The Great Western Tiers, Kooparoona Niara, are a collection of mountain bluffs that form the Northern edge of Tasmania's Central Plateau and extend over 100 km from Millers Bluff near Campbell Town to Western Bluff near Mole Creek. Much of the region is contained within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area (TWWHA).

The Great Western Tiers is the short walk capital of Tasmania with countless opportunities to explore the expanses of temperate rainforest and subalpine woodland, sandstone and dolerite cliffs, and abundant lakes and waterfalls. Many of the tracks up the face of the Great Western Tiers have been forged by hunters, trappers and loggers in years gone by, and several of them extend south into the Central Plateau Conservation Area.  

Take some time out from the daily grind. Absorb the sounds of nature; birds chirping, leaves crunching underfoot, water flowing over rock. Breathe in the pure mountain air. 

Come WALK with us. 

Click on the images below for information and downloadable handouts on the various walks in the region. There is a walk for every ability and fitness level. Handouts are updated regularly. 

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Looking for bushwalking gear to get you set for your walk?

There is a great range of books, maps, handouts and bushwalking supplies at the Great Western Tiers Visitor Centre.

98 -100 Emu Bay Road, Deloraine
03) 6362 5280
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Bushwalking books and maps

Bushwalking supplies for sale

Bushwalking food

Bushwalking gas canisters


Walk Grades

Grade 1: No bushwalking experience required. Flat even surface with no steps or steep sections. Suitable for wheelchair users who have someone to assist them.

Grade 2: Suitable for most ages. Track has a hardened or compacted surface with gentle hill sections and occasional steps.

Grade 3: Some bushwalking experience recommended. Track may have steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.

Grade 4: Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited.

Grade 5: Very experienced bushwalkers with specialised skills, including navigation and emergency first aid. Tracks are likely to be very rough, very steep and unmarked.


Safe Walking

Plan, be prepared, walk with friends, tell someone where you are going. Consider hiring an EPIRB from Service Tasmania Shops to prepare for emergency events.  Make a personal determination as to your fitness and experience to undertake specific walks. More info here safe walking.

Leave No Trace

Walk on formed tracks, observe all restrictions, dispose of waste properly and leave what you find. See more here leave no trace.

Further Information

Parks & Wildlife Service: www.parks.tas.gov.au

Restrictions/Alerts: www.fire.tas.gov.au and www.police.tas.gov.au/community-alerts

Weather: www.bom.gov.au/tas


Images © 2019 - 2021 Jade Austen. All rights Reserved.

Updated June 2021.