Tasmanian Trail
  • Length: 480km

  • Duration: 30 days

  • Grade: 4-5

  • Style: One Way

  • Start: Devonport

  • End: Dover

  • Location: Central Tasmania

  • Closest Town: Devonport

  • Distance from CBD: 280km

  • State: TAS

  • Latitude: -41.179235

  • Longitude: 146.365545

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Trail Access

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2WD Access

4WD Access

Public Transport

Bitumen Road

Gravel Road

Steep Road

Winding Road

Speed Bumps

Vehicle Ford

Entry Fee

Large Car Park

Small Car Park

Accessible Parking

Accessible Toilet

Public Toilets

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Table

BBQ Facilities

Campfire Pit

Camping Area

Trail Features

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Concrete Path

Timber Boardwalk

Gravel Path

Sandy Trail

Rough Trail

Undefined Trail

Prams & Strollers

Manual Wheelchair

Motorised Wheelchair

Bicycle Trail

Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Trail Markers

Drinking Water

Untreated Water

Fishing Spots

Swimming Spots

Overnight Campsites

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The Tasmanian Trail is a 480km, multi-grade one way hike located in central Tasmania. The hike stretches between Devonport in the north to Dover in the south and should take approximately 30 days to complete.

Summary

The Tasmanian Trail is the only long distance (480km) multi-use trail in Tasmania. The experience is recreational, cultural and nature based.

It often passes through or close to small towns, allowing travellers to visit local attractions while using as little or as much as they like and to take advantage of local accommodation, hospitality and specialist services.

It offers a variety of experiences for all – from the most experienced long-distance traveller seaking a challenge to those interested in a shorter, more relaxed excursion.

Those taking longer treks should be aware that they are likely to be faced with sudden weather changes, water crossings, varying surface conditions and steep terrain. Drinking water may be difficult to find and access to phone reception will not always be available.

The Tasmanian Trail Association manages the Trail through a volunteer structure with very active support of community groups, local government bodies and regional organisations.

Because the Trail caters for equestrians, it does not traverse National Parks. It relies on support from Forestry Tasmania, other land managers and land owners for its pathway.

Planning

The Tasmanian Trail Guidebook is an essential part of enjoying the Tasmanian Trail. It gives detailed directions and other information and should be studied before setting out.

Tips

  • I would not recommend the Tasmanian Trail as a long distance walking route. While some shorter sections might make worthwhile walks, I would suggest this is better to be ridden rather than walked.
  • Parts of the Trail are not for the inexperienced or the faint-hearted as some difficult sections will be experienced.
  • The surface of the pathway is varied with most of the Trail on some form of made up road but there are sections that may be difficult where they cross virgin bush, farm land and eroded stock routes.
  • If attempting the whole Trail, two rivers need to be crossed and both can be impassable after rain.

For more information visit the Tasmanian Trail website