When I first planned my trip to Australia I gave myself a full month in Tasmania because it seemed like there was a lot to do. However, while I was traveling around Australia people kept telling me a month was too long to spend in Tasmania. Everybody said 2 weeks as plenty of time to see everything. I typically take advice I am given and settled with a happy medium of 3 weeks. I wish I hadn’t listened because I could have easily spent a month in beautiful Tasmania. I missed out on Port Arthur and Bay of Fires, which are not on this list but are two fantastic sights. Still, I am very glad for what I did see because Tasmania has a lot to offer.
When I was hiking the Great Ocean Road I spoke to a fellow hiker about Tasmania. I told him my plans to hike the Overland Track and he said “What about Frenchman’s Cap? It’s in my Top 3.” He had hiked all over the world I was intrigued. I’d found the Overland Track incredibly easy and was itching to do something more demanding. From what I’d heard Frenchman’s Cap was a difficult hike and I was up for the challenge.
Seven days after completing the Overland Track I found myself in Strahan, a tiny seaside town an hour and a half from Frenchman’s Cap Trailhead. The weather had been suspiciously perfect the last five days and the forecast showed three more days of sun with slight showers on the second day. A little rain never hurt anyone and I decided to tackle Frenchman’s Cap the next morning.
After spending the first month of my trip hiking through rainforest, the second month hiking through desert, and the third month through beaches, it was time for me to hit the mountains. What better way to do this than hike Tasmania’s beautiful Overland Track? It takes a lot of planning but walking this beautiful trail will give you bragging rights for years to come.
If you would like to read my full experience hiking the Overland Track check out my post here!