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Icon Trip Organiser Start Date Start Time Duration Grade Walk Distance Description
Single Day Hiking Orford Coast Walk Lynne Maher Tuesday 30 May 2023 09:00 5 hours Easy - Medium 12-13


We will start near the Orford Park near the Millington Beach Conservation area and walk along Millington's beach, around the headland and East Shelley Beach and along to the end of Spring Beach.

We will return the same way.

It is a combination of beach walking, formed walking tracks, a bit of dirt road and a little bit of across rocks - there are some wonderful sandstone formations.  For anyone not totally confident of balance, walking poles might help here.

If the weather is suitable, a swim might be included.

A lovely long cup of coffee, or something, at a cafe near the bridge can round off the day for those so inclined.

Single Day Hiking D'Arcy Bluff Daywalk Simon Kendrick Saturday 03 June 2023 07:00 4 hours Medium 6km

I've not been to D'Arcys Bluff before, though I have walked past it, but I'd be anticipating some old Forestry roads,  scrub, forest, rocks, pads, route finding, varied weather, slippery conditions, getting wet and cold (dress for the forecast conditions). Expect 4hours and 6km of walking plus the drive there and back (the drive may be longer than the walk). Nothing too character building but with some challenges.

Single Day Hiking Fluted Cape Christine Wilson Sunday 04 June 2023 08:30 3 - 4 hours Easy - Medium Approx 7.5km

Fluted Cape is a circuit walk at the southern end of Adventure Bay and involves a climb up to a lookout with fantastic views across Storm Bay to Cape Pillar and closer to hand, the Hounds Tooth and Cape Queen Elizabeth.This is followed by a steep descent to Penguin Island and then a walk along the coastline back to our start. There are some relics of bay whaling stations in the area and we may be able to catch a glimpse of a white wallaby or two. Good views abound. This is a short walk suited to a time near the shortest day, however, there is also an opportunity to walk up a nearby creek to view rainforest and waterfalls, if time permits. This will add an extra hour to the walk. Opportunities for coffee after the walk in several places.

Single Day Hiking Golden Hill & Simmons Hill Circuit Geoff Buckman Tuesday 06 June 2023 09:30 4 hrs Easy - Medium 10k

Golden Hill is a hill near Cambridge and has an elevation of 261 metres. Golden Hill is situated east of Simmons Hill and south of Craigow Hill. Like Simmons Hill, the views are obscured by trees. There are a number of native plants. Our intention is to do the walk anti-clockwise i.e. from Belbin’s Rd to Golden Hill to Simmons Hill then return to cars by way of Stringy Bark Gully. It is expected we shall take some bike trails as a diversion from the trail after leaving Simmons hill. Distance is about 10 km and elevation gains approx. 250 m.

Parking at Belbins Rd is limited. There is an overflow car park which is fairly basic. As we shall start early the car park should be relatively empty. Estimated time for whole walk is about 4 hrs including 45 mins for morning tea and lunch. We may use a recently constructed track connecting the Skyline Trail with Stringy Bark Gully. Namaste café afterwards at 400 Cambridge Rd if interested. This can be reached easily from Belbins Rd.

Single Day Hiking Short Walk with Lunch -Alum Cliffs Viv Evans Wednesday 07 June 2023 10:00 4-5 hours with lunch Easy 4-6km

We will cross over the bridge and up the Alum Cliff track, having morning tea at the lookout.  We will go as far as time will allow and then retrace our steps to the cars.  Lunch will be at The Salty Dog.

Category Image SJ’s Macquarie Island and East Antarctica Photographic Social Evening Simon Kendrick Wednesday 07 June 2023 18:00 2 to 2.5 hours N/A 0

In the Caroline Function Room at the Black Buffalo Hotel, 14 Federal Street, North Hobart, 6:00pm start. Our own room with private bar. Drinks and food available throughout the evening. The Function Room is heated on cold evenings. There is room to maintain "Social Distancing". Overhead projector and sound system. Meals available in dining room prior to our evening starting, or can be brought into the Caroline Room. If dining in restaurant please book ahead (03)6234 7711. Ample parking. Super helpful and obliging staff. Our guest presenter will be Club Member Sarajayne Lada.

Single Day Hiking Clydes Island and Cashs Lookout Frank van Ravels Thursday 08 June 2023 08:00 5 hours Easy - Medium 8 kms
We will park near the Tessellated Pavement and explore it and then the island and the lookout during this walk, the order in which we do things will be dependent on the tide as we need a low tide to access the island.
We will explore the island by scrambling up the short cliffs and checking out the two memorial stones on the summit.
We do have to step across a channel to get to the island. There is a steep but shortish climb up the hill to get to the historic Cash’s Lookout (circa 1842).
Cash’s Lookout is where the notorious bushranger Martin Cash and his fellow escapees are said to have watched out over the Eaglehawk Neck guard station and chain of dogs, before making their escape across the bay.
The lookout gives exceptional views across Pirates Bay and the coast. 
Single Day Hiking Recce Lost World Gilli Fife Friday 09 June 2023 09:30 4-5 hours Medium 5km

We will meet at the overflow car park lower Springs and car share to car park just below Big Bend fire trail.  We will start from the top of the Lost World, climb down and have a bit of a look around, then climb back up

Single Day Hiking Mt King William 1, Milligans Peak and Mt Pitt John VanderNiet Saturday 10 June 2023 06:30 12 hours Medium - Hard 14 Km

We’ll drive up to the King William carpark and climb Mt King William 1, Milligans Peak and Mt Pitt. This is 5km on-track up King William 1, then approx. 1.5km off-track past that point, with some boulder scrambling. We will return to the cars and drive home.

You will need to be fit for a long day of walking and climbing, and be comfortable on boulders to undertake this walk. The main climb is 500m. I have attempted this walk before, with some participants being unable to complete this climb, so please contact me if you have any doubts. I have walked the tracked parts of the walk, but not the off-track section.

Single Day Hiking Derby & The Blue Tier Joseph Roach Saturday 10 June 2023 07:00 3 days Medium 30

Winter walking in Tas can be a challenge.  There is a lot to explore in the Blue Tier, with everything from small peaks to waterfalls to remnants of the once vibrant mining community my great-grandfather was part of.  What we do will depend a bit upon the weather, and the wishes of the group.  But high on my list are Mt Littlechild, Mt Poimena and environs, Mt Paris Dam and Rattler Hill.  Other suggestions welcome.  (One day I will find the route to Cube Rock!)  Some of the walks are on good tracks - also shared with mountain bikes, but there are unlikely to be many at this time of year - others may involve some scrub.  The rainforest, though, is superb.  Some of biggest old myrtles I've seen.

