Hiking Tasmania's Trails
Hey there, Lykkers! Today's adventure takes us to the rugged and breathtaking landscapes of Tasmania. This island state of Australia offers some of the most spectacular trekking experiences, combining pristine wilderness with ecological diversity.
Let's strap on our hiking boots and discover two of Tasmania's top trekking destinations!
1. Cradle Mountain: A Trekker's Paradise
One cannot talk about hiking in Tasmania without mentioning Cradle Mountain. Part of the Tasmania Wilderness World Heritage Area, Cradle Mountain offers trails that range from leisurely walks around Dove Lake, taking in the iconic boat shed views, to more challenging hikes like the ascent to Marion's Lookout. The area is a haven for photographers and nature lovers alike, with its dramatic mountain peaks and lush valleys.

Freycinet Peninsula: Coastal Wonders
Equally compelling is the Freycinet Peninsula, known for its crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches. The hike to Wineglass Bay Lookout provides unforgettable panoramic views of one of the world's most stunning beaches. The circuit back via Hazards Beach allows trekkers to experience the diversity of Tasmania's coastal environment.

Detailed Travel Guide: Cradle Mountain and Freycinet Peninsula
Cradle Mountain:
How to Get There: Cradle Mountain is approximately a 2-hour drive from Launceston. Regular coach services are available from major Tasmanian cities to the Cradle Mountain Visitor Centre.
Opening Hours: The park is open year-round, 24 hours a day. However, the best time to visit is from October to May when the weather is most favorable for hiking.
Admission: A Parks Pass is required for entry. Day passes are available for around $40 AUD, which includes access to all national parks in Tasmania for 24 hours.
Recommended Activities: Besides hiking, engage in wildlife spotting, with the Tasmanian devil among the unique creatures inhabiting the area.
Accommodation: Stay at the Cradle Mountain Lodge, offering cozy cabins starting at about 300 AUD per night. Bookings can be made at CradleMountainLodge.com.au or call +61364921095.
Dining: The Highland Restaurant at Cradle Mountain Lodge offers local Tasmanian cuisine with dishes typically ranging from 25-50 AUD. Reservations are recommended and can be made at +61364921095.
Freycinet Peninsula:
How to Get There: Freycinet is about a 2.5-hour drive from Hobart. Car rentals are available at Hobart airport, and the drive itself offers scenic views of Tasmania's east coast.
Opening Hours: Accessible year-round, but similar to Cradle Mountain, the best visiting times are during the warmer months from October to May.
Admission: A Parks Pass is also required here. A day pass for all Tasmanian national parks costs about 40 AUD.
Recommended Activities: Kayaking and boat tours are popular, providing a different perspective of the stunning coastline.
Accommodation: Freycinet Lodge offers eco-friendly accommodation right inside the national park. Prices for cabins start at around 280 AUD. Check availability at FreycinetLodge.com.au or contact them at +61362567000.
Dining: For a taste of local seafood, visit the Bay Restaurant at Freycinet Lodge. Expect to spend around 30-60 AUD per person for a meal. Booking ahead is advised and can be done at +61362567000.

Stunning 3 day solo hike - Freycinet Peninsula Circuit (my first multi day hike)

Vedio by Laura Waddell

Safety and Travel Tips:
Always check weather conditions before heading out on trails.
Ensure to wear appropriate footwear and carry sufficient water and food supplies.
Be mindful of wildlife and maintain a safe distance.
Both of these Tasmanian treasures offer experiences that are as rich and varied as the landscapes themselves. So, why not lace up those hiking boots and set off on a Tasmanian trekking adventure that promises both thrill and tranquility?