We shall car pool from Huonville to Cockle Creek (drive time around 90 minutes with dirt road the last 25km). There is initially a rocky track through light forest before we join the boardwalk across the button grass plains of Blowhole Valley. The track then emerges at the top of an open bluff with excellent views over South Cape Bay. Depending on access and tide we may descend to the beach and walk along to Lion Rock. After lunch we return via the same route back to the cars.
We will meet behind the hall at Sandfly and carpool to the Sculpture Trail. After wandering around the Sculpture Trail we will head to Woodbridge to the cafe for lunch.
We follow a well-formed track on the north side of the Tyenna River turning uphill across a field and into a rainforest. From there the track may be muddy with occasional fallen logs to negotiate. Lunch spot will depend on prior rainfall. Time permitting we may also visit Russell and Horseshoe Falls before coffee at the Mt Field visitors centre (park pass required for parking in carpark).
Join me for a walk out to Arthurs Peak, the first high point on the Three Capes Track. We follow the old Cape Pillar or access track out to a point where the route to Arthurs Peak branches off and cross an area of abundantly flowering coastal heath before climbing on to the peak itself with its wonderful views down to Tasman Island and across to Crescent Bay. The wild flowers should be spectacular at this time of year. We'll have lunch on top of the Peak and then follow the Three Capes Track up over Crescent Mountain and across Hurricane Heath to its junction with the access track, near Retakunna Hut. More great views and wild flowers. We return back to our cars via the access track. This is quite a long walk - some 6 - 7 hours and approx 18 ks.
We travel on the Tasman Highway to the start of the walk which goes through bushland and down to Stinky Bay and morning tea .We then cross a creek and head along above the shoreline to the cove for lunch. After lunch we will walk to the first hut on the Three Capes Track. The track is undulating but there are no big climbs.
This walk is a circuit commencing from and returning to our starting place. We shall head up to Huon Rd and follow tracks and road as applicable to Halls Saddle for morning tea. Then up Chimney Pot Hill for a view and on to the Ridgeway Reservoir. The track leading down from Chimney Pot Hill is rocky, and is followed by a steep section of trail. More tracks lead to the vicinity of Tolmans Hill followed by various tracks (including bike) back to our cars. There should be enough bush to satisfy almost everyone. Lunch shall be taken one hour approximately after morning tea. For those interested drinks after in South Hobart.
We will meet at the car park at Granton, and if car pooling is advised, we will car pool to Mt Field National Park.
Your walk leader has a perfume allergy, and would appreciate your refraining from use of such for this event.
We will drive to the visitor centre at Mt Field and walk in a leisurely manner from there to Russell Falls, Horseshoe Falls, via the Tall Trees track to Lady Baron Falls, then return to the visitor centre. It is not a long walk but the return from Lady Baron Falls has a few steps to climb. We will have plenty on time on the way to admire the scenery, some of the world's tallest hardwood trees, and any fungi and orchids that might demand our attention.
For those who are interested we could continue afterwards up to Lake Dobson and do a circuit of that - another 1km or so around a delightful little lake. Another of Tassie's great short walks and easy.
The aim is to climb Mt Riveaux, a small peak in the SW near Mt Picton. At 14km and around 850m elevation gain, this would normally be a medium-hard walk. However, the fires near Geeveston in 2018-19 burnt out most of the rough pad and we will be making our way through untracked burnt country for most of the walk. I don't know what to expect, which is why this is rated "hard" - only those used to challenging offtrack walking who have walked with me before should book into this one.
Do expect scrub, mud, rock and the sharp remnants of burnt undergrowth. If the weather is foul, we will cancel - no point multiplying the horrors!
This is a great virtually untouched area of natural bush to walk without too long a drive from Hobart. It has an Interesting history associated with the book They Found A Cave by Nan Chauncey. A movie of the book was made in 1962 starring Beryl Merlin and Mervyn Wiss, ( not heard of any future film success for these two ) but interestingly music by Peter Sculthorpe and Larry Adler on harmonica!!!
