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Wild walks of Tasmania

23rd September 2013

For those who are yet to venture across the Bass Strait, firstly what’s taking you so long? And secondly, did you know Tasmania is widely regarded as Australia’s ultimate bush-walking destination for accessible wilderness experiences?

At Travel Associates, we love exploring new places by foot, so we were delighted to discover recently that Tasmania is home to not only short-day walking options but also a large variety of overnight, independent and fully-guided walking tours.

Tasmania’s multi-day guided walks – The Great Walks of Tasmania – are indeed a standout on the island and include a total of 300 kilometres of picturesque walks, four of which are apart of the Great Walks of Australia.

With uncrowded tracks, spectacularly diverse terrain and tours for a range of fitness levels, choosing a multi-day guided walk is a fantastic opportunity to experience Tasmania in a raw light. While you may be in the wilderness, there’s no need to compromise on comfort. Tasmania’s multi-day walks are accompanied by local guides, fresh produce, wine and accommodation in luxury huts, tented camps and lodges.

With a purposeful focus on creating low impact, intimate walks that tread lightly on the environment, Tasmania’s walking tracks are the perfect place to spot the state’s diverse flora and fauna, including the famed Tasmanian devil.

But it’s not just flora and fauna that feature on Tasmania’s walks. The state also has walks to suit specific interests such as heritage walks, city and food walks and over 60 great short walks.

With so many walks to choose from, deciding which path to take can be a little overwhelming. To try one of the multi-day guided walks we recommend the beautiful Maria Island Walk. Located off the eastern coast of Tasmania, the Maria Island Walk is one of the Great Australian Walks.

Including transfers to and from Hobart and a boat ride from Triabunna, the four-day walk traverses the island National Park, home to abundant wildlife and endemic bird species. You’ll end your journey on the island at the World Heritage ruins of Darlington - don’t worry; you'll be more than comfortable in a colonial homestead. This sum’s up Tasmania’s multi day walks: just as you are taken to the extreme, you’re whisked back to comfort and able to confide in a local pinot.

To experience one of Tasmania's wild walks, email us or phone 13 70 71.