Tasmania’s mountainous landscape makes for some of the best climbing destinations in Australia. With a wealth of towering sea cliffs and remote crags, there’s plenty to choose from for your climbing holiday.
Ben Lomond National Park
Located just over an hour from Launceston, Ben Lomond is a great summer climbing destination, with tall, sheer cliffs providing the best crack climbing in Tasmania.
Flinders Island (Strzelecki National Park)
If you get the chance to go to Flinders Island, take the time to climb Mount Strzelecki and see the magnificent view over the south-west side of the island and the surrounding islands of the Furneaux Group. Mount Killiecrankie in the north-east of the island also provides a number of routes closer to the coast.
Fortescue Bay (Tasman National Park)
Tasman National Park has a number of iconic climbs, but none more so than the Totem Pole, a 65 metre dolerite sea stack off Cape Hauy. Fortescue Bay is full of bucket-list climbs, and is an essential stop for avid climbers.
If you’re looking for remote climbs, Frenchmans Cap is one to add to your list. Located in the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, you will face a 25km walk from the Lyell Highway before tackling the towering quartzite cliffs. The trip is best done over four days, and be sure to check the weather report before you set off.
Freycinet National Park
Located on the State’s east coast, Coles Bay offers a spectacular environment for climbing, with white granite sea cliffs and beautiful clear waters. With climbs suited to beginners and experienced climbers, this is a must see destination.