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Goblin Forest Walk

Meander Through a Rainforest


Goblin Forest Walk

Location: Blue Tier Forest Reserve
Length: 400-metre circuit
Grade: 1 (easy and wheelchair friendly)
Distance from: Hobart - 285 km, Launceston - 135 km, Devonport - 235 km

The Goblin Forest Walk is the easiest walk within the Blue Tier Forest Reserve in northeast Tasmania. This easy 400-metre circuit walk is wheelchair friendly and perfect for the entire family. There are informational displays that teach you about the area's mining history as you meander through a rainforest that has been regenerating since tin mining destroyed the area more than a century ago.

While this walk does not offer much of a challenge, the emergency shelter at the trailhead features barbecue pits and a picnic table, which makes it a great spot for a home base while exploring the Blue Tier Forest Reserve. You might find some people here fueling up before challenging themselves on the Moon Rim Valley Walk.

Getting There

The Blue Tier Forest Reserve sits deep in the northeast reaches of Tasmania. Take Highway A3 to Lottah Road which meanders through Gould's Country for nearly 10 kilometres. The road will turn into Polmena Road which is made of gravel and full of potholes. After a bumpy ride for about 3 kilometres, you'll find the Polmena carpark and the trailhead for the Goblin Forest Walk.

The drive to Blue Tier Forest Reserve takes about 4 hours from Hobart over 285 kilometres. Launceston is a bit closer as it sits 135 kilometres to the west and that drive should take you about 2 hours and 20 minutes. Devonport sits 235 kilometres away and the drive from the north coast port city should take about 3.5 hours.

The Trail

The trail is incredibly short and features a few mining relics as well as informational displays about the rainforest. You'll find barbecue and picnic facilities as well as an emergency shelter at the trailhead.

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