Great Outdoors has posted one of their excellent articles, which are always high quality, but come too infrequently. This time it’s a great story about trekking in Tasmania. Specifically, author Peter Potterfield, and his Aussie companion “Josh” hike the East Coast of the Tasmania Peninsula, a 50 kilometer trek.
The hike is four days in length and passes through some wild and isolated regions of backcountry in Australia’s island state. The trail winds through high cliffs, sometimes reaching 1000 feet, that overlook the ocean below, dense forests populated with eucalyptus trees, and across open spaces battered by unpredictable weather. Along the way, they see their fair share of wallabies, wombats, and deadly venomous snakes.
If you’re considering heading “down under” to take in some of the amazing hiking that Australia or New Zealand have to offer, you’ll definitely want to read this article. Not only does it tell you what to expect along the Tasmanian coastline, it also offers up some details on the Bay of Fires and Freycinet Peninsula, two other popular trails in the region. There is even info on flights to get there, and a few other suggestions that might make the trip worthwhile.
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