Tasmania has 867 trails — or at least that’s how many are documented on walking app AllTrails. The app lets users review and rate walks all around the world and then assembles the most talked-about in an area into a list of top 10.
Tasmania has more than 39,000 reviews and ratings on its walks on the app, so if you’re looking for the best-known places to walk, its top 10 list is a great resource. Ahead, we’re listing those top 10 Tasmania walks. From walks along gorges and to waterfalls, to trails teetering on cliffs, these are the 10 most popular places to stroll or hike in the state.
Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach
It’s no surprise this walk in Freycinet National Park is the most reviewed — Wineglass Bay is one of the most photographed views in the state. The 11.6-km loop trail takes roughly three hours and 12 minutes to complete. The park is a 2.5-hour drive north of Hobart.
Mount Amos is also in Freycinet National Park, though it’s a much shorter walk at 4km. Reviews describe it as steep in parts, but with a reward of great views of Richardsons Beach, Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach. It also offers views of Freycinet Peninsula and Cole’s Bay.
Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit is a 6km loop trail in Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, a four-hour drive north of Hobart. It’s open all year round but can get slippery after it rains or snows. The track takes about 95 minutes to complete.
Cape Hauy Walking Track
Located in Tasman National Park in the southeast of the Tasman Peninsula, Cape Hauy Walking Track is a 10.1km moderately challenging track that’s equal parts inland and coastal. It takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes to complete.
Wineglass Bay Lookout
As its name suggests, Wineglass Bay Lookout in Freycinet National Park features a viewing point where you can admire the C-shaped shoreline of Wineglass Bay. The trail runs for 2.9km and loops back to its starting point after the lookout. It takes about an hour to complete but be sure to leave time for photo-taking.
Three Falls Circuit
Three Falls Circuit in Mount Field National Park is a 6.1km loop trail that takes about two hours to complete. The walk features towering trees, roaring waterfalls and, if you’re lucky, platypus paddling in a trackside river.
Fluted Cape Walk
Fluted Cape Walk is in South Bruny National Park on Bruny Island. It’s a 6.3km loop with the beginning and end of the route sharing the same track. The track offers views of the water in various shades of blue and untouched land. Keep your eye out for echidnas and wallabies.
Cape Raoul Track
Though Cape Raoul Track in Tasman National Park is considered a moderate-level walk, it runs for 15.6km and takes around 6 hours and 20 minutes to complete. Beginning with a bushwalk, the track then goes inland through forest and along the coastline with lookout points along the way.
Crater Lake and Marions Lookout
The walk to Crater Lake and Marions Lookout in Cradle Mountain-St Clair National Park takes about half a day — three hours — to complete. The start and end of it use the same track, but then it loops around to Cradle Valley. Watch out for ice on the way up to Marions Lookout.
Zig Zag and Cataract Circuit
Zig Zag and Cataract Circuit in Trevallyn Nature Recreation Area, outside Launceston. The 3.2km track loops around South Esk River with viewpoints Gorge Lookout and Cataract Lookout. Check ahead to see if the track is closed due to renovation as has been the case in the second half of 2023.