Situated on the edge of 1.6 million hectares of World Heritage Listed woodland, the Tahune AirWalk overlooks the Huon River, offering an aerial view of Tasmania’s southern forests. The treetop walkway is a steel structure that’s as high as 45 meters in places.
There are a number of paths to the AirWalk, all of which are clearly signposted. The Swinging Bridges Track features two steel cable foot-bridges that cross both the Huon and Picton Rivers. This track is a loop circuit that will take you an hour or so to complete. Alternatively, the Huon Pine Walk is an easier 20-minute walk across flat ground and boardwalks.
For the more adventurous, the Eagle Hang Glider will be sure to get your heart rate up. It’s a 250-meter cable that glides over the Huon River, allowing you to reach speeds of up to 40 kilometers per hour.
The Tahune Forest AirWalk is located just over an hours’ drive from Hobart and is open daily from 9am to 5pm October through March, and 10am to 4pm April through September. It is closed on Christmas Day and in hazardous weather conditions. The path to the AirWalk is uphill and includes 112 steps, with a handrail the whole way up and places to stop along the way. Disabled access to the start of the AirWalk is available.