Best I point you to a site on tghe web that has many Tasmanian places and activities
Cheers, Richard almost 11 years ago
I second the discovertasmania.com website, it has a huge amount of information which can be amazingly useful.
As far as a hike that I would recommend, there's a few walks up on the Central Highlands which are absolutely stunning which let you test out some navigational skills as well without just trudging a completely obvious pre-made trail.
For instance there's a great walk starting from the car park near Lake Ada where (if you have the appropriate transport) you can walk out the Moles Creek entrance, there's some beautiful scenery on the way walking through this lake area, you can climb The Temple and walk through the Walls of Jerusalem.
If you want something a little more clear cut and easier you can head up to Wine Glass Bay and go on from the day walk to the beach to the day walk out to Mt. Graham. We took a school group out on this walk and it was more than challenging enough for most of them over the hills, while there was no real chance of being lost in the early stages.
Further details are here: http://www.freycinet.com.au/content/index.php/site/the_walk/
P.S. If you do take the Freycinet route, be wary of the first camping site at the end of the beach, as the animals around it are very used to being fed and aren't the best to be around if your food isn't properly secured. Best to keep it as a base and day trek out from there. almost 11 years ago
we used this book http://www.rankin.com.au/books.htm to do the Western Arthur Ranges ridge walk. A superb hike in stunning country ... but one of the toughest walks we've ever done. (Oh, and we've both hiked in Nepal too. It was 42 degrees on Christmas day followed by 20cm of snow and a small hurricane on Boxing Day. Our Wild Country domed mountain tent designed for the himalaya was blown to within 50cm of the ground - the only time I've ever seen it blown anywhere.)
Have fun. almost 11 years ago
For something a little different you could do the Lake Margaret walk. It's not navigationally challenging but it's quite unique and has amazing scenery. It's a day walk that starts out quite steep then ends up on planks following a functioning wooden water pipe. The lake area itself is beyond cool - and so colorful - it's hard to describe but it would be any photographers dream, and the West of Tasmania has lots of other interesting things to see and do as well.
As a note you may need to check to see if you'll have access to the trail - they have recently finished replacing the pipe (Nov 12) and the website spoke of a reopening, but there may still be some ongoing issues - check with Hydro Tasmania probably by phone or email for further details. http://www.hydro.com.au/home/ almost 11 years ago