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Gunns Plains Caves

Mr Bill Woodhouse entered Gunns Plains Cave in 1906 after a hunting trip. The cave consists of a series of caverns and short passages through which visitors are escorted along well lit concrete pathways. The cave entrance is situated 30 metres from the car park. Upon entry a flight of 54 concrete steps are descended.[…] Read More

Henry Somerset Orchid Conservation Reserve

Australia’s only orchid reserve, this site is renowned for the diversity of native terrestrial orchids. Some of the orchids are listed as rare and endangered species. Some are not only endemic to the state of Tasmania, but to the local area. Take Railton Rd (B13) about 5 minutes’ drive south from Latrobe. The walk takes[…] Read More

Higgs Track to Lady Lake Hut

Steeped in early pioneering history, the climb up Higgs Track to Lady Lake Hut traverses breathtaking scenery. Crossing creeks, weaving through the rainforest and up onto the alpine plateau, this walk is both scenic and rewarding for those with a good level of fitness. Higgs Track was originally cut in the 1870s as an access[…] Read More

Kimberley Warm Springs

If you’re seeking an indulgent and beautiful attraction that is hardly known by other tourists, Kimberley Warm Springs is for you. This geothermal feature is the result of water surging upward from at least 350m below the surface, into a pool approximately 20 metres by 13 metres in size and about 1.2 metres deep. The[…] Read More

Kimberleys Lookout

A 90-minute return walk with medium gradients (short stretches are steep), it provides stunning 360-degree views of the rolling agricultural hills of Kentish with a backdrop of Mt Roland, Cradle Mountain, the Great Western Tiers to the south and much of Tasmania’s northern coastline to the north plus some dramatic valleys. Access is via High[…] Read More

Lake Barrington

Lake Barrington is a designated “big fish” water, stocked by the Inland Fisheries Service with king size fish for anglers. Lake Barrington is also ideal for water-based activities such as swimming, rowing, water skiing, power boating and canoeing. It features camping sites, picnic areas with sheltered tables, BBQs and toilets. A kiosk operates on weekends[…] Read More

Leven Canyon Lookout Track

Come to the edge of a dramatic canyon with a river twisting and roaring 275 metres below – and hear nature’s wild call. It’s rare in the world to find a powerful place like Leven Canyon that’s so easy to access. Enjoy the excitement of the canyon, only 45 minutes away from tranquil beaches and[…] Read More

Mole Creek Karst National Park

Mole Creek Karst National Park, in northern Tasmania, features richly decorated limestone caves. The Park is 40 minutes west of Deloraine and a short drive from the village of Mole Creek. Mole Creek Karst National Park protects deep limestone caves of superb stalactites, stalagmites and columns, glow-worm displays, subterranean streams and cathedral caverns. The Park[…] Read More

Mount Claude

Two walks for fit walkers: two hours return from Olivers Road and four to six hours return from O’Neills Road. Similar 360-degree panoramic views to those from Mt Roland and Mt Van Dyke. From Claude Road village, follow Olivers Road for about four kilometres to the disused quarry. The walk starts up the gravel track[…] Read More

Mt Van Dyke

For fit walkers: three to five hours return or a circuit. Similar 360 degree panoramic views to those from Mt Roland and Mt Claude. Follow the main Mt Roland walk and turn right after 700 metres for a steep 45 minute climb through the forest then turn left at the intersection. The track climbs very[…] Read More