But whatever the weather in winter, it is nice to retreat to comfortable accommodation and enjoy standing upright in a warm and well-lit room, in front of a blazing fire, glass of wine or whatever in hand.  I have therefore booked two modern, very comfortable AirB&Bs in Derby for the long weekend.  Between them, and depending on preferences for rooms, they can accommodate between 8 and 10.  Given expressed preferences so far, two nights accommodation will set everyone back $160-$170 each.  You will need to reimburse me before we set off as I have paid upfront, and AirB&Bs cancellation policies are fairly strict (but also pretty good as long as we give early notice.)  

If we have suitable cars - AWD or 4WD - there is a good possibility we can arrange some through walks, starting at Mt Poimena and heading down - thus avoiding a good deal of uphill.  Will do some more detailed planning once I know what people would most like to do.  

Single Day Hiking Mt Hobbs & Split Rock Peter Tuft Tuesday 13 June 2023 09:00 5 h Medium 9

Mt Hobbs is a peak of about 820 m some 15 km NW of Buckland.  We've not been there before but reportedly it has good views and an interesting split rock nearby.  Apparently most of the route is on vehicle tracks apart from the detour to the split rock which is a few hundred metres off-track.  There is about 400 m of ascent.

Single Day Hiking Old Hobartians Track (alternate Gunner's Quoin if weather bad) Sue Bell Tuesday 13 June 2023 09:30 4 - 5 hours Medium about 12 K

We will plan to walk up the Old Hobartians Track to the junction with the Hunters Track.  Down to Junction Cabin and possibly along to Spinx Rock.   Back down via the Lenah Valley track.  Route flexibility on the day depending on the group and the weather.    (If it is really cold snowy we may go to the Eastern shore and do Gunner's Quoin instead.) Slow to Medium pace. 

Category Image Inside tour Government House Viv Evans Wednesday 14 June 2023 10:00 1-2 hours Easy 1-2

Following on from our garden tour at Government House, we will now be doing a tour inside the house.  

Single Day Hiking Southern Beaches and Headlands Ramble Lorna Robertson Thursday 15 June 2023 09:30 4 hours with breaks Easy - Medium 12

A scenic coastal walk around the Southern Beaches area, with numerous points of natural and historic interest. We take in 3 headlands, several beaches and a wetlands wildlife reserve.There are a couple of cliff scrambles, some minor rock hopping and a short paved section. Please arrive at meeting point 15 minutes early as I've timed the walk to coincide with low tide and delays could compromise this. 

Single Day Hiking Tolman's Hill - Mark 3 Viv Evans Thursday 15 June 2023 09:30 5-6 hrs Medium 10km

We will meet in Davey Street just before the roundabout and car pool from there as there is limited parking at start of walk.  We will follow various trails around Tolman's Hill and beyond, possibly calling in to Sixpence Cave on the way.  This is not a hard walk with minimum hills involved, there is some fire trail walking along the way.

Single Day Hiking Yellow Paint Track Urszula Stanny Tuesday 20 June 2023 09:30 7 Medium 14

If you enjoy a steep scramble of “190m of up” on rocks, and pushing through scrub over-growing the track as respite from the rocks, then you will find this to be a lot of fun. You will be negotiating some low hanging branches at the start of the Yellow Paint part of the walk.
We will meet and start the walk at the Lower Springs car park, and follow various mountain tracks to the Chalet.
The Yellow Paint track is a little used, unmarked, but reasonably well cairned, track behind the Chalet and ends up near the top of the Panorama track.
I have heard of it as the Yellow Paint track but on my reccie in February there were no signs of Yellow paint .
I have also heard it referred to as the Sassafras track because of a lone sassafras along the route. However I failed to identify that on my reccie so we can do an “I spy” on the way up.
We’ll come down the Panorama track and complete a circuit back to the Springs via other mountain tracks.

Single Day Hiking Winter Wandering David Reeve Thursday 22 June 2023 10:00 4.5 hours Easy - Medium 10

We will take the track on the southern and Western side of Knocklofty, skirting the Mc Robie's Gully tip, stop at Noah's Saddle for morning tea then follow the Slides Track and Mc Robie's Gully Fire Trail or Tip Top Track down to Cascades Gardens for lunch. From there it will be a bit of an uphill section, again skirting the tip to return to our starting point.  

Category Image Organiser's Forum Robyn Tuft Friday 23 June 2023 18:00 3 hrs N/A N/A

This event is a way of thanking all organisers for their important contribution in keeping Pandani active and relevant to members. It is a chance to get together with other organisers, have a meal and throw out any ideas on how the program can be improved and any issues or concerns. We will also canvass ideas on how to attract new organisers, particularly those of a younger persuasion. We will also go over the basics of being an organiser, including website navigation and procedures.The club is subsidising the venue.

Overnight - multi-day Traveller Range Mount Ida Peter Murphy Saturday 24 June 2023 07:00 4 days Medium - Hard 30

This is another case of 'fourth-time lucky’ for this walk.  We’ll need good weather for this to go ahead just after the shortest day of the year. We'll negotiate the southern portion of the Traveller Range and climb Mount Ida from the east.  The start of the walk is near the end of a road that leads towards Travellers Rest Lake and we’ll follow the clearest leads (I've found quite a good route) through the Range and establish our campsite somewhere near Rim Lake.  We’ll climb Mount Ida and explore the area during the next day. In exceptional circumstances we could consider taking in Mount Spurling on day three from the same camp and on day four we'd return to the cars and home..  This walk has some sections that qualify as hard and is mostly off-track with some sizeable undulations and scrub.  The total return trip is about 30 kilometres to Mount Ida, with a climb from start to summit of about 380 metres.

This walk will only proceed if there are suitable on-ground conditions and a favourable weather window..

Single Day Hiking Winter Solstice Lake Judd Packrafting Simon Kendrick Saturday 24 June 2023 08:00 2 days Kayaking - Lake 16km walk + paddle

In 2022 to celebrate the Winter Solstice we left Hobart in the dark, walked out to South East Cape (the southern most point of the Tasmanian mainland) and returned to Hobart in the dark. In that same tradition I'm proposing in 2023 we celebrate the Winter Solstice by walking into Lake Judd on Saturday, paddle the Lake in packrafts, camp overnight on a small beach (I've heard about but haven't seen) and return to Hobart Sunday. You'll be camping under the towering cliffs of the Eliza Plateau, Eve Peak, Lot and Mt Sarah Jane. They'll look stunning if covered in snow. So if you have a sense of the ridiculous, and a good supply of hand warmers, then this is the activity for you.

