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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.
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.
About the region
Central Tasmania attracted settlers due to its wonderful luscious landscape and agricultural quality. The main industries in the area include beef cattle, timber milling and wool. There are several pretty historic towns that you can visit on your journey through central Tasmania, heading along the Midland Highway (also known as the Heritage Highway) from Hobart to Launceston.
- 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