Gear checklist

You will not be required to carry your bags while walking. However, as we will be using a number of different forms of transport we ask that you bring no more than the standard carry on size allowed by airlines. Please arrange to store any extra luggage you may have in Hobart.

All you need to carry while walking is a drink bottle, rain jacket and camera. We recommend bringing a daypack. 



Bruny Island has a mild, temperate, maritime climate with four distinct seasons. During the day you can expect temperatures around 20 degrees Celsius but temperatures tend to drop quite quickly once the sun has set. Tasmanian weather is extremely variable and often at short notice so we recommend you pack clothing for all seasons.

Essential Gear List 

  • Waterproof Jacket (Goretex or similar)
  • Walking boots, walking shoes or trail running shoes. We recommend they provide ankle support and be well worn in to avoid blisters.
  • Polar fleece jacket (preferred) or woollen jumper/pullover 
  • Light jumper (warm)
  • Beanie 
  • Shorts and/or light walking trousers
  • Thermal base layer (long-sleeved top and long johns - merino or polypropylene; 2 sets preferred)
  • Warm, long pants (evening camp wear)
  • Shirts/t-shirts (merino or polypropylene; 3 recommended)
  • Socks (3 pairs recommended)
  • Underwear
  • Lightweight indoor footwear (thongs/sports sandals; for camp)
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat  
  • Travel towel or body chamois (for swimming; light and quick-drying)
  • Water bottle(s) or water bladder
  • Face masks - enough for the duration of your walk, keeping in mind we don't provide laundry facilities. Masks with filter preferable.  For public health advice on masks click here
  • Any personal medication, including anti-inflammatories and EpiPens
  • A small bottle of hand sanitiser to use whilst on track. You can refill at the camp each evening.

Recommended Gear List

  • Walking poles
  • Swimming costume
  • Camera
  • Ankle gaiters


* Tip: Layering of clothing has long been the basis for dressing in the outdoors and the gear list above follows this principle. When the temperature drops, we add another layer of insulation; if it rains, we add a rain shell on top and when it’s warm and dry, we strip off a layer.

*  Aim for one set of warm clothes for evening and another set to wear whilst walking. 

 If you are unsure about anything on the gear list, please call us or talk to your local outdoor adventure store. 

Recommended Tasmanian Adventure Stores

These local stores can help with gear and advice.  Visit or call in advance to arrange delivery to your home or collection prior to departure.
• Find Your Feet | 107 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000 | 0466 906 167 | website | TWC walker discount 20% (Code: TasWalkingCo)
• Tasmanian Made Smitten Merino Clothing | 47 Sandy Bay Rd, Battery Point TAS 7004 | (03) 6212 0197 | website | TWC walker discount 10% (Code: TasWalkingCo)
• lululemon Hobart | Shop T11/49-51 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000 | (03) 6231 1406 | website
• Macpac Hobart | 99 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000 | (03) 8652 1451 | website
• Paddy Palin | 111 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000 | (03) 6236 9341 | website
• Find Your Feet | 23 Kingsway, Launceston TAS 7250 | 0416 846 967 | website | TWC walker discount 20% (Code: TasWalkingCo)
• Aspire Adventure Equipment| 136 York St, Launceston TAS 7250 | (03) 6331 8708 | website
• Macpac Launceston | 26/22-28 Kingsway, Launceston TAS 7250 | (03) 6331 1139 | website
• Paddy Pallin Adventure Equipment | 110 George St, Launceston TAS 7252 | (03) 6331 4240 | website

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