Single Day Hiking Thylogale Winter Wander Robyn Tuft Tuesday 27 June 2023 10:00 5 Medium 7

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.

Single Day Hiking Berriedale foreshore Robyn Colman Wednesday 28 June 2023 10:00 4 hours incl. lunch Easy 6km (est.)

Starting from the Berriedale Reserve, we will walk around the river foreshore to Cadbury's Estate 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. I will try for better weather than last time.

Single Day Hiking Clarks Cliffs Gilli Fife Thursday 29 June 2023 09:00 3-4 hours Medium 8km
 We will start walking from the top of Fire Tower Road, 70km from Sorell, up a fairly steep fire trail which is pretty and shaded.  After about 30mins we turn right to a lookout over Norfolk Bay for morning break.  A short way further on the fire trail we turn left and climb up Mt Clark through beautiful rain forest.  We do not climb to the summit but walk out to dolerite cliffs overlooking a musk forest and Blackwoods, on a clear day you can see Bruny.  We will lunch here then continue down towards Plummers Creek if there has not been too much rain, otherwise we will return the same way as it is steep and can be very slippery.  The road is not brilliant so all-wheel 4-wheel drive vehicles an advantage. 
Single Day Hiking Rats Castle John VanderNiet Saturday 01 July 2023 07:00 9hrs Medium - Hard 6km

I expect the drive from Granton to take about 2 hours.

Although relatively short (6km return and 350m total height gain), I have graded the Rats Castle walk as medium/hard due to the extensive rock scrambling required.


We could do the short walk to Barren Tier on the way home if there is demand and time permits.

Single Day Hiking Slopen Main to Lime Bay Christine Wilson Sunday 02 July 2023 08:00 5 - 6 hours Medium 15 -16k

This is a longish walk, but not a hard one. It begins half way along Slopen Main beach.  We  walk to the end of the beach, climb a low cliff line, or depending on the state of the tide, walk along a wave washed platform to pretty Whalebone  Beach. (We can do this at the end of the walk.) We then follow a short rough track to an old road which will take us to the main track across Cardwell Ridge. This track eventually leads us out to Lobster  Point. Great views across Frederick Henry Bay. We'll have morning tea on Lobster Point  and then follow the coast line round to beautiful Lagoon Beach. We'll wander along the beach, follow a sand blow into the Slopen Lagoons, which may or may not be full, and then make our way out to peaceful Lime Bay, where we'll have lunch. We return to the cars by a shorter route which includes the long Slopen Main beach walk.  Approx 2.5 hours driving and 6-6.5 hours walking. Negligible climbing. 

Single Day Hiking Winter up the Higgs Track Belinda Jefferies Sunday 02 July 2023 10:00 5 hours Medium 10km

Winter is a beautiful time to explore the Central Plateau and the Higgs track is a great way to quickly climb into the Great Western Tiers World Heritage Area.

We will follow this old heritage track up to visit Lady Lake Hut, which will provide a warm refuge for lunch. The walking is uphill for most of the way and on a constant but not steep incline, on a well formed track.

I plan on this being a slower than usual trip to allow many photos to be taken with hopefully frozen lakes and pencil pines amongst snow and frost.

Accommodation at Maccas Shed Mole Creek will be provided for those that wish to stay in a basic but warm place. Alternative accommodation is available around Mole Creek area. Participants must be at Molde Creek ready to go by10.00am if travelling up from Hobart.

No campervans permitted to camp on site.

Single Day Hiking Circuit walk on Kunyani Ann Vanderburg Tuesday 04 July 2023 09:30 About 5 hours Medium About 12 kms

We’ll go down the North-South Track & have morning tea at Junction Cabin. Then head to Lakins Lair & the Hunter Track. Lunch at The Chalet. After that we’ll make our way to the cars via the Organ Pipes Track. Optional coffee at the Lost Freight at the end of the walk. 

Single Day Hiking Short Walk with Lunch - Rivulet Track Viv Evans Wednesday 05 July 2023 10:30 4-5 hours with lunch Easy 4-6km

We will meet at the Silos and head down the Rivulet Track.  If you don't want to bring your own morning tea this can be purchased at Hamlet Cafe or we can sit at the start of the track on the rocks.  We will then head back to the Cascade Brewery for lunch.

Single Day Hiking Timbs Track Lynne Maher Thursday 06 July 2023 08:30 4 - 6 hours Medium 10 - ish

From the meeting place at Tynwald Park, we will drive to the start of the Timbs Track, which is a bit more than 20km past Maydene (where we will stop briefly for the public toilets - frequently they are a matter of byo toilet paper.

We will walk the Timbs Track which has some ups and downs, some beautiful forest, some open country with excellent views, to the Florentine River.  We will return  via the same route, with a short diversion to the Twisted Sister.

When I last walked this track, it was dry, but with evidence that it could be muddy.

Category Image Mid-Winter Social Evening and Pack Challenge Joseph Roach Saturday 08 July 2023 18:00 3hrs N/A 0.1

This is a primarily a social event for all Club members, but with a twist.  There will be cake and dessert and something to drink.  

As well as enjoying a convivial evening together, the aim of the night will be to look at different gear for an overnight walk, to see who has the lightest overnight pack, and how they do it.  But day walkers are very welcome too.  For those wishing to You need to bring everything you would really take on an overnight club trip in summer.  We hope it will be educational, and inspire some thinking about what gear to take, and what to leave behind.  What you should keep, and what you might think of replacing to get weight down.

There will be two of the new lightweight Durston tents on display.

There will be several very good prizes, as well as some smaller ones, courtesy of Mountain Creek Outdoors and Paddy Ballin Hobart.  Although the lightest pack will get something (let's face it, what could the owner of the lightest pack possibly need?) the main prizes will be door prizes - turn up and you have a shot at a new day pack, a trail runners vest, or a $100 gift card.    

And something to eat and imbibe, but details on that will follow.

The days will slowly be getting longer in July, but there will be plenty of time for new ideas to be converted to new hardware before summer.

Who will bring the lightest pack - that passes the judges scrutiny?   

