Tahune AirWalk Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 4km

  • Duration: 2hrs

  • Grade: 1

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Tahune AirWalk Café

  • End: Tahune AirWalk Café

  • Closest Town: Geeveston

  • Location: Tahune Forest Reserve

  • Distance from state capital: 89km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -43.095221

  • Longitude: 146.730126

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Tahune AirWalk is a 4km, grade 1 Circuit hike located in Tahune Forest Reserve Tasmania. The hike should take approximately 2hrs to complete.

Summary

Gaze into the trees and river with a bird’s-eye view as you walk 20 metres above the forest floor. Continuous safety fencing ensures that there’s no risk of falling and the AirWalk has been designed to withstand cyclone-strength winds.

Highlights

The Tahune Airwalk offers a rare chance to gain a perspective on a part of the forest that is rarely seen by people – the canopy.

Tahune AirWalk – 50 minute return (1.6km circuit)
Level 1 The AirWalk itself is just 620m in length and is a level structure with a steel walkway. Transport is provided to the start of the AirWalk for those with walking difficulties. Wheelchair users can travel in their own vehicle to the start of AirWalk entrance and wheelchairs can be safely pushed around the AirWalk. For those without walking difficulties, the AirWalk and access paths are a total distance of 1.6km and include 112 steps.

McKays Track – 1 hour return (3km circuit)
Level 2 – McKays Track crosses both the Picton and the Huon rivers by two swinging bridges and then leads back to the AirWalk.

Huon Pine Track – 20 minutes return (500m one way)
Level 2 – Huon Pine Track is a short track allowing access to both old and young Huon pines.

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Region

Hobart and Surrounds

Getting there

Road A6 to Geeveston, then roads C632 and C631 to Tahune AirWalk which is 29 km from Geeveston. The speed limit after Geeveston is 60 km/h.Allow 90 minutes from Hobart.

Tips

Site admission fees apply to the AirWalk. Site closed Christmas Day and during hazardous weather conditions. See the Forestry Tasmania website for full details, including prices and opening hours.

Extensive picnic areas in bush surrounds with gas barbecues, shelters, toilets and Huon pine walking track. Visitor centre includes licensed café. Camping and campervan areas provided.

Supervise children, flowing waters.

Dogs are welcome in the reserve if kept on a leash. The AirWalk itself is not suitable for dogs.

 

Total distance: 4070 m
Max elevation: 108 m
Min elevation: 59 m
Total climbing: 140 m
Total descent: -140 m
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For more information about this hiking trail please visit Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania