BUSHWALKS & HIKES
The Far South is rich in breathtaking scenery just a short drive from River Run Lodge.
Cockle Creek is the furthest point south that you can drive in Australia and the entry point to the South West National Park in Tasmania's Wilderness World Heritage Area.
HARTZ MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
The impressive glacier-carved Hartz Mountains National Park is accessed via Geeveston, in the Huon Valley. Walks range from easy strolls to more challenging hikes up to the peak
The nearby walk to Duckhole Lake (4 km / 1.5 hours return) is one of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks. The track follows an old tramway for much of the way, winding through a forest of stringybarks and rainforest species as well as sections of tea tree swamp. The tranquil lake has a secret: it is actually a flooded sinkhole that forms part of the surrounding cave and karst landscape
The walk to Adamsons Falls (6 km / 3 hours return) is located on the eastern edge of the Southwest National Park, near the Hastings Caves State Reserve. The track gradually climbs through the rainforest and steepens just before the falls, which are accessible at different levels via short side trails (be careful not to slip). Bird enthusiasts, keep an ear out for tricksy lyrebirds.