Walking in the Tiers

Kooparoona Niara is the Palawa (local aboriginal) name for the Great Western Tiers and means ‘Mountains of the Spirits’.

Spanning over 100km from Western Bluff near Mole Creek in the north to Millers Bluff near Campbell Town in the south, it is the northernmost boundary of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and is home to the Spotted Tail Quoll, Wedge-Tailed Eagle, Tasmanian Devil and the Yellow-Tailed Black Cockatoo, among other native animals. Endemic plant species growing in the region include Myrtle with its heart-shaped leaves, Blackheart Sassafras with its unique aroma and the King Billy, Celerytop and ancient Pencil Pine. You’ll also find numerous species of lichen, mosses and fern. It truly is a wild and wonderful place!

It is for these reasons and more that the Great Western Tiers is fast becoming one of Tasmania’s prime walking destinations. From the fertile lowlands and historic villages, up through the wild forested gullies, beneath vast sandstone and dolerite cliffs and onto the windswept alpine plateau, the area offers breathtaking walks for all ages and abilities.

Our air and water is some of the purest you will experience in the world, so why not spend a day, week, or even a month exploring what the Great Western Tiers has to offer.

Click on the images below for more information on each walk.

Devils Gullet

Higgs Track

Historic Houses of Carrick

Kooparoona Niara Trail

Liffey River Reserve

Meander Falls

Parsons Track

Smoko Falls

Westbury Silhouette Trail

Westmorland Falls

Looking for accommodation in the area after your walk? You can book fuss free right here with us www.greatwesterntiers.net.au/accommodation.

Images: © 2020 Jade Austen. All rights Reserved.

Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre
100 Emu Bay Rd, DELORAINE
03) 6362 5280, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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