The Best Walks in Derwent Valley & Surrounds

Just around the corner from Hobart, the Derwent Valley region flaunts multiple wilderness areas, including Mount Field National Park, one of Tassie’s oldest and most heterogenous parks. The Lake Webster Tarn Shelf is a Derwent Valley circular walk that leads through everchanging vegetation, remnants of monolithic glaciers and some of the world’s tallest eucalypt forests. Not far from here, Hartz Mountains National Park offers a similar isolated and rugged experience, with trails summiting Hartz Peak, affording unimpeded views of the alpine lakes and vegetation below. The Derwent Valley walks in this region combine a rich natural beauty with cultural significance, securing it as a must-see destination in Tasmania.

Acknowledgement of Country

Wherever and whenever we walk, we acknowledge and pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians and Owners of the land.