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The Ultimate Guide to Walks and Hikes in Tasmania


If you are looking to explore Tasmania by campervan and want to experience the best of Tasmania parks and things to do in Tasmania, grab your best hiking shoes and get ready to hike! Tasmania is best known for having over 40% of its landmass being wild reserves and national parks, so there is no better way to explore these remote and wild places than by foot. To help, we have put together this ultimate guide to Tasmania’s best walks and hikes. Whether you’re looking to explore the wild west of Cradle Mountain, hike for panoramic views in Freycinet National Park, or challenge yourself to a longer multi-day with the Three Capes Track, Tasmania has a hike for all kinds of adventurers.

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1. The Overland Track (Cradle Mountain Huts Walk)

  • Distance: 65km
  • Hours/days to complete: 6 days
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Considerations for this track: Requires a booking

Cradle Mountain is one of Tasmania's most famous mountains and one of its most popular national parks. The mountain itself is part of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park has several short walks that can be done independently or as part of a multi-day hike. One such hike is the Cradle Mountain Huts Walk (otherwise known as the Overland Track). The Overland Track is a six-day adventure that begins in Cradle Mountain and finishes at Lake St. Clair – covering a whooping 65km of the stunning Tasmanian wilderness. This track is one of Australia’s most famous alpine hikes and attracts hikers worldwide – and it’s easy to see why! Some of the highlights of this walk include a stop by Marion’s Lookout to soak up the spectacular views, cooling down with a swim at Lake Windermere, and wanding past the waterfalls of the Du Cane Range.

Top tip: Before setting off on any major hike, check out the rules around safety in Tasmania national parks.

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2. Three Capes Track

  • Distance: 48km
  • Hours/days to complete: 4 days
  • Difficulty level: Easy to moderate
  • Considerations for this track: Requires a booking

The Three Capes Track hike is a 48 km track that winds through some of Tasmania’s most untouched wilderness. While exploring this area, you will have the chance to admire Cape Pillar and Cape Hauy, as well as swim in the inviting waters of Fortescue Bay. While you will spend your days in the stark wild bushland and cliff-lined paths, at night, you will be able to take advantage of fully equipped track huts. Here you can take refuge in the heating, cook up a meal on the gas cooktops, and kick back at the tables on the decks to soak up the staggering panoramic views!

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3. Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach Walk

  • Distance: 11km
  • Hours/days to complete: 4-5 hours
  • Difficulty level: Moderate. Bushwalking experience required
  • Considerations for this track: Requires a valid parks pass

Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach Walk hike is the perfect day hike in the Freycinet National Park. This extended 11km circuit winds up the steep mountain, where you can experience the iconic Wineglass bay lookout. This spot is perfect for dolphin or whale sightings - so keep your eyes peeled! Then, you will continue the descent over towards Hazards Beach, where you can cool off in the turquoise waters before meandering back through the coastal woodland and rocky coast, all the way back to the car park.

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4. Bay of Fires Lodge Walk

  • Distance: 47 km
  • Hours/days to complete: 4 days
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Considerations for this track: Requires a booking

The Bay of Fires is an iconic stretch of the Tasmanian coast easily spotted by its orange-speckled rocks and the electric blue sea. What better way to experience this unique corner of the world than with the Bay of Fires Lodge Walk. This hike begins at Boulder Point and winds its way over four days through dunes and secluded coves – ending with the breathtaking views of the coast. In this walk, you will also have the chance to kayak down Ansons River and explore Eddystone Point Lighthouse – a striking pink granite tower surrounded by sea on all sides.

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5. Labillardiere Peninsula Walk

  • Distance: 18km
  • Hours/days to complete: 5.5-6.5 hours
  • Difficulty level: Moderate. Bushwalking experience is recommended
  • Considerations for this track: You need to have a valid parks pass

The Labillardiere Peninsula Walk is an 18 km circuit on the charming Bruny Island. This 6+ hour hike is best known for its endless coastal and mountain views. Along the way, you can look out for wildflowers and orchids, sink your toes in the long stretches of sandy beaches, or take a break and picnic in one of the quiet sheltered bays.

