Amazing Short Walks In Tasmania

I might be a little bit biased, but Tasmania is an amazing island and somewhere that everyone should come and visit! Although the weather is subject to quick changes, the pristine and clean surrounds can be appreciated at any time of the year. Aside from fresh air and fantastic food, Tasmania is best known for its natural beauty. The stunning scenery means there are plenty of epic hikes to enjoy.


Although there are stacks of extensive hikes, the most popular walks are the shorter ones. After living in Tasmania for most of my life, I have had the chance to try a fair few and here are the recommendations.



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Russell Falls – 20 mins return

Russell Falls



Hartz Peak – 4 hours return


Cape Hauy – 4 hours return


Cape Raoul – 5 hours return

Cape Raoul


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Mt Wellington Organ Pipes – 3 hours return

 Mount Wellington


Pandani Grove – 40 mins return


The Nut Plateau and Circuit – 1.5 hours return

Nut Stanley

Dove Lake Circuit – 2 hours return


Crater Lake Circuit – 2 hours return



Cradle Mountain Summit – 7 hours return



Lake St Clair – 1 hour

Lake St Clair


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Bay of Fires – time depending



Wineglass Bay and Hazards Beach – 4.5 hours return (or 1 hour return to the look out)

Summer In Tasmania

For further information and details for the hikes, check out TasTrails or Parks and Wildlife. These websites are reputable and have fantastic information about hiking in Tasmania.


Lucy Owens Travel Textbook


My name’s Lucy and I’m the junior doctor and travel writer behind the blog. If you’re a fan of scratching beneath the surface of travel, visiting interesting destinations, and exploring ethically, then you’re in the right place. Focusing on purposeful budget and solo travel, Travel Textbook hopes to inspire more young people to seek meaningful adventure.


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