A spectacular circular day walk that combines Shadow and Forgotten Lakes with an ascent of Mt Rufus (1,416m asl) and a side-trip to Little Hugel (1,274m asl). Two mountain peaks, alpine lakes, rainforest and incredible displays of flowering heath.
The hike from Narcissus Hut to Cynthia Bay along Lake St Clair is the last (or first!) section of the Overland Track, and also makes a pleasant day walk. Although it’s a relatively boring walk in its own right – Shadow Lake circuit or Mt Rufus makes for a better day walk.
The hardened track to Dixons Kingdom and Mt Jerusalem in the in the Walls of Jerusalem National provides relatively easy access to one of Tasmania’s only remote alpine National Park, with spectacular scenery and the option of climbing a number of peaks along the track.
One of Tasmania’s 60 Great Short Walks, the hike to Meander Falls can be done as a circular walk, taking in a variety of terrain and a number of smaller (but equally impressive falls) by taking the Split Rock Track back to the start.
Barn Bluff is a less-busy alternative to Cradle Mountain, with equally impressive views and a slightly harder scramble to the top.
Kitchen Hut at the foot of Cradle Mountain is as far as I get when a planned bushwalk to Barn Bluff is thwarted by bad weather