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 vacations 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 & vacations
Highlights of our Tasmania walking tours
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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards
From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travellers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises). However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travellers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.
Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.
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.
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.
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
Intrepid is committed to making travel widely accessible, regardless of ability or disability. That’s why we do our best to help as many people see the world as possible, regardless of any physical or mental limitations they might have. However, we’re always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them towards the most suitable itinerary for their needs and where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.