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Events Program

Icon Trip Organiser Start Date Start Time Duration Grade Walk Distance Description
Category Image 'The Way, My Way', movie & coffee Simon Kendrick Tuesday 21 May 2024 100 minutes screen t N/A 0
The Way, My Way

'THE WAY, MY WAY is the charming and captivating true story of a stubborn, self-centred Australian man who decides to walk the 800-kilometre-long Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route through Spain. He doesn’t know why he’s doing it… but one step at a time, it will change him and his outlook on life forever. Based on Bill Bennett’s best-selling memoir of the same name.'

A Flash (Social) Activity......watch 'The Way, My Way' with a bunch of fellow Club Members and then join together afterwards for a coffee, cake and debrief. Screening times will be available closer to the event, but likely late afternoon or early evening.

Single Day Hiking Berriedale and Windermere Foreshore Walk Jeanette Kelly Wednesday 22 May 2024 10:00 3 hours Easy 5.5kms

This lovely out-and-back foreshore walk regularly features on the Pandani Program and will be enjoyed at a leisurely pace.

The route follows a trail along the Derwent River between Berridale and Windermere.

It is an easy path with acacias and she-oaks with views along the length of the trail.

BYO lunch at the Berridale Reserve after the walk is an option.

Single Day Hiking Lower kunanyi Loop David Reeve Thursday 23 May 2024 10:00 5 hrs Easy - Medium 10

Our circuit will take us via O'Grady's Falls, Betts Vale, Shoobridge and Lenah Valley tracks to the Springs (probably our lunch stop). On the way back to Fern Tree we will visit Silver Falls. 

Category Image Blackman Bay & Marion Bay Seakayaking Simon Kendrick Saturday 25 May 2024 08:00 5 to 6 hours + drive Kayaking - Coastal 20km

depending on the weather, waves and swell, launch into Blackman Bay and paddle over to Marion Narrows, into Marion Bay, around Cape Paul Lamanon, to Tasman Bay and the Tasman Monument. After our paddle we could check out Marion Bay Oysters ($16/dozen), Dunalley Fish'n'Chips or Dunalley Bakery before driving home.

Single Day Hiking South Arm to Cape Direction Coastal walk Anne Matuszek Saturday 25 May 2024 10:00 4 hours Easy 10km

This is an easy coastal walk with a mix of track, gravel road, rock hopping and beach walking. The return trail explores the coastline of the South Arm Peninsula.

Single Day Hiking Thylogale Wander Robyn Tuft Saturday 25 May 2024 10:00 4-5 hours Medium 9

This is a wander over our and some neighbouring property. 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 climb about 600 metres in total!

Single Day Hiking Montrose to MONA Geoff Buckman Sunday 26 May 2024 09:30 3.5 hrs Easy 6 km

The walk commences from the Montrose Foreshore carpark. This is off Foreshore Road (right-hand turn as soon as you enter it)) which joins Brooker Highway. You can turn into Foreshore Road from either direction along the Highway, but I understand it is easier if travelling north to south. The road entrance in that case is just beyond Montrose Bay High School. If travelling north it is just beyond the MyState Bank Arena. The walk will begin with a short loop which will include the three "rainbow" foot bridges across Elwick Bay and return via a bike track. We then set off for MONA via the Inter-city Cycle Way (old railway track). On arriving at MONA there will be time for exploring and to have morning tea. The return journey will be largely along the Brooker Highway to have lunch back at the Montrose Foreshore Recreation Park (this is optional if you are in a hurry to depart). The walk is suitable for all members.

Single Day Hiking Goringe Beach - Mortimer Bay to Sth Arm Isthmus Con Cannamela Tuesday 28 May 2024 09:00 5 Hrs Easy - Medium 14 km

After meeting up on the Cnr of Sth Arm Highway and Rifle Range Rd we will car pool and drive to the end of Rifle Range Road to begin our walk along Gorringe Beach. At the end of the beach we will pick up the Mortimer Bay coastal track which offers great water views of the Derwent River and Hobart's western shore.  Our walk continues as far as the isthmus near the township of Sth Arm where we will have lunch. The return to the cars will be via the same route.

