Starting from Tahune Adventures at the end of Arve Road, Geeveston, this walk takes you along the Tahune AirWalk, a spectacular treetop walkway. Built amongst the treetops in the Huon River Valley, the Tahune Airwalk takes you high above the forest canopy. This stunning treetop walkway gives you a bird’s-eye view of the forest as you walk 20 to 30 metres above the forest floor. After crossing both the Picton and the Huon rivers by two swinging bridges, the journey concludes at a spectacular cantilevered platform sitting 50m above the riverbank, offering breathtaking views that extend to the mountains of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Continuous safety fencing ensures that there’s no risk of falling, and the AirWalk has been designed to withstand cyclone-strength winds. A moderate level of fitness is needed to ascend the 112 concrete steps to the top of the walk. There is alternate ramp access to the top of the walk if you would prefer. Dogs are welcome in the reserve if kept on a leash. At the Visitor Centre, there's a café with gas barbecues and picnic facilities. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn left onto Arve Road, C632 and drive for another 21.6 km
Turn sharp right and drive for another 120 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From the car park at the end of Arve Road (next to the visitor centre), pass through the bollard and head towards the visitor centre along the concrete path, passing by a welcome sign to your right. Make your way through the buildings (shelter and visitor centre), then turn right to head along the bridge to cross the Huon River. Immediately after crossing the bridge, veer left at the 3-way intersection. Shortly after, keep right at another 3-way intersection to continue along the Tahune AirWalk and swing bridges track.....
Directions & comments
Then pass the "Tahune Airwalk Cafe" (50 m on your right).
Then pass the sign.
After another 105 m (at the intersection of Manuka Road & Tahune Air Walk) continue straight, to head along Tahune Air Walk.
After another 400 m continue straight, to head along Tahune Air Walk.
After another 910 m turn right, to head along Tahune Air Walk.
Then cross the bridge (about 90 m long)
After another 130 m turn right, to head along Tahune Air Walk.
Then cross the bridge (about 125 m long)
After another 1.1 km cross the bridge (about 560 m long)
The starting point of an optional sidetrip. This trip takes you to the viewing platform that provides you with a panoramic view of the landscape over the river. To start this optional side trip continue straight here. On returning from this side trip turn sharp right when you get back to this intersection. Details below.
Turn sharp left, to head along Tahune Air Walk.
After another 720 m (at the intersection of Manuka Road & Tahune Air Walk) turn right, to head along Manuka Road (a vehicle track).
Then cross the bridge (about 85 m long)
After another 10 m (at the intersection of Tahune Air Walk & Manuka Road) turn left, to head along Tahune Air Walk (a walking track).
After another 105 m come to the end.
This trip takes you to the viewing platform that provides you with a panoramic view of the landscape over the river.
Directions & comments
Start heading along Tahune Air Walk.
Then cross the bridge
After another 70 m come to the end.
Turn around and retrace your steps back the 70 m to the main route.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
Tahune AirWalk and swing bridges
1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track
Smooth and hardened path (1/6)
Gentle hills with occasional steps (2/6)
Clearly signposted (1/6)
Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (1/6)
No experience required (1/6)
Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)