“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
It may be a tiny island off the south coast of Australia, but there is more than a lifetime’s worth of exploring to do in this still relatively wild part of the world. The western portion of the island is rugged, mostly untracked mountainous wilderness that is a listed World Heritage Area. Ancient forests, wild rivers, remote mountains and some truly wild weather make Tasmania a unique natural place to explore.
A key appeal of Tasmania is that some of the island’s most pristine and stunning scenery is located many days of walking away from tracks, where the traveler is faced with impenetrable scrub, wild weather and incredible beauty. Exploring Tasmania’s truly wild places always brings an element of adventure and discovery.
In this section of Mountains of Australia, I will share some of my adventures in Tasmania’s wild places.