In line with Government policy, the Tasmanian Trail will be closed from 1 April for 2 months and its administration will be in recess. Maintenance of the Trail will cease and all administrative actions will be suspended. Area coordinators will not be maintaining the Trail and will not be able to assist trekkers. Memberships and guidebook sales will not be processed. All of our volunteers will concentrate on keeping safe.
Other reasons for the closure include the fact that accommodation and other services along the Trail may be difficult to find and that private land should not be entered to prevent contact with land owners.
The situation will be reassessed about the beginning of June.
Essential matters can be directed to the Secretary.
What's it all about
The Tasmanian Trail is the only long distance (480km) multi-use trail in Tasmania. The experience is recreational, cultural and nature based.
It often passes through or close to small towns, allowing travellers to visit local attractions while using as little or as much as they like and to take advantage of local accommodation, hospitality and specialist services.
It offers a variety of experiences for all - from the most experienced long-distance traveller seaking a challenge to those interested in a shorter, more relaxed excursion.
Those taking longer treks should be aware that they are likely to be faced with sudden weather changes, water crossings, varying surface conditions and steep terrain. Drinking water may be difficult to find and access to phone reception will not always be available.
The Tasmanian Trail Association manages the Trail through a volunteer structure with very active support of community groups, local government bodies and regional organisations.
Because the Trail caters for equestrians, it does not traverse National Parks. It relies on support from Forestry Tasmania, other land managers and land owners for its pathway.
This website has been developed to allow users and potential users to create interesting and challenging itineraries. - Visit the 'Planning your Trek' page and try the Tasmanian Trail experience.