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Coastal Traverse
20.2 km oneway
5 h 30 min to 9 h
Coastal Traverse
20.2 km
Oneway

Walk
5 h 30 min to 9 h

Starting from the Narawntapu National Park carpark on Bakers Beach Road, Bakers Beach, this walk takes you along the parks scenic coastline all the way to Greens Beach. Following the coastal border of the park between Bakers Beach and Greens Beach, this walk makes for an epic day-long adventure. Enjoy the superb coastal views, with fascinating changes in the landscape and a variety of wildflowers and rare plants. From the eastern end of Bakers Beach a marked track zig-zags up to Little Badger Head before descending to Copper Cove where there is a good picnic spot with fresh water from Windred Creek. From the cove the track continues around the headland past the tiny settlement of Badger Head, traversing the full length of Badger Beach. A short detour to the top of West Head leads to a lookout atop the cliffs, where there are magnificent panoramic coastal views. Following the cliff-top track around West Head, you'll reach an unsealed road that leads past Pebbly Beach to the Greens Beach township. Take your time and enjoy the magnificent coastal scenery, swimming and fishing spots along the way. If a car is left at each end, this walk can easily be done one-way as a day walk. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Swim
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

From end
Car

Points of Interest
Narawntapu National Park Visitor Centre Parking

Places & Areas
Australia
Latrobe
West Tamar
Badger Head
Bakers Beach
Narawntapu National Park
Tasmania
Bass Strait
Badger Beach
Narawntapu National Park Visitor Centre Parking


Echo Point
20.9 km return
6 h, 10 h to 2 days
Frenchmans Cap
44.2 km return
2 days to 4 days
Frenchmans Cap
44.2 km
Return

Walk
2 days to 4 days

Starting from the Frenchmans Cap Carpark on the Lyell Highway, Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, this walk leads to the summit of Frenchmans Cap and back via the Frenchmans Cap Track. This strenuous 46km hike takes you to one of the most remarkable mountain peaks in South-West Tasmania. At 1446 metres in height, the striking white quartzite peak of Frenchmans Cap rises from exceptionally beautiful rainforest-clad ranges and mountain lakes. From the top the view is nothing short of incredible, with Tasmania’s rugged Wilderness World Heritage Area stretching as far as you can see. The journey to the summit includes a wonderfully varied mix of landscapes – golden-hued buttongrass moorlands, fragrant Eucalypt forests, moss-strewn rainforests, and the resilient wonders of the alpine flora. There are two huts along the track as well as several designated campsites. The Lake Vera Hut is located approximately 16 km from the start of the hike, and the Lake Tahune Hut is located 9 km past that under the impressive cliff of Frenchmans Cap. The track includes natural surfaces (jagged rocks and twisted tree roots), formed gravel, and boardwalk. Climbing the summit requires some rock scrambling, and this final ascent should only be attempted if the weather is clear enough. The weather at Frenchmans Cap is highly unpredictable, and the trail will be wet, muddy and demandingly steep at times. Most walkers allow 4-5 days to experience this extraordinary landscape, utilising both huts, and maximising their chance of successfully summiting in clear weather. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Frenchmans Cap
Frenchmans Cap Carpark
Tahune Hut
Vera Hut

Places & Areas
Australia
West Coast
Southwest
Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park
Tasmania
Lake Vera


Hartz Pass
6.4 km return
3 h to 4 h
Hartz Pass
6.4 km
Return

Walk
3 h to 4 h

Starting from the carpark at the end of Hartz Road, Hartz Mountains National Park, this walk leads to Hartz Pass and back via the Hartz Peak Track. The walk begins with few hundred metres of gradual climbing through scrubby bushland over rocky steps before opening up into the heathland. From here you have views of the D’Entrecasteaux Channel, Mount Wellington, and Hartz Peak. The track at this section is well-constructed boardwalk, supporting you above the trickle of water running below. Roughly at the mid-point, there will be a sidetrack to your right directing you to Lake Esperance. This track takes you to the glacier-formed lake’s edge where seats are available. The main track continues over some easy ground until reaching Ladies Tarn, before climbing steeply through thick scrub towards Hartz Pass. The walk ends further along near Hartz Lake, where you can find a quiet spot to rest and appreciate the peaceful surroundings before returning by the same route. The ground around the lake shores can be damp and slippery underfoot, so exercise caution on this section. The sections of raised boardwalk on this trail can also become extremely slippery when covered in ice or snow. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Places & Areas
Australia
Huon Valley
Southwest
Tasmania
Hartz Mountains National Park
Blakes Opening


Kings Bridge to Duck Reach
6.5 km return
2 h 45 min to 3 h 45 min
Kings Bridge to Duck Reach
6.5 km
Return

Walk
2 h 45 min to 3 h 45 min

Starting next to Penny Royal on Bridge Road, Launceston, this walk leads to Duck Reach via the Zig-Zag Track and Duck Reach Trail. This fantastic walk is all about the power of water. It begins by following the South Esk River on a series of zig-zags that cross the bluffs on the south side of the Cataract Gorge Reserve. The stone steps help you ascend through a forest where you might spot wallabies. The track continues along the ridge above First Basin, where you have an overview of this wide area between narrow stretches of the gorge. At First Basin you can find a café, toilets and a swimming pool. Following the signs, you'll reach a track that finally leads you to the Duck Reach Power Station. Completed in 1895, it was one of the earliest hydro-electric power stations in the world, and provided electricity to Launceston for 60 years. In 1995, it was re-opened as a museum and interpretation centre and has since become a popular tourist attraction. From the suspension bridge at the power station there are magnificent views over the South Esk River. This track is mostly on stone steps, with some dirt path sections. The numerous steps and steep sections require a reasonable level of fitness, but the amazing views make the effort worthwhile. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

Highlights
Views

Environment
Natural
Urban

Features


Transport options
To start
Car

Points of Interest
Basin cafe
Sentinel Lookout
The Mill Providore & Gallery

Places & Areas
Australia
City of Launceston
Launceston
West Launceston
Trevallyn
Tasmania
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Fraser Reserve
Leisure Inn Penny Royal Hotel & Apartments
Basin Cafe




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