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Kelly Basin Return Walk

Hike State
Hike Level


11.5 KM

Hike Duration

4 Hours

Hike Style


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Hike Grade



Day Hike

Start Point

Kelly Basin Rd, Southwest TAS 7139, Australia

Kelly Basin Return Walk

Image: Adam Holbrook

Why this Hike

Following a newly formed Rail trail along an abandoned railway line this hike takes you all the way to Kelly Basin. With tons of lush green native plant life and shoreside views from the basin out onto the harbour this hike is a delightful day adventure.

Track Notes & Overview

Starting from the carpark at the end of Kelly Basin Road this hike follows Kelly Basin Track along Bird River passing mossy rocks and lush green ferns. This track continues for about 5.8 Kilometres before reaching Kelly Basin within Macquarie Harbor where you can take in the natural surrounds before turning back along the same track back to the carpark to complete the hike.

Packing for a Day Hike

Packing for a Day Hike

Even if it is just a small day hike, packing is still essential to make sure everyone stays safe and has fun while on your hike. This free packing list will make sure you have everything you need while taking the hassle out of packing.

Food for a Day Hike

Before setting off on a day hike one thing you must do is plan what food you are going to bring with you. Your snacks and lunches should be nutritious, delicious and lightweight but they don't need to be complex.

Our recipe hub includes a range of lunches and snacks perfect for a day hike ranging from easy to create in minutes to tasty creations like you would make at home.

Leave No Trace

A Hikers Friend fully endorses the 7 principles of ‘leave no trace’ hiking which aim to protect our natural spaces and encourages you to apply them on your next adventure.

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