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Marriott's Falls and Upper Marriott's Falls Single Day Hiking Marriott's Falls and Upper Marriott's Falls Sarajayne Lada
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Sunday 22 May 2022 08:00 Medium

Marriott's and Upper Marriott's waterfalls

We will be dealing with a good stroll along the Tyenna river up and down, till meeting the Old Marriott's Bridge. Here I will provide a little bit of history about this family. Then up a vacant paddock, to a rather over used slushy slippery muddy trail to the first of the falls. A couple of trees came down a few years back, cluttering the place, but still a great set of falls, which makes the second set amazing.

From here we climb up beside the first falls, taking in the top, before heading on relatively flat and slightly undulating ground towards the upper falls. Mostly in dry euclypt forest till we join the river again.

The second set of falls encompasses a love of climbing over or walking on mossy logs, and a slight river rocky crossing and of course our friend...mud.

This is a walk I have completed recently, and truly loved finding the second set of falls, so if you love an adventure, then this is for you.

The days will be shorter, but if we manage to complete Marriott's and Upper Marriott's in record time, then we will grab a coffee on the way out if anything is open.

Craigow Hill Single Day Hiking Craigow Hill Graeme Denne
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Tuesday 24 May 2022 09:00 Medium

This is a walk on the Meehan Range, with Craigow Hill overlooking Pittwater and Cambridge, also the winery of the same name but we won't be going there!!! We start the walk with a short car shuffle then on fire trail and bush tracks to Caves Hill. Then to Eagle Hill and on to the summit of Craigow Hill. After lunch and enjoying the great views we retrace our steps to the start point Expect the usual ups and downs  associated with the Meehan Range

Berriedale Foreshore Single Day Hiking Berriedale Foreshore Robyn Colman
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Wednesday 25 May 2022 10:00 Gentle

Starting from the Berriedale Reserve, we will walk around the river foreshore to Windemere Bay and back. The paths are mainly flat with just a few short, gentle ascents. This is a calm area and a pretty walk, with views of the Derwent, the Meehan Range and kunanyi, and lots of birds.

Mortimer Bay Circuit Single Day Hiking Mortimer Bay Circuit Margeret Brocklehurst
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Thursday 26 May 2022 10:00 Easy - Medium

Drive through Lauderdale. Turn right onto Rifle Range Road then left onto Gellibrand Drive. Continue on until you come to the Mortimer Bay Coastal Reserve car park on the right. The walk will start with us crossing the highway and joining the Tangara Trail through bush land to the top of the hill where we will cross the highway and follow the Tangara trail to take in the coastal views before returning to our cars

Trestle Mountain from Myrtle Forest Single Day Hiking Trestle Mountain from Myrtle Forest Gary Poland
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Saturday 28 May 2022 08:30 Medium

Trestle Mountain lies to the west of Collins Bonnet in the Wellington Range. Reaching the summit involves around 600m of climbing, negotiating a boulder field and a steady climb with the reward of extensive views in fine weather.

The plan is to car pool from the meeting place due to limited parking at Myrtle Forest Picnic Area. From the picnic area the route will be up via the Collins Cap Track to join the East West Trail, out to Trestle Mountain and return the same way. I had previously thought to go up the Collins Bonnet Track but decided to change it as I am also doing Collins Bonnet soon and it adds extra distance and elevation of which you will get plenty of anyway.

The Watcher via Tarn Shelf Single Day Hiking The Watcher via Tarn Shelf Belinda Jefferies
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Sunday 29 May 2022 08:00 Medium

The first time I attempted this walk it was in mid winter and it was a challenge. It took two separate pre-walks to get there trialling different routes, but have settled on getting to the Watcher via the Tarn Shelf to Lake Newdegate, over Newdegate Pass and back along K Col. A stunning, longish walk that does have some bouldering and lots of rocks to navigate so must be comfortable on this type of terrain.

Collins cap Single Day Hiking Collins cap Anthony Hollick
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Tuesday 31 May 2022 09:30 Medium

We walk up to Collins Cap via Myrtle Forest Track for panoramic views in all directions. This is a short walk but a medium grading because it is a continuous climb with several steep sections. We initially walk along the creek through rainforest and pass waterfalls. As we get close to the top some rock scrambling is needed to finish the trip. We will return by the same route back to the carpark.

Margate Rivulet Walk with Lunch Single Day Hiking Margate Rivulet Walk with Lunch Viv Evans
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Wednesday 01 June 2022 10:00 Easy

We will meet behind the church on Sandfly Road at Margate and will commence the walk from there.  We head along the rivulet track and at the top of a gentle hill will turn right and head towards the Nieirinna Creek track.  We will have morning tea at the two dams before retracing our steps back to the car.  Lunch will be at Brookfield.

Harts Hill Margate Single Day Hiking Harts Hill Margate Gail Friesen
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Thursday 02 June 2022 09:30 Easy - Medium

This walk begins at the dru point kiosk at 9:30am and continues along the foreshore , part of Dave burrows walk and past the chickens. We cross the road and up to harts hill for lunch and great views. Return via various tracks to the cars 

The North East Royals Single Day Hiking The North East Royals Joseph Roach
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Friday 03 June 2022 09:00 Medium

STOP PRESS.  I have now organised accommodation at Bright Water Lodge Farm Stay for the Friday and Saturday nights.  Quite upmarket (at least by my standards) but cost will be between $65 and $100 per night, depending upon final numbers.  As it is booked for Friday night there is the option of leaving early on Friday and bagging another peak or two before the Royals.   One or two of Ben Nevis,  East and West Tower, Mt Saddleback and Byatts Razorback can be added to the dance card.  And there is no need for everyone to do everything - you might just want to explore the local area.

The North East Royals are Ragged Jack, Mt Victoria and Mt Albert. (Yes, I know, Albert was a prince and never king. But he was married to a queen and several of his progeny became kings and one even an emperor.) Ragged Jack is a day hike / scramble, and Victoria and Albert are reasonably short hikes that we should be able to complete one after the other.  The weather may well get a vote.  There is an option to travel up to a suitable camping spot on the Friday night, which will allow an earlier start as daylight will be short.  But it will be cold, whatever we do.  Come prepared for that.  

Old Hobartian Track to Red Paint Track Single Day Hiking Old Hobartian Track to Red Paint Track Belinda Jefferies
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Saturday 04 June 2022 08:30 Medium

Come along to challenge your fitness on one of the more difficult tracks on Mt Wellington. The plan is to walk up the Old Hobartian track to the Chalet and then continue on up the Red Paint track and circuit back possibly via Panorama track, weather permitting. There will be some boulders and steeper inclines on this track, and possibly some short road sections, but it will be a lot of fun!

Mortimer Bay and Tangara Trails Single Day Hiking Mortimer Bay and Tangara Trails Lesley Oliver
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Sunday 05 June 2022 10:00 Easy - Medium

The walk starts from the Mortimer Bay car park. From Sandford drive down Rifle Range Rd. for approximately 3.5 kms. The road then curves into Gellibrand road. The car park is a further 3 kms along on the right. The Mortimer Bay coastal track offers scenic views  across Ralph's Bay to Arm End as it undulates the coast. We will cross to Goats Bluff and return via bushland tracks. The tracks are well formed with a couple of hills.

