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Boot up and head for the great outdoors in Tassie. The diverse landscapes are guaranteed to catch you off guard every time.

A mysterious island at the edge of the world – the location alone is irresistible. With more than 2,000 kilometres of walking trails across the island, there’s a walk for everyone. The simple process of putting one foot in front of the other will lead you to natural highs, and jaw dropping views only accessible on foot.

From the epic four-day cliff-hugging Three Capes Track on the Tasman Peninsula to a myriad of diverse shorter walks such as the famous Dove Lake Circuit at Cradle Mountain.

Take our word for it, there’s walks, well everywhere!

Great Walks of Tasmania

With more than 2,000 kilometres of walking trails across the island, there’s a walk for everyone

If you insist on outdoor baths and foot spas under starry skies choose from one of the guided Great Walks of Tasmania. The most difficult task on these unhurried, luxury walks will be choosing which wine to pair with your sautéed scallops. Make the right choice and your taste buds will be as grateful as your soul.

Outdoor bath Great Walks of Tasmania

Outdoor baths and foot spas under starry skies

The guided Bay of Fires Walk covers a coastline where there are more extraordinary white sandy beaches than houses. Besides eating, drinking and walking, there is also time on this four-day adventure for guests to snorkel in the Tasman Sea. Guests stay in standing camps and at the Bay of Fires Lodge, an airy seaside cliff top lodge overlooking the azure ocean and blazing orange boulders – a Bay of Fires signature view.

Bay of Fires beach walk

A coastline where there are more extraordinary white sandy beaches than houses

If it’s remote uninterrupted wilderness you seek, you can’t go past the tranquillity of the takayna / Tarkine rainforest in the west. A wilderness area of international significance, it’s the largest tract of temperate rainforest in the Southern Hemisphere. Yes there’s a luxury guided walk here too, so forget about the camp stove, kerosene and noodles. You’ll be exploring with little more than a daypack and a very satisfied stomach as you walk through protected wilderness areas and dine on fresh produce. On the six-day Tarkine Rainforest Walk see everything from giant fresh water crayfish, to bright-coloured fungi as you walk a region directly linked to the ancient continent of Gondwana.

takayna / Tarkine mushrooms

If it’s remote uninterrupted wilderness you seek, you can’t go past the tranquillity of the takayna / Tarkine rainforest

For those more inclined to ramble on shorter day walks, there are 60 Great Short Walks across the island giving anybody the chance to explore Tassie’s scenic and iconic regions, ranging from twenty minutes to a couple of hours. Walk among tall trees to waterfalls in Mt Field National Park, climb to the top of “The Nut’, a volcanic plug jutting out into Bass Strait in Stanley or walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout in Freycinet National Park.

You don’t have to venture far from towns and cities either, only thirty minutes from Hobart is kunanyi / Mount Wellington, or “the mountain’ as the locals call it. Criss-crossed with tracks you can walk to valleys, woodland streams, waterfalls and rocky, windswept summits. There’s shorter tracks in the eastern foothills or you can climb stone laid steps vertically from the base to the top.

Mt Wellington

Take in sweeping views over the city of Hobart

More exposed tracks extend beyond the summit of the mountain where you can take in sweeping views over the city of Hobart and explore further to wild and remote places.

From glacial alpine lakes and towering dolerite cliffs to rugged mountains and cool moss-covered forests, Tasmania really has it all. Expect the unordinary in this special part of Australia.

Kathryn Leahy

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