bushWALKS 

Explore Tasmania's pristine globally renowned wilderness. Here you will find all walks and natural wonders worth visiting in the Huon Valley & surrounds. 


  • 1km
  • 30 mins
  • National Park restrictions apply, parks pass required

Arve Falls is an easy grade short walk, beginning from the Hartz National Park carpark. Informative signs provide insight into the native flora and fauna en route. The walk takes you through button grass plains followed by a descent to the creek and ends at a lookout. Great views of the falls and the valley below can be seen. 


duckhole lake

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  • 4km
  • 1 hour
  • Dogs and campfires are not permitted

Duckhole Lake is a wonderful sidewalk for visitors of Hastings Caves. The walk is an easy stroll located just outside the Hastings Caves State Reserve. The walk leads you into a deep flooded sinkhole that is joined to the surrounding cave network via a well-constructed track. You will enjoy temperate rainforest, Stringybark forest. Keep an eye out for remnants of a 19th century sawmill and tramway along the edges of the track. 


Echo Sugarloaf Hill

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  • 2.2kms
  • 45 mins
  • Dogs permitted

A newly formed track courtesy of Friends of Randalls Bay Coast Care group. Begin from Williams Street for a steady climb of 200m to the summit. Enjoy open bushland walking and wetland/pond area with a viewing platform. Keep an eye for Sea Eagles which regularly frequent the area. To make the walk longer add in the Randalls to Mickeys Beach component at the beginning and enjoy the stroll along the foreshore.  

Explore the Huon Valley encourages dog owners to keep the area free of droppings and ask that you please keep dogs on lead if they pose a threat to native wildlife.


hartz peak

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  • 8km
  • 4 hours
  • National Park restrictions apply, parks pass required

Choose a clear day and Hartz Peak will reward your weary legs with possibly the greatest views Tassie's south. Amongst the sights you may be able to spot the world renowned Federation Peak and maybe even Mt Anne.  On the hike to the peak you traverse Tasmanians unique alpine vegetation as well as passing Lake Esperance.  Whilst being a longer walk it is still considered easy grade, clear weather and little wind is recommended for this walk. 


Lake Esperance

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image courtesy of @erin_tassiedevil

  • 3km
  • 1.5 hours
  • National Park restrictions apply, parks pass required

Lake Esperance is a tarn formed by a glaciation event situated in the alpine heathland of the Hartz Mountain National Park. The walk is graded easy is complete with timber boardwalk for its majority. Many walkers stop over here on their way up to Hartz Peak. The start of the track is clearly marked at the car park, near the visitirs centre.  


Mount MISery

  • 5km
  • 3 hours
  • No dogs, no fires, donations welcome

The Mount Misery walk begins from the temperate rainforest of tall euclapypts above Huon Bush Retreats in Ranelagh. The walk is a medium grade difficulty and climbs 280m through dry sclerophyll forest before reaching the sub-alpine heathland of the Mount Misery Summit.  From the top there are views of the channel to Bruny Island and the renowned Southwest World Heritage Area. This track is a privately maintained track located within the Huon Valley Bush Retreats, visitors are welcome and donations are appreciated which go directly into maintaining the track. 


Pelverata Falls

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  • 6km
  • 2 hours
  • Dogs permitted, no fires, no fees 

Pelverata falls plunges from an absolutely breathtaking height of around 100m. Making for a great scene even when water is running low. The walk is located in the Snug Tiers Nature Reserve. The walks begins at the carpark of the Pelverata Falls track. 

Explore the Huon Valley encourages dog owners to keep the area free of droppings and ask that you please keep dogs on lead if they pose a threat to native wildlife.

 


Randalls to Mickeys

  • 2 km
  • 1hr
  • Dogs allowed, no fires, no fees

This beautiful little track begins at the western end of Randalls Bay and follows the headland around to neighbouring Mickeys Beach. The track is an easy walk with a lookout near the beginning, it is worth noting that there are steep steps at both ends of the track and for those walking with dogs, there are cliff faces along the track. Just 10 minutes out of Cygnet, this walk is highly recommended to anyone visiting the area.  

Explore the Huon Valley encourages dog owners to keep the area free of droppings and asks that you please keep dogs on lead if they pose a threat to native wildlife.


southcape bay

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  • 16km
  • 5 hours
  • National Park restrictions apply, parks pass required

This walks leads to South Cape Bay, the southernmost point of the South-West National Park. The track itself leads through marshlands, forests and rewards walkers with rugged ocean views from clifftops. This walk is highly recommended for keen bushwalkers visiting Cockle Creek.


  • 2 km
  • 1 hour
  • Dogs allowed on lead, no fires, no fees

Snug Falls is a breathtaking waterfall above an idyllic waterhole and rainforest creek. The walk itself is easy and short and is highly recommended for anyone travelling south as a stopover point for some amazing scenery. Walkers are rewarded with the almost 25m high waterfall, a spectacular sight just after rainfall. There is a small shelter and seats for walkers along the track.

Explore the Huon Valley encourages dog owners to keep the area free of droppings and ask that you please keep dogs on lead due the cliff faces en route, fast flowing river after rains and an abundance of native fauna.