The Tasmanian Trail Guidebook is an essential part of enjoying the Tasmanian Trail. It gives detailed directions and other information and should be studied before setting out. It is an ebook (PDF) and is downloaded from this website.
Parts of the Trail are not for the inexperienced or the faint hearted as some difficult sections will be experienced. The surface of the pathway is varied with most of the Trail on some form of made up road but there are sections that may be difficult where they cross virgin bush, farm land and eroded stock routes. If attempting the whole Trail two rivers need to be crossed and both can be impassable after rain.
Some preparation and planning is needed and the guidebook should be studied and a decision made well in advance as to whether you wish to obtain a key to gates and toilets (see button to the right). Overnight stops should be predetermined. If commercial venues are to be used, they should be booked in advance. With careful planning a bike rider can spend each night in a bed.
The Trail frequently passes through or nearby towns and stores can be obtained along the way but the choice of goods will be limited in some areas.
Additional information will be found through links from this page and it is recommended that all be visited. By hovering over the camp and attraction icons on the maps below further information will be displayed.
During the period 8th April- 25th April key committee personnel will be travelling the Trail on horse back. This is planned mainly as a pleasure ride but will provide the committee with a better understanding of the issues along the route and familiarise them with the matters that future users of the Trail will experience.
This will mean that there will be delays in responding to any queries potential users may make as well as the delaying the processing of memberships and sales of the guidebook.
Anyone considering a trek along the Trail in the near future should make contact well before that period to ensure the administration can satisfy their needs.
Email traffic will be accessed at times but delays in answering will occur and it is hoped that there will be understanding of the situation.
Secretary (who will travelling with the group).