The Tasmanian Trail is a long distance, multi-purpose recreational
trail extending from Devonport on the northern coast of Tasmania
to Dover in the south covering a total length of 480 kilometres.
The Trail is intended for use by walkers, mountain bikers and
horse riders; therefore it differs from other trails that have
usually started as walking tracks and are therefore restricted
The trail links up existing forestry roads and fire trails,
country roads and occasionally crosses private land and up to
90% of the Trail is on some form of made road or track. It passes
through a wide range of environments including some of the most
beautiful and fascinating areas of Tasmania. Through forests
and farmlands, across highland plateaus and past the buildings
and bridges of some of Australia's oldest towns, the Tasmanian
Trail provides a journey rich in cultural and natural heritage.
The Tasmanian Trail experience aims to reach audiences not catered
for in national parks or other reserves. It often passes through
small towns, allowing travellers to use as little or as much
of the Trail as they like and to take advantage of more upmarket
accommodation. It offers a variety of experiences for all - from
the most enthusiastic long-distance traveller seeking a challenge
to those interested in a shorter, more relaxing excursion.
The Tasmanian Trail Association is a non profit, state-wide,
incorporated body with a specific charter to promote and manage
the Trail in partnership with government and private landowners.
Full details of the Trail are available on the Tasmanian
Trail web site.