Tahune AirWalk and swing bridges

1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
1 h, 5 h 12 min to 5 h

3.4 km
circuit

↑ 82 m
↓ -82 m

Easy track
Starting from Tahune Adventures at the end of Arve Road, Geeveston, this walk takes you along the Tahune AirWalk, a spectacular treetop walkway. Built amongst the treetops in the Huon River Valley, the Tahune Airwalk takes you high above the forest canopy. This stunning treetop walkway gives you a bird’s-eye view of the forest as you walk 20 to 30 metres above the forest floor. After crossing both the Picton and the Huon rivers by two swinging bridges, the journey concludes at a spectacular cantilevered platform sitting 50m above the riverbank, offering breathtaking views that extend to the mountains of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Continuous safety fencing ensures that there’s no risk of falling, and the AirWalk has been designed to withstand cyclone-strength winds. A moderate level of fitness is needed to ascend the 112 concrete steps to the top of the walk. There is alternate ramp access to the top of the walk if you would prefer. Dogs are welcome in the reserve if kept on a leash.​ At the Visitor Centre, there's a café with gas barbecues and picnic facilities. 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.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-43.0952515,146.7300863)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Huon Highway, A6, Geeveston.
  • Turn on to Arve Road, C632 then drive for 6.9 km
  • Turn left onto Arve Road, C632 and drive for another 19.8 km
  • Turn left onto Arve Road, C631 and drive for another 530 m
  • Turn right and drive for another 20 m
  • Turn left and drive for another 70 m
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the car park at the end of Arve Road (next to the visitor centre), pass through the bollard and head towards the visitor centre along the concrete path, passing by a welcome sign to your right. Make your way through the buildings (shelter and visitor centre), then continue straight at the 4-way intersection and pass by a shelter ( to your right). Follow the designated track as you keep the river to your right to continue along the Tahune AirWalk and swing bridges track (clockwise).....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After another 15 m continue straight.
Then pass the toilet (10 m on your left).
After another 20 m pass the "Tahune Airwalk Cafe" (20 m on your right).
After another 50 m continue straight.
Then head up the steps (about 10 m long)
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Swinging Bridges Walk & Manuka Road) continue straight, to head along Swinging Bridges Walk (a service road).
After another 55 m pass the shelter (on your right).
After another 325 m continue straight, to head along Swinging Bridges Walk.
After another 880 m continue straight, to head along Swinging Bridges Walk.
After another 35 m turn right, to head along Swinging Bridges Walk.
After another 30 m cross the bridge (about 60 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This little side trip takes you to a viewpoint where you can get great easterly views over Huon River. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip continue straight when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Turn left, to head along Swinging Bridges Walk.
After another 130 m continue straight, to head along Swinging Bridges Walk.
Then cross the bridge (about 120 m long)
After another 970 m (at the intersection of Tahune Air Walk & Swinging Bridges Walk) veer left, to head along Tahune Air Walk.
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This trip takes you to the viewing platform that provides you with a panoramic view of the landscape over the river. To start this optional side trip turn right here. On returning from this side trip turn right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
After another 90 m continue straight.
After another 100 m continue straight, to head along Tahune Air Walk.
After another 210 m continue straight, to head along Tahune Air Walk.
After another 25 m pass the picnic table (10 m on your right).
After another 80 m pass the picnic table (35 m on your left).
Then pass the BBQ (35 m on your left).
At the intersection of Manuka Road & Tahune Air Walk veer right, to head along Manuka Road (a vehicle track).
Then cross the Tahune Bridge (about 80 m long)
After another 9 m (at the intersection of Swinging Bridges Walk & Manuka Road) turn left (a footpath).
After another 10 m head down the steps (about 10 m long)
Continue straight.
After another 85 m come to the end.

This trip takes you to the viewing platform that provides you with a panoramic view of the landscape over the river.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Tahune Air Walk.
After another 9 m cross the bridge (about 150 m long)
Continue straight, to head along Tahune Air Walk.
Then cross the bridge (about 70 m long)
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 160 m to the main route.

This little side trip takes you to a viewpoint where you can get great easterly views over Huon River.
Turn map Directions & comments
Start heading along Swinging Bridges Walk.
After another 90 m come to a viewpoint.
The end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 90 m to the main route.
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Terrain
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Tahune AirWalk and swing bridges


Grading
Class 2/6
Easy track
Length 3.4 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gradient Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Signage Clearly signposted (1/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)

Some facilities on route
Shelter: There is one 165 m from the start.

Toilet: There is one 15 m from the start.


Order of key facilities on route
ItemFrom StartName & link to notes
Toilet
15 m[toilet]
Shelter
165 m[shelter]
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