Mt Stuart/Lenah Valley Single Day Hiking Mt Stuart/Lenah Valley Nola Chapman
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Tuesday 07 June 2022 08:30 Medium

We meet at the end of Lenah Valley Road at 8.30 for a car shuffle to Mt. Stuart Resevoir.

we start along the Fiona Allen Walkway and continue up the fire trail to Noah’s Saddle, morning tea near the Waterhole.

from there we will walk up to the junction of Break Neck Track and Main fire trail

we head up Breakneck Track ( fairly steep) and halfway up turn right and along to Madison Gardens for lunch, May be a nice waterfall if it’s rained. After lunch we continue up the Breakneck Track to Junction Cabin for a well earned short break.  Then head down the Lenah Valley track to our cars.

 

walk distance 14 kms, walk time 6 hrs, height gain, big

Neika to Ferntree and back Single Day Hiking Neika to Ferntree and back Lynne Maher
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Wednesday 08 June 2022 10:00 Easy

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. 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.

Long Marsh Dam Single Day Hiking Long Marsh Dam Ann vanderBurg
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Thursday 09 June 2022 08:00 Easy - Medium

WE HAVE DONE A RECEE ALONG HONEYSUCKLE ROAD. THE LAST 10 KMS ARE A BIT ROUGH. THIS WEEKEND WE WILL CHECK THE ROAD CONDITIONS FROM THE TASMAN HWY. I SUSPECT THAT THIS ROUTE WILL BE A BIT BETTER (IN WHICH CASE THE MEETING POINT WILL BE DIFFERENT). WATCH THIS SPACE. DETAILS WILL BE UPDATED NEXT WEDNESDAY JUNE 1ST. The time allocated for this walk is inclusive of the drive - about 2 hours each way from the meeting point. Long Marsh Dam is on Tasmania’s east, roughly between Swansea and Ross. The site at Long Marsh Dam Conservation Area is about 600m above sea level so bring warm clothes! In the 1840s the landowners used convict labour to begin dam construction over the Macquarie River. In 1844, it was decreed that convicts had to be paid. The landowners decided they could not afford it so the scheme was abandoned. We will wander around the Probation Station Ruins, walk to the top of the partly completed dam wall and have a look at the quarry and the surrounding area which is littered with very large sandstone blocks. The last part of the drive to here is along gravel road and is probably rough in parts. It might be best travelled in an all wheel drive. I'll check the road conditions closer to the date and decide whether to go to the site from Honeysuckle Road (east of Ross) or MacKays Road (west of Little Swanport). If time permits we may also do another short walk somewhere else after visiting the dam. 

Mt Dawson / Dawson Settlement Single Day Hiking Mt Dawson / Dawson Settlement John VanderNiet
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Saturday 11 June 2022 07:00 Medium - Hard

Mt Dawson is the northern most peak of the Mt Field National Park. Dawson Settlement was set out on the original Dawson Road, which came from the Ouse/Hamilton area. The settlement was never developed, but we'll see if there is anything to see when we get there.

We will drive about 1.5 hours to the trail head for the Mt Dawson climb. This climb is about 400 metres over 2km through varied scrub (about 4 hours). Return by the same route. I haven't been on this walk before, but am following a previous walker's route.

Time and enthusiasm permitting, we will then drive as close to the  Dawson Settlement site (on the Florentine River) as we can get, and walk in about a km to the location along a reasonably level track. 

 

North West Peaks Single Day Hiking North West Peaks Jess McDonald
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Saturday 11 June 2022 08:00 Medium

Basing ourselves at an Airbnb in Penguin, we will be climbing 3 peaks in the North West region over the long weekend.

Saturday: Depart Hobart early (time TBA) and climb Mount Housetop enroute to Penguin. This is a short walk (1.5km return, 90 minutes) but provides extensive views of the Dial Range, Loyetea Peak, Roland, Black Bluff, Mt Tor St. Valentines Peak and as far west as Mt. Pearse. There are also views to the N/W across extensive plains as far as the eye can see.

Sunday: Drive from Penguin to Loongana to climb Mount Tor. This is one of the Abels in the North West region. We start by crossing the Leven River (no bridge sorry!) and will follow the description given in the Abels Book - Partly tracked, we will follow pads uphill through the buttongrass interspersed with tall tea tree and small gums. Some fun and games in the form of bauera, tea tree and banksia, then occasional rocky outcrops may be encountered from here on to the summit. Return via the same route and return to the Airbnb for a shower, food and evening shenanigans.

Monday: Pack up and check out before climbing Mount Duncan (5km, 2 hours). The views from here are said to be a good vantage point for the NW Coast and will allow us to stretch our legs before the drive home.

Airbnb: All bedding and towels provided. 2 x queen beds; 4 x single beds (4 bedrooms). Shared evening catering and car pooling to be discussed with participants closer to the weekend. $125 p/p for accommodation - Must be paid by close of bookings.

Sarah's Waterfall Single Day Hiking Sarah's Waterfall Christine Wilson
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Saturday 11 June 2022 08:00 Easy - Medium

Sarahs Waterfall is a spectacular waterfall, where the Exe Rivulet tumbles over the escarpment at the foot of Table Mountain. It's reached via old roads and trails which take us through forest on private land. This walk is not a long walk and opportunities for exploration will be limited if the Exe is in flood. If not, the waterfall will be less spectacular, but we can wander around the environs. The walk itself takes about 3 hours and there's a bit of a climb involved, about 100m. We'll have lunch out here somewhere and then return to Oatlands for a coffee at the Kentish Hotel. We may be able to look over the new distillery, or to walk along part of the Lake Dulverton foreshore as far as Mary Island. This is probably about 4k return on a well constructed track. This all depends on what people would like to do. Please note that the pace of this walk will be medium (3-3.5kph) and thus not suited to fast walkers.

East Cloudy Head Single Day Hiking East Cloudy Head Robyn Tuft
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Sunday 12 June 2022 08:00 Medium

This walk has two distinct parts:  about 3.5 km along Cloudy Bay beach (usually nice firm sand), then another 3.5 km along a bush track climbing to East Cloudy Head.  So there is a nice mix of beach and coastal heath with good views from the top of the head.  We return the same way.

Meet at Kettering Oval at 8:00 to be sure that we get the 8:30 ferry to Bruny.  We then drive for about an hour to Cloudy Bay.

Skyline Trail & Stringy Bark Gully Single Day Hiking Skyline Trail & Stringy Bark Gully Geoff Buckman
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Tuesday 14 June 2022 09:30 Medium

This clock-wise circuit includes the Meehan Skyline Trail which offers fantastic views of the Derwent and Wellington Range while the dry sclerophyll forest of Stringy Bark Gully offers shady seclusion. From the car park we follow the old railway alignment until we reach a relatively easy trail which will take us up to the Meehan Skyline. At the top, we turn left and follow the Skyline Trail to the first intersection on the left which is the start of the Cliff Top Track, taking in magnificent views at morning tea after which we re-join the Meehan Skyline Trail. We continue until we reach the intersection with Stringy Bark Gully Track where we shall look for a lunch spot. Walkers will need to be alert to mountain bikers using the steep section of this track. Do not be alarmed if you hear shots as there is a gun club nearby. We then head down the gully alongside the Barilla Rivulet. At the bottom of the gully near Belbin's Road are remnants of buildings used by the air force during the Second World War as a secret bomb storage area. Eventually we reach the car park in Belbin's Road and then the track which runs alongside the Tasman Highway and returns us to the car park. The walk is a big one of around 5-6 hrs but the experience should be worth it. 

