Tasmania Walking Tracks
The smallest, most pristine state in Australia, Tasmania is one giant wilderness dotted with bucolic villages and farms. Arguably the first Australian state to embrace large-scale ecotourism and vigorously protect its natural assets (90% of Tasmania power is hydroelectricity), Tasmania is a walker’s wonderland. In fact, roughly 20 per cent of Tasmania is World Heritage listed!
Tassie is very diverse, despite it’s size. The sunny north east coast beaches are warm and sandy, from Freycinet and Wineglass Bay to the Bay of Fires. Yet only a few hundred kilometres west, the coast from Savage River to Strahan and the Gorden River is wild and untamed. It blows and howls until the seas foam and you’re forced to turn away, to shield your eyes.
Driving across the island isn’t as straightforward as a few hours on your typical Australian road, for at Tasmania’s centre is a sharp, snow-capped mountain range comprising Cradle Mountain, Dove Lake and Lake St Clair.