West Coast Wilderness Track

This is without doubt the greatest wilderness walk in Tasmania. This is because the route takes about one month to walk 165 km of coastline – the route is logical and difficult to escape from, there are no tracks or signs of people and the coastline keeps varying. It is not a trivial walk and takes considerable planning and walking experience to be successful. There aren’t many in the world where you can follow a coastline for a month and be nowhere near anybody or any civilisation for the entire walk.

While there are like Antarctica and Ellesmere Island, these are all icy wildernesses. Tasmania is a temperate wilderness and one of the few such left in the world. The West Coast is a pure wilderness walk – no signs of other people or developments like tracks, campsites etc. For visitors from other countries, this will seem very rare and it is.

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