Touring routes of Tasmania

A great way to see the best of the state, these touring routes are designed to help you plan out your next Tasmanian adventure...

All routes are marked on the Visitors Guide Touring Map (.pdf, 900kB). For more information about particular routes, visit Discover Tasmania, Tourism Tasmania's website.

Great Nature Trail

Experience Tasmania’s fascinating North-West, including Narawntapu National Park. There’s platypuses, penguins, seals, the cleanest air in the world (official!) and delightful scenery.

Cradle Country Touring Route

You’ll be on top of the world with the variety of this route. From the heights of Cradle Mountain to the lush pastures of the lowlands. Lovely towns such as Sheffield and Latrobe offer all the services as well as a gateway to enjoying unique wildlife, including the platypus.

West Coast Wilderness Way

Dramatic landscapes and fast changing weather adds some excitement to this route. You can enjoy the West Coast Wilderness Railway to Strahan and see temperate rainforest on your way to discover the convict past of Macquarie Harbour with a tranquil cruise.

Rivers Run

Follow the majestic Derwent River from the city of Hobart, through the outlying suburbs to the pastures of New Norfolk. Mt Field National Park leads to the deepest lake in Australia, Lake St Clair. There is a huge diversity of natural wonders on this popular touring route.

Huon Trail

So close to Hobart but a million miles from care. The Huon Trail offers history and natural wonders galore. Discover the Tahune Forest Airwalk, the natural delights of Bruny Island and the dozens of coves and inlets in this beautiful area. There are Thermal Pools at Hastings Caves.

Convict Trail

The convict past contrasts with gorgeous scenery and wild windswept beaches in this inspiring journey. Highlights include the Port Arthur Historic Site, the historic town of Richmond, the natural beauty of Eaglehawk Neck and the ever-changing sea views.

Heritage Highway

For those who love history in the form of architecture this route is a must. There are a large number of well preserved buildings in towns and as homesteads. The history is also detailed in numerous small towns and villages such as Oatlands, Bothwell, Evandale, Nile, Ross and Tunbridge.

Great Western Tiers Tourist Route

The grandeur of the Great Western Tiers is a must-see experience. There are more than 3000 lakes in the area and plenty of limestone caves to explore. The small towns and villages will delight those who want a break from the city life and remember a slower pace.

Tamar Valley Touring Route

Launceston is the gateway to this lovely region, with some of the most important architecture in the state. Highlights include the vineyards, Seahorse World, the parks and gardens and the scenery of the Tamar River, an unspoilt treasure.

North East Trail

For those who want to pamper themselves with things of beauty – beautiful scenery, the scents of a lavender farm, superb food and wine and a journey through a mix of old mining towns, ancient forest and ocean views. It’s something special!

East Coast Escape

They call it the Suncoast and this route will let you see why this area is world famous. See the Freycinet Peninsula, the Bay of Fires, the Bicheno blow hole, the pure beauty of Coles Bay and the history of Maria Island.