Eastern Shore Ramble Single Day Hiking Eastern Shore Ramble John Counsell
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Wednesday 15 June 2022 10:00 Easy

A short but varied walk on suburban footpaths, bush tracks, parklands and through the middle of a now closed golf course (open to walkers). We'll skirt around Rosny Hill, cross Rosny Hill Road on the footbridge and have our morning tea in the middle of the former Rosny Park Public Golf Course, We'll then skirt around the side of Gordons Hill and head down to the Derwent Foreshore Trail and back to our starting point. Some of the dirt tracks are sloping with loose gravel in places so some people may wish to bring a walking pole. We should finish the walk around 12 noon and the Montagu Bay Reserve has a picnic shelter, tables, BBQ and toilet so there is the option of staying on for a BYO hot or cold  lunch (eg BBQ and/or soup in a thermos) if the weather is fine. 

Lenah Valley to the Springs Single Day Hiking Lenah Valley to the Springs Lynne Maher
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Thursday 16 June 2022 09:30 Medium

We will make this a gently-paced walk from the top of Lenah Valley Road to Junction Cabin, via Newtown Falls (compulsory photos stop);  morning tea at Junction Cabin will allow us to recoup our energy after some of the steeper uphill bits.  We'll continue to The Springs (with a diversion to Sphinx Rock lookout) for lunch, with coffee from Lost Freight for those who want it.

After lunch we will return the same way, stopping for a break at Junction Cabin and another to once again admire Newtown Falls.

Last time I walked this I recorded 645m total ascent - we will take it gently.

Collins Bonnet from Myrtle Forest Single Day Hiking Collins Bonnet from Myrtle Forest Gary Poland
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Saturday 18 June 2022 08:30 Medium

Collins Bonnet lies between Trestle Mountain and Mt Wellington in the Wellington Range and forms part of 'Sleeping Beauty' viewed from the Huon Valley. Reaching the summit involves around 700m of climbing, negotiating a boulder field and a steady climb with the reward of extensive views in fine weather.

The plan is to car pool from the meeting place due to limited parking at Myrtle Forest Picnic Area. From the picnic area the route will be up via the Collins Cap Track, join the East West Trail, up to Collins Bonnet and return via the Collins Bonnet Track. The route has been reversed since the newsletter went to print following a recce. 

Reuben falls and Glover’s bluff Single Day Hiking Reuben falls and Glover’s bluff Sarajayne Lada
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Sunday 19 June 2022 08:00 Easy - Medium

Reuben falls 

It’s an easy 2.5km return walk through mossy lichen enchanted forest, following Isobella creek, but there are downed trees and the  last 200 metres is a steep slippery slide to the base of the falls, but truly worth it.

Reuben falls was originally a forestry Tas walking track, but now it’s part of the Weld reserve. The recent 2018 bushfires cut through some of the original logging coupes but luckily this area was sheltered, this of course means there could be downed trees on the day so may require a bit of road walking if not cleared. I will check week prior.

 

Glovers Bluff is a great lookout over the Weld River, but again may require more walking due to trees down.

if we’re lucky and all goes to plan, and have time, we can also add on a possible side trip to the weld Huon confluence or fletchers eddie. 

Lenah Valley to Spinx Rock return Single Day Hiking Lenah Valley to Spinx Rock return Sue Bell
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Tuesday 21 June 2022 09:30 Medium

We will walk up from Lenah Valley to Junction Cabin probably via Lenah Valley Track, North South shared Track and Breakneck Track (short, steep) to Sphinx Rock. Returning via Lenah Valley Track to Junction Cabin then probably North South Track and Old Hobartian Track (or possibly going up Hunters to Old Hobartian Track and down) depending on how energetic we feel and the weather. 

Frechmans Cap & Environs Slide Night Category Image Frechmans Cap & Environs Slide Night Simon Kendrick
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Wednesday 22 June 2022 18:00 N/A

With the popularity of our 'Slide Nights' and the approaching chilly months I've made a few changes which I hope will be accepted by Members. A new venue in the Caroline Function Room at the Black Buffalo Hotel, 14 Federal Street, North Hobart, 6.00pm. Our own room with private bar. Drinks available throughout the evening. Room configured as per our needs. Heating. Room to maintain 'Social Distancing'. Overhead projector, wall screen and sound system. Meals available in dining room prior to our evening start - please make your own booking 03 6234 7711. Ample parking. Super helpful and obliging staff.

Mount Direction Single Day Hiking Mount Direction Geoff Buckman
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Thursday 23 June 2022 09:30 Medium

A steep climb is rewarded with spectacular views, especially to the north, reaching as far as Mt Dromedary. A short distance southeast of the summit there are views to the west of Hobart and Mt Wellington. Bennetts wallabies can be seen along the track.

From the carpark we follow the service roadway across the concrete dam and continue along the side of the reservoir. About 500 metres from the dam wall at a sharp bend in the gully there is a seat. We go through the gate and across a grassy area to the fire trail. Turning right we follow the fire trail for 500 metres. Ignoring a fire trail to the left we continue for a further 50 metres to a T-junction.

Turning left we continue uphill, passing an electricity pylon. From here the fire trail starts to climb steeply. Passing through a gate we shall enjoy morning tea just beyond. Then a short walk up to the communications station at the summit of Mt Direction offering unique views of Hobart and the Derwent Valley from 448m. The views north from the summit are fantastic, with Mount Dromedary (956m) towering above Glenorchy and Brighton in the far distance.

We follow a different track back towards the reservoir, continuing down to a disused fire trail to reach a section of the reservoir track near the dam face. From here the walk can be completed as a loop following the circumference of the dam.

Winter Solstice Walk - South East Cape Single Day Hiking Winter Solstice Walk - South East Cape Jess McDonald
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Saturday 25 June 2022 05:00 Medium - Hard

Celebrate the Winter Solstice with a completely improbable attempt at walking to South East Cape, with a 7:42am sunrise and 4:43pm sunset, along an partly unknown route. The first and last 8 kilometres will be along the South Coast Track, between Cockle Creek and South Cape Bay so walking by headtorch shouldn't present any problems, but anticipate a late return to Hobart. This walk is squarely targeted to Club Members with a sense of the absurd, average to good fitness and those who are keen to stand on the southern-most point of Tasmania.

Thylogale wander Single Day Hiking Thylogale wander Robyn Tuft
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Saturday 25 June 2022 09:30 Medium

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). There is a surprising amount of steep climbing.

Platform Peak with Greg Brown Single Day Hiking Platform Peak with Greg Brown Christine Wilson
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Sunday 26 June 2022 09:00 Medium

Platform Peak is a distinct peak to the NW of Mt Dromedary and has a historic surveyor's cairn on top. The walk starts on Braslins Road and we follow old forestry tracks up through the forest on a gradual climb before reaching a track which leads steeply up through the scrub to the peak. Once on top there are great views of the surrounding countryside, especially the Wellington Range. We return on a partial circuit and once we meet the road, descend the way we came. The ascent to the peak  is about 500m.  The track is overgrown in parts.

Green Head Single Day Hiking Green Head Christine Wilson
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Tuesday 28 June 2022 08:30 Easy - Medium

Green Head is a headland on the western side of Lime Bay and makes an ideal walking destination at this time of year, dry and not too difficult. There is a reasonably visible track around the headland and interesting views of the Carlton  and Dodges Ferry areas as well as Mt Wellington, South Arm and Slopen Island. We pass some beautiful beaches. The track largely follows the coastline round to Lagoon Beach, where we have a bit of a scramble down to the beach itself. We'll walk along the beach to a sandblow, cross the dunes and then wander along the edge of the lagoons, which may be dry, back to our starting point. The walk is a pleasant circuit, nothing strenuous. Approximately 10k and 4.5 hours walking. We can have coffee at Bangor on our way home, should people wish . 

