The best Tasmanian adventures begin with a single step – all you have to do is decide where to start. 

From million-year-old landscapes that feel as if they’ve come straight from the pages of an otherworldly storybook to incredible, native animals unknown to the mainland, Australia’s Island state promises spectacular sights and magical memories everywhere you step. Fill up your lungs and satisfy your soul on our Tasmania walking tours and holidays as you traverse the trails in Cradle Mountain National Park, sink your feet into the sand at Freycinet, and stumble over the ancient, red-rimmed rocks at the Bay of Fires. Whether you’re just a beginner or a seasoned walker, your feet – and your heart – will feel right at home in Tasmania. 

Our Tasmania walking tours & holidays

6 Days From 1839

Tackle one of Australia’s greatest treks, among some of its most incredible scenery, on...

4 Days From 1444

From your base in historic Port Arthur, walk a section of the famous three capes track...

5 Days From 1975

Get out of town and explore the stunning Bay of Fires region up close on this five-day...

6 Days From 2575

From Hobart, Spend six days on an active adventure following the scenic tracks and...

4 Days From 1300

Explore Maria Island where you’ll discover convict history and First Nations sites, go...

Tailor-Made trips

Take two or more on an exclusive trip and tailor your itinerary

4 Days From 1539

Spend four days discovering the best of Tasmania’s East Coast coastal walks with...

4 Days From 2280

In four days, join a local leader to explore the best of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain...

Highlights of our Tasmania walking tours 

The coloured rocks of the Painted Cliffs on Maria Island, Tasmania

Hike your way across Maria Island

Nature enthusiasts and history lovers will feel right at home on Maria Island with its fascinating Painted Cliffs and convict past. Hiking this scenic and significantly historical destination will not only allow you to rest your feet in the sand of some truly spectacular beaches but you’ll also get the chance to wander convict ruins and learn about the working life of the prisoners. 

A group of travellers walking across the orange-hued granite rocks of the Bay of Fires

Walk the beautiful Bay of Fires coast

No matter where you go in Tasmania, you’re bound to step on extraordinary landscapes, but the breathtaking Bay of Fires coastline might just be the best of them all. Perfectly secluded on the state’s east coast, this sweeping stretch of sand will enchant you from the moment you lay eyes on its orange-hued granite and look out at the beautiful blues of its bay waters. 

Two travellers smiling in the rugged terrain of Cradle Mountain National Park.

Explore Cradle Mountain National Park

Cradle Mountain may resemble a gold mining cradle (hence the name) but once you breathe in the freshest air in the world from within its rugged rainforests and from the banks of its glacial lakes, you’ll feel as though you’ve struck it rich. With plenty of trails to suit every fitness level and fascinating wildlife to spot behind every tree branch, you’ll never want to leave this natural wonderland. 

The Cape Bruny Lighthouse against a clear, blue sky in Tasmania.

Breathe in the fresh air at Bruny Island

If Tasmania is already an incredibly rich state when it comes to natural landscapes, then Bruny Island is the exclamation point. From the heavenly white sand of Cloudy Bay Beach to the rugged terrain leading to the heritage-listed Cape Bruny Lighthouse, this scenic spot boasts a myriad of trails your feet will undoubtedly love and a million views your camera won’t stop taking pictures of. 

Two travellers standing in the clear waters of Wineglass Bay in Freycinet.

Adventure through Freycinet National Park

A Tasmanian walking tour isn’t complete without a trip to Freycinet National Park and the moment you breathe in the pure air while scanning its jaw-dropping horizon, you’ll know why it’s a must-visit. Remote in location and renowned for its natural beauty – think iconic beaches, lighthouse landscapes, and rugged mountains - this place boasts one of Tasmania’s most celebrated views, the lovely Wineglass Bay. 

A couple of bottles of wine from Josef Chromy wineries behind a selection of local produce in front

Sample some of Tasmania’s tastiest wines

Just because you’re on a walking tour doesn’t mean all the fun has to be had on two feet. Put down the backpack, kick up your heels, and rehydrate at one of Tasmania’s premier wineries scattered throughout the state. Whether you prefer a dry, cool climate chardonnay, a full-bodied red, or a bubbly sparkling, there are approximately 200 vineyards you can drop into for a drop of your favourite grape-y beverage. 

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Tasmania walking FAQs

Everyone travelling on an Intrepid trip must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of carriage. 

All travellers are required to produce:  

  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination

  • All children aged 5 to 17 years old must provide proof of vaccination (if eligible), proof of recovery or a negative COVID-19 test.

  • If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons, you may apply for an exemption. Exemptions will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. To apply, you must provide a medical certificate from a medical professional. 

In all cases, you must be fully inoculated. This means you must receive the full dosage of the COVID-19 vaccine and allow enough time for immunity to take effect. Each COVID-19 vaccine has different dosages and timeframes for inoculation, so please check the relevant medical advice associated with your vaccine.

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Getting to Tasmania is fairly simple with only two options depending on where in Australia or in the rest of the world you're coming from. Tasmania has two major airports, Hobart International Airport and Launceston airport, that facilitate services to each of Australia's states. Hobart International Airport also welcomes services from international airlines such as Etihad Airways, Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, and American Airlines (among others). If you don't want to fly, you can catch the Spirit of Tasmania from Victoria (Port Melbourne) which will take you to the coastal town of Devonport (about an hour's drive from Launceston).  

Tasmania enjoys fairly nice weather all year round with mild summers and cold to freezing winters that result in snow-dusted landscapes in some areas. This means that the best time to go on a walking tour in Tasmania can differ depending on what type of weather you want to experience. If you want the days to feature sparkling blue skies and warming sunshine then travelling during the months of September through to February is the way to go. If you want crisper weather and wonderland-like scenery then head to the island state from the months of March to August. 

Read more about the best time to visit Cradle Mountain

Determining what to pack for a trip to Tasmania largely depends on what time of year you're planning on going with the state experiencing mild summers and cold to freezing winters. Regardless of when you're travelling, it's wise to pack some comfortable walking shoes, a hat/beanie, sunscreen, a camera, a reusable drink bottle, and a backpack/day bag. You should also pack weather-appropriate clothing such as coats and rainproof jackets, socks, and thermal tops and pants for winter, as well as dresses, shorts, and t-shirts for summer. 

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Tasmania is filled to the brim with breathtaking landscapes and there is a myriad of walks to ensure you can see as much natural beauty as possible. Here are our a few of favourite trails: 

  • Tahune Airwalk
  • Lake St Clair Circuit, Cradle Mountain 
  • Dove Lake Circuit, Cradle Mountain
  • Wineglass Bay Lookout, Freycinet
  • Hartz Peak, Hartz Mountains National Park 
  • Overland Track, Cradle Mountain 
  • Three Capes Track 

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