Trekking Tasmania


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.

When you’re done there, head over to Best Hike for other suggestions for hiking down under.

6 thoughts on “Trekking Tasmania”

  1. You beat me to it.

    I had drafted a post already — of course — on Peter’s adventures. But it will not come out until tomorrow.

    HEY, you must be on that computer 24/7.

    I stayed with Tom Mangan in San Jose this summer. He’s amazingly prolific considering the time he has. (What with work and all.)

  2. I figured you would be all over this story Rick. 🙂

    This sounds like a great hike. The location seems pretty amazing. Have you had any experience in the area?

    I’m not on 24/7 as the day job still demands time. I’m just incredibly efficient. 😉 If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you…

  3. I figured if anyone had been trekking down there, it would be you. 😉 Sounds like a great place to visit, and I suppose I need to add it to my ever expanding list of “must see” places. It’s funny how that list never seems to shrink, even when I travel.

    No link huh? Guess I’ve learned my lesson! 😉

  4. Hi,

    I love Tasmania, it is like heaven on earth. You can do everything you just imagine here. Starting from beach it has high hilly areas, lush green forest, wild life centuries, adventure sports, i love Trekking In Tasmania. Amazing place to hangout with family or friends.

    Cheers,
    Brenda.

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