For many people a Tasmanian vacation is about relaxing on the beach, drink in hand, watching the waves roll in. For others, a holiday to the island state is about getting out there and experiencing the beauty of nature. For those of you in the latter category, then why not try one of Tasmania’s many incredible mountain biking trails.
With a range of courses suitable for people of all skill levels, mountain biking is a great way to experience the extraordinary beauty of the countryside.
Bring your own bike, or rent one from a variety of knowledgeable experts, and from there the choice of destination is yours.
Just 15 minutes outside Hobart lies the Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park. A project of noted course designer Glen Jacobs, this trail offers everything from white-knuckle downhill speed runs to rocky mountainous terrain and freestyle dirt jumps.
The Glenorchy Mountain Bike Park has been described by Jacobs as a particularly exciting project – in fact, he asserts that there's nothing else quite like it in all of Australia!
Mountain biking isn’t just for the daredevils. It’s also one of the best ways to take in the extraordinary natural scenery of Tasmania. Enjoy the experience of a lifetime and explore iconic destinations like Maria Island National Park.
The journey begins with a half-hour ferry ride, during which you might find yourself lucky enough to encounter aquatic wildlife such as dolphins, seals and albatross.
Once on the island, mountain biking is the perfect way to explore. With no vehicles on the island, it’s a safe but exhilarating experience for the whole family.
If it’s an incredible view you’re after, consider Mt Wellington. Located behind the city of Hobart, this downhill descent trail offers something for everyone, including a stop off at Australia’s oldest operating brewery. Talk about an Aussie experience!