Category Image Social & Slide Evening, Summer Expeditions with Joe & Simon Simon Kendrick Wednesday 29 May 2024 18:00 2 to 2.5 hours N/A 0

A social evening with time before and after the activity to socialise. A meal can be enjoyed in the dinning room before 6:00pm, or in the Caroline Room during the evening. Drinks and snacks can also be ordered from the bar to have in the Caroline Room. The Function room is heated in the event of a cold evening. Anticipate seeing a selection of photographs from any or all of Joe and Simon's expeditions to Mt Geryon South, Koruna Peak, Du Cane Circuit, Mt Anne & Lots Wife, Horizontal Hill, Cheyne Range Circuit, Cuvier Circuit, West Portal end of the Western Arthur Range, Tyndal Range, Eldon Range, Southern Ranges and across the ditch in New Zealand.

Single Day Hiking Okehampton Pam Taylor Thursday 30 May 2024 09:00 4 Hours Easy - Medium 8 km

This is a circuit walk on the Okehampton property near Triabunna (with permission).  I'm yet to finalise our walk but there will be a biggish hill climb towards the start (around 200 metres elevation gain) but we can take it slow and have a big rest on the top to take in the views of the east coast.  We then descend following the cliff line with time to explore the beach before heading back to the cars. 

NOTE:: Please check that I have added you to the registration list (if you were on the now cancelled Coningham walk)

Please cancel if you don't wish to do this new walk

We will be leaving Sorell at 9am on the dot

Single Day Hiking Fourways Waterfalls, Penguin Cradle Trail Belinda Jefferies Friday 31 May 2024 07:30 3 days, 2 nights Medium 15km

This will be an overnight camp with a difference at a secluded hut, with the location to be disclosed only to participants.

You will not be allowed to sleep in the hut and must be prepared for tent based bush camping with no facilities. It will be a short walk from the cars to the camping area so feel free to bring luxury items.

Our walk on Saturday will be on the Penguin Cradle trail to Fourways, a unique waterfall that it the junction of (funnily enough) FOUR waterways.

Time and weather permitting we may also climb Mt Beecroft (for Abel baggers) but this is a secondary destination with the waterfalls being my primary aim.

Prepare for a long drive (up to 5 hours) in each direction. I have not previously walked on this track but anticipate approx. 6 hours walking (maybe more if we do Mt Beecroft).

It will likely be muddy so prepare for alpine walking at this time of the year.

Single Day Hiking Lost World Clive Calver Sunday 02 June 2024 09:30 6 hrs Medium 13 km

Join me at 9.30 at the lower Springs car park, for a winter stroll on the mountain.  We'll head north along the Lenah Valley track to Junction Cabin, then up to Lost World via Hunters Track.  Lost World, on the eastern flank of Mt Arthur, is an unusual, amphitheatre-like landform produced by the collapse of dolerite columns in the last ice age. We will return to the Springs via the Panorama Track, summit and Zig zag track, in time for a coffee at the Lost Freight Cafe.

Single Day Hiking Kermandie Falls Susan Gardner Tuesday 04 June 2024 09:00 3-4 hrs Medium 6.5km

Kermandie Falls is a lovely waterfall east of the Hartz Mountain area. The walk is only 6.5km long but is a steady climb uphill on an often muddy and slippery track. We may have to negotiate fallen logs. After driving to Geeveston we commence the walk at the end of Kermandie River Road. We will take our time and walk carefully, there may be time at the end of the day for a drink in Geeveston.

Single Day Hiking Cape Deslac - lunch Foreshore Tavern Viv Evans Wednesday 05 June 2024 10:00 4-5 hours with lunch Easy 4-6km

We will head down to Clifton beach turning off at Bicheno Street and heading to the reserve carpark.  We will commence the walk from here, walking out to the coast.  From there we will head along to the lookout having morning tea along the way.  We will then head back to the cars via the beach.  Heading back to the cars we will return to Lauderdale for lunch at the Foreshore Tavern.

