Welcome to the Pandani website

The Pandani Bushwalking Club organises walks and activities in the Hobart and southern Tasmania region and further afield on weekends and weekdays all year round.

The emphasis is on bushwalking but there are also kayaking, cycling, mountain biking, and photographic events held at various times of the year, as well as monthly social meetings. Many club members are keen bush photographers and an annual photographic competition/exhibition is held in September.

A modified version of the latest activity program is available here. For privacy and security reasons, the names and telephone numbers of most leaders have been removed. To become a member, you can either simply join the Club, or go on two walks as a visitor.

The Club holds monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month (except January). These provide an opportunity to meet with other Club members, chat about recent and forthcoming Club trips, share photos, and hear about the latest in gear. There are short sessions on bushwalking skills and other related topics such as mountain biking, kayaking and bush photography, as well as presentations from guest speakers.

There is also a range of other social events such as barbeques, picnics, movie nights and visits to restaurants arranged from time to time by Club members. In addition, the Club has a Facebook page, an open page welcome to browsers.

'Twenty Years Down The Track'

The Club is now 20 years old! To commemorate this achievement a book with the above title has been published documenting the origins and history of the Club and featuring descriptions of many of the noteworthy walks and events during the years. Many spectacular photographs are also included. The book is sold in various book shops around Hobart and is available from the Club for Pandani Club members.
Contact pandanibook@gmail.com for your nearest supplier.

News and Events

Bushwalkers are reminded that although a short track may have sufficient mobile phone coverage, they must remember that taking photographs rapidly depletes battery power and they should consider carrying an external power bank to ensure their mobile phone remains charged.

Tasmania Police Search and Rescue remind bushwalkers that although many short walks like Mt Amos have good mobile phone coverage, and on these walks a mobile phone is sufficient, walkers must ensure their mobile remains charged.

Walkers are also encouraged to download the free Emergency+ app onto their mobile phone - it provides the exact coordinates of your location if you become lost and require assistance.
Our Club is named after the Tasmanian endemic, Richea pandanifolia, the largest heath plant in the world. It is found in both rain forests and sub alpine communities and can reach several meters in height. This photo shows Club members up in the Hartz Mountains, experiencing fairly typical alpine weather: misty, damp and atmospheric. The Pandanis may be seen in the foreground. [Photo Wiebke Parker]