It would also be useful to have some helpers on the night - so if you would like to assist please e-mail me.

Single Day Hiking Knocklofty and more Lynne Maher Tuesday 11 July 2023 09:00 6-7 hours Medium 12 - ish

We will meet at the roundabout at the top of Mt Stuart Road and from there walk up onto Knocklofty via the Fiona Allen Track.  From there we will follow a section of the summit loop track around the northern side of the summit and cross the fire trail to follow other trails to Noah's Waterhole.

From Noah's Waterhole we will follow fire trails to the head of McRobie's Gully, and briefly join the Main Fire Trail before joining the fire trail along the southern side of McRobie's Gully.  We'll follow this to the hill above Cascade Gardens at which point I hope to have worked out exactly where the track down to Cascade Gardens starts.  

We'll follow McRobie's Road to the start of a fire trail that will take us up to the top of Forest Road, then back onto Knocklofty to enjoy the view from the Picnic Area.

 Then past the Frog Bog, past the elusive Tawny Frogmouths and along the fire trail that takes us to Weerona Avenue and back to our meeting point.

Category Image Theatre Royal Tour Viv Evans Wednesday 12 July 2023 10:00 1-2 hours Easy 1

We will meet at Theatre to be taken on our tour.

Single Day Hiking Mount Brown - Crescent Bay Beach Jeanette Kelly Thursday 13 July 2023 09:00 4.5 hrs Easy - Medium 7.5kms

Mount Brown & Crescent Bay Beach - Mentored Walk

This short rocky coastal walk in the Tasman National Park has great scenery including views of Cape Raoul, Cape Pillar, and Tasman Island. We will travel as a group from Sorell to the Remarkable Cave Carpark where the walk commences. The track, through dune country, is well formed however is high and exposed with great views out to sea. The plan is to walk to Mount Brown first both the rocky cairn and trig point. This involves a short steep rocky climb with the reward of great views. A walking pole would be beneficial for managing the rocky climb and descent. We will then head down to the end of the track at Crescent Bay Beach where we will then scramble over boulders for a stroll along the beautiful beach and to enjoy a leisurely lunch. We will retrace the main track to the car park and head back to Sorell with a coffee stop at Dunalley. 

Overnight - multi-day Cape Pillar John VanderNiet Saturday 15 July 2023 08:00 3 days Medium 30

Day 1 involves an approx. 1.5 hour drive to Fortescue Bay, followed by a 7km walk via the old Cape Pillar Track to Bare Knoll camping area. The camping area includes platforms, a toilet and reportedly tank water.

Day 2 involves a 15km return day walk to Cape Pillar, with tall cliffs and views over Tasman Island.

On day 3 we can choose to return by our inward route, or via the Three Capes Track over Mt Fortescue. While the straight up and back walk involves only minor changes in height, the circuit over Mt Fortecue involves a 250m climb and an additional 4km.

Single Day Hiking Wellington Waterfalls Circuit Greg Robertson Saturday 15 July 2023 09:30 4-5 hours Medium 10-11km

The walk starts from the end of Old Farm Road and climbs up Myrtle Gully to Junction Cabin, stopping at Secret Falls and Oakes Falls. Then continues up the Hunters track and turn off following the pad to Lakins Lairs and back to Junction cabin. We then head to O'Grady Falls and Featherstone Cascades via the Shoobridge track, stopping at Octopus Tree on the way. 

After lunch we descend to Strickland Falls via the Rivulet track and Huon Highway. There is a short steep climb from the falls onto the Middle Island Fire Trail, which returns us to Old Farm Road.

Most of the walk is on well-formed tracks with the exception of Lakins Lair and Featherstone Cascades. 

Single Day Hiking Mt Lloyd Ben Walter Sunday 16 July 2023 09:30 2-3 hours Medium 6km

A relatively cruisy winter walk up a mountain at the north end of the Wellington Range that I’ve been meaning to visit for yonks. We’ve got permission to cross private property from the north, then we’ll wander up the road to the summit - the trip should be about 6 km, including a steady climb of a little over 300m elevation. In reasonable weather, we should have pleasant views of the Derwent valley and the Wellington Range. More than plausible we’ll nick off to the Salmon Ponds for pancakes and coffee afterwards.

Single Day Hiking Across the East Face David Reeve Wednesday 19 July 2023 09:45 3 hrs Easy 5.5 km

Our adventure takes across the rugged East Face of Knocklofty. Well.. actually it's an easy walk on formed walking tracks and a few suburban footpaths. Let's hope for a sunny morning! 

We'll take a route northward through the Knocklofty Reserve, then through a couple of reserves in Mount Stuart. Morning tea will be provided at an undisclosed location. Then we'll take a different route back along the Weerona Fire Trail. There a few do-able uphill bits and a few steps, but we can adjust which way we go according to the needs of the group. 

If you like, bring your lunch to consume close to the finish point if the weather is fine. 

Single Day Hiking Tinderbox Hill and Magazine Gully Gail Friesen Thursday 20 July 2023 09:30 5 hours Medium 13.5

We’ll start our walk along the Suncoast track and then head up from the dog park to the top of Tinderbox Hill. From here we’ll traverse the ridge line to Tinderbox Nature Reserve and drop down into Magazine Gully   The track in and out of Magazine Gully is quite steep and rough so poles would be useful. We will continue up the other end of the gully and lunch on top of the hill before returning to Blackmans Bay Beach.  

Single Day Hiking Duckhole lake and creekton falls gregory brown Saturday 22 July 2023 08:00 4 hrs return Medium 10.5 km return

Duckhole lake and creekton falls is an out and back walk of about 10. 5km.The first 2km to Duckhole lake is mostly boardwalk and past the lake the track can be muddy and wet with some trees down. The track can be very slippery and there is a rope to help get up one step hill. Creekton falls is a large waterfall on creekton rivulet and can accessed from either the duckhole lake track, or via Adamsons falls track.  

Single Day Hiking Tangara Trail Acton Loop Geoff Buckman Sunday 23 July 2023 10:30 3.5 hrs Easy - Medium 8k

For a view of the walk route please google

The loop takes in a mixture of rural vistas, wooded areas and open grassland. There are no challenging hills and the trail runs through open areas with good sight lines.

The track is mostly a narrow footpad with an unformed surface and may contain trip hazards, overgrown vegetation and boggy areas after rain. A section uses the roadway along Acton Court and Acton Drive but both are quiet roads. Take care at road crossings on busy Acton Road and Seven Mile Beach Road.. 