Single Day Hiking Exploring some Richmond hills Ann Vanderburg Thursday 06 June 2024 09:30 About 5 hours Medium 9-11 kms

Originally this walk was going to be on Butchers Hills & some streets around Richmond. I have not finished organising permissions for entering the relevant private properties. Hence, we will now be walking on the Jones’s property nearby (permission given). You may have noticed the signs to accomodation at “Daisy Banks”. This is on the property that we are visiting. NOTE THE UPDATED MEETING POINT & DIFFICULTY.  It is a harder walk than originally planned. Expect hills, mud & a lot of off-track over paddock & bush (mostly open dry schlerophyll). We will also visit a lime quarry, the site of an old lime kiln and have  360 degrees views at the top of one of the hills. The owners have requested CLEAN BOOTS due to farm hygiene requirements. Optional coffee after in Richmond. 

Single Day Hiking 3 or 4 Days in the Leven Canyon and Surrounding Area Joseph Roach Friday 07 June 2024 08:00 3 days Medium 15kms

This is a winter long weekend devoted to various walks in the Leven Canyon and Black Bluff area in the North-West.  Our base will be a very well appointed two-story, 5 bedroom home with a beautiful garden, set in rain forest above the Leven Canyon.  The cost will depend upon numbers, but I expect about $70 per person for the three nights (i.e. around $23 per person per night, but it will be a fixed amount whether you come up on the Friday night or the Saturday morning.)

Simon and I will lead various walks in the general area.  Although daylight will be short, there are plenty of possibilities.  The program is not yet set, so if you have suggestions, feel free.  But what we have in mind includes: Leven Canyon, Mt Housetop, Mt Loyetea, Mt Everett, St Valentines Peak and the Dial Range.  

 We expect we will share a group meal on the Saturday and Sunday nights, but that will need to be worked out, and will not be compulsory!  You will need to bring everything you expect to eat, as there are no shops for 40+ kms - the nearest is effectively Devonport.

For those able to leave early on the Friday, there will be a walk on the way - but quite what it should be is open to suggestion.  Otherwise you can arrive late Friday afternoon (or even later on Friday night - it is about a 4.5 hour drive from Hobart) or Saturday morning.

More information on our plans will be posted closer to the time.  If you want to flag early interest please do so.

Single Day Hiking Navigation training, Day 1 - Coningham Peter Tuft Saturday 08 June 2024 09:30 5 h Easy - Medium 7 km

This is Day 1 of a navigation training weekend.  You can come to either or both days.  The first day will focus on the basics of bush navigation as we walk mostly around tracks on Shepherds Hill above Coningham.  We'll also do a little bit off off-track compass work and touch briefly on using phone apps for navigation.  The app "Gaia GPS" is recommended but not essential.

Single Day Hiking Alum Cliffs track: Taroona - Kingston Anne Matuszek Saturday 08 June 2024 10:00 3-4 hours Easy - Medium 8km

Alum Cliffs is a fairly easy walk if you ignore the 1,000 steps that you’ll climb during the return walk. We will meet at Taroona Beach and begin the walk along Taroona and Hinsby beaches, tackling 500 steps before we have morning tea. Lunch will be in Kingston near Browns River, or the option is there for those who want to buy takeaways further along the esplanade. 
There is also an option for those who want an easier walk, to meet us for lunch at Kingston and return to Taroona, where someone is sure to be willing to drive you back to your car.

Single Day Hiking Navigation training, Day 2 - off-track, location TBA Peter Tuft Sunday 09 June 2024 08:30 6 h Medium 10 km

This is Day 2 of a navigation training weekend.  You can come to either or both days but preference for this second day will be given to people who also register for Day 1.  This second day will put into practice the lessons from Day 1 by navigating off-track through the relatively open bushland of Prosser Reserve (Tasmanian Land Conservancy) just north of Buckland.