Goulds Lagoon Single Day Hiking Goulds Lagoon Helen Kendrick
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Wednesday 29 June 2022 10:00 Easy

Meeting at the Hestercombe Road car park beside the lagoon, this is a short walk starting and finishing at the lagoon. An easy walk taking in a little of formed track, pavement and also a short section 'Off track' as well as train track and a few stairs. We head off around the lagoon crossing over the Main Rd then into an industrial area before taking a track down to beside the River Derwent. Lovely views in all directions from this point, we then head a short distance along the disused train line before picking up the new track around the  new house if estate, then a short section of pavement takes us back to the lagoon and our parked cars. As there is no shelter nearby we could drive to Windermere Reserve to have our lunch. Takeaway coffee can be purchased at Claremont Plaza.

Smith's Monument Single Day Hiking Smith's Monument Gilli Fife
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Thursday 30 June 2022 09:30 Medium

Car share to the Summit then follow the South Wellington track past the broadcast tower.  The trail weaves through beautiful dolerite boulders of Mt Wellington's southern face.  We will morning break at the Rocking Stone then descend gently on to a plateau following a well formed track to the Ice House track junction.  Turn off on to the Smith's Monument track following markers through open snow gum forest for about 20 minutes.  Return by the same route.  Plan B will possibly be some short walks in the Channel

Mount Direction and Risdon Brook Reservoir Single Day Hiking Mount Direction and Risdon Brook Reservoir Jacquie Donovan
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Saturday 02 July 2022 09:30 Medium

A easy walk along the dam shore. Then following a fire trail we will stop for morning tea and then head up towards a fence line where we then turn to ascend Mr Direction for Lunch.  A steep descent will take us back to the car park.

Grey Mtn - Snug Tiers Single Day Hiking Grey Mtn - Snug Tiers Joseph Roach
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Sunday 03 July 2022 08:00 Medium

Grey Mtn is the high point between Oyster Cove and Cradoc and is the highest point in the Snug Tiers at 831 metres.  There is little to recommend it.  The views are not great, the fire trail in from Van Morey Rd is frankly a bit of a slog, and very muddy last time I was there.  At 19km it is a good leg stretch and will take most of the day.  At the summit is a trig station and the all too common mobile phone tower.  But it is an easy-ish winter walk from Hobart, and there is a peak-baggers point attached for those so inclined.  So it will really be for the company, with hopes of a clear winter's day.   The start point depends upon the capability of our vehicles - 4WDs will get us a bit further in.  We will figure that out closer to the day.  

Walk with Uni bushwalkers Single Day Hiking Walk with Uni bushwalkers Peter Tuft
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Sunday 03 July 2022 08:00 Medium - Hard

This will be the first joint walk with members of the Tasmanian University Bushwalking Club.  We hope there will be more joint walks and they will benefit both clubs.  Details TBA shortly.

North Hobart to Sandy Bay via Knocklofty Reserve Single Day Hiking North Hobart to Sandy Bay via Knocklofty Reserve John Counsell
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Tuesday 05 July 2022 10:00 Easy - Medium

This is an urban walk with a bit of bush in the middle. We'll traverse footpaths, hidden laneways, parklands, fire trails and bush tracks on our 12km journey from North Hobart to Sandy Bay. Whilst graded Easy - Medium there are lots up uphill sections and some long sets of stairs. Much of the walk is on concrete or bitumen paths so may not suit people with knee or hip problems. Great views of central Hobart and the Derwent plus interesting architecture and a bit of history. We'll finish at around 2pm on the corner of King Street and Sandy Bay Road in Sandy Bay and there are plenty of coffee shops nearby for those needing a caffeine fix. There is also the option of a coffee at the State Cinema cafe (open from 9.30) before the 10am start. Participants are encouraged to use public transport to and from the walk or make their own arrangements for a car shuttle. 

Bellerive to Howrah Beach - Walk with lunch Single Day Hiking Bellerive to Howrah Beach - Walk with lunch Viv Evans
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Wednesday 06 July 2022 10:00 Easy

We will park down from Blunstone Arena and walk the foreshore track along to Howrah Beach where we will have morning tea.  We will then retrace our steps and have lunch at Hurricans Restaurant at the Blunstone Arena.

Conningham/ Sheppard’s Hill Single Day Hiking Conningham/ Sheppard’s Hill Nola Chapman
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Thursday 07 July 2022 09:30 Medium

We meet at Margate train ready to depart at 9.30.

We drive to Hopwood Drive, Conningham to commence walk.  We will follow various tracks and trails in the Conningham Nature Recreation Area, to reach the top of Shepperd’s Hill for lunch, then return to Hopwood Road along the coastal trail and beaches. Lovely views of Tinderbox Hills, D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Dennis Point on Bruny Island.

height gain 300m driving distance from Margate 27km.

Kermandie Falls Single Day Hiking Kermandie Falls Greg Robertson
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Saturday 09 July 2022 09:30 Medium

The walk will start from the end of Kermandie Falls Road, and follow the Kermandie Falls track until we reach the waterfall, we return via the same route. There are fallen trees across the track and one very large tree that needs to climbed under. Be prepared for the track to be slipperly in places with a couple of short steep sections. Generally, the track is well defined and easy to follow.

 

Prosser Sugarloaf Single Day Hiking Prosser Sugarloaf Joseph Roach
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Sunday 10 July 2022 08:00 Medium

This is a little peak accessed from the Weilangta Rd.  The route involves some fire trails, and rough walking off-track through scrub with a rock-scramble to finish.

Tolmans & Chimney Pot Hills Single Day Hiking Tolmans & Chimney Pot Hills Ann vanderBurg
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Tuesday 12 July 2022 09:30 Medium

This walk is over varied terrain - bush & formed tracks, firetrails, muddy & slippery parts, steep and level sections. After leaving the carpark, we'll head towards a track that takes us to the resevoir on Tolman's Hill. Then we'll follow some fire trails in Ridgeway Park to Chimney Pot Hill. Eventually, we descend to the Pipeline Track and return to the cars via Sixpence Cave. Some parts are a bit gravelly, so you may want to bring poles.  

A Cave and two Waterfalls Single Day Hiking A Cave and two Waterfalls Ann vanderBurg
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Thursday 14 July 2022 09:30 Medium

This walk is on kunanyi/ Mt Wellington. We start at Halls Saddle, head to Fern Tree along the Pipleline Track and then to Silver Falls. After that, we make our way to Rocky Whelans Cave for morning tea. Next, down to O'Grady's Falls, up to the Octopus Tree and a bit more "up" to the Springs for lunch. All tracks after that are more or less downhill. NB Before lunch, there is quite a bit of "up" (including the fairly steep Reid's Track).

Tims Track to the Florentine River Single Day Hiking Tims Track to the Florentine River John VanderNiet
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Saturday 16 July 2022 08:00 Medium

This should be a leisurely walk, without much change in elevation. I haven't done this walk in decades, so it will be interesting to see the condition of the track. It is reputed to be wet underfoot.

Tims Track was the original route into the Rasselas Valley and on to Lake Rhona, which required a crossing of both the Florentine and Gordon Rivers.

