Tassie’s full of incredible hikes, whether you’re looking to get outdoors for a few hours or a few days. With lots to explore, we’ve curated a list of the best hikes so all that’s left for you to do is grab your favourite outdoor gear (hint: your Amble raincoat) and discover all that Tassie has to offer.
Wineglass BayTraditional Indigenous Name: Loo-nee-ter-mooiner
The pristine water and sand that curves all around Wineglass Bay is something you'll not want to miss. To get the most out of the day, set aside around 3 hours to cover the 7km round trip hike to the Wineglass Bay lookout. Tucked away in Freycinet National Park, you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled across your own special slice of Tassie. Feeling more adventurous? Conquer the less-travelled Mt Amos for another 3 hours, a short but steep 3.6km return with a view that we promise will not disappoint.
Cradle MountainTraditional Indigenous Name: Wee-re-ah
Get to know Cradle Mountain with the Dove Lake Circuit, a 6km loop trail which takes approx 2 hours to complete. In order to get the best views of the serene lakes and rugged peaks along the way, we recommend walking it clockwise. An ever-popular trail, you’ll be sure to see lots of other people but PSA, no pups allowed!
Bruny IslandTraditional Indigenous Name: Lunawanna Alonnah
Bruny Island brings together nature, wildlife and all round good times. In the south of the island near Adventure Bay, the Fluted Cape Track is a 2 hour hike which takes you along a 6.3km loop trail. Treat yourself to the best scenic views of the Tasman Peninsula cliff-lines by making sure to walk clockwise. Again, no doggies can come along for this one but you’re likely to encounter lots of different birds if that’s your thing.
Bay of FiresTraditional Indigenous Name: Larapuna
The Bay of Fires is full of more crystal clear beaches and picture perfect places to either amble through or complete a more strenuous hike. For an easy route, enjoy a 5.6km loop trail from Binalong Bay to Jeanneret Beach. For something a little more challenging try The Gardens to Break Yoke Creek, a 7.2-km out-and-back trail which takes, on average, just over 2 hours.
Tassie’s Best Multi-Day Hikes
Three Capes Track
This 46.5km point-to-point trail near Fortescue can be hiked over four days. You can look forward to cliff top outlooks on Cape Pillar, Cape Hauy and stunning views to Cape Raoul. Pay attention closely and you might also spot whales and dolphins from lookouts along the way!
Discover Tasmania’s Wilderness World Heritage Area by heading out on this iconic 78.5km point-to-point trail near Cradle Mountain. Generally considered a challenging route, most people take between 6-10 days depending on weather and personal preference. Either way, you’ll be sure to see all that Tassie’s nature has to offer, from waterfalls to dolerite mountains, lakes to tarns.
A true Tassie wilderness experience, get to know this 43.5km out-and-back trail near Queenstown over three to five days as you head into the rugged Wild Rivers National Park.
For the seasoned adventurers, Frenchman’s Cap is a challenging yet rewarding multi-day hike that you won’t regret (you can thank us later).
Whether you're drawn to beaches or mountains, day hikes or multi-day treks, there's something for everyone. Tassie’s got a lot to show off, so make sure to check it out and see for yourself. Go on, get out there, the outdoors is waiting for you!