After returning to our cars, we can drive to Lauderdale if desired to have drinks or snacks at a cafe.

Single Day Hiking Mount Stuart/Lenah Valley Nola Chapman Tuesday 25 July 2023 09:30 5 hrs Medium 14km

A pleasant winter walk around the mountain. We will meet at the end of Lenah Valley Road at 9.30 for a car shuffle to Mt. Stuart lookout/Reservoir.
We will start the walk along the Fiona Allen track and head up Noah’s Saddle, stopping for morning tea above Noah’s Waterhole.

We then continue up to the junction of the Main Fire Trail and breakneck track. This is a short but steep (.2kms) climb up to Junction Cabin with a stop off into Madison Gardens to view the waterfall. Lunch at Junction cabin and then head down to our cars by the Lenah Valley track.


Single Day Hiking Peter Murrell Reserve Pam Taylor Thursday 27 July 2023 10:00 4 Hrs Easy 10 Km

Peter Murrell is a reserve of 135 hectares between Blackmans Bay, Kingston and Tinderbox.  Todays walk will see us criss crossing the fire trials and tracks in the reserve

Single Day Hiking Xmas in July Sarah Atkinson Saturday 29 July 2023 09:00 3-4 Hours Easy - Medium 3-6

Join with fellow walkers on an overnight stay in the Hobart Walking Club hut at Lake Dobson for a Xmas in July celebration.  After meeting at the Granton car park in the morning we will travel up to Lake Dobson.  Car pooling will be organised closer to the event. We will start by walking around to the hut with our gear and supplies, which will decided upon and organised prior to the weekend, and settle in.  We will then do a walk depending on conditions either to Tarn Shelf or Lake Seal before returning to the hut to prepare our dinner.  Accommodation is limited to only 14 at the hut.

Single Day Hiking Short walk with Lunch - Brinktop Reserve Bev Reardon Wednesday 02 August 2023 10:00 4 hours Easy 6km

We will meet at the Carpark at the Richmond Bridge and walk out along David’s Way and into the Brinktop Reserve, 3km approx each way. We will have our elevenses there before returning the same way to the Carpark and from there on to the Richmond Arms Hotel for lunch.

Single Day Hiking Four Bays plus Connections David Reeve Thursday 03 August 2023 09:30 4 hrs Easy 9.5 km

We will organise a car shuttle from our meeting point to our Start at Montrose Bay.

There’s precious little bush on this walk! Instead, we’ll experience a variety of riverside reserves and paths, and observe the different character of each of the four bays: Elwick (Montrose), Prince of Wales, New Town and Cornelian. There’ll be great views, marine and industrial landscapes, bird life, some street walking between reserves and a couple of little-known suburban parks. We’ll also spend a while learning the story of the EZ Company’s century old workers’ “garden village” and wandering past its English style stucco houses, now a key part of Tasmania’s architectural heritage.

 The walk is nearly all flat - except for the hill through Lutana - about 50m climb

Single Day Hiking Kunanyi Rainforest Loops Lesley Wickham Sunday 06 August 2023 09:30 5-6 hours Easy - Medium 13km

We'll warm up walking to Ferntree, where we'll go up the Ferny Gully track to The Springs, travelling slowly to enjoy the sights of the rainforest. At the Springs we'll have morning tea (option to buy hot drinks from Lost Freight) then continue along the North-South track to the Shoobridge Junction (Option to visit the Octopus Tree). We'll cut up that track to the Lenah Valley track, returning to The Springs for lunch (option to visit Sphinx Rock), allowing the possibility of buying hot food or drink from Lost Freight again. From there, we'll return via Middle Track and Silver Falls to our cars. The emphasis of this walk will be on observation and enjoyment of the forest rather than covering ground quickly.

Single Day Hiking Mt Louis and Tinderbox Hills Urszula Stanny Tuesday 08 August 2023 09:30 7 hrs Medium 16

After meeting at Lady Penrhyn Drive (at the parking area just past the corner with Scarborough Ave) we’ll walk along various tracks through Peter Murrell reserve to Tinderbox Hills. There may be some wildflowers in flower in the reserve and if we are fairly quiet we’ll also hear some birdsong.

There is a road walk of about 400m between the reserve and the start of the Tinderbox Hills track.

The track has public access through private properties to the Tinderbox Nature Reserve, and walkers are asked to keep to the track.
On the track there are ups and down and some steep sections with loose stones. If you use trek poles, they will probably come in handy on this walk.
Once we get up a little there are views through the trees towards Opossum Bay to the East, and Kettering and beyond to the west.
At this time of year there could be orchids to spot.

It’s an ideal winter walk as it would rarely be affected by ice, but it may be a little chilly.

At the time of writing I had walked as far as the Nature Reserve, and I may not get to walk the rest of the way to Mt Louis before the event, but the fire trail/track continues on, as depicted on the information board at the start of the track.

Single Day Hiking Mortimer Bay Trail Nola Chapman Thursday 10 August 2023 09:30 4-4.5 hrs Medium 12kms

We will meet at 9.30 at the Mortimer Bay Coastal Reserve car park.

This is a lovely winters walk along the Mortimer Bay Coastal Track. We have scenic views across the bay to Arms End as the track undulates along the coast. We will return via the bush land tracks of Storm Bay View Track, Hidden Valley Track and Emu Track.

Single Day Hiking Mortimer Bay Trail Nola Chapman Thursday 10 August 2023 09:30 4-4.5 hrs Medium 12kms

We will meet at 9.30 at the Mortimer Bay Coastal Reserve car park.

This is a lovely winters walk along the Mortimer Bay Coastal Track. We have scenic views across the bay to Arms End as the track undulates along the coast. We will return via the bush land tracks of Storm Bay View Track, Hidden Valley Track and Emu Track.

Single Day Hiking Coal Mines Explore + Mount Stewart Belinda Jefferies Saturday 12 August 2023 09:00 5 hours Easy - Medium 10km

We will begin our day exploring the Coal Mines historic site and then begin a circuit taking in all the main areas of the site. 

The start of the walk is at the Settlement, then we will walk up the hill to the Main Shaft. At this point we will detour to the rarely visited Mount Stewart, a short 130m climb to the site of an old signal station now just ruins. I recommend gaiters for this section of the walk as it is quite overgrown and at this time of the year may be a bit "snakey". Once we have enjoyed the views we will head back down the Inclined Plane to Plunkett Point, then return along the convict road to the Settlement.

