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.
Queenstown Recreation Ground
In Queenstown, our footy players play on a gravel oval, not grass. It’s not for the faint of heart. Built in 1895 the ground has been called the most infamous and feared football field in Australia. The "Gravel" was inducted into the Tasmanian Football Hall of Fame in 2007.
Kelly Basin Walk
Walk with history down the route of the former railway line to Kelly Basin, where remains of rail bridges and sleepers are reminders of the past. Where once 1000 people lived, today only historic remnants of the former town of Pillinger can be seen amidst lush green mosses and tree ferns.
West Coast Reflections Exhibition
Architects, writers, woodturners, gardeners and historians contributed their talents to the acclaimed exhibition West Coast Reflections at the West Coast Visitor Information and Booking Centre.