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6. Walls of Jerusalem Circuit

  • Distance: 23km
  • Hours/days to complete: 3 days
  • Difficulty level: Moderate. Bushwalking experience is recommended.
  • Considerations for this track: You need to book and have a valid park pass.

The Walls of Jerusalem Circuit is another of Tasmania’s famed multi-day circuit hikes. This 23km circuit is located in an exposed alpine region and is best known for its unique wildlife spotting opportunities and wild weather fronts. On this track, snow and blizzards can occur at any time of year, so it’s essential to come prepared with an array of gear to combat the changing weather. Despite the weather warnings, this hike makes up for it with its endlessly spectacular views, enchanting twisted snow gums, trickling streams, and diversity of alpine plants to admire along the way.

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7. The Freycinet Experience Walk

  • Distance: 37 km
  • Hours/days to complete: 4 days
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Considerations for this track: Booking required

If you want to experience the full magnitude and beauty of the Freycinet National Park, then you will not want to miss the Freycinet Experience Walk on your Tasmania road trip itinerary. This four-day hike begins in Coles Bay and traverses through iconic stops like Wineglass Bay, Mt Graham, and Quartzite Ridge, all the way to Issac’s Point. Along the way, you will have the chance to explore the geology of White Water Wall and little Bluestone Bay, admire the swans at Saltwater Lagoon and enjoy endless panoramic views.

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8. Montezuma Falls Hike

  • Distance: 11.5 km
  • Hours/days to complete: 3 hours
  • Difficulty level: Moderate. Bushwalking experience recommended
  • Considerations for this track: You need to book and have a valid parks pass.

Montezuma Falls hike is as grand as the powerful Aztec emperor from whom it got its name and is a favourite in the photography community. Following the tracks of a former tramway, this 11km hike winds through a wet, thick forest and emerges at the base of the thundering 104-metre-high falls! Here you will have the chance to clamber onto a bridge that offers excellent views of the falls – so be sure to pack your camera for this one. Just a few hours from Hobart, this is a great addition to any Tasmania campervan road trip.

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9. Cape Raoul Track

  • Distance: 14km
  • Hours/days to complete: 5 hours
  • Difficulty level: Moderate. Bushwalking experience recommended
  • Considerations for this track: You need to have a valid parks pass.

The Cape Raoul Track is a 14 km bushwalk that is best known for its breathtaking coastal scenery, seal spotting and jaw-dropping cliffs. Beginning at Stormlea Rd in Tasman National Park, this track begins winding its way through a forested track that eventually emerges to a cliff edge and continues all the way until Cape Raoul. This can take some hikers by surprise! However, you need not be alarmed. These cliffs are the perfect opportunity to spot the seals swimming or lounging on the rocks below.

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10. Dove Lake Walk

  • Distance: 6km
  • Hours/days to complete: 2-3 hours
  • Difficulty level: Easy - some Bushwalking experience recommended
  • Considerations for this track: You need to have a valid parks pass

Tucked away in the northwest of Tasmania is the short but sweet Dove Lake Walk. This loop trail in the Cradle Mountain National Park is hands-down one of the best things to do in Tasmania, Australia, for the whole family. Along this mostly flat track, you will have the chance to admire Glacier Rock, the ballroom forest, the iconic Cradle Lake boatshed and maybe even spot a wombat roaming through the park. As with many Tasmania hikes, this area can become quite challenging in the winter. If you are planning a hike to Dove Lake in the winter months, make you dress accordingly (base layers, gloves and beanies are essential!)

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Ready to experience Tasmania’s best walks and hikes?

There are plenty of great reasons to go campervanning in Tasmania, and what better way to experience this wild state than with these ten incredible hikes! Whether you are looking for a shorter day hike to explore the epic Tasmanian wilderness or a multi-day hike to fully immerse yourself in these wild and remote spaces, there is a Tasmanian hike for you!

Ready to experience Tasmania and its best walks and hikes with a campervan? You can book your Britz campervan online and pick it up from the Britz Hobart branch before starting your journey. For more travel tips for van travel, the best family things to do in Tasmania as well as tips for planning a campervan holiday Tasmania road trip itinerary, check out the Britz blog for more information.