Taking on the Tahune AirWalk
The Tahune AirWalk is one of southern Tasmania’s biggest attractions, offering breathtaking birds-eye-views of the surrounding forest, thrilling bridge-walks across the Huon and Picton Rivers and delicious local food and wine.
Before tackling the AirWalk, it’s worth testing out Tahune’s other trails—including the Swinging Bridge walk. Feel the power of nature as the mighty Huon and Picton rivers rush beneath your feet. Or there’s the more tranquil option, the riverside Huon Pine walk along which you can learn all about the myriad of species towering above you, including sassafras, celery top and flowering leatherwood.
And thrill seekers won’t be able to resist the Cable Eagle hang glide, where they can experience the freedom of flight while enjoying sweeping views of the Southern Forests and Huon River.
But the star attraction here is of course the AirWalk itself, a steel walkway footbridge which averages heights between 20–30 metres above the forest floor. The very last section, the cantilever, sitting at a height of 50 metres above the river. This is where you’ll get the best snaps - you’ll want to take your time up here and drink in your surrounds. On the way up to the AirWalk you will ascend 112 gradual concrete steps with places to sit and rest. You can walk a bit further down the AirWalk, through the forest where there are more viewing platforms that show a slightly different perspective on the scenery. All up, the walk takes about 50 minutes return.
Our recommendation? For the ultimate tech detox, stay a couple days and clear the mind and cleanse the soul. Set amidst the towering trees, the Tahune AirWalk Lodge offers secluded, self-catering accommodation. It’s available for group bookings and is ideally suited to couples, families and small to medium sized groups. But the best thing? Guests here enjoy exclusive after-dark access to the treetop walk - so you'll be able to explore at your leisure once the crowds have dispersed. Be sure to pack a torch!