Single Day Hiking Cremorne to Seven Mile Beach Christine Wilson Tuesday 11 June 2024 09:30 5 - 6 hours Medium Approx 14k

We will meet at Lewis Park, Surf Rd, Seven Mile Beach and organise a car shuttle to Cremorne. Once at Cremorne, we'll walk to the entrance of Pipe Clay Lagoon, and then head down the beach and climb Calverts Hill, with its wonderful views of the surrounding area. We follow the coast to  pretty Mays Beach, and on  to Lauderdale where we'll have lunch at the end of the Canal. After lunch we continue to Roaches Beach and then along the foreshore  track at the base of Single Hill to Seven MiIe Beach. About a kilometre along the beach is the track through the dunes to  Lewis Park. Once the car shuttle is sorted ( always the most challenging part of the walk) we can organise coffee nearby. Mostly track walking, some beach walking and a hill or two but nothing vey challenging.

Single Day Hiking Arm End Circuit Gilli Fife Thursday 13 June 2024 09:30 4 hours Easy 7km approximately

This is a pleasant walk with fantastic views of most of the Derwent Estuary and lots of birds including wedgetail eagles.  There are many rabbit burrows so please watch your step.  We shall start walking clock-wise and probably stop for a break at Mitchell Beach and lunch further on at another beach, possibly Mary Ann Bay.  Further on there is the Gellibrand Vault, the burial site of William Gellibrand who was the original grantee at South Arm.  We will continue out to Gellibrand Point then to the Eastern side past the Spit which is out of bounds for walkers being a sensitive bird breeding habitat.   Continue walking clockwise creating a circuit back to the cars.

Single Day Hiking Flat Rock Lookout from Chauncy Vale John Counsell Tuesday 18 June 2024 09:30 5 hours incl stops Easy - Medium Approx 13km

After a short drive from our meeting place we'll walk from the Chauncy Vale carpark and head to Guvys Lagoon Lookout for morning tea then on to Eastern Flat Rock Lookout for lunch. We retrace our steps back to the start. About a 480m steady climb on fire trails and walking tracks.     

Category Image Behind the Scenes Government House Viv Evans Wednesday 19 June 2024 10:15 1-2 hrs Easy 1-2

We will meet at Government House for this tour. 

Single Day Hiking surbuban ramble Anne Harrison Thursday 20 June 2024 09:30 6 hrs Medium 14km

From the starting reserve we follow the Howrah Foreshore Walk, before heading up into the Howrah Hills with views of Ralphs Bay and the Derwent. We then follow tracks and reserves before crossing the South Arm Highway to commence the historic Meehan Walk near Bayview High School and then north to Glebe Hill Reserve. We return via suburban streets, parks and the foreshore track. We will stop at our home at 90 Tranmere Rd for afternoon tea, before the short walk back to the cars. The walk has 2 uphill sections, otherwise an easy walk on a variety of surfaces.

Single Day Hiking Winter Solstice SouthEast Cape Simon Kendrick Saturday 22 June 2024 04:00 Sunrise to Sunset Medium - Hard 26km

Is there a more appropriate way to celebrate the Winter Solstice than doing something a little silly. Leave Hobart in time to start walking at Sunrise. From Cockle Creek follow the South Coast Track to South Cape Bay. Then follow a pad through scrub till we reach the spectacular finger of rock that is South East Cape. The pad continues South till we reach the tip of the Cape and the southern most point of the Tasmanian 'mainland'. We then retrace our steps to be back at the cars for Sunset. 

We successfully did this walk for the Winter Solstice in 2022, highlights were stunning Sunrise, Sunset, the SouthEast Cape is quite spectacular and the culinary highlight was the Service Station Bay Mari offerings in Huonville on the drive home.