The walk starts at the visitor centre following Brown’s River passing Eve’s Bath before starting up a gentle incline to Guvy’s Lagoon in time for morning tea. After our short break we continue on a good wide track up to Flat Rock elevation of 600mts for great views back to the Wellington Range for our lunch spot. We return to our start point on the same track for most of the walk before crossing the river to complete a short loop past the remains of the Hutchins Cairn.
There is a small donation of $2 each to access the reserve, donation box is at the entrance gate.
The walk will start from Old Station Road near the intersection of Davies Road, then enter the Conningham Reserve and follow a trail for a short distance before crossing the road and onto Conningham Beach. Walk along the clifftop track, visiting a cave on the foreshore near Snug point. We head inland and climb up towards Sheppard's Hill. There are a number of mountain bike tracks which takes us back to the fire trail where we started. Most of the walk will be on formed tracks or trails, including a couple up hills.
A three or four day bushwalk on the Central Plateau, predominantly untracked using map, compass and digital aids. Anticipate scrub, water crossings, mud, navigational challenges and temperamental weather. Access is still to be negotiated at time of publishing this event, but will either be from the north via Myrtle Forest Road, the Lake Bill Track, Lake Meston and Chinamans Plains or from the South East via Gowan Brae and Lake Malbena. Details will be firmed up closer to the event. Be advised I haven't bushwalked the area around Oana or Layatinna Hill.
Mentoring Clive Calver. Devils Throne is an isolated rocky crag overlooking the peaks of the Wellington Range across the Mountain River valley. Views of the Huon Valley are also superb. It's reached by walking along Thark Ridge and then descending a small escarpment to a boggy plain between the Ridge and the Throne. We cross Roaring Creek, a tributary of Mountain River and climb up another ridge marking an impressive drop off into Mountain River. We will have lunch on an outcrop overlooking the Throne, with wonderful views of the Wellington Range. We return by a relatively new track, avoiding most of the boulder scrambling on the way back. Not a great deal of climbing, but walkers must be prepared for rough country. Trekking poles and gaiters recommended.
We will car pool from Sandfly to the Tavern at Kettering. From there will walk along to the Trial Bay track, returning the same way. Lunch will be at the Kettering Tavern. This is a very short easy walk.
We will drive to The Tasmanian Bushland Garden, do a short walk and have morning tea. Continuing on, we drive to Lisdilon Beach, then stroll along the beach examining the Saltworks Ruins and walk around the headland near Mitchell Reef (our lunch spot). Then we retrace our steps to the Saltworks site and do a short circuit walk which takes us to the Little Swanport Estuary. Keep an eye out for shorebirds on this coastal walk - hopefully we'll see a variety!
We will drive for just under 2 hours from Granton to the start of the track off Gordon River Road. We initially follow a short nature walk and then dirt road to meet the Mt Wedge track and start climbing. We climb gradually through forest before a short steep climb to the summit with a bit of scrambling to emerge up top before a final flatter walk over to the trig point. Expect fantastic views of the South West on a clear day (or fantastic views of cloud if not!). We will return to the cars via the same route. All up about 5 hours of walking, with 700m of elevation gain.
We’ll walk about twelve kilometres to the vicinity of Echo Point on the first day to camp nearby. Next morning we’ll follow the Overland Track a bit further towards Narcissus before turning southwest for an off-track route to Lake Oenone, climbing about 440 metres. If the weather is magnificent, camping on the Olympus plateau is an option, otherwise we’ll camp at Lake Oenone. Visits to both the high point and the trig point, climbing 260 metres are options for the third day and we’ll walk out on the fourth day. This itinerary may vary due to weather and team preferences. Off-track experience is a desirable requirement for participants.
Wellington Falls is an impressive drop that we will access via the Milles Track and return the same way. The track is relatively straight forward to start with but does become rocky and a bit boggy the closer we get to the falls. I'm hoping we will have had a bit of rainfall so that they are looking very photogenic!
