Walking in Tasmania
Tasmania is known around the world for its pristine beauty and protected wilderness areas, making it an absolute mecca for walking and hiking.
Short walks can be found everywhere, including the major cities. Hobart even has overnight walks staying in hidden cabins on Kunyani.
There are access-friendly sites around the State allowing mobility-impaired visitors to enjoy the parks, reserves and historic sites independently or with assistance.
Try to include a few walks during your trip to cover different flora and fauna. Mountains, beaches and forests are equally majestic and with relatively few people around, the local wildlife is much easier to spot than in other places.
Here are 60 Great Short Walks from Parks Tasmania to get you started.
GUIDED MULTI-DAY HIKES
Multi-day guided walks are a speciality of Tasmania and a great way to show off the remarkable wilderness, wildlife, history and imagination.
Walks are usually 3-6 days, with groups of up to 10 accompanied by 2 guides, with up to 10km walked each day.
Accommodation is often in architecturally designed lodges precariously perched in commanding positions to capture the beauty of the area.
Gourmet dining of local produce is accompanied by fine Tasmanian wine and beer to complement your experience.
You don’t need to be athlete fit, just a good fitness as a regular walker is usually enough. hey may seem indulgent, but on completion, most people think they were excellent value and are quick to plan another one.
Here are some of our favourite Tasmania Guided Walks.
6 day Overland Track
Tasmania’s Overland Track is the original and still the most sought after of Tasmania’s multi-day hikes. Expert guides lead you across this ancient landscape, covering 65 km from Cradle Valley to Lake St Clair. You’ll stay in the only private accommodation along the trail, and be rewarded each day with a hot shower, sumptuous meals, freshly baked bread, a glass of Tasmanian wine and a comfortable bed.
Read more about the 6 day Overland Track
Three Capes Lodge Walk
The Three Capes Lodge Walk is a fully guided walking experience along Tasmania’s dramatic Tasman Peninsula with the wild Southern Ocean as your constant. A boat trip, dolerite spires and 37,000 years of history form part of the journey. Settle into your architecturally designed in-park lodges and enjoy Tasmania’s finest dining and drinks on this 48km walking adventure.
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Maria Island Walk
Tasmania’s multi-award winning Maria Island Walk is recognised as one of Australia’s outstanding walking experiences. Set in a beautiful world heritage listed island national park this 4-day walk is a delightful blend of rare wildlife, convict heritage, elegant accommodation and candlelit gourmet dining. Explore this fascinating island; walking pristine beaches, magnificent forests, and epic mountain peaks.
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Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
Discover the breathtaking beaches of The Bay of Fires along Tasmania’s east coast. Your small group, led by expert guides, will traverse this wonderfully remote landscape. The Bay of Fires offers is an awe-inspiring escape, teeming with unique flora and fauna. Over four days, you’ll be immersed in one of Tasmania’s most pristine environments.
Read more about the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk
There are many other walks, and sailing-walking options so get in touch with us to plan your adventure.
See more of Tasmania by renting a car and driving yourself around the island.
You can hire a car at the start or end of your trip and easily combine it with one of the guided walks. This way you can easily walk in the more accessible areas and save then save the remote, inaccessible areas for a guided hike.
We can tailor-make a driving holiday for you, focussing on your interests and style. A 7-day package will give you time to cover a few regions and a 10-day package would allow you to get around most of the island. Self Drive packages are great value, with car hire, your choice of accommodation, and a National Parks pass all included.