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  • Destination: Launceston & Around

Developed in 1998 Hillwood is one of the easiest and accessible sports climbs in Tasmania. Located 30 minutes north of Launceston overlooking the Tamar River. Hillwood has some excellent rock climbing. The climbs are bolted with a range for beginners to more advanced climbers. The beginner climbs are the Chessboard for more advanced climbs head over to The Wailing Wall. If you are interested in climbing in this area pick up a copy of Climb Northern Tasmania

  • Destination: East Coast

Located in Freycinet National Park White Water Wall is a spectacular sea cliff with lots of rock climbing and abseiling.  The rock climbing is all trad climbing so you have to come well prepared however some of the climbs can be top roped using trad gear as your anchors. The climbs range from 13 upward. It is located in National Park so you do require a parks pass. If you wish to drive you need a four wheel drive or you can make do with a car with lots of clearance in summer months. For more information on rock climbing in Tasmania check out www.thesarvo.com

  • Destination: East Coast

The dunes are located about 10 minutes drive from St Helens. Once you get to the car park it’s a 15 minute walk over the dunes to the beach.

  • Destination: Launceston & Around

The Cataract Gorge is situated in the heart of Launceston and is by far one of the best activities to do and see in Tasmania.

time Open 24x7 however gates in car park will be locked at night
fees Free
facilities Toilet facilities & free BBQ

  • Destination: Launceston & Around
  • Price: $1

Located in City Park this non-profit community radio station is run entirely by volunteers. They have tours available 5 days-Mon to Fri, duration approx 1 hour by arrangement.

time Monday to Friday 10am – 2pm
fees Gold coin donation
facilities Toilet facilities in City Park

  • Destination: Hobart & Around, The Southwest

Tas Trails

Introduction

One of the most accessible, and beloved, waterfalls in Tasmania is Russell Falls, situated within the Mount Field National Park, 30 minutes past New Norfolk. The path to the Falls is sealed and suitable for wheelchairs or strollers, only taking 20 minutes to complete the 600m circuit. 10 minutes further past Russell Falls, via a steep track, are the gorgeous Horseshoe Falls, a fantastic highlight of the Mount Field National Park.  
time Hiking
time 60 Minute walk
fees Parks fees apply
facilities Toilet facilities at car park. Picnic facilities nearby.
grade Easy
cautions No fires

  • Destination: Launceston & Around
  • Runs On: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Price: $115

Hollybank Reserve (15 Minutes from Launceston)

  • Destination: Cradle Mountain, Devonport & the Northwest, East Coast, Hobart & Around, Launceston & Around, Midlands & Lake Country, Tasman Peninsula & Port Arthur, The Northeast, The Southwest, The West

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