Single Day Hiking Rokeby Hills/Droughty Pt Graeme Denne Tuesday 25 June 2024 09:30 5 hrs Medium 11

We start by walking the foreshore trail towards Howrah then turn and begin our climb up to the Rokeby Hills. The track wanders through light bushland with stands of Peppermint gum, and constant water views.

After a tea break we head downhill towards Ralphs Bay and follow the gravel road to Droughty Pt. Our lunch spot will be a secluded beach across from Arm End.

We then proceed along the foreshore back to the start point. Time for a coffee afterwards at Howrah for anyone interested.

Single Day Hiking Urban art walls of Hobart Lynne Maher Wednesday 26 June 2024 10:00 3-4 Easy about 6km

We will meet in the Tony Haig Walk in North Hobart - the short laneway that runs from the Condell Place carpark to Elizabeth Street.

There is timed parking in the area and untimed parking a little further afield - outside my house in Newdegate Street is untimed parking but there is often competition for it.  As an alternative to parking, you could always catch one of the buses that runs up Elizabeth Street and get off at the stop outside the chemist and walk back towards the city to find our meeting point.

From there will proceed in the general direction of the city, looking at assorted murals painted on walls, to the furthest mural on this walk in Brooke Street.  There are a few steps coming out of Brooke Street and back up to Davey Street.

Our return walk will take us via other murals.

 

Single Day Hiking Waterfalls-kunanyi Joy Baldwin Thursday 27 June 2024 10:00 4 - 5 hours Easy - Medium 10km

Come and explore some waterfalls on the mountain. From Ferntree we head along Braken Lane to O’Grady’s Falls, then continue up the Betts Vale track. We head along Shoebridge, Rocky Wheel’n, Woods and Ferny Glade tracks to Rocky Whelan’s cave where we will have lunch.  Then we descend down the mountain via the picturesque Ferny Glade track back to the cars. Afternoon tea at the Ferntree Tavern 

Single Day Hiking A meander on the lower slopes of kunanyi/Mt Wellington John Counsell Saturday 29 June 2024 10:00 5 hours incl stops Easy - Medium 8km, 360m climb

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. We'll then walk down to Silver Falls and along the Pipeline Track to Fern Tree for an optional stop for a warming drink at the Tavern (hopefully by the fireplace). Then it's a short walk on the Lower Pipeline Track to our starting point. There may be limited parking space at Halls Saddle on a weekend hence the group limit is 12. Members are encouraged to arrange car sharing from their local areas to limit the number of cars.   

Single Day Hiking 7 Mile Beach to Roscomon Wetlands & Return Ann Vanderburg Sunday 30 June 2024 09:30 About 5.5 hrs Medium 12-13

The tracks on this walk vary in condition. Some sections are on well formed tracks. Some may be muddy, gravelly, rocky or full of tree roots. A small section is along the road.  Beginning at the meeting point, we will cross the bridge over the canal & go up Single Hill (170m ascent) & head to Roches Beach. This will probably be our morning tea spot. Next we walk  about 1 km along the beach until reaching a track that goes to Roscomon Wetlands. Then we’ll meander along various Tangara trails (having lunch somewhere along the way). After that, we head back to the 7 Mile/Roches Beach track & back to the cars. Possibility a coffee after at TCM or another venue. I have graded this as a medium walk only because of the Single Hill climb. 

Single Day Hiking Walk with lunch -Lauderdale Wetlands Viv Evans Wednesday 03 July 2024 10:30 3-5 with lunch Easy 4-6

We will leave our cars at the Tavern and walk to the start of our walk around the Lauderdale Wetlands.  This is a completely flat walk with one ‘there and back’ section.  We will then retrace our steps along the road for lunch at the Foreshore Tavern 

Single Day Hiking Pipeline plus Lynne Maher Thursday 04 July 2024 10:00 4-5 Easy - Medium 10 - ish

I am still to check out the details and route for what I am thinking, so watch this space

Single Day Hiking Pelverata Falls & Slippery Falls Greg Robertson Saturday 06 July 2024 09:00 3.5 - 4hrs Medium 9km

The walk will start from Pelverata (end of Crosswells Road) and follow the Pelverata Falls track to the bottom of the Falls. After a short break, we'll back track slightly and climb steeply off track through the bush to the top of the Falls. This will involve crossing the Pelverata Creek and then onto the track to Slippery Falls. At the time of writing, I haven't walked the off-track section, but know it has been done. I intend to pre-walk and will update the description after doing so.

