From the casual walker to the hard-core BACKpack-wielding superhuman,there’s something for you.
The West Coast is home to some of Australia’s most untouched and untamed wilderness - and the best way to connect with it is to explore it on foot.
Group A: Sturdy walking shoes or boots, sun hat, sun block, sunglasses, clothes suited to the day, and water.
Group B: Group A + raincoat, woollen jumper or fibre pile jacket, snacks or drink.
Group C: Group A & B + thermal leggings or shorts, warm hat or beanie, gloves, waterproof trousers, gaiters, lunch, drink, and map.
You need to be prepared for cold weather, even in summer months. We’ve been known to have highland snowfall in January.
Check out our Walks listings for details on the best West Coast Walks
Grade 1: No bushwalking experience, flat even surface, suitable for wheelchair users who have assistance.
Grade 2: No bushwalking experience, may have a gentle hill section and steps.
Grade 3: Suitable for most ages and fitness levels, some bushwalking experience recommended, may have steep hills, rough surface, and many steps.
Starting in People's Park, this walk will take you through an example of mixed forest. Among the towering gum trees you will also find species typical of temperate rainforest such as leatherwood, sassafras and myrtle. Platypus can sometimes be seen in the creek below the falls.
Ever walked through a 100 m long abandoned railway tunnel? Just outside of Zeehan in Tasmania's west is the Spray Tunnel Loop, an easy one-hour return walk that passes through the Spray Tunnel, a 100 m long abandoned train tunnel that leads to what was the Spray Silver Mine.
A short, 30m walk from the road will take you to a purpose-built lookout where you can witness Stitt Falls flowing. Dogs are welcome if kept on a leash and please supervise children as there is flowing water.