It should take about 2 hours to walk into the Florentine River, where we'll stop for lunch and have a look at Ewe's Inn, followed by a 2 hour return walk.

An option if we feel like it is to spend about half an hour walking the nearby Twisted Sister loop.

Collins Cap Single Day Hiking Collins Cap Gary Poland
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Sunday 17 July 2022 09:30 Medium

We walk up to Collins Cap via Myrtle Forest Track for possibly snowy panoramic views.

This is a short walk but a medium grading because it is a continuous climb with several steep sections. We initially walk along the creek passing waterfalls and cross the creek several times. As we get close to the top some rock scrambling is needed to finish the trip. If we have any snow the route becomes a bit trickier/ a lot more fun. We will return by the same route back to the carpark.

Hobart Rivulet Linear Park Single Day Hiking Hobart Rivulet Linear Park David Reeve
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Wednesday 20 July 2022 10:00 Easy

We will start from C3 Church and walk UP and around Cascade Gardens. We'll probably have morning tea there. If the weather and our inclinations are favourable we may go on a little further towards Marlyn Road before returning to walk DOWN the length of the linear park as far as Molle Street, then back UP as far as our cars. Rivulet cafe or others nearby are possibilities for lunch if you want to include that in your outing.

Lower Slopes of Mt Wellington Single Day Hiking Lower Slopes of Mt Wellington Margeret Brocklehurst
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Thursday 21 July 2022 10:00 Easy - Medium

As parking maybe a bit restrictive at Chimney Pot Hill Road if you can organise with a fellow walker to meet in Davey Street for a pickup at 9.30am that would be great. We will walk along the Pipeline Track to Ferntree, Cross over the road and continue to Silver Falls, then part of the Fern Glade Track, Reservoir Trail to Bracken Lane before heading back to our cars

Dolomieu Point Single Day Hiking Dolomieu Point Clive Calver
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Saturday 23 July 2022 08:00 Medium

Starting at Fortescue Bay we head north along the coastal track, past Canoe Bay with its semi submerged shipwreck (the William Pitt, 1955); a climb then descent to Bivouac Bay; and another climb up to Dolomieu Point with great views from the top of the cliffs across to Cape Hauy. We return the same way. 13 km return, about 5h.

Cape Huay Single Day Hiking Cape Huay Susan Gardner
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Sunday 24 July 2022 08:30 Medium

One of the best places to appreciate the highest sea cliffs in Australia is at Cape Huay. The walk starts at Fortescue Bay and climbs steadily and continues through forest along a track upgraded for the Three Capes Walk. The track descends steeply to the saddle at the start of the cape where there is a fenced viewing platform. Spectacular scenery includes the Candlestick and the Totem Pole. We return the same way.

North Bruny Circuit Single Day Hiking North Bruny Circuit Christine Wilson
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Tuesday 26 July 2022 08:30 Medium

This is a lovely coastal walk that starts just north of The Neck on Bruny Island. We walk to the northern end of Adventure Bay Beach, climb Mars Bluff, and then following old trails (which may be a bit overgrown),  walk out to Church Hill where there are the remains of an old convict built church that have been partially restored. We return to the northern end of Moorina Beach via the Rookery Track. En route we can check out the Glue Pot, a collapsed sea cave, and a hut that has been built from the timbers of a ship wreck. Great views from Mars Bluff and Moorina beach. Most of the time we will be walking through fairly open forest. If the tides allow we can walk around the base of Mars Bluff, but this is unlikely in winter. Medium pace.

Tall Trees and Waterfalls Single Day Hiking Tall Trees and Waterfalls Lynne Maher
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Thursday 28 July 2022 09:00 Medium

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.

Lorkins Lookout Daywalk Single Day Hiking Lorkins Lookout Daywalk Simon Kendrick
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Saturday 30 July 2022 07:00 Medium

This should be a fairly straight forward daywalk, though please note I've not been to Lorkins Lookout before. Initially we'll be following an old forestry track which will be overgrown in places, before turning off to make our own way through open forest and finishing off with a short bit of scrub to the summit at 1034m. Anticipate scrub, Cutting Grass, open forest, rocks, trip hazards and given it's Winter always the possibility of wet vegetation, slippery rocks, rain and maybe even snow. Located on the Hobart side of Maydena, this 'pleasant' Winters walk will not involve a long drive.

A meander on the lower slopes of kunanyi/Mt Wellington Single Day Hiking A meander on the lower slopes of kunanyi/Mt Wellington John Counsell
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Saturday 30 July 2022 09:45 Easy - Medium

A shortish slow meander on the lower slopes of "The Mountain". We'll pause at O'Gradys Falls and Rocky Whelans Cave on the way to our lunch stop at The Springs where we can grab a coffee at Lost Freight. We'll then walk down to Silver Falls and on to the Fern Tree Tavern for another warming drink (hopefully in a comfy chair by the fire). before a short walk along the Lower Pipeline Track to our starting point. Note: Halls Saddle is a popular parking spot on weekends so space could be tight. Participants should consider car sharing or take Metro bus 449 which leaves stop D2 in Macquarie St by Franklin Sq on Saturdays at 9.10am arriving at Halls Saddle at about 9.40. Return buses on Saturday leave hourly or car sharing for the return to the CBD can be arranged on the day. This walk was to be held in May but was cancelled due to a forecast of miserable weather.

Cluan Tiers Single Day Hiking Cluan Tiers Becca Lunnon
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Sunday 31 July 2022 07:00 Medium - Hard

I expect a walk on a 4wd track for 4-5km and then an off track walk to the summit for 1km. And then the reverse to get back home. I do not know what terrain we will find although satellite imagery looks pretty good - expect only light scrub. The road walk may well be longer depending on the state of the road and how many people come with 4WDs! To be honest, we may well find that getting to the start of the walk is harder than the walk itself! Are you up for adventure??

Single Hill and Tangara Trail Circuit Single Day Hiking Single Hill and Tangara Trail Circuit David Reeve
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Tuesday 02 August 2022 09:30 Medium

We will follow the coastal trail from Roches to Seven Mile Beach, then climb Single Hill the steep way from there (but gradually!).  After morning tea and drinking in the views from the summit we will follow easier gradients to the south and west of the hill, exploring some of the network collectively called the Tangara Trail before arriving back at Roches Beach. Coffee in Lauderdale is an option afterwards.

Tracks around Fern Tree with lunch Single Day Hiking Tracks around Fern Tree with lunch Viv Evans
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Wednesday 03 August 2022 10:00 Easy

We will park at Fern Tree and walk down the Pipeline Track to Chimney Pot Hill Road, where we will cross and head up to Bracken Lane.  From here we will cross the road and head up to Silver Falls before back down to Fern Tree for lunch at the Tavern.

West Coast Mountain & Tyndall Range Slide Night Category Image West Coast Mountain & Tyndall Range Slide Night Simon Kendrick
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Wednesday 03 August 2022 18:00 N/A

With the popularity of our 'Slide Nights' and the approaching chilly months I've made a few changes which I hope will be accepted by Members. A new venue in the Caroline Function Room at the Black Buffalo Hotel, 14 Federal Street, North Hobart, 6.00pm. Our own room with private bar. Drinks available throughout the evening. Room configured as per our needs. Heating. Room to maintain 'Social Distancing'. Overhead projector, wall screen and sound system. Meals available in dining room prior to our evening start - please make your own booking 03 6234 7711. Ample parking. Super helpful and obliging staff.

