Tasmanian trails to explore

Getaway this holiday season and immerse yourself in beautiful Tasmania. There are so many excellent nature trails to help you get away, unwind and reconnect with the world around you. We have listed some of our favourites trails below with a range of options for experienced hikers and newcomers alike.

We’ve taken some helpful tips and info from Tasmania Parks & Wildlife.

Archer Knob
Archer Knob

Walk time: 2.5 hours return
Location: Narawntapu National Park
Difficulty: 2/5

This walk has it all, birds, beach and an incredible lookout. The trail starts at the Narawntapu National Park Visitor Centre and routs through a swamp full of natural life, past the beach and then up to the lookout at Archer Knob. This walk is quite easy and the trail is incredibly well maintained. A perfect day out if you are solo, with a partner or exploring with the whole family.

Bishop and Clerk
Bishop and Clerk

Walk time: 4.5 hours return
Location: Maria Island National Park
Difficulty: 4/5

The Maria Island Walk is an incredible adventure across cliff tops offering some of the most astonishing views of the Southern Ocean. It begins in the grassland with a steep incline through a deep forest to the rocky outcrops and columns, which the walk is named after. The trail will take 4.5 hours to complete and is designed for experienced trail hikers.

Calcified Forest
Calcified Forest

Walk time: 30 minutes return
Location: King Island
Difficulty: 2/5

This walk is short and relaxed, it offers a stunning look into nature. The calcified limestone is remnant of a forest long gone. It is a stark contrast to the rest of the luscious and lively Tasmanian wilderness. There is a viewing platform where walkers can ponder the process and the odd-looking structures. The walk should only take 30 minutes and promises a fascinating landscape.

Crater Lake
Crater Lake

Time: 2 hours return
Location: Lake St. Clair National Park
Difficulty: 3/5

This gorgeous walk meanders around several pristine alpine lakes. Melting glaciers formed the lakes. The walk loops from the visitor centre and you can be complete in around two hours. While this trail is not overly challenging, it does include some steep sections and loose terrain, so we don’t advise in-experienced walkers try it.

Published on 12 December 2019



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