Most of the walk will be on a well-formed track or pad, however the off-track section will be steep and may be slippery, particularly if it is/has been wet.

Single Day Hiking St Paul's Dome Joseph Roach Sunday 07 July 2024 07:00 5 hours Medium 12km

St Paul's Dome is the large lump to south mid-way along the Fingal Valley.  I've been past it so many times, wondering when I would get the chance to wander up it.  Most of the walk is on a fire trail/track, with the last section an off-track scramble with some scrub likely to be encountered.  We have the permission of the property owner to do the walk.

Ideally we will have a fine day and some good views, although previous reports suggest that views from the summit are hard to come by.  We will see.

Single Day Hiking Coningham Reserve Circuit Pam Taylor Thursday 11 July 2024 09:30 4-5 Hours Medium 11 km

We will meet a Coningham Beach (main beach with public toilets)) and will then circuit the Coningham Reserve in an anti clockwise direction to take advantage of the views along the way. There is approx 1 km of walking uphill on a quiet gravel road before we re-enter the reserve at Shephards Hill.. I have classified this walk as Medium as the first half of the walk is fairly undulating, we have two short steep sections as we traverse Shephards HIll and during the course of the walk we gain an elevation of approx 200 metres. But overall nothing too onerous for regular Thurs walkers.  

Single Day Hiking Winter Walks in the Western Tiers Joseph Roach Saturday 13 July 2024 07:00 2 Days Medium - Hard 15

The aim is to climb two or more peaks on the Western Tiers as day trips.  You are free to come on either day, though my intention is to make a weekend of it, camping in the vicinity.  But, if there is enough interest we could probably weasel out of camping and find warmer, cabin-style accommodation.  Do let me know your preference.  Subject to getting permission to access them, I am thinking of Stevenson's Lookout and Molly York's Nightcap.  (I have not climbed either.). Both require off-track walking, and some scrub and scrambling will be encountered.

But, alternatively, Billopp Bluff and Brady's Lookout are worthy alternatives that can be accessed from public tracks.  These are longer walks, and a mixture of fire trails, established tracks with some scrub and boulder hopping required.

Daylight will be short, and we will need an early start, and possibly a late finish on both days.

Single Day Hiking kunanyi foothills circuit from Pottery Road David Reeve Tuesday 16 July 2024 09:30 4 hrs Easy - Medium 11 km

We'll follow Pottery Road to its western end where it meets the Main Fire Trail, continue via the Breakneck or a slightly easier route before descending by the Myrtle Gully track. Some shared tracks will take us to the Slides Track and back to our start in Pottery Road. 

Single Day Hiking A cave and 2 Waterfalls on Mt Wellington Nola Chapman Thursday 18 July 2024 09:30 5 hrs Medium 11-12/kms

Starting at Halls Saddle at 9.30, we head to Fern Tree along the pipeline Track and then to Silver Falls. After that, we make our way to Rocky Whelans  Cave for morning tea. Next down to O’Gradys Falls, up to the Octopus Tree and a bit more “up” to the Springs for lunch and a coffee. All tracks after that are more or less downhill.