An Eastern Circuit Single Day Hiking An Eastern Circuit Geoff Buckman
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Thursday 04 August 2022 09:30 Easy - Medium

We shall meet in Selby Place, Lindisfarne which adjoins Gordons Hill Rd just above a large retirement village. Please note: There is no right-hand turn into Selby if driving from Lindisfarne, continue another 50m to the roundabout and then turn. No turning problems if coming from the Bellerive end of Gordon's Hill Rd.. There is a max of 10 car spaces in Selby, so if you can travel with a fellow walker, this would be handy. Alternatively you could just catch the bus to Eastlands and it is a short walk up Gordon's Hill Rd. The walk is a circuit. We shall wind our way towards the green Meehan hills via a small reserve on the way. We will cross the Flagstaff Link Rd and try some tracks on the other side but have no plans to climb up into the Meehan. Returning by another route we shall go via another reserve close to Gordons Hill Rd and then return via Rosny Hill Rd and the golf course to our cars. Drinks after the walk if you wish (Moto Vecchia or Eastlands most handy).

Mt Wedge Single Day Hiking Mt Wedge Greg Robertson
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Saturday 06 August 2022 07:30 Medium

 Mt Wedge is off the Gordon River Road between Lake Gordon and Lake Pedder. Starting at around 360m we climb to an altitude of over 1100m. In nice weather the views from the top are quite spectacular. It is a constant climb from the start of the walk with the views only to be had once we are near to the top. The return trip is via the same route. Remember it is an alpine area so be prepared for snow and ice.

 

Lagoon of Islands Single Day Hiking Lagoon of Islands Christine Wilson
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Thursday 11 August 2022 08:30 Easy - Medium

The Lagoon of Islands is a wetland near the Steppes State Reserve in central Tasmania. It was formerly dammed  and the islands of floating vegetation destroyed but is now in the process of being rehabilitated. We will walk walk round the edge of the wetland which takes the form of an almost circular shallow reed-lined lagoon. For me, one of the best things about this peaceful remote walk is the abundance of wildlife. Expect to see multitudes of waterbirds, sea eagles, wallabies, wombats and fallow deer. The walk itself is flat but the shore line may be boggy in places and there may be creeks to cross if it has been wet. If this is the case, expect wet feet and bring spare shoes and socks. There are also some beautiful billabongs on the eastern shore of the lagoon and Aboriginal artefacts may be found ( but not removed) on the shore line. If there's time after the walk we'll pay a visit to the Steppes Homestead and the nearby Steppes sculptures.

Mt Foster Daywalk Single Day Hiking Mt Foster Daywalk Simon Kendrick
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Saturday 13 August 2022 07:00 Medium

This should be a fairly straight forward daywalk, though please note I've not been to Mt Foster before. Initially we'll be following an old track of sorts, which will be overgrown in places, before turning off to make our own way through open forest and short bits of scrub to the summit at 1012m. Anticipate scrub, open forest, rocks, trip hazards and given it's Winter always the possibility of wet vegetation, slippery rocks, rain and maybe even snow. Located off the road through Fingal and Avoca, this 'pleasant' Winters walk will not involve too long a drive.

Fluted Cape Single Day Hiking Fluted Cape Christine Wilson
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Sunday 14 August 2022 08:30 Medium

This is a relatively short walk from the end of Adventure Bay, along a beach and then up a steep hill (where we may be lucky enough to see an albino wallaby or two) to the top of Fluted Cape, a climb of about 300m. The sea cliffs are around 250 m high and the track goes close to the edge. This walk is not suitable for those who are afraid of heights. After taking in the spectacular views, we descend equally steeply to Penguin Island. If the tide is out, there are some interesting rock pools to look at, otherwise we return along the foreshore to our cars. Depending on how long we take and what the party would like to do, we may try to visit Mavista Falls which are said to be near by. I'll try to get a recce in before the walk. Or we could just find a coffee shop! Approximately 3 hours to complete the circuit. I'll be fairly slow trudging up the hill.

Tasman Coastal Trail Single Day Hiking Tasman Coastal Trail Peter Tuft
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Tuesday 16 August 2022 08:00 Medium - Hard

The Tasman Coastal Trail runs between Fortescue Bay and Waterfall Bay via Tatnells Hill.  It is a reasonably good track with a diversity of scenery and vegetation, from beaches to clifftops to the summit at 560 m.  Total climbing is about 800 m.  Because it is a one-way walk we will divide into two parties who will walk from opposite ends and exchange car keys when we meet in the middle.

Battery Point Sculpture Trail Single Day Hiking Battery Point Sculpture Trail Robyn Colman
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Wednesday 17 August 2022 10:00 Easy

This is a short walk with plenty to see and read. After meeting at Marieville Esplanade, we will walk to a nearby bus stop for a ride to Salamanca Place. Remember to bring a mask and your Metro Green Card or small change for a seniors' bus fare. Note that some parking in Marieville Esplanade has a 2-hour time limit so try for a space with no limit there or in nearby streets.

After visiting a maritime monument we'll walk to Castray Esplanade for the sculpture trail, which winds through Battery Point. It is a short walk on paved streets. The final section involves a steep descent down Napoleon Street, which will be taken slowly and carefully. For this section a car ride will be offered to people who would prefer it.

Those who wish can stay on for lunch together in the barbecue area at the Marieville park, which offers nice views down-river.

Waterworks to Fern Tree Ramble Single Day Hiking Waterworks to Fern Tree Ramble Rosemary Yeoland
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Thursday 18 August 2022 09:30 Easy - Medium

The walk will start below the second reservoir and follow the north-west side track, There is a steep incline ascending the Gentle Annie Falls area then on to Halls Saddle. The track then continues on to Fern Tree via the Pipeline track which involves a further sharp incline on well-formed steps just before reaching Fern Tree. Depending on time factors, the walk will be further extended to include the Silver Falls circuit.

Snowy North Single Day Hiking Snowy North John VanderNiet
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Saturday 20 August 2022 06:00 Medium - Hard

The walk commences off Ted Ransleys Road in the Styx Valley. Initially it works its way up through rain forest, followed by open alpine vegetation. While it is tracked, it appears to be fairly overgrown and careful navigation will be necessary.

The distance of about 5 km to the Snowy North trig involves a height gain of about 800 metres. 

This is very exposed country, so good rain and wind proof clothing is required. 

I haven't walked this track. Refer to Becca's  'Rock Monkey' blog for a description of the route.

Cremorne to Lauderdale via Calvert’s Hill Single Day Hiking Cremorne to Lauderdale via Calvert’s Hill Peta Cannamela
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Saturday 20 August 2022 09:00 Easy - Medium

We will begin walking at the beach reserve car park and head around the spit onto Cremorne beach stopping at the SSNubeena boiler wreck. We will then head up the hill for great views over Frederick Henry Bay and a short steepish climb up Calvert’s Hill.  Walk to May’s Beach for morning tea and then onto Lauderdale Beach to the canal bbq area for an earlyish lunch and possible coffee at Driftwood. We will return by cars to Cremorne. This walk does involve a short car shuffle. 

