National Park

Narawntapu National Park

Springlawn Nature Walk

Meander around the Springlawn lagoon, abundant in wildlife and ideal for birdwatching and photography.

2 hours circuit, 4.8 km circuit, Grade 2
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St Columba Falls State Reserve

St Columba Falls

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This walk leads to the base of St Columba Falls, one of Tasmania's highest falls. The walk is on a high-quality track through cool and shady rainforest.

20-30 minute return, 1.2km return, Grade 2
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Strzelecki National Park

Strzelecki camping

Take advantage of a beautiful beach-side campground at Trousers Point in Strzelecki National Park.

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Strzelecki National Park

Strzelecki Peaks

The large granite massifs of Strzelecki National Park dominate the southern part of Flinders Island and offer amazing views.

4-5 hours return, 5.6km return, Grade 4
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Hobart and South

Tahune Airwalk

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The Tahune Airwalk offers a rare chance to gain a perspective on a part of the forest that is rarely seen by people - the canopy.

50 minutes return, 1.6km, Grade 1
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Mount Field National Park

Tall Trees

Located in Mount Field National Park, the Tall Trees walk allows you to wander among the tallest flowering plants in the world.

30 minutes circuit, 1km circuit, Grade 2
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Tamar Island Wetlands Centre

Tamar Island

Just 10 minutes drive from the heart of Launceston in the Tamar River Conservation Area is the Tamar Island walk. For company you’ll have pelicans, swans, cormorants and numerous other bird species as well as frogs, dragonflies and lizards.

1.5 hours return, 4km return, Grade 1
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Mount Field National Park

Tarn Shelf

Wander among a series of picturesque glacial lakes at Tarn Shelf, in the beautiful Mount Field National Park.

5-7 hour circuit, 12 km , Grade 3
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Walkers taking a break on the Tasman Coastal Trail, Tasman National Park

Tasman National Park

Tasman Coastal Trail

A sensational cliff-top journey between Devils Kitchen and Fortescue Bay on Tasmania’s south-east rim. Plunging sea cliffs, abundant wildlife, colourful and fragrant bushland, and fresh, salt-smacked air.

9.5 hours one way, 19kms one way, Grade 4
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The Nut State Reserve

The Nut Walk

The Nut is a 143 metre high massif, rising from Bass Strait, that towers above the picturesque town of Stanley. You can reach the top by either walking track or chairlift.

1 hour circuit , 4.6 km circuit, Grade 3
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Maria Island National Park

The Reservoir Circuit

Capture a glimpse of Maria Island’s wildlife and history on a quiet discovery walk through open woodlands. A beautiful place to relax and reflect.

1.5 hours return, 4km return, Grade 3
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Tasman National Park

Three Capes Track

Over four days and three nights, walkers will cover the 48 kilometres, taking in tall eucalypt forests, coastal heath and Australia’s highest sea cliffs. Evenings are spent in warm and comfortable environmentally-sensitive cabins at Surveyors, Munro and Retakunna.

4 day, 3 night hut based experience, 48km, Grade 3
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Mount Field National Park

Three Falls Circuit

Uncover the beauty of this trio of waterfalls located in Mount Field National Park.

2-2.5 hrs circuit, 6km circuit, Grade 3
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Strzelecki National Park

Trousers Point

Flinders Island is rich with breath-taking scenery. The Trousers Point walk, within the Strzelecki National Park includes unusual rock features, views to off-shore islands and two beautiful beaches.

1.5 hours circuit, 2km circuit, Grade 2
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Aerial view of Highfield House, Stanley

Highfield Historic Site

Visiting Highfield Historic Site

Highfield Historic Site is open to the public for self-guided tours, school visits and events.

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Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Waldheim Chalet

Uncover the colourful history of the Weindorfers.

20m, 100m, Grade 1
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Walls of Jerusalem National Park

Walls of Jerusalem multi-day walk

Explore Tasmania’s spectacular high country with a walk in the Walls of Jerusalem. Here, dolerite peaks guard picturesque alpine valleys, groves of ancient pencil pine forests, and myriad lakes and tarns.

3 days - flexible, 43km for circuit (including Mount Jerusalem ascent) - flexible, Grade 4
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Tasman National Park

Waterfall Bay

Vantage points that show cliffs plummeting into the sea and swirling ocean waters make this an exciting coastal walk within the Tasman National Park.

1-1.5 hours return, 3.4km return, Grade 3
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View of Ransons Beach, campgrounds at Waterhouse Conservation Area

Waterhouse Conservation Area

Waterhouse camping

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One of the North-East's most popular recreational camping sites, Waterhouse is a must for visitors and locals alike.

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Wedding at Highfield Historic Site

East coast, Hobart and South, Launceston and North, North West

Weddings

There are a number of locations around the state that offer a unique setting for your wedding ceremony.

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Cradle Mountain (Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair National Park)

Weindorfers Forest Walk

Catch a glimpse back in time at the life of the Weindorfers.

20 minute circuit, 750m circuit, Grade 2
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Freycinet National Park

Wineglass Bay

Step down into world-renowned Wineglass Bay.

2.5-3.5 hrs return, 6 km, Grade 3
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Freycinet National Park

Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach

Embrace the crystal-clear waters of Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach.

4-5 hours circuit, 11km circuit, Grade 4
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Freycinet National Park

Wineglass Bay Lookout

The Wineglass Bay Lookout gives you the chance to enjoy one of Tasmania’s most celebrated views in the picturesque Freycinet National Park.

1-1.5 hours return, 2.6 km return, Grade 3
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