NB: There is quite a bit of “up” before lunch (including Reid’s Track which is fairly steep)

Height gain 540m. Walk distance 11012 kms. Walk time approx. 5 hours

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Single Day Hiking A Weekend of Bluffs Simon Kendrick Saturday 20 July 2024 08:00 2 days Medium - Hard less than 10km/day

Saturday climbing Stacks Bluff and Wilmot Bluff. Sunday climbing Storys Bluff, Sphinx Bluff, Bent Bluff, Broken Bluff and Pavement Bluff. More than enough Bluffs for one weekend. Drive up late Friday afternoon/evening and stay in studio apartments at Craggy Peaks, Rossarden. Utilising a mix of 1x studio, 2 rooms, 2 Queen beds, 2x studio, each 2 rooms, 1 Queen, 2 single. Cost about $60/per person/night (based on a 2 night stay). I have climbed all these Bluffs before. This activity is weather dependent and contingent on economically utilising the mix of beds.

Single Day Hiking Meehan Skyline Trail Geoff Buckman Sunday 21 July 2024 09:30 4 hrs Easy - Medium 10km

A pleasant walk through dry sclerophyll forest, with views of suburban Clarence, the Derwent and parts of Pittwater. There is a climb of approx. 300m to gain the Trail, thereafter it is reasonably flat or undulating. Going down may be a bit slippery (stick handy). In the early stages we take a track which runs above cliffs. Including stops, the duration is approx. 4 hrs and is classified E-M. Coffee in Bellerive after the walk for those who wish. Contact the organiser if you have any fitness concerns for this walk. The walk will go ahead unless there is a significant chance of rain for the day. Coldness should not be a problem as you should warm up and in any case will have your clothing layers including gloves.

Single Day Hiking Campania Hills Ann Vanderburg Thursday 25 July 2024 09:45 About 4 hrs Medium 7 kms

We will car pool from the Campania Flourmill Park Carlpark & drive about 10 kms to the start of the walk. It is on private property & I do have permission. Even though this is is a relatively short walk, I have rated it as Medium. This is because of the variable terrain: a lot of up & down; a mix of wide, slashed, easy-walking tracks & others that are narrow & rocky with exposed tree roots. Parts may be muddy it winter. With varied vegetation & changing outlooks, there is a lot to look at. Expect to see valley views, rocky outcrops, caves, a dam (with a shy platypus), ferns, a creek & more. The pace will be slow so we can enjoy what’s on offer. 

Single Day Hiking Meehan Range Exploration Ann Vanderburg Tuesday 06 August 2024 09:30 5-6 hours Medium 12-14 kms

We will take various tracks through dry schlerophyll forest, keeping an eye out for “Freek” art,  to Rocky Tom. Total ascent is 389 m. NB Some track parts will be a bit rocky & slippery (& probably muddy!) 

Single Day Hiking Short Walk with lunch Viv Evans Wednesday 07 August 2024 10:30 4-6 hours approx Easy 4-6 km

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Single Day Hiking Fraser Creek Hut Mary Williams Thursday 08 August 2024 09:00 4 days Medium - Hard 8 Km return +

Why walk to Fraser Creek Hut? 

The location provides an opportunity to:

- be immersed in the rugged beauty of the West Coast

- experience staying in a mountain hut

- see first-hand the remains of some of the early logging and mining sites in the area

- potentially walk to: Fraser Falls (4-5 hrs rtn); Fraser Falls/ Montezuma Falls circuit (7-8 hours rtn); Moores Pimple (4-5 hours rtn); all weather dependent.  

The hut is located approx. 13 km east of Zeehan, in the foothills behind the historical mining town of Dundas.  From where the vehicles are parked, the walk to the hut is just over 4km, with an elevation of around 600m and takes 2½  -3 ½  hours depending on fitness and track conditions.  The in-out walk initially follows a 4WD track and then traces the Carbine Track, an old horse drawn sledge track which, as well as being steep, is in poor condition.  It then follows a short section of what was Wallace’s tramline.  Bear in mind the location is only a stone’s throw from Mt Read and the ground underfoot, whether uphill or downhill, is usually wet in varying degrees, all year round.

You will need to bring the usual multi day bushwalking requirements, minus a tent, crockery and cutlery.  A butane gas cooker is available but you would need to carry in the gas.  A variety of billies and saucepans are also available.  Some people prefer to take their own cooker and pans, to avoid waiting. 