Cape Queen Elizabeth Bruny Single Day Hiking Cape Queen Elizabeth Bruny Gill McCartney
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Sunday 21 August 2022 07:45 Medium

We will plan to catch the 8.30 am ferry from Kettering. Hopefully we can walk around the base of Mars Bluff, if not there is a climb of 250 metres up over the headland and then a descent to Moorina Beach. We will follow the rookery track up and out to the Cape ad return the same route. On a good day we will have great views of Storm Bay and South Bruny. We will need to walk at a reasonable pace to make the afternoon ferry back

Gunners Quoin Single Day Hiking Gunners Quoin Graeme Denne
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Tuesday 23 August 2022 09:30 Medium

The walk starts at Risdon Brook Dam. We begin walking the road to the end of the dam then join an old vehicle track which slowly climbs to the plateau.

From here we make our way to the start of the short climb to the summit. On a clear day there are great views of the Derwent Valley and surrounding area.

After lunch, we return via a circuit route through open bushland and eventually rejoin the inward route.

Merton Ruins Single Day Hiking Merton Ruins Gail Friesen
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Thursday 25 August 2022 09:30 Medium

The aim of the walk is to visit the ruins of upper Merton, a busy settlement in the 1890s.  We will walk on various tracks including the Lenah Valley, North South and Tolosa fire trail to our destination. Total ascent and descent about 600 metres. 

Parson & Clerk Single Day Hiking Parson & Clerk Jess McDonald
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Saturday 27 August 2022 07:00 Medium - Hard

Using a route previously followed by Louise (Naturelovers Walks), we'll drive to the start of the walk via Arthurs Lake, parking near Gunns Lake. From here, it should take approx 2.5 hours to reach the peak (give or take a bit of time for photography, wet terrain, general chatter), with an altitude gain of ~260m. This route will meander across the plateau using older roads, tracks and following the path of least resistance through any scrub we encounter. Be prepared to walk through scrub, scree and have snowballs thrown if the weather allows it!

Cape Queen Elizabeth & South Bruny Single Day Hiking Cape Queen Elizabeth & South Bruny Joseph Roach
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Saturday 27 August 2022 08:00 Easy - Medium

This is the first of two day walks, with the option of doing both and camping overnight at the southern end of Bruny Island.  Cape Queen Elizabeth is a walk I have not done, but which many Pandani members have enjoyed.  It is a fairly easy walk with a climb over Mars Bluff and then the final climb to Cape Queen Elizabeth.  For those wishing to make a weekend of it there are multiple options and I have not decided which to go with - you might help me make my mind up!  There is very cheap camping at the Neck and further south at Jetty Beach and Cloudy Corner; there are also commercial campgrounds with somewhat better facilities at Adventure Bay; and of course there are some very nice AirB&B type places which are much more expensive but offer semi-luxurious facilities.  If we go to Adventure Bay we will do Fluted Cape on the Sunday.  If we go south we will do East Cloudy Head.

South Bruny Walk Single Day Hiking South Bruny Walk Joseph Roach
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Sunday 28 August 2022 09:30 Medium

This is the Sunday walk, and the choice will be made in light of where we decide to camp on the Saturday night.  If we camp near the Neck or Adventure Bay, we will do the Fluted Cape walk. If we camp further south at Cloudy Corner or Jetty Beach we will walk to East Cloudy Head or West Cloudy Head (access permitting.)  All suggestions gratefully received.  These are fairly short walks, leaving us time to return to the ferry before the last sailing. 

Billy Browns Falls Single Day Hiking Billy Browns Falls Susan Gardner
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Tuesday 30 August 2022 09:30 Easy - Medium

A pleasant short walk to an interesting waterfall in the Huon Valley.

We head towards Ranelagh, where you may wish to visit the Summer Kitchen to purchase some yummy goodies, before going on to Judbury. Here we will park at Judd's Creek and walk along  a fire trail to the start of the walk. The track is steep and slippery in parts but not very long. If there has been rain, the falls will be quite spectacular. We return the same way. 

Mt Nelson via Dorney House Single Day Hiking Mt Nelson via Dorney House Viv Evans
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Thursday 01 September 2022 09:30 Medium

We will head up the start of the Truganini track branching off shortly after the start.  We head up a fairly steep and often muddy track to a clearing where we head up the drive to Dorney House.  Dorney house and it’s grounds are not normally accessible to the public, permission has to be requested and approved.  The house has the remnants of Fort Nelson, and is built over one of the gun placements which were constructed to defend Hobart should it be invaded during the war.  We will morning tea here having time to look around.  From there we head back down the road to pick up a fairly steep track heading up to Mt Nelson where we will have lunch before heading back down the Truganini Track.  Some of these tracks can be reasonably steep and muddy so bring change of shoes for return car travel.

Mount Piguenit Single Day Hiking Mount Piguenit Becca Lunnon
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Friday 02 September 2022 05:00 Hard

We'll have a 12-14 km day on day 1, in on the Farmhouse creek track with a little bit of off track through burnt out button grass plains. Expect to get dirty from burnt scrub. Day 2 will be a big 12+km day all off track, through some thick scrub and up 500m vertical metres to the summit. Expect to start and end in the dark. Probably you need to be comfortable scrub-bashing by head torch. Day 3 will be the same as day 1 but in reverse and with tired legs. Hopefully the happy hearts will make up for it!

Mt Patrick - Wellington Range Single Day Hiking Mt Patrick - Wellington Range Joseph Roach
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Sunday 04 September 2022 07:30 Medium - Hard

Mt Patrick I have been passed, but not to......so be warned.  It is mostly a fire trail walk in from Lachlan behind New Norfolk, and then a scrub bash over fairly flat terrain before climbing to the summit.  If we are going well, and have time up our sleeve, we might also climb Mt Charles.

Mortimer Bay Walk with lunch Single Day Hiking Mortimer Bay Walk with lunch Viv Evans
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Wednesday 07 September 2022 10:00 Easy

We will walk from the car park following the coast until we reach a small sheltered beach, where we will have morning tea.  We will then head back to the cars the same way and travel into Lauderdale for lunch.

Two walks on the Forestier Peninsula Single Day Hiking Two walks on the Forestier Peninsula Lorna Robertson
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Thursday 08 September 2022 09:30 Easy - Medium

Our first walk will be a 7km walk around the Long Spit private nature reserve at Marion Bay. We walk first around the quiet waters of Boomer Bay, where we should see pelicans, oyster catchers, terns and other wading birds returning for the spring migration. The circuit is completed walking along the ocean beach where there are fabulous views to Cape Bernier and Maria Island. The walk is completely flat. We will return to our cars and drive 15 minutes to the start of the second walk, just north of Mudunna. Here we will follow the foreshore track constructed after the 2013 bush fires to its conclusion at a spectacular new jetty, and return the same way. There are lovely and varied views across King George Sound and the walk is around 6 kms with some gentle ups and downs. Coffee afterwards at Bangor for those who would like to partake.

Waterworks-Chimneypot Hill Single Day Hiking Waterworks-Chimneypot Hill Clive Calver
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Saturday 10 September 2022 09:00 Medium

This ramble around the Waterworks, Chimneypot Hill and Ridgeway will include Gentle Annie Falls, Sixpence Cave, Ridgeway Dam and some lovely open E. pulcella forest with a diversity of birds and early spring wildflowers.

Old Growth Forest Franklin Single Day Hiking Old Growth Forest Franklin Viv Evans
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Sunday 11 September 2022 09:30 Easy - Medium

We will meet on the city side of the Lynton Av. Roundabout, in Davey Street and car pool down to Franklin.  I am hoping that we will have a guide to show us through the forest and explain what's happening there.  We drive 7km from Franklin to the through forest, largely logged, to the start of the walk.  We head through a burnt out section of forest for the 2018 bush fires until we come to a creek where we head into the beautiful old growth forest.  The going is not really a track so you need to be comfortable climbing over logs and negotiating uneven surfaces, morning tea will be at a clearing on the way.  We will head up to where an old mill used to be, where we can see some old pieces of the workings.  We will lunch here and then head back the same way.  The track is not particularly distinct so we will be following a taped path most of the way.

