Photography by Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
Whilst the weather might be getting cooler and for us living further south the frost has already begun and winter is a fabulous time to explore some of Tasmania’s hiking trails without the summer heat! We have rounded up some of our top hiking trails and now it’s over to you to start exploring.
Cradle Mountain Huts Walk
This multi-day adventure will have you starting at the picturesque Cradle Mountain with several overnight stops along the way. Cradle Mountain can be found in the Central Highlands of Tasmania and is the sixth highest mountain in the state.
Take the hike with just you and your partner and enjoy the peaceful surrounds – or if camping is not your style, you can join the Tasmanian Walking Company and stay in a private hut enjoying the evenings and get to know your fellow hikers.
Three Capes Track
At a total distance of 48km spaced over four days and three nights is the Three Capes Track. Start and finish in Port Arthur for a round trip that will require a boat cruise and a bus during particular points of your hike. Enjoy seaside views and a landscape that looks like another world! This hike is rated easy to moderate and there are three cabin sites along the way for you to rest and recharge.
Photography by Jason Charles Hill
For a shorter hike that can be done within the day, check out Wineglass Bay. There are a number of different hiking trails within the region, so make sure you do your research to ensure you select your favourite one. Wineglass Bay is one of the more popular hiking locations in Tasmania because of the incredible landscape. The lookout can be found within the Freycinet National Park surrounded by the Hazards, an incredible mountain range. Take your time and enjoy the location, bring along a picnic and look out over the crystal-clear waters.
Photography by Matt Donovan
Mount Field National Park
One of the lesser known but still equally as awe-inspiring hiking trails can be found within Mount Field National Park. These hikes can be completed within a day and you have three to choose from, all varying in length. Some of Australia’s most impressive flora and fauna can be found in this park and you might even have the opportunity to spot some of our native wildlife including platypus and wombats. Gaze up at some of the tallest trees in the world or take a break by one of the waterfalls.
Photography by Tourism Tasmania & Michael Walters Photography
Many hiking trails in Tasmania are open year-round though it’s worth researching the terrain to ensure you are prepared for any weather. Some fees might apply for entry into national parks.
Where will your hike take you?
Ms Zebra Says: From the many people I’ve known to hike in Tasmania, everyone raves about it. There doesn’t seem to be a short supply of great hikes and this list is a great selection if you’re planning a secluded but activity filled honeymoon with your new spouse!