Mentoring Joe Roach
We commence by walking the Risdon Brook Dam circuit road to the northern end, then join an old vehicle track with a gradual climb over two hills, continue along the flat to a creek, then a slow climb to a fence line and eventually up to the Grass Tree Hill summit (550m). There are usually panoramic views from the top.
The return route starts with a short but steep descent, then we head south over the hilltops through open bushland and eventually to the northwest end of the Risdon Brook Dam.
We will walk the pipeline track, which, after a couple of hundred metres of gentle uphill, is mostly level and shady with some lovely eucalypts, tree ferns and small creeks. We will make the short diversion to Silver Falls, if the group wishes; this does involve a bit of a hill but the falls are rather lovely. There is an option of coffee or a cold drink or lunch at Ferntree Tavern, before we return to Neika. This is being offered as a longer return walk due to current guidance about car pooling. If it is too long for a Wednesday walk, I can make it shorter. Or people may make their own arrangements to leave a vehicle at Fern Tree for a one way walk.
This walk is one way (involves a car shuffle of about 15 minutes). Combining the Kaoota tramway and Nigerian creek track and a bit of road walking past the chicken farm. Great rural views and mostly down hill.
We're collecting photographs from Members bushwalking trip from back in the day. Back in the day of canvas wall tents. Back in the day of steel, H framed, canvas rucksacks. Back in the day of ex-Army cotton trousers for day wear and woolen trousers for night. Back in the day when you dug a hip hole and throw some leaves/grass on the ground for a mattress, are you getting the picture. A selection of their photographs will be shown (1 hour), Q&A (30 minutes), Opening Closing and Chit Chat (30 minutes). Our venue will be the top floor of Find Your Feet (Hobart) on their new giant TV. Please note this event will only be open to Pandani Bushwalking Club Members and Prospective Members. Application to attend is via the Website.
This walk has great views and coastal scenery. We will meet at Margate meeting point then drive to the car park near toilets on Randall's Bay which is the walk start. We will walk up from the beach to do the Echo Sugarloaf circuit. We will likely have morning tea on the summit (200m). The new track down zig-zags along the face of the hill. Back on Randall's beach we walk along it then around the coastal reserve. Lunch may be near Mickeys Beach. There is an option to have afternoon tea at Gill's shack after the walk for those who wish.
We'll carpool to Tasman Arch and follow the coastline, with a number of lookouts over spectacular coastal features, for several kilometres. Then we will head up through the wet schlerophyll forest to Waterfall Bluff, with more great scenic views on the way. We will take a short detour to a surprise secret feature. The pace will be relaxed: we need lots of time to admire the views, enjoy the forest, the fungi and the bird calls, and take photographs..Total elevation gain around 200m. Coffee at Bangor afterwards.
Meeting / Starting Point Maps
Sarah Atkinson being mentored by Christine Wilson. A pleasant coastal walk around the beaches and headlands of Dodges Ferry. Meeting at 154 Bally Park Road Dodges Ferry we walk down to Blue Lagoon Beach. Heading north along the beach we walk around Tiger Head which gives panoramic views across Frederick Henry Bay to seven Mile beach and further to kunyani/Mt. Wellington. Walking through the wetlands back onto Blue Lagoon beach then along to Red Ochre beach past the large red ochre deposit and up to Park Beach Bluff. Morning tea will be on top of the bluff on top of the cliffs at the whale lookout or overlooking Park Beach. We then stroll along the length of Park Beach to the mouth of the Carlton River. We walk around past Steele’s Island the site of a huge aboriginal midden. The timing should be right for low tide so that we can have lunch in the lee of the Island overlooking the river and native oyster beds to Primrose Sands. After lunch we go past the nearby wetlands before retracing our steps along the beach and up the track to my shack for a well-earned afternoon tea. Bring your bathers in case the spring weather allows a swim before we head up the track.
Distance 11km. Approximately 4-5 hours depending on length of stops and exploring some areas on the bluff and along the walk. s
A couple of very gentle uphill sections.
There is plenty of room to park at my shack and that is why I’m suggesting meeting here rather than 10 minutes up the road at Sorell.
