One of Tasmania's most recognisable landmarks is Cradle
Mountain, at the northern end of the famous Overland
Track linking Cradle Valley to Lake St Clair which is a
5-6 day walk south. It has a visitor centre
with its interpretive display, ranger station, park information,
walker registration and regularly updated weather reports.
Weather can change quickly so always be prepared for all conditions.
are many excellent short walks from the centre and the Dove
Lake car park, 14 km further away. You'll find a range
of Tasmania accommodation in the Cradle
Valley area, including the luxury Cradle Mountain wilderness lodge.
Launceston is Tassie's second largest city, located on the banks of the Tamar River in the north of the state.The city
centre is a short walk from the scenic Cataract Gorge Reserve,
with its tree rhododendrons and peacocks, fern glades, swimming
pool, chairlift and and lawns. Fine food is a feature of
Launceston's growing reputation for food and culture with the
city having manay excellent eateries and restaurants.
The Tasman Peninsula, Port Arthur and Eaglehawk Neck offer diverse day walking options. Choose from over 30 fantastic
walks in and around Tasman National Park. From 15 min
easy family walks right up to challenging walks for the more experienced and adventurous.
Points to Note
Always be prepared for any weather conditions
Weather can change quickly; even in summer and warmer months
Tell someone where you are bushwalking and when you expect to back
Always register where applicable
Carry enough food and water in case of the unexpected
the capital city of Tasmania. It is home to
sandstone, dockside fishmongers, al fresco coffee shops, art
and craft, culture, sport and theatre. Hobart is located on
the Derwent River; take a river cruise, or drive
to the summit of Mount Wellington. Take a 25 minute drive to
the historic town of Richmond,
with its fine Georgian architecture, galleries and boutiques.