Sep
28
2011

Explore Tasmania via diverse walking trails

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Walking and trekking in Tasmania offers bushwalkers an amazing opportunity to experience some of the world's most breathtaking views and diverse landscapes.

Exploring the island state by foot is special for many reasons, such as the fact one-third of it is protected in National Parks and World Heritage Areas. This ancient landscape is also a gateway to the unique plant and wildlife that await you in the wilderness.

In Tasmania you can find treks for all fitness and experience levels. Whether you seek an intense challenge or a relaxed stroll breathing in the crisp air, more than 60 short walks will be at your doorstep and ready to lead you through rainforests, over mountain peaks and along exquisite sea cliffs.

These popular trails are scattered across the land and are usually accessible via main roads, so there is no excuse not to put your walking shoes on and begin the journey.

The Great Walks of Tasmania are a group of seven incredible and diverse routes in unique and beautiful settings. These iconic journeys take multiple days to complete and can only be undertaken with the help of a guide, but the experience is immensely rewarding.

Beginning in Launceston, the Bay of Fires walk takes four days and offers visitors a chance to see coastal forest in it's glory at moderate difficulty, while the Walls of Jerusalem Experience is an introductory bushwalk exploring Tasmania's only true alpine National Park.

Many of these undiscovered jewels can only be witnessed by foot, providing visitors with a truly authentic nature experience.

For the more independent traveller, the Overland Track takes you on a six-day scenic adventure from Cradle Mountain to the deep Lake St Clair.

Rivalling some of the famous hiking paths in New Zealand, Europe, Asia and the Americas, Tasmania's offerings come with the added benefit of such close proximity to each other – if you have the time, why not discover more than one?

A collage of Walking Tracks in Tasmania - these are Guided Walks

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