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Get to Know Us. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. And there are a lot of steps. A LOT! Unfortunately, the cape is fenced off keeping you from taking really spectacular pictures, but you can still make them along the way. Another thing to consider is that afternoon may be the better time of day to do this. We arrived at Cape Hauy with the sun right ahead of us, making it really difficult to take good pictures.
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It was gorgeous nonetheless though. Number three on the list of best hikes in Tasmania is the climb up Mount Amos. Located in Freycinet National Park, this is not a walk in the park for the unfit or the unadventurous. If you want to see the famous Wineglass Bay from its best point, this is you hike.
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We had read various warnings ofcourse and also spoke to a park ranger who urged us to be very careful and along the way up, we passed many people who said they came back because it became too much for them. The view from the top is awesome though, well worth the climb! Our main reason to go to Tasmania was to cycle and of course to hike the famous Overland Track.
Clair NP is said to be one of the finest multi day hikes in the world and has been praised by Cheryl Strayed on the National Geographic website. We really loved the hike, but it also disappointed us in some ways because of the weather.
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But on our Overland Track hike, we had rain nearly every day, making it impossible to climb Cradle Mountain. Or Mount Ossa, the highest peak in Tassie. What we loved about the hike, is that you have to hike it from north to south in high season, so you barely see other hikers during the day.
Overnighting is in huts or at campsites you must bring a tent in case the hut is full and you need to book well ahead because there is a maximum number of people that can start the trek each day. This 5 km hike can be found on Maria Island National Park, one of the unplanned sights we visited in Tasmania. Well, wildlife we got, there were kangaroos, wallabies and wombats all over. As we had less than 24 hours to spend here, we decided to do the Painted Cliffs Hike on the east coast.
Here, you can admire the Painted Cliffs, depending on the tide. This part of Maria Island was definitely one of the most scenic we found on all of Tasmania! Further reading: Maria Island in Tasmania — a guide to hiking and camping. Tasmania is full of spectaculair waterfalls and some of the easiest accessible ones, are the Russel Falls in Mount Field National Park, which is just about a one hour drive up north from Hobart. The walk up to the falls is no longer than 10 minutes so we opted to hike the whole circuit, adding the Lady Barron Falls and the Big Trees.
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Along the way you can find various interpretive signs as well as lots of wildlife. The hike is very easy yet there are quite a lot of steps. If you are visiting Tasmania for a short period of time, this is definitely one of the easiest accessible ones of the best hikes in Tasmania! We did plenty of other short walks and many of them were amazing.
If you planning on hiking in Tasmania, make sure to stop at the Visitors Center in Hobart where they can give you a small booklet with a list of the 60 best hikes in Tasmania. If you are not Hobart bound, or want to plan a bit in advance, you can also download the app. Many people thought we were crazy for flying all the way to Australia, just to see Tasmania. However, we can truly say that, no matter how much time you are spending there, it will never be long enough.
We really hope to be back one day as we met quite some locals who advised the most amazing hikes to us. Needless to say, we really want to check them out one day! Before you go, also make sure to order your copy of Lonely Planet Tasmania , our favorite guidebook for planning our trips all over the world. You may also like these: — The best hikes in New Zealand — Tasmania Roadtrip: when the nav said no but the map said Go! New here and curious who We12travel is? Go here to learn more! Thanks for sharing!
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Thanks for the info! Amos looks absolutely stunning! The photos of all your hikes looks incredible and makes me want to book a flight there asap! I hope you can discover some more of the beauty, it truly is a gorgeous place!
Some of them remind me of the Lake District in my home country. Ahh we were supposed to make it to The Lake District last year but the boat was too expensive. If I ever visit Tasmania, I want to go explore some of these places. I keep telling myself to get more active and door outdoorsy type things — hiking sounds perfect. Tasmania looks amazing! Looks like a fantastic location to get video footage with a drone.