You'll Never Run Out of Hiking Options
Tasmania, the island state in Australia, is situated about an hour's flight from Melbourne just south of mainland Australia.
Why is Tasmania the adventurer's secret? The amount of wild space and natural landscapes in Tasmania is unreal! With 19 national parks and reserves, nearly 40% of the island is protected wild landscapes.
There are 12 Great Walks of Australia (and by walks we're talking multi-day hiking adventures) that are regarded as highlighting Australia's most iconic landscapes. Five of the Great Walks of Australia are found in Tasmania - nearly half of the Great Walks of the country are in Tasmania!
Hiking in Tasmania covers incredible landscapes and ways to enjoy nature:
Don't worry about packing your camp stove and gear. There are fantastic guiding companies that will take care of the backpacking logistics for you. Just show up with your personal gear, a good pair of shoes, camera, and sense of adventure!
Not interested in camping? No problem! There are options from rugged huts to full luxury lodges. It's your adventure - choose how you want to experience it!
Best Time of Year to Hike Tasmania
Spring, summer, and fall are the most popular times for hiking in Tasmania. In the Southern Hemisphere, that means October through April/May are the ideal months. However, there are many hiking options throughout the year, too!
The best news is that Tasmania is the least visited part of Australia. For the hiker, this can mean uncrowded trails, unsurpassed vistas, and the peacefulness you expect from a trip into the wilderness.
Yes, the landscapes are spectacular but I would be remiss if I didn't also highlight the wildlife. Australian wildlife is utterly unique and there are many opportunities to see the local marsupials, birds, whales, dolphins, and penguins.
Kerry is an Adventure Travel Specialist who designs custom trips for adventurous travelers.
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