Explore north east Tasmania's wild places
Breath-taking walks ranging from ten minutes, half-day to seven days will take you on a journey through some diverse landscapes. These wild walks range from Mt Victoria and Mt Albert to waterfalls and ancient glacial refugia forests of the Blue Tier, Rattler Range, Weld Hill, Derby and Ringarooma.
Sadly most are in threatened forests.
There is a multitude of free camping spots located in pub campgrounds, on river banks and in secluded forested spots which the locals can point you towards. Many are accessible by car, while some require a bit more planning and a sense of adventure with a backpack.
North east Tasmania is home to some of the best MTB trails in the world. The Blue Derby & St Helens MTB trail networks feature world class single track set in threatened and ancient forests and sub alpine landscapes.
Food & Wine
North east Tasmania is increasingly known for our food and wine: from vineyards on the coast, microbreweries and award winning cheese makers. A visit to north east Tasmania is not complete without sampling our locally grown and made food and wine.
Trail running is growing in popularity across the globe. The trails around the Blue Tier and Derby now host the annual Tassie Trail Fest where the best trail runners compete on our MTB trails, hiking trails and back roads.
North East Forest Drive
A breathtaking 65km forest drive on the Tasman Highway connecting St Helens and Derby.
Traversing mixed dry coastal forests, the lush rainforests of the Blue Tier, magnificent epiphyte forests of the Weldborough Pass through to the forested MTB town of Derby. One of the best road trips in Tasmania!