Things to do





Hike and Walk the North West of Tasmania

The Northwest is a trove of trails, and while you can pack up the four seasons tent and dehydrated food for a multi night hike, it’s just as easy to access the wilderness mere metres from your car. There are over 20 different self guided walks at Cradle Mountain alone, plenty of opportunities to meet the resident wombats. 

We get a lot of rain this side of the state, which makes for some pretty impressive waterfalls. If waterfall walks are on the list, try Dip Falls at Mawbanna to see the stepped cubic shaped basalt rock walls, or Julius River Falls on the takayna / Tarkine Drive.

Walking or hiking, rambling or ambling. Take a friend or fly solo, stopping to immerse yourself in the one of a kind environment is a must do. 

Don’t forget, if you’re planning on visiting any of the six National Parks in our region you’ll need a parks pass. You can buy these online, or visit any Visitor Information Centre so you can get out and explore our great parks!

Rocky Cape National Park

This park is one of a kind, the rocky coastlines and the rolling hills host some hidden sea caves and accessible by foot only beaches. There are may tracks you can take, but as a recommendation the Postman’s Track that links Sister’s Beach and Lake Llewellyn is a favourite. Spare a thought when you’re climbing those hills for the postman and his horse that used to deliver the main on this very track!

Narawntapu National Park

On arrival to Narawntapu you’ll be greeted by pademelons, wallabies and kangaroos having a snack on the greens, and from there the views get even more speccy. The woodlands track that starts the Archers Knob walk is relaxing in itself, but make sure you look up, the crackle of black cockatoos are often swarming the skies.

Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair National Park 

The jewel in Tassie’s crown, Cradle Mountain is popular for good reason. A slow meander around Dove Lake is always a lovely time, but if you’re keen to get the heart racing for a few reasons, the walk to Marion’s lookout that begins at the same place as the Overland Track is spectacular.

Mole Creek Karst National Park

Dramatic stalactites and stalagmites, gorges and sinkholes are aplenty at Mole Creek. The cave structures house glow worms, cave spiders and crickets that have only ever known the depths of the caves. Take a cave tour for a low key walk, you cna do this without a parks pass, but if you’re planning on trekking further (and why wouldn’t you), you’ll need one for the rest.

Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park

A World Heritage listed site, as the name suggests this is a wild place to take a walk. One of the best multiday challenges is Frenchman’s Cap, standing at 1446m you’ll be exposed to the elements, but the breathtaking views on this quartzite beauty trump all tribulations. Two of Tasmania’s Great Short Walks are also in the national park, Nelson Falls and Donaghy’s Hill which are easier feats for the time being!