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Walking for pleasure for 60 years

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Category Image East Coast Base Camp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday 11 June 2024 12:00 2

Escape winter to the sunny east coast for a relaxing few days base camped at Dora Point. There will be walking and kayaking options for those joining me with the opportunity for people to explore other areas in their vehicles. All activities will be weather dependent.  

Category Image Rocky Cape Cathedral Rocks & Tinkers LO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 15 June 2024 07:30 3

I’d like to have an explore of Cathedral Rock & visit Tinkers LO… not a long day, but the days are short in June. Text me on 0428451528

Category Image John Palmer Track This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 16 June 2024 09:30 2

This is planned as a relaxed walk along the seashore out along the John Palmer Track and then back along the beach (mostly). It is winter so the weather is uncertain but unless it is particularly wet and windy I plan on doing the walk, we shouldn't be only fine weather walkers. Join me and hope for good weather! 

Category Image Castra Falls Circuit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 19 June 2024 08:30 3

With a threat of logging of this area I'm taking the Central Coast Mayor & CEO for a site inspection. Feel free to join us for a short day, hopefully after plenty of rain to make the falls a bit more spectacular.

Category Image Mighty Dial This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 20 June 2024 12:00 3

We will meet at the Post Office in Penguin at 12pm and then dirve to the Gnomon Car Park.  From there we walk the road up to and past the Mt Duncan track sign, continuing on the road until we met a track off to our left which will eventually brings us back to the road at the Mt Duncan track sign.  From here it is just another 30 minutes back to the cars.  All in all it is about 2.5 hours of walking not including any breaks.  Like any thing in the Mighty Dial it is up and down, just so you are prepared.  The usual applies - good walking boots, rain jacket, hat, warm clothes, lunch and snacks plus water.

Category Image Scott Kilvert Hut This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 22 June 2024 08:30 3

Assuming the weather is reasonable my aim is to walk from Dove Lake,  into Scott Kilvert hut where we can enjoy our lunch in shelter before returning, would like to mix it up slightly and go in via the Truganini track. 

In the event of a dire forecast then an easier walk will be our alternate.

Category Image Montana Falls, Alum Cliffs & Sensation Gorge This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 23 June 2024 08:00 3

All of these walks are short and offer a variety of experiences. As they are close together, each being accessed from the Mole Creek Road, or its continuation, the Liena Road, they represent an attractive day’s combination.

Montana Falls and the nearby Montana Cascades are on Western Creek, about midway between Red Hills and Montana. The walk to Alum Cliffs (also known as Tulampanga, meaning “a sacred celebration place”) is along a scenic spur to a lookout high above the Mersey River as it flows through the Alum Cliffs Gorge. Sensation Gorge contains two unnamed waterfalls on the Overflow Creek. In places the track is somewhat overgrown but the Gorge lives up to its name and rewards the effort in travelling through it.

Category Image Boom Gate to Ronny Creek This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 26 June 2024 09:00 2

An easy walk from the boom gate carpark along the boardwalk to Ronny Creek. If time allow we can wander to Dove Lake and catch the bus back to the car park. 

Category Image Mount Cameron Field Centre Stay This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 29 June 2024 07:30 3

As the weather is getting colder in the mountains I thought it was time to put a walk on that gives us the comfort of some accommodation at the Mt Cameron Field Centre. A few years ago I put this walk on and it was very successful. There is everything provided including a warm wood heater and hot showers. I intend to drive down the Saturday and meet the Field Centre Person to get the key and pay for the stay. Then after Lunch we can walk to the top of Mt Cameron. Weather permitting there are numerous walks in the area and if anyone wants to bring their bike(Gravel or mountain bike) they are welcome as there is a nice riding loop to do in the area too. We will head home on Tuesday after cleaning the centre, but for those who want to come only for the weekend they are most welcome.  It will cost $25 per night per person.  It is advised to bring the cash on the Saturday so then we can give it to the Field Centre then. There are mattresses on the bunks, but we will have to bring our own bedding and towels. Cutlery and crockery are supplied, but please bring own tea towels and food. If you are interested in coming feel free in contacting me in the evenings.