This is a historic walk through Richmond taking in cemeteries, locations of pubs (past and present) and churches.
Drive to the end of the Mersey Forest Road and follow the Moses Creek track to Grail Falls, than a pad and cairned route to Junction Hut. Camp Thursday night adjacent to Junction Hut or Junction Lake. Friday follow the Mersey River, through the Never Never to Hartnet Falls. Then the Overland Track past Du Cane Hut to Kia Ora Hut and camp. Saturday follow an old cairned route back down to the Mersey River, passing Wadleys Hut and camping near Lees Hut. Sunday morning we may have time to check out a nearby waterfall before following the Lees Paddocks Track back to our cars. I have previously walked all of this route. This activity is weather dependent.
The Lagoon of Islands is a wetland near the Steppes, and features an abundance of wildlife. Expect to see wombats, deer, wallabies, large numbers of waterbirds and an array of others from sea eagles to robins. We may also come across snakes. A walk around the lagoon is basically paddock walking. However, if there's been a lot of rain it may be quite wet underfoot and there may be a couple of creek crossings to negotiate. The lagoon is a peaceful place with some beautiful billabongs on the NE shore. It is surrounded by private property but we will keep within the boundary of the former Hydro impoundment. If time permits, at the end of the walk, we can visit the historic Steppes homestead, for an insight into the history of the area.
Mt Hull is a small mountain in the Wellington Range near Collinsvale. Meeting place will be used for car shuffle to Mt Hull Rd from where the trail ascends about 300m up to the East-West Trail . We then proceed along the East-West Trail for a short period before following the rocky taped route to the top of Mt Hull (another 400m) with a morning tea stop half-way up . We may have lunch on Mt Hull at a spot with a view. We then go over Mt Hull and down to an unnamed trail on the northern side subject to finding the taped route. This section is scrubby and rough. We then follow the main fire trail around Mt Hull and return to Mt Hull Rd by the same way we came up. The walk is longish however daylight saving will be in our favour. Afternoon tea available in Collinsvale for those who wish it.
We will begin by wandering up the fern tree track to the Springs and then onto the organ pipes track. Depending on the weather conditions on the day, we will either go up the zig zag track to the Pinnacle or continue along the organ pipe track to the Chalet, returning to the Fern Tree pub for a well-earned coffee.
We will meet at the lower Springs overflow car park at 9.30 and car share to the Big Bend car park. Walk down the road to the Big Bend fire trail and follow that for about 1.8km to the Collins Bonnet turnoff on the left. There should be wild flowers, new spring growth on the trees and hopefully some pretty spinning gums. Crossing a Pineapple plain with views of Tom Thumb, after that the track is a bit rocky but not hazardous. Maybe we can find Pulpit Rock? We will stop for morning break somewhere along the way and lunch on Mt Connection. Return is the same way (up the Big Bend fire trail)
I've always wanted to scramble down to the southern most spot of 'mainland' Tasmania - Southeast Cape. After and early start and a stop at Banjo's Huonville continue on to Cockle Creek. Follow the South Coast Track through Blowhole Valley to South Cape Bay. Leave the formed Track and follow the coast southeast to finally scramble out onto South East Cape for as far as we are able or comfortable. I anticipate this last section over Three Hillocks to be challenging and vertigo inducing. Anticipate 'fast' walking along the South Coast Track, scrub bashing, boulder hopping, rock scrambling, and pretty spectacular scenery. Please note I've not been to South East Cape before.
We’ll catch the first ferry up the lake on Saturday at 9 o’clock and head up towards the Labyrinth through Pine Valley. Turning off the Lake Elysia track we’ll follow the ridge line to the Minotaur and camp in the saddle between the Minotaur and Mount Gould. Exploring the Guardians next day, we’ll spend a second night in the saddle if the weather’s okay. On day three we’ll go to the summit of the Minotaur and there could be an opportunity to climb the Parthenon before camping at Pine Valley for the last night. We’ll pack up and head back to get the last ferry back to Cynthia Bay at 3:30 pm on Tuesday. The total distance is not great but some of the walking is off-track. All up it’s about 14 kilometres each way along this route from Narcissus to the Guardians. The climb from the start to the Guardians summit is about 650 metres. Off-track experience is a desirable requirement for participants.
