Southern Tasmania is a spectactular place to get out and about, whether it be for a short walk, day walk, a couple of days, or multi-day extravaganza! Our walks take in National Parks, reserves, coastal, alpine, and everything in between.
Rather than reinvent the wheel, here’s some great resources for plotting your adventures:
The 60 Great Short Walks of Tasmania
A fantastic list of walks in Tasmania that are a day or shorter in length, assembled by the Parks & Wildlife Service.
Parks & Wildlife’s Great Bushwalks
Who else would know more about excellent walks in Tasmania? These are multi-day hikes in Tasmania’s national parks.
The Great Walks of Tasmania
Looking for a little luxury, don’t want to carry a pack, or want to experience Tassie’s wilderness with a local guide? Check out the Great Walks of Tasmania for full service bushwalks.
Greater Hobart Walks
Got some spare time in the state’s capital? Greater Hobart Trails has some excellent options.
Trails in Clarence
The Clarence City Council have put together an excellent brochure and website on walks, bike rides and horse rides on the eastern shore.
Far South Walks
Heading to the Far South of Tasmania? Check this excellent list of what’s available, with links out to blogs about each walk.
Tasman Peninsula Walks
The Tasman Peninsula has you covered, with five great short walks, plus two multi-day hikes.
Huon Valley Walks
The Huon Valley is a spectacular place, and these walks will show you the hidden nooks and crannies that make it a regular destination for local walkers.
Kingborough and D’entrecasteaux Channel Walks
The Kingborough Council has an excellent database of walks, each in a PDF for easy printing.
Derwent Valley Walks
Mt Field is the heart and mind of bush walks in Tasmania, and Tas Trails has an excellent overview of walks in that area.
For more walks in the Derwent Valley check out:
- Derwent Cliff Top Walk
- Bicentennial Walk, Fishermans Walk and The Esplanade
- Walking Through Time, an historic tour of some of the more quirky or lesser known things about New Norfolk, accompanied by a pod cast of professionally recorded local history, including reference to indigenous history and Willow Court Historic Site.
- Further walks in the Southwest National Park accessible through the Derwent Valley are listed on this page of the Parks & Wildlife site (half way down the page).
Header image: A snapshot from the Bruny Island Long Weekend by Alice Hanson. Image courtesy of Tourism Tasmania.