I recommend this walk for all easy-medium walkers. The medium component is due to a few short steep sections and an overgrown track to Mount Stewart.

Lovely coastal views and a pretty picnic site for our lunch.

Single Day Hiking Neika to Ferntree Lynne Maher Wednesday 16 August 2023 10:00 3 hours Easy 5 or 11

We will meet at Fern Glade Car Park and car pool (for those wishing to do so) to Neika.  From Neika 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, or takeaway coffee with lunch eaten in the park opposite the tavern.

From Fern Tree, car pool drivers will be returned to their cars at Neika.  I will be walking back to Neika if anyone wishes to join me for the longer walk.

Single Day Hiking Kunanyi Rainforest Loops Lesley Wickham Thursday 17 August 2023 09:30 5-6 hours Easy - Medium 13km

We'll warm up walking to Ferntree, where we'll go up the Ferny Gully track to The Springs, travelling slowly to enjoy the sights of the rainforest. At the Springs we'll have morning tea (option to buy hot drinks from Lost Freight) then continue along the North-South track to the Shoobridge Junction (Option to visit the Octopus Tree). We'll cut up that track to the Lenah Valley track, returning to The Springs for lunch (option to visit Sphinx Rock), allowing the possibility of buying hot food or drink from Lost Freight again. From there, we'll return via Middle Track and Silver Falls to our cars. The emphasis of this walk will be on observation and enjoyment of the forest rather than covering ground quickly.

Single Day Hiking Geilston Bay to Flagstaff Hill Graeme Denne Tuesday 22 August 2023 09:30 5 hrs Medium 10

We begin by walking adjacent to Faggs Creek Gully to the entrance to Pilchers Hill reserve, then there's a gentle climb to Rocky Tom. After a break we make our way to Flagstaff Hill our lunch spot. Panoramic views of the river, mountain and surrounding area are a feature of this spot.

On return we skirt Rocky Tom and then retrace our inward route.

Overnight - multi-day Circuit from Fern Tree via Waterworks Geoff Buckman Thursday 24 August 2023 09:30 4hrs 45mins Medium 13 km

This walk has been classified as Medium. It will start from the Fern Tree Quarry car park on Huon Rd from where the Fern Glade track commences. .As parking here can be restricted you may wish to share another attendee's car to the walk start. The walk will take various tracks (mostly downhill) to the Waterworks where we shall have morning tea by the upper reservoir. There are toilets located here. It is intended to inspect Sixpence Cave on the way.  After this it is mostly uphill back to our start.  We may join the upper bit of the Rivulet Track (not the infamous part!) so we can visit the recreation reserve near Strickland Falls. The number on this walk is limited to 16 for safety reasons. At walk end (estimated at 2.30 pm) those who wish can enjoy drinks at the Fern Tree Tavern. Please check the weather forecast and dress suitably remembering we shall warm up on the upward section. 

Single Day Hiking Hut Ruins Lower Wellington slopes Christine Anderson Sunday 27 August 2023 09:30 6 hours Medium 10

In the late 19th and early 20th century there was a craze for building rustic huts on the mountain. They were mostly built on land owned by the Cascade Brewery and were built almost entirely out of local materials. They were erected in secluded spots by groups of friends or workmates who had joined together. The stonework for the terraces of the huts endures as do the remains of the chimneys. Our plan is to explore these ruins some of which are in the area of the Myrtle Gully track and then onto the Wiggins Quarry track via junction cabin. The final ruin will bring us out just above the main fire trail from which we shall complete our circuit and return to our cars. The walk takes us off the main trails and may be slippery at this time of year.

Single Day Hiking Umbrella Point, Bruny Island Peter Tuft Tuesday 29 August 2023 08:30 6 h Medium 12

Umbrella Point is a pretty peninsula on Bruny Island roughly opposite Woodbridge. We will leave cars at Kettering, walk to the Bruny ferry, then walk mostly along shorelines to Umbrella Point with a partial variation of the route on return. Lovely waterfront scenery most of the way. We will catch the 9:10 ferry so make sure you are at the meeting point by 8:30.

Single Day Hiking Breakfast at Corinda Viv Evans Wednesday 30 August 2023 09:00 2 hours Easy 0

Corinda House have started providing breakfasts for the general public so I though some may like to get together and go there.  They have a varied choice of lighter to full breakfast.  There is an absolute maximum of 15 people as that is all their eating area can accommodate.

Single Day Hiking Cascade Gardens to lower slopes of Mt Wellington Margeret Brocklehurst Thursday 31 August 2023 10:00 3 - 4 hrs Easy - Medium 8-10kms

We will start this walk at the Cascade Gardens carpark. Turn right off Cascade Road (before you get to the Brewery) onto McRobies Road, then a hard left into the Cascade Gardens Carpark, near the toilet block. If the carpark is full there should be plenty of parking in the side street. We will walk up behind the gardens and onto a track which will take us behind the Brewery. Please Note: A small part of this track will be steep in places and could  be muddy with a crossing on rocks over the rivulet. Walking sticks are advisable. Crossing over Old Farm Road we will join the Cascade Track up to the Main Fire Trail. Depending on time we may walk up to the Myrtle Gully Falls before retracing our steps back to the Main Fire Trail and continuing along before a short sharp climb up part of the Middle Island Fire Trail which we take us onto the Crosscut Track. This track is shared with bikes, but as the riders will be puffing their way up the hill we should have a clear view of them. Back to the Main Fire Track where we will link up with a very rocky track, in parts, back to the Cascade Gardens. Morning Tea/Lunch will be enjoyed during the walk with coffee for those interested after the walk


Single Day Hiking Mortimer Bay and Tangara Trails Lesley Oliver Sunday 03 September 2023 10:00 5 Easy - Medium 14

From sand ford drive down Rifle Range Road for approximately 3.5 kms. The road then curves into Gellibrand Road. Continue to Mortimer Bay car park which is about a further  3kms on the right. We will start our walk at Gorringe’s beach and walk along the coastal track of Ralph’s Bay and over to Goats Bluff. We will walk to the end of the  beach and return via Calvert Lagoon and Tangara trail bush land tracks. The tracks are well formed, with a couple of hills. 

Single Day Hiking Hartz Peak Anthony Hollick Tuesday 05 September 2023 08:30 5 Medium 7

A great walk in an alpine area, with some of the best views into the south and west. The walk starts off on a fairly level track past Lake Esperance and Lady Lake before climbing steeply to Hartz Saddle, then another climb to the summit. Height gain of about 400m on a made track with quite a bit of duck boarding, but a rocky scramble to the top. 

