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Discover the Best Hiking and Camping in Tasmania

melissa whillas

Posted on May 12 2023

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Explore the Natural Wonders of Tasmania on Foot and Under the Stars

Tasmania is a paradise for hikers and campers, with its rugged terrain, pristine wilderness and stunning coastline. With arguably some of the most stunning and awe-inspiring terrain in the Southern Hemisphere, you really are spoiled for choice in Tassie. Whether you're an experienced adventurer or a novice looking to explore the great outdoors, Tasmania offers a range of hiking and camping options to suit all abilities. In this post, we'll be highlighting some of the best hiking and camping spots in Tasmania, so you can plan your next outdoor adventure with confidence, and get excited about Australia’s island state.

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking and Camping in Tasmania

Freycinet National Park

Located on Tasmania's east coast, Freycinet National Park is one of the state's most popular hiking and camping destinations. The park is home to a range of hiking trails, including the iconic Wineglass Bay Track, which offers breathtaking views of that Instagram worthy view. . With a range of campsites available, you can spend your nights under the stars and wake up to the sounds of the ocean. A top tip for those more gastronomically inclined would be to stop in St Helens on the way, for some of their famous freshly shucked oysters.

Freycinet National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park is one of Tasmania's most famous national parks, and for good reason. With its rugged mountains, pristine lakes and ancient forests, the park is a hiker's paradise. The Overland Track, a six-day trek through the heart of the park, is one of the most popular hiking trails in Australia. Talk with any hiking nut in the country, and they’ll agree that the Overland should be on any avid explorer’s bucket list. With a range of campsites available, you can take your time and explore all that this stunning park has to offer.

Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park

Mount Field National Park

Located just an hour's drive from Hobart, Mount Field National Park is a great option for those looking for a shorter hiking and camping trip. The park is home to a range of walking tracks, including the iconic Russell Falls Circuit, which takes you through some of the park's most stunning scenery on a well-maintained path. With a range of campsites available, you can spend your nights under the stars and wake up to the sounds of the ancient fern forest. We recommend stopping in one of New Norfolk’s old pubs on the way back, for a pint of Cascade Draught in a cozy wooden setting.

Mount Field National Park

Bay of Fires

Located on Tasmania's east coast, the Bay of Fires is a stunning stretch of coastline known for its pristine beaches and crystal-clear waters. There are a range of hiking trails in the area, including the Bay of Fires Walk, which takes you through some of the most beautiful scenery in the region. With an assortment of campsites available, you can spend your nights embracing the serenity, and enjoy the sounds of the vibrant Tassie bush.

Bay of Fires Tasmania

Southwest National Park

For the more adventurous hiker and camper, Southwest National Park is a must-visit destination. Located in the remote southwest corner of Tasmania, the park is home to some of the state's most rugged terrain and stunning wilderness. With some of the most breathtaking and stark views in the world, one feels at the end of the earth in the Southwest. With a range of hiking trails and remote campsites available, you can explore this amazing part of Tasmania at your own pace. For those wanting to get a dash of artificial amazement, we recommend viewing the Gordon Dam for a dose of engineering excellence. 

Southwest National Park Tasmania

Tasmania is a paradise for hikers and campers, offering a range of stunning natural landscapes to explore. Whether you're looking for a short hike and camping trip or an epic multi-day trek, Tasmania has something to entertain everyone. Don't turn up under prepared, such a awesome place also brings some fairly awesome weather Gear up at Kakadu's online store here.

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