This is a classic South West mountain with an intense climb from the start with a total ascent of 640m. Be prepared for a log river crossing, steep scrambling up a gully and a slightly airy ridgeline. On a clear day there are magnificent views in all directions and well worth the challenge of getting there.
I did this walk 3 years ago (before the 2018-19 SW fires) and don’t plan to pre-walk it again, so a bit of patience during navigation would be an asset
EAST RISDON RESERVE
Mentoring Mary Williams. This short but invigorating constitutional circuit, is sure to set you up for the rest of the day. We will start from the carpark in Saundersons Rd. Risdon, and follow the coastal track around Porter Bay and Tommys Bight, then head uphill to join the fire-trail. This is followed for a short distance before descending to Shag Bay. We will then take the ‘spectators track’ uphill, between the two bike trails, to rejoin the fire-trail, which we will follow in a westerly direction across the Government Hills. The final decent will take us to Risdon Street and the last leg of our circuit will be on bitumen, returning to the waterfront and our cars. Elevenses can be taken at someone’s favourite café, if you wish! Minimal ascents of 50 - 80 m.
The walk to the first falls is a pleasant stroll which is mostly beside the river. The walk to the second falls is longer and involves some up hill sections and possibly climbing over fallen trees and other obstacles. There is room to walk behind the falls and lots of beautiful flora. We will have plenty of time to enjoy morning tea and lunch.
Charles Darwin's 1836 excursion to what is now called Sandy Bay is not so well known. In Walk Part 1 we will walk along the foreshore in his footsteps, and learn a little about what he found and pondered here. We will then drive up to Mt Nelson for Walk Part 2, rambling along the contours in open forest around the summit, before having lunch among the wrens in the Truganini Reserve. The Mt Nelson tracks are mostly OK but a bit uneven in places so sticks are recommended. We can buy takeaway coffees (and ice creams!) from the cafe to supplement lunch if desired.
Meet at the entrance to Waterworks Dam at 9.30. A pleasant walk to Fern Tree, bit of a climb up Gentle Annie Falls and then along the pipeline track for morning tea at Fern Tree.
we walk up to Silver Falls and up to the Springs, depending on time we may have lunch here or continue on to Sphinx Rock .
return via various tracks and detour down McDermott Saddle to cars.
Nevada Peak and Environs
The aim is to walk in to Nevada Peak and overnight at either Woolleys Tarn or the Snowdrift Tarns under Nevada Peak. The decision will depend on the weather forecast closer to the date - I spent one of the windiest nights ever under the lee of Nevada Peak - an interesting experience. But on a good day the views from Nevada Peak are wonderful - a full 360 degree panorama. The aim also is to have enough time to walk out to Wetpants Peak and Scrivens Cone - two side trips I have not done. The walk-in last time was longer than planned due to a bridge collapse; a reconnaissance will determine quite where the start point will really be. People coming on this trip should be comfortable in challenging conditions, though there should be plenty of time in which to reach our destinations.
This is a wander over our and some neighbouring properties. The attractions are widely diverse vegetation including tall forest, and some panoramic views that may surprise you. It is quite undulating with sections of very steep and uneven terrain, not all on tracks (but no scrub).
We will assemble at my home in Collinsvale to arrange car pooling for the drive to NIchols Rd. We start our walk along the Old Glen Dhu Trail to a junction where we turn toward the rivulet. The trail is reasonably straightforward, however care is needed for a couple of steep but short descents.We arrive at the Yellow Cliffs soon after the rivulet is crossed. Once underneath there are spectacular views of the huge sandstone cliffs with overhangs and various rock features. We shall lunch at the cliffs and take our time to explore before returning the same route. Afternoon tea at my home.