Single Day Hiking Dears Ridge Susan Gardner Tuesday 05 September 2023 08:30 5-6 hours Medium 15

Dears Ridge is a 460m hill behind Garden Island Creekl. We will travel to Garden Island Creek and park in a quiet street. We then walk beside the creek to a pretty spot called Flat Rock for morning Tea. We will head along an old road through lovely bush, climbing gradually until we reach the ridge. There may be fallen logs to negotiate and some muddy patches. If the weather is clear we should be able to see down to Birches Bay. We return the same way.

Single Day Hiking Short Walk with Lunch - Lauderdale Viv Evans Wednesday 06 September 2023 10:00 4-5 hours with lunch Easy 6-8km

We will meet at the beach and make our way alongside the canal, heading off to a track behind the houses.  A short walk on a roadside track will take us to a street leading to our morning tea spot.  We will return on the same tracks.  As this is longer than our usual walks with lunch there will be options to turn back should you prefer a shorter walk.  You can then meet us at the Foreshore Hotel {Lauderdale Tavern} where we will be having lunch.

Single Day Hiking Green Head Christine Wilson Thursday 07 September 2023 08:30 4 - 5 hours Easy - Medium Approx 10km

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. There is an option to extend it slightly to Lobster Point, should people be interested. This will add 2 -3 k to thewalk.  Approximately 10k and 4.5 hours walking and approx 2.5 hours driving. We can have coffee at Bangor on our way home, should people wish . 

Single Day Hiking Deep Glen Bay John VanderNiet Saturday 09 September 2023 08:00 7 hrs Medium 12km

Deep Glen Bay is known as the place where the survivors of the Blythe Star came ashore in a life raft after their ship sank near South West Cape in 1973.

Our day will begin with roughly an hour's drive from Sorell, followed by 5km along old logging roads, initially steep, but then relatively easy going.

The 300m drop down Deep Glen Creek over 1km  is steep and slippery, so you need to be comfortable in those conditions, as well as the climb back up.

We'll have lunch on the rocks in the bay, and return up the creek. From there, we can either return via our inward route on the old logging roads, or have a look for a track shown on older maps that connects to McGregors Peak, from which we can take the established track back to the cars.

Single Day Hiking Bluff River Gorge Christine Wilson Sunday 10 September 2023 08:30 5 - 6 hours Medium Approx 14k

Sure footedness is required on parts of this circuit walk. The Gorge's narrow track passes close to spectacular sandstone caves and outcrops of varying shapes, sizes, intricate designs and delightful colours. Many animal tracks on view. Part of the walk is on the floor of the Gorge passing permanent waterholes. There are two river crossings which may be slippery and wet after rain. Some rock hopping will be required. Stinging nettles are prolific in parts - gardening gloves and long trousers are recommended. Five to six hours of walking as there are many obstacles to traverse. 

Single Day Hiking Tangara Trail Acton Circuit Geoff Buckman Tuesday 12 September 2023 10:00 4.5 - 5 hrs Medium 12-13k

The aim is to walk a circuit from the Tangara Park Hub on Acton Court. Note: to get to Acton Court, turn off Acton Drive at the high end as you drive up it. If coming along Acton Road turn into Acton Drive first. The parking area in Acton Court is on the right-hand side. Our walk distance should be approx. 12 to 13 km and the walk will include both undulating and flat tracks. Tracks vary from wide trails to narrow footpads or even grassy verges. There will be some road walking when necessary. Various tracks lead up to and past Single Hill. We may either walk over it or around it depending on weather conditions and the fitness of participants. This walk will not include beach walking or walking along the coastline however from Single Hill there are good views of Seven Mile Beach and Frederick Henry Bay. Being on a circuit we shall return to the place where the vehicles are parked. From there, after the walk, we can drive to Lauderdale for a leisurely drink or snack before departing for home.  Duration should be between four and a half and five hours including morning tea and lunch. In addition to walkers the Tangara trails are used by horse riders (to whom we must give way) and cyclists. As this walk is mid-week, it is unlikely we shall encounter many of them.

Single Day Hiking Leeaberrra Track Robyn Tuft Thursday 14 September 2023 08:00 3 days Medium - Hard 28 km

The Leeaberra track is a 28 km walk in the Douglas-Apsley National Park, north of Bicheno on the East Coast.. We will be walking north to south over 3 days. We will need to first do a car swap. We start walking a few kms back from Thompson's Marshes on E Road. The first day is relatively short (but with an initial climb), to allow for exploration of some waterfalls and maybe a swim for the intrepid ones! Day 2 takes us to the Douglas River, with some side trips to lookouts. Day 3 involves a steep climb out of the river to a fire road and onto Apsley Waterhole, where we finish.

We have put this on at this time of year as Parks allow campfires in the park. We have allowed a time window to hopefully capture some nice weather.

Single Day Hiking Lost World Gilli Fife Thursday 14 September 2023 09:30 4-5 hours Medium - Hard 3.5km

We will start at 0900 at the overflow car park lower Springs and car share to the chalet, we will leave car/cars there and proceed to the small car park opposite the start of the walk.  This not really a hard walk if one is careful and sure-footed, rock scrambling.  Initially passes through gnarled Tasmanian snow gums then a steep climb down into the Lost World looking up along the face of the mini organ pipes.  We will walk (with care) through the Lost World to the Old Hobartians Track then up the steep Hunters Track to the Chalet from where the drivers will be taken back to their cars.  Coffee at the Springs for those who wish.  We will morning tea and lunch somewhere along the way.

Single Day Hiking Styx Valley of the Giants Christine Anderson Sunday 17 September 2023 08:00 6 hours Easy - Medium 10

I recently returned to the Styx Valley after a long absence and would like to share this experience with you all. I had in hand my trusty notes from the Wilderness Society from some years ago. On this recce I was exploring this area for about 6 hours. It is not a 6 hour walk. It is an opportunity to contemplate the tallest hardwood trees in the world, Eucalyptus regnans. We will start with a wander through the Big Tree reserve and then directly opposite is a 15 minute wander down to the Styx River. We then drive up to the Tolkien Track which has a network of tracks that take us to Morannon, the twin trunks named Fangorn; enter the Cave Tree; and stand in awe under Gandalf's Staff which is the 84m tall giant that was host to the Global Rescue Station. There is also the Chapel Tree which is a 400 year old giant and if there is time we shall finish with the Shinglebend on the bank of the Styx River. Within the Tolkien Track there is also a waterfall which will be the steepest part of the day. If your not up for ten minutes of steepness each way this can be accommodated. So come and explore. Please consider the owner of vehicles which may provide transport as our day will be more fluid if people can leave on walk boots between starts. Please bring something for the car floor, maybe even a sturdy plastic bag.

