One of the best ways to experience Tasmania's natural beauty is with your own two feet. Tasmania has over 2,800 km of managed walking tracks and over 880 separate walks throughout national parks, reserves and conservation areas and most with an easy distance from the city centres.
Whatever you call it: bush walking, hiking, trekking or tramping – Tasmania offers trails ranging from short, easy walks with boardwalks and disabled access through temperate rainforests, to multi-day walking adventures up some of the tallest mountains on the island.
Wildlife encounters are quite common and you'll have ample opportunities to spot endemic and endangered species of plants, birds and other wildlife along the way.
There are guided and independent walks to suit all interests – mountain peaks, cool temperate rainforests, alpine adventures, coastal walks, heritage walks, city walks and even walks to discover Tasmania's fine food and wine.
There are seven Great Walks of Tasmania that showcase 300 of the most beautiful kilometres on the island and whose guides make walking an experience to remember.
And bookings are now open for the Three Capes Track, a multi-day walking adventure atop Australia's highest sea cliffs in the Tasman National Park.
Tasmania is also home to four of the eight Great Walks of Australia offering guests the opportunity to explore the wilderness accompanied by local guides, fresh produce and wine and staying in luxury tented camps and lodges.