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATES , due to unforeseen circumstances
Day 1. From Campbell Town we will drive to the Pyengana Recreation ground, which will be our base camp for 2 nights. The Recreation ground has plenty of room for Tents, Campervans and Caravans, Gold coin donation but, we think its worth a little more. We will have lunch there, set up camp and car share drive to the Lottah Rd car park, and walk to the Big Tree (3hr return) After our walk we will head back to Pyengana Recreation ground for Sundowners before dinner.
Day 2 & 3. There are two nice walks in the Blue Tiers, starting from the now abandoned town of Poimena. A few footings of the buildings remain. It will depend on the weather as to which we do first. There are toilets at the car park at Poimena. The tracks are reasonable but we may encounter fallen trees over the track and a few creek crossings. We will walk through some beautiful rainforest that is regenerating strongly after the ravages of tin mining. There are remnants of mining history in this area, which make it quite an interesting area. Both walks are between approx 12 km long and not difficult.
After our walk on day 3 (Thursday) we will break camp and relocate to the Weldborough Pub, providing that they are open and operating, Covid willing. They have free camping and also reasonably priced accomodation if you prefer to have a break from camping. Their phone number is 6354 2223 please make your own bookings for accomodation. Here we can have a nice Pub evening meal. Please advise me at the time of booking this event, either way if you are going to join us or not for dinner so that I know how many to book for.
We will also visit St Columba Falls at some point. They are only a short drive from the campground. The walk is 20-30 mins return.The falls are more than 90 mtrs, one of Tasmania's highest. The South George River tumbles down in a delightful series of steep cascades. The wall to the base of the falls takes you through shady rainforest that has some of the tallest tree ferns you'll see anywhere.
Some of the roads are gravel but were in good condition last year. The only road that was quite rough was down to the Big Tree but we managed ok in 2 WD car's.
Another place of interest, that we may want so visit on the last day before we head of home is the Pyengana Cheese Factory. We may be able to see the cheese being made and have Breakfast/Morning Tea/ Lunch. They also have some interesting cows.
Between Buckland and Orford, the Ryton Hills comprise a grassy and heathy woodland. This walk is for amateurs to share knowledge by identifying and discussing native plants from Orchids to Eucalypts. It is not focused on rare plants or technical knowledge, but appreciating the bush we walk through by observing and learning. Wildflowers should be at their best at this time of year.
We will meet at the Sandfly Community Hall for car sharing at 9.30am for a 3/4hr drive to the Geeveston Heritage Park where we can have morning tea before doing the walk. After which we will return to the Park for lunch before doing the Platypus walk. A kind local informed me that the Platypus usually comes out to ‘play’ around 1pm daily so hopefully we will be lucky.
Meet at a time and place suitable for the participants, but assume 6:00am. Drive via Campbell Town, Deloraine and Mole Creek to boat ramp off the Mersey Forest Road. . Paddle a short way up Lake Parangana. Climb to the summit of Parangana Sugarloaf, 799m (Lake Parangana ~380m) before paddling back to the cars and returning to Hobart. Be advised I haven't paddled on Lake Parangana nor climbed Parangana Sugarloaf before. This activity is weather dependent.
This is an inter-Club activity coordinated by Bushwalking Tasmania and will continue the track clearing and marking of the Cuvier Valley Track. As of the BWT Meeting of 19th August, plans are as follows. All participants to be independent so far as bushwalking, camping and catering requirements. Parks will provide boat transport up Lake St Clair to Narcissus. Free camping will be provided at Cynthia Bay for those who travel up Friday night, otherwise an early departure, from Hobart, Saturday morning will be required. From Narcissus the working party will walk over Byron Gap marking and trimming the track as they move, continuing on to Lake Petrarch. Camp on the beach at Lake Petrarch Saturday night. Sunday walk back to Cynthia Bay via the Cuvier Valley Track doing any maintenance as required to the track. I was involved in the first working bee where we cleared about half the track to Lake Petrarch from Watersmeet and found it a very rewarding activity. The Cuvier Valley Track is a beautiful walk and would provide a lovely route when combined with either the Lake St Clair Track or the ferry. Numbers are required by 1st November so BWT can confirm total number of participants with Parks to assist with planning. A great service activity and one which I hope PBC Members will be keen to support.
