Enchanted Walk, Cradle Mountain
Enchanted Walk, Cradle Mountain (photograph: Chris Crerar)
60 Great Short Walks

60 Great Short Walks

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​​The 60 Great Short Walks offer the best of Tasmania's day ​walking opportunities. Whether you want a gentle stroll or a physical challenge; a seaside ramble or a mountain vista; a long day's outing or a short wander, Great Short Walks has plenty for you. The walks are located throughout Tasmania and can generally be accessed from major roads and include a range of environments.

A guide to Tasmania's national parks and reserves, including the 60 Great Short Walks is available to purchase from the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service​ visitor centres and most Tasmania Visitor​ Information Centres. It is also complimentary with the purchase of an Annual or Two Year Parks Pass.

If you have a particular type of ​walk in mind, please use ​our filter to view by walk​​ region, duration or ​grade​. Alternatively, you can view all walks below in alphabetical order or via the map icon on the right hand side of the page.​


60 Great Short Walks: East coast

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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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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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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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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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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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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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East coast

loontitetermairrelehoiner

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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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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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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St Columba Falls State Reserve

St Columba Falls

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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Freycinet National Park

Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach

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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

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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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