After we work out carpooling details at Tynwald Park it will be about an hour to the turn off just past Maydena and then the 15 kms into the start of our walk will take less than half an hour.

Single Day Hiking Shipstern Bluff & Tunnel Bay Circuit Urszula Stanny Tuesday 19 September 2023 08:00 6 Medium 12

This will be a circuit, starting on private property, which allows public access to Tunnel Bay. After morning tea at Tunnel Bay we will head along National Park tracks to Shipstern Bluff for lunch. You will get some lovely views and different interesting terrains on the way around.
We will be mostly on a good track with maybe some muddy patches depending on the weather in the previous weeks. There is a descent to Tunnel Bay and quite a steep descent on formed stairs to Shipstern Bluff. And of course we have to come back up.

Category Image Corinda House and Garden Tour Viv Evans Wednesday 20 September 2023 10:00 2 hours Easy 1km We will meet at Corinda House where Julian will take us on a tour of the house and gardens. This will be followed by morning tea. The house and garden tour are $28.00 with an additional $14.00 if you wish to participate in the morning tea.
Single Day Hiking Lakins Lair (on Kunanyi) Ann Vanderburg Thursday 21 September 2023 09:45 4 hrs Easy - Medium 10 kms

This is a circuit walk (or more accurately a wonky figure of 8 walk). We take various tracks which lead us to and from Lakins Lair & sandstone outcrops near Junction Cabin. In the 1930s, the Lakins family built a rock wall & fireplace in a rock shelter. The tracks vary in condition . Expect some rocky & slippery parts. Coffee at the Lost Freight for those who are interested.

Single Day Hiking New Norfolk riverbank ramble Robyn Colman Thursday 21 September 2023 10:00 4 hours incl. lunch Easy 6km (est)

I will supply details of this walk after I have done a reccie, which will be in July. I envisage a stroll along the Derwent riverbank and areas close by, in and around New Norfolk. 

Single Day Hiking Parsons Track to Sandy Lake Hut Belinda Jefferies Friday 22 September 2023 08:00 2 days, 1 night Medium 30km

Please make sure you are able to travel to Mole Creek on the Thursday night so we can start from Maccas Shed early on Friday morning.

We will hike up the historic Parsons Track in Caveside past two restored old huts, Hills Hut and Haberles Hut. The track up to this point is graded medium. Once we start our climb on to the plateau it steepens, but the distance is pretty short and then we are up on the Central Plateau, beautiful scenery and walking in every direction for days!

We will make our way across the plateau to the lovingly rebuilt Sandy Lake Hut, near Lake Mackenzie where we will enjoy a night in the hut. Please bring tents just in case there are other people around. Camping near the hut is limited so we may need to find another area to camp.

This event will only go ahead if the forecast is fine. It will be difficult to navigate in white out conditions.

This event has been designed for those with some multiday hiking experience but is graded medium so those wanting to give it a go, are encourgaged to consider this trip.

Single Day Hiking Mystery Creek Cave and Bullfrog Tarns Susan Gardner Sunday 24 September 2023 08:00 4.5 - 5 hrs Medium 7km

This walk is the beginning of the walk into the Southern Ranges and makes for an interesting day walk.

We travel to just past the Ida Bay Railway onto South Lune Road and park300m after crossing the railway line. We follow a muddy old railway formation to Mystery Creek Cave where we will have a look and possibly morning tea.

We then proceed uphill past an old quarry and into lovely forest. We continue through varied forest until we reach the ponds on top of a scrubby knoll. If time allows, we may go further to the edge of Moonlight Flats. We return the same way.

Single Day Hiking North-South Track from South to North - using Metro buses David Reeve Tuesday 26 September 2023 09:10 4.5 hrs plus travel Medium 13 km

We did this walk in February last year. This is a chance to do it in early Spring. The only real climb on this walk is at the start, from Fern Tree to the Springs, where we will have morning tea. Then we’ll follow the attractive North South track for its 10km downhill length from the Springs to Tolosa Park, stopping for lunch along the way. This is a shared track, but sight lines are good and bike traffic is usually low on Tuesdays. By using Metro services we avoid a lengthy car shuttle and promote the use of public transport. 

Transport Arrangements:

Rather than arrange a car shuttle, in this walk we will link with regular Metro bus services at either end. (But if you privately arrange to have a car at either end that’s OK, and by arrangement you can meet us at Fern Tree. 

In the morning: We catch Route 448 bus at Franklin Square at 9:20am, arriving at Fern Tree at 9:40am. Alternatively, you can park at Fern Tree and meet at Fern Tree Park at 9:45am. Let the organiser know if you plan to do this.

In the afternoon: We catch Route 503 bus at 2:16pm at Tolosa Reserve, arriving in Collins St at 3:01pm. (You may choose to get off along the way). If your car is at Fern Tree a bus leaves Franklin Square at 3:15pm, arriving Fern Tree at 3:39pm)

Some walkers may want to link to the Bellerive ferry – but that’s up to you to research!

Single Day Hiking Marriotts Falls Walk Rosemary Yeoland Thursday 28 September 2023 09:00 4 hours approx Easy Approx 5km

We follow a well-formed track on the north side of the Tyenna River turning uphill across a field and into a rainforest. From there the track may be muddy with occasional fallen logs to negotiate. Lunch spot will depend on prior rainfall. Time permitting we may also visit Russell and Horseshoe Falls before coffee at the Mt Field visitors centre. (Park pass is required for parking in the carpark. 

Single Day Hiking Mt Marian Gary Poland Saturday 30 September 2023 07:30 6 hours Medium 18km

The walk begins with a steep ascent of the Myrtle Forest track until we reach the fire trail below Collins Cap. From there we follow the East West Trail past the flank of Collins Bonnet and Trestle Mountain until turning off the fire trail to Mt Marian. This track crosses a flat area of alpine bush and then a short rocky ascent to the summit for lunch with panoramic views (weather permitting). 

Nothing too technical but a fair distance out and back.