Meeting at Kettering Oval 9.00 am to car pool on Bruny Ferry
First day walk cape queen Elizabeth approx 12 kms
accomodation our shack Serena road adventure bay we can sleep 10 , camping available in back garden or motorhome on vacant block next door
dinner Bruny hotel breakfast provided
Sunday walk fluted cape and penguin island 5 km circuit 3 hours .
Afternoon coffee cheese factory, visit fudge factory , oyster farm, whiskey shed on way back to ferry
Mt Direction is a 488m mountain in the Meehan Range close to Risdon Brook. We shall go up a track which is a little rough instead of the steep fire trail. Continuing to the peak, we shall take in the views then walk northerly along the ridge for lunch. A steep route will take us down to Saggy Flats. From here a diversion can be made towards Madman’s Hill (an additional hour to estimated time). From Saggy Flats it is an easy walk back to the car. Coffee at Currency Lindisfarne for those interested.
Don’t be put off by the steep walk to the top of Poimena Reserve at Austins Ferry – because there’s no plan to do that! Instead, we’ll use a car shuttle to sneak in the easy back path, and then make our way downhill, choosing a route that’s not too steep. We’ll visit Roseneath Park and James Austin Park, the site of the original ferry, passing James Austin’s Cottage. We’ll then wander through Claremont and along the riverside path back to our meeting point at Berriedale.
After meeting at Sorell we will carpool to start of walk. Depending on state of Weilangta Rd, we wiil drive to start of walk via Copping, otherwise via Orford. Either route includes some gravel, condition variable.
Walk will begin walk at remnants of the old timber town, Weilangta. (Weilangta = Tall trees) where there is a small grave of a child killed in an explosion. The timber mill operated from 1911 to 1924 with cut timber carted on trams/trains down to the coast at Rheban. The walk passes through some beautiful rain forest and ferns, then climbs up to more open forest near the Sandspit Reserve Picnic Area (for lunch, or morning tea, depending on time!) A short walk through a fern tree forest can be investigated here as well, it is worth the fairly easy descent from the road.
Total distance about 8km, ascent about 220m, along well defined track.
As it is quite a short walk, we may have time to drive to Earlham for a short stroll along beach to Sandy Lagoon, with potential to see many sea birds.Beach is currently quite rocky, but hopefully sand will return!
Maybe coffee at Earlham!
Description:https://waterfallsoftasmania.com.au/waterfalls/creekton_fallsCreekton Falls is a stunning waterfall situated in the Southwest National Park in Southern Tasmania, with a height of about 50 metres.Though being shorter than nearby Adamsons Falls it is equally as impressive. There are a number of access routes you can take to reach Creekton Falls. We will opt for the walk from Adamsons Falls.From Adamsons FallsThe hike to Creekton Falls commences on Adamsons Falls Track and from the carpark a 1 hour hike will take you directly to Adamsons Falls. In front of the main waterfall, the start of the makeshift track to Creekton Falls begins, and you will have to cross the creek carefully to continue your walk. Orange tape tied to trees will guide you on a lengthy, difficult walk through very dense forest to Creekton Falls. The track is, for the most part, non-existant between Adamsons Falls and Creekton Falls, and the route has quite a few obstructions, such as fallen trees, that will need to be negotiated. The hike is slow, and despite the relatively short distance between the two waterfalls, it will take at least 2 hours to reach Creekton Falls from Adamsons Falls.
As parking is very limited at the start of the walk we will car pool in Davey Street before heading off. We will start our walk at Jackson’s Bend heading up to the Bracken Lane Fire Trail. Continuing on up the Betts Vale and Sawmill Tracks. From there we head to the Springs and back to our cars via Ferntree and Jackson’s Bend. There are some fairly steep uphill sections on this walk, but we will be able to take our time. We meet in Davey St. on the mountain side of the Lynton Av. Roundabout.