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hiking
6 days ago

(Done as a 4 day walk with hut accommodation) Beautiful scenery. Walk was designed as an introduction to multiday hiking, and for families so might be a bit "cushy" for the seasoned hiker who likes to rough it.
The distances each day aren't long, so walk slowly and enjoy the landscape.
Rangers are excellent, facilities great.

You can do the walk without staying at the huts.

Incredible. Highly recommended!

hiking
11 days ago

Fantastic 7 mile loop. We recommend starting with the lookout and getting the elevation and crowds over with first. It was crowded up at the top, but we saw almost no one on the backside and enjoyed the minimal elevation and changing landscape.

Hiked in April and the weather was mild with a few very brief showers. Took us a little over three hours at a moderate pace with few stops. A lot of wallabies and beautiful views.

hiking
19 days ago

The path wasn’t easy to find. It’s not marked as the Mount Nelson track. Had to follow Signal Station. Especially the beginning just worked with the GPS. The trail itself is nice, but until the top no nice views. Lots of dead trees. Saw plenty green parrots. The view on top of the mountain is nice. I took the Truganini Trail down the hill. It’s maintained but more natural.

A very interesting walk. Lots of different landscapes. Sadly one part was closed for maintenance. But there was a lovely alternative. I really enjoyed it on a sunny Saturday at Easter

Track is well maintained. Beautiful views. Moderate difficulty due to the climbs.

At the start it is an urban walk, then a park walk leading to a trail along a creek. Several cross paths led to some incorrect trail choices. Hang in there past Churchill Ave and the trail becomes steeper and more fun. Great views from the top.

If you’re trying to get to the summit do not follow the trail that AllTrails has posted in here (as of March 2018). You’d be better suited to take the shuttle (or your car if you get to the park early enough -before 7 am) to the Dove Lake stop. I took the Dove Lake Circuit clockwise to Hanson’s Peak (steep with chains but a gorgeous route) you’ll see white poles with red reflectors on them that’s the route. Continue onto the Face Track (pretty strenuous) which will take you to the Cradle Mountain Summit Track. The summit track starts with stairs but takes you to bouldering and climbing. It is not for the inexperienced scrambler. There are parts that are tough alone (if you have short legs) but doable. Sometimes using your knee to prop you up is best. After you’re done with the summit and head down the Overland Track to the Dove Lake Alternate Route (steep with somewhat unnecessary chains). You’ll be back at the bottom and go past the well-known boat shed. It’s beautiful and I would highly recommend it.

hiking
1 month ago

The views on this hike are spectacular, the overnight huts have well equipped kitchens and the beds are extremely comfortable.
The rangers at the huts are a wealth of knowledge and their daily briefs are very informative.
Each day has something amazing to offer, views, wildlife and the tracks are very well maintained.
Best 4 days of my life, absolutely loved it.

Amazing

hiking
1 month ago

A plesant walk with low traffic in June. Worth a visit.

Great views of the Freycinet Peninsula. Wineglass Bay Lookout has a nice view. Once you get up and over the lookout (~1.5mi), trail is pretty flat the rest of the way.

1 month ago

This walk is much harder than it sounds on paper. It is very rocky for almost the whole walk and some steep rocky climbs. It is also poorly marked and very often you need to retrace your steps to find the correct way. Having said that you do get spectacular views of the surrounding escarpments and the falls themselves are very impressive.

walking
2 months ago

An absolutely stunning coastal cave.

Quite a hard hike but very beautiful and the view is worth it!

Very pretty. An easy hike but lots to look at

hiking
2 months ago

A great hike for the fam.

Fantastic scenery, although the track feels a little "over-engineered" and designed to attract people who don't have much Tasmanian hiking experience. I would recommend the free version of this walk, done in one day or as an overnight walk:

https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/01/14/three-capes-in-a-day/

Fantastic walk - took three days, but would be possible in two (approx 42km). The camping spots are nice, although at Wineglass Bay try and get a spot facing the beach (the area away from the beach and near the creek have hundreds of mosquitoes at night!). The side-track to Mt Freycinet is worth doing for the incredible views.
Track notes & photos: https://hikingtheworld.blog/2017/01/27/freycinet-peninsula/

Solid and relentless climb to the top, but worth the effort for the view over Flinders Island. Despite hiking on a clear day, there was a fair bit of cloud swirling around the peak!

Overcrowded both at the lookout and on the beach. Absolute tourist trap! Nicer beaches to be found elsewhere without the traffic...

2 months ago

A great walk with an amazing view

Most breathe taking scenery and truly life changing experience! Would do every year!

Great veiws!

a well maintained track that provided remarkable views.

hiking
3 months ago

Well marked, with a combination of bouldering and graded trails. Some very steep sections requiring scrambling across large, steep rockfaces; definitely requires a good degree of fitness. The views however are definitely worth it. Do not attempt in wet conditions, and bring decent shoes.

This walk showcases some of the best beaches I've seen. Best done on a sunny day to let the colours fully come through. The walk can be done in around 4hrs but take lunch and take the day to enjoy the beaches. My favourite was the west end of Hazard beach. Beautiful sand and rocks to swim from.

4 months ago

This walk is well worth the effort with the return trip along the gorge back to the beginning. The gorge adds a little more complexity but is worth the effort. It is rock hopping all the way but the pools offer a welcome relief. The round trip took a leisurely 3.5hrs. I would suggest taking lunch and making a day of it.

walking
4 months ago

A mix of boardwalks and trail, plenty of good views.

Just stunning, even in the rain!

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