Top Hikes in Tasmania

by eliduke

No real hiker can ever leave Australia without stepping foot on the wild and beautiful island of Tasmania. With its numerous parks and attractions, Tasmania is often visited by bushwalkers, ready to discover the magnificent landscapes and unique wildlife revealing themselves with every trail. As much of Tasmania’s territory is actually represented by national parks and wildlife reserves, the majority of the trails are very well marked. In many of the places you might even be able to hire a tour guide – a great way to make the best of a bird watching walk, for example. With these few tips in mind, it is worth taking a look at these top hikes in Tasmania:

South Coast Track

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The beaches of Tasmania can be simply breathtaking, especially when seen from the top of a cliff. The South coast track is one of the longest on the island, but also one of great surprises. As you find your way to Cockle Creek through the Tasmanian mountains – the trip might take a few days, you’ll find yourself discovering some of Tasmania’s most isolated, superb beaches.

Frenchman’s Cap

This peak in Tasmania has attracted numerous adventure seekers throughout. This peak might not be the Everest, not even the Mont Blanc, however the view on top is good enough to have you sweat through the eternal muds in Loddon Valley.  The summit itself is quite imposing, no vegetation just an apparently insurmountable granite wall – don’t let yourself discouraged, though.

Overland Track

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The Overland track is often listed as the very best of the top hikes in Tasmania. It touches the highest peaks and allows bushwalkers to reach two major summits in a two days’ hike (the two mountains are Cradle Mountain and Mount Ossa). The final objective on your map will be Lake St. Clair, an alpine lake of unrivaled beauty.

Tasman Coast Trail

The Tasman Coast Trail is one of the longest and most popular in Tasmania. Its popularity is easy to explain if we consider the magnificent landscapes. The trail follows the contour of the coast and is almost entirely situated within the perimeter if the Tasman national Park. Waterfall Bay and Cape Pillar represent the extremities of this well maintained trail, which combines mountains and beaches with great elegance. In order to reduce the risk of bad weather, it is recommended to start your hike between December and April – which means summer time in Tasmania.

 

 

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