There is a wonderful fire, but all participants need to be prepared to carry wood, on a daily basis, from pre-stacked piles a short distance up the track – in all weather conditions!

The hut and bunks are only small, and so for comfort, numbers for this trip are limited to four. Additional information about the hut, including a shared hut fee, will be forwarded to participants after registration.

Travel arrangements and more detail about the hut will be provided once attendees are known.

Single Day Hiking Wingara Gully to PowderJetty and back Marie Bates Thursday 08 August 2024 09:30 4 Medium 8 and 10

We are going to car pool at Blackmans Bay Beach south end, so we don't fill the street at the start of the track. We will then drive to Drapers Road in Howden, to commence the walk through the Wingara Gully which is cared for by volunteers in the area. Children obviously play in the gully as there is evidence of some structures in the trees. 

Some steep downhill sections in this area so poles would help but not very long distance. After leaving the gully we will find a spot for morning tea on the foreshore to take in the views. We then head along a dirt road to the boat launch area which is where we pick up a coastal track through bush and beach which takes us to the powder jetty. This jetty has restricted use now, and was used to bring in the explosives to be stored in the bunkers further along Tinderbox road for road building in the local area. We then head back to the beach area for lunch and return mostly the same way, back to the cars

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single Day Hiking Gould's Lagoon Jeanette Kelly Wednesday 28 August 2024 10:00 3 hours Easy 5kms

A short easy walk in my local neighbourhood starting from the Gould's Lagoon Wildlife Sanctuary. We will meet at the carpark at the lagoon which is accessed off the main road and then Hestercombe Drive. A gentle walk from the lagoon to Whitestone Point including some walking on a disused train track, urban paths, Crown land and the reserve. We will retrace our steps back to the car. BYO lunch is optional to have at the end of the walk.

Single Day Hiking Mt Forestier Greg Robertson Saturday 31 August 2024 09:00 3.5 - 4hrs Easy - Medium 10-11km

The walk will start from Lesley's house in Murdunna and follow a gravel road (Jackson road) for 3km, then turn off to begin the climb of Mt Forestier, it will follow a pad, but some walking in light bush. We then reach the summit after a 300m climb. There are excellent views of Mt Wellington, Dunalley and Marion Bay, if the weather is good. We then return via the same route. 

Single Day Hiking Walk with Lunch Viv Evans Wednesday 04 September 2024 10:30 3-5 hours with lunch Easy 4-6

We will meet at the carpark at the end of the canal at Lauderdale and car pool to the start of the walk at the end of Forest Hill Road.  From there we will to the Cremorne to Lauderdale track and head back to our cars.  We will then drive and pick up the cars at Forest Hill Road before heading to the South Arm RSL for lunch.  
As they will be opening just for us I will need a minimum of 15 people otherwise the lunch spot will have to change.

Single Day Hiking Tour of the New Town Orphanage Viv Evans Wednesday 11 September 2024 10:30 3-5 hrs Easy ??

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Single Day Hiking Wellington Falls Jeanette Kelly Thursday 12 September 2024 09:30 N/A Easy - Medium 12km

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Single Day Hiking Waterfall Bluff and Clydes Island Christine Wilson Thursday 26 September 2024 09:30 5 hours Easy - Medium 12k

Join me for two shortish walks at either end of Eaglehawk Neck. We'll park at the Tasman Arch carpark and walk out to the end of Waterfall Bluff. This is an easy walk on an excellent track, with wonderful views of sea cliffs and wave washed platforms. I hope that at this time of year there will also be plenty of wild flowers for us to look at. The walk itself is about 8 k return. We'll have morning tea somewhere en route, driven by our internal clocks! Lunch will probably be on the beach at the end of the walk. After lunch we'll visit the Tessellated Pavement and Clyde's Island. If the tide permits we can attempt to visit Clyde's Island itself, otherwise we can just admire it from afar.