Category Image Social Meeting with Reviews and Guest Speaker, Gil Hays: Slide Night, Gil's favourite photos. Counter Meal. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 01 July 2024 19:30

Gil will inspire us with a selection of  slides of his favourite photos. Counter Meal

Category Image Waterfalls and Fungi Photography This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 04 July 2024 09:00 2

Nice easy day out photographing fungi and waterfalls. Plan is to walk to Philosopher Falls first. Have lunch and then visit Wandle Falls.

Category Image Mt Field Nat Park (Lake Dobson Hut) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 06 July 2024 07:30 3

Overnight trips tend to become a tad unprepossessing in winter don't they? After all, who in their right mind would want to camp in the cold on a freezing winter's night? A day walk in the mountains and being able to return to a nice fire warmed hut sounds so much better. So I'm planning a visit to Mt Field National Park for a few day walks. We'll be based at the lovely HWC Lake Dobson Hut. It has lighting, loos (drop type), gas stoves and wood heaters plus bunk beds (but byo bedding/sleeping bag). There is crockery, utensils, pots & pans in the hut but you can bring your own if you wish. There are no power points in the hut. Eskys are the go as it's only a few hundred metres walk from the car park. 

At the conclusion of our stay all attendees will be required to pitch in for a White Glove Panic. If you don't know what that means - we leave the place spotless. 

The walking plans will be very flexible based on what people wish to do plus of course what the weather wants to do. Plenty of day walks in the area to choose from. There is a possibility that The Watcher may be on the agenda though as a starting point.  

Cost for non HWC members is $20 per person per night. You can come for one, two or three nights - whatever suits. 

Category Image Forth Falls This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 14 July 2024 09:00 3

This is a pleasant walk to two sets of Water Falls and some cascades.

It is a short walk with beautiful Forrest and some views of Lake Barrington. 

There are some steep sections and slippery rocks to navigate to get the best views of the Falls. Lunch spot will be at the Upper Falls.

Suitable footwear is advisable plus the usual waterproof coat and warm clothing.

Meeting point is 9.am at the Ulverstone Wharf where we can organise carpooling. 

Category Image Information day for prospective members This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 14 July 2024 09:15 Noit Applicable

An information and skills practice to introduce or advance 'prospectives' skills and knowledge about bushwalking and how the club works. Intended for people new to club, regardless of their existing experience, or lack of it. It would save time if you could bring your own lunches along, but if this is too hard, then there are cafes a hundred metres away. 

My intention is to make the day as practical as possible rather than sitting around listening to me talking. If you could bring a packed day pack along then we can use it to discuss gear and also do a short walk to practice naviagation. I'm planning to drive to the Dial Range's Mount Montgomery carpark for the afternoon's activity. To get to the carpark, follow Ironcliffe Road out of Penguin and turn left (roughly east) down Montgomery Road.
At the most we will walk to the top of Mount Montgomery, an ascent of 330 metres. I'm aiming to finish at about 4.30 pm. 

The gear list in the club's 'Guide to Bushwalking for Prospective members' will be referred to and it would be useful if you could at least skim it before attending. If you have a compass then please bring it along and I will bring several, a paper map for each person, and a GPS app map of the area. I realise the gear list is over the top for a few hour's trip close to a town, but you might find it useful to see if you have all the gear the list recommends and think about what are the highest priority items.

Note that attending a training day is a pre-requisite for becoming a full club member, and even very experienced bushwalkers have learnt new things on the day.

Category Image Meander Falls This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 20 July 2024 07:10 3

Meander Falls is an incredible sight especially when frozen , if we have a few cold clear days we could well be lucky.

The track in  is most well well marked with a few slippery roots and rocks accordingly I would suggest wear your sturdy boots , plenty of warm clothing  and sturdy waterproof coat , I normally have my lunch near the base of the falls , but yes it is remarkably chilly.