Mount Field East Single Day Hiking Mount Field East Sue Bell
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Tuesday 13 September 2022 08:30 Medium

This is a lovely circuit walk out to a peak on the eastern side of Mt Field National Park.  We start at Lake Fenton car park and walk down the road to the beginning of the track to Lake Nicholls.  Morning tea at the lake. We then climb an escarpment up to a plateau followed by a 25 minute clamber up a boulder field to Mt Field East. We lunch there or back at the plateau. Then a pleasant walk across an open alpine heath and through snow gums, down to Lake Fenton.  Sure-footedness is needed.

PBC Photography Competition Category Image PBC Photography Competition Simon Kendrick
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Wednesday 14 September 2022 19:00 N/A

Following the format established over previous years the exhibition component of the Annual PBC Photography Competition will open at 7:00pm. Viewing and People's Choice voting will run through till 8:00pm. Between 8:30 and 9:00pm we will reveal our Judges and Peoples Choice Awardees. The evening will wrap up at 9:30pm (with clearing-up finishing at 10:00pm). Snacks and drinks will be provided by the Committee. 

PBC Photography Competition Category Image PBC Photography Competition Simon Kendrick
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Wednesday 14 September 2022 19:00 N/A

Following the format established over previous years the exhibition component of the Annual PBC Photography Competition will open at 7:00pm. Viewing and People's Choice voting will run through till 8:00pm. Between 8:30 and 9:00pm we will reveal our Judges and Peoples Choice Awardees. The evening will wrap up at 9:30pm (with clearing-up finishing at 10:00pm). Snacks and drinks will be provided by the Committee. 

Echo Sugarloaf, Randalls Bay and Mickeys Beach Single Day Hiking Echo Sugarloaf, Randalls Bay and Mickeys Beach David Reeve
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Thursday 15 September 2022 09:45 Easy - Medium

A bit of a drive (100km return – about 15km south of Cygnet) for a delightful shortish walk. The 4km circuit track allows us to enjoy a moderate climb (200m) and great views in the Echo Sugarloaf State Reserve. Then a short and scenic coastal walk takes in the two bays.

Leeaberra Track Overnight - multi-day Leeaberra Track Peter Tuft
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Friday 16 September 2022 08:00 Medium - Hard

The Leeaberra track traverses Douglas-Apsley National Park from north to south.  There are waterfalls, lookouts and a diversity of vegetation.  We will take 3 days (2 overnight camps).  At this time of year campfires are permitted.

The dates listed here (16 - 21 Sep) are a window from which we will choose only three days so we have some flexibility to avoid bad weather.

Further information here:  https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/douglas-apsley-national-park/leeaberra-track

Brown Mountain Daywalk Single Day Hiking Brown Mountain Daywalk Simon Kendrick
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Saturday 17 September 2022 07:00 Medium

This should be a fairly straight forward daywalk, though please note I've not been to (this) Brown Mountain before. Initially we'll be following an old track, which will be overgrown in places, before turning off to make our own way through open forest and short bits of scrub to the summit at 974m. Distance and time for the walk will be determined by how far off the main road we can get our cars. Anticipate scrub, open forest, rocks, trip hazards and given it's Winter always the possibility of wet vegetation, slippery rocks, rain and maybe even snow. Located off the road to Ellendale, this 'pleasant' Winters walk will not involve a long drive.

Yellow Cliffs from Myrtle Forest, Collinsvale Single Day Hiking Yellow Cliffs from Myrtle Forest, Collinsvale Christine Anderson
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Sunday 18 September 2022 09:00 Medium

We will assemble at my home to organise vehicles. We will then drive to Myrtle Forest at which point there will be a short car shuttle to Nichols Road where the walk finishes.

The circuit starts with a climb along the Collins Cap track in Myrtle Forest however, before the final ascent to the Cap, we turn left and walk around Collins Cap heading toward the Glen Dhu Rivulet.

The final descent into the Yellow Cliffs requires a crossing of the rivulet. Be prepared for the  potential of wet feet. Almost immediately after that we experience the Yellow Cliffs which are formed from sandstone faces. These are spectacular. We will lunch here and our return leads us on toward Nichols Road where we shall car shuttle back to the start and then return to my home for refreshments.

A reminder that there will be a couple of reasonably steep sections although there is not a lot of ascent.

Two walks from Tyndale Park near New Norfolk Single Day Hiking Two walks from Tyndale Park near New Norfolk Geoff Buckman
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Tuesday 20 September 2022 09:30 Easy - Medium

We will meet at Tynwald Park in New Norfolk to organise car-pooling.  This will be the car park just near the oval after you drive in through the signed entrance on the right-hand side of the highway just before entering New Norfolk. The first walk is to Handsome Caves, with their unique formations, set in a peaceful wooded gully. We will get there by driving out of New Norfolk on the Back River Road until the Handsome Caves Road is reached on the right. There is a short climb of 180m up to the caves first on an unsealed road and then by a good track. This takes 45 minutes each way. We will spend some time taking in the beauty of the caves and have morning tea there. We then return to New Norfolk to park in the centre of town. Leaving our cars, we'll start a circuit to Peppermint Hill where there is a lookout affording views of the township looking across the Derwent Valley towards the north-east. To get there, find Blair Street and head south and take the 3rd right onto Dean Street. Walk about 1 kilometre (some of the road is not sealed) then turn right at the signpost to the lookout which is about 500 metres from the turnoff. After we have completed our circuit from the lookout, we return to New Norfolk to look for a café to have a well-earned drink should people feel so inclined. We then return to our cars and drive back to Tynwald Park and the rest of the vehicles. Duration including car shuffles should be approximately 5 hrs.

Kaoota Tramway Track Single Day Hiking Kaoota Tramway Track Frank van Ravels
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Thursday 22 September 2022 09:30 Medium

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Mt Jubilee and the Jubilee Range Single Day Hiking Mt Jubilee and the Jubilee Range John VanderNiet
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Saturday 24 September 2022 05:00 Hard

The walk commences off a forestry road in the Styx Valley. Initially it works its way up through ti tree, followed by open alpine vegetation. While it is tracked in part, it appears to be fairly overgrown and careful navigation will be necessary. The upper reaches will be off track.

The distance of about 7 km to the high point of the Jubilee Range involves a height gain of about 1000 metres. 

This is very exposed country, so good rain and wind proof clothing is required. 

I haven't walked this track. Refer to Becca's  'Rock Monkey' blog for a description of the route.

Mortimer Bay and Tangara Trail and Return Single Day Hiking Mortimer Bay and Tangara Trail and Return Peta Cannamela
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Sunday 25 September 2022 09:00 Easy - Medium

We will drive to the end of Rifle Range Road to begin walking along Gorringe Beach. We will then pick up the Mortimer Bay coastal track which offers great water views.  We will walk as far as the isthmus on the way to South Arm where we will have lunch. We will return via the same route.  

Knocklofty etc Single Day Hiking Knocklofty etc Lynne Maher
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Tuesday 27 September 2022 09:00 Medium

I am still working out where to go for this one.  It may well include some street walking to get an interesting circuit.