Departing from Burnie yacht club at 7.10am or York St Latrobe at 8am

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 21 July 2024 08:00 3

Winter is with us so the working bees will be closer to the coast, especially with shorter daylight hours. Preparation work for upcoming foxglove treatment along the Leven River is one area that needs attention. Come join us for an outing, with some gentle exercise along the way.

Category Image Mighty Dial This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 25 July 2024 12:00 3

It is always a delightful day in the Mighty Dial and this walk will have all the elements that allow for some challenge, views and lots of fresh air.  We will meet at the Penguin Post Office at 12pm and drive to the Mt Gnomon Car Park.  From there it is a steepish walk to Mt Gnomon where the views are amazing.  After a bite to eat, we will continue along the saddle to Mt Dial.  Even though it is a return trip, there is always more to experience.  I expect that walking time will be around 3 hours of up and down.  The usual applies - good walking boots, hat, rain jacket, food, water and a smile.

Category Image Walls of Jerusalem Snow day This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 27 July 2024 07:30 4

Hopefully there will be snow. Walk to pool of Bethesda & Siloam. Make sure your boots are well waterproofed. Be prepared for cold conditions. Ice & snow gadgets may be useful. Text me on 0428451528.

Category Image Solitary Mans Hut This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 28 July 2024 07:00 4

We will head up the WOJ track to Trappers Hut & then turn off the main track to George Howes Lake & then head to Tiger Lake along a a minor pad.  If the weather & group are okay with it, we will head down to Wild Dog Creek & then back to the main track, out past Solomons Jewels & back to Trappers Hut.

Category Image Point Vision This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 03 August 2024 08:00 3

This always proves to be a lovely Winter walk. It begins with a brisk walk across the paddocks, then there is the steady climb up the fire trail to really warm you up. We should be at the top of Point Vision in time for morning tea. Now all the hard work is done we can enjoy a relaxing meander along the ridge-line and back down to the coast.

Category Image Cathcart Bluff This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 04 August 2024 07:30 4

Cathcart Bluff is part of the Western Tiers just west of Poatina.  We drive to the top of Poatina Hill, leave our cars at the locked gate and then follow the road west for about 2.5 km before heading across to the Bluff.  It should be a fairly straight forward walk with only about 4 hrs of walking.

Category Image Copper Cove This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 08 August 2024 09:30 3

We will meet at 9.30am at the Narawntapu Visitors Centre car park. A pleasant stroll across spring lawn, then up to the top of Archers Knob for morning tea. Then along the beach and up to the Copper Cove camp site for our lunch break. We will attempt to find the steep track above the camp site back to the track and re-trace our steps along the beach and back to the cars via the coastal track. Hopefully we will have a beautiful sunny winter day in this great coastal area. Time permitting, afternoon tea in the day shelter at the car park.

Category Image Social meeting with Reviews. Counter Meal. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 12 August 2024 19:30

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Category Image Anniversary Bay Loop This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 14 August 2024 08:30 3

This is an easy circuit walk from Sisters Beach and will include a side trip to Lee Archer Cave. The walk is all on track or on beach.

Category Image Moorland Point to Hawley Beach This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 17 August 2024 08:30 3

August is a roll of the dice proposition for climbing mountains. And the dice always seem to be loaded. So in order to get as far away as possible from a windswept icy mountain top this walk will be just about in the ocean. This will be a beach walk along Northdown Beach, around Point Sorrel to Hawley Beach. It's about 13kms and maybe 5 hours or so. The tide will be falling as we start the walk. 

We'll meet in Mill Road Wesley Vale near the corner with Moorland Beach Rd. Here we'll organise a car shuttle to get as many cars as practicable to the end of the walk at Hawley Beach. Whilst mostly a beach walk there is a bit of boulder hopping around Point Sorrel but not too bad. 

Category Image Rinadeena Falls This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 18 August 2024 07:00 4

Rinadeena Falls is a hidden gem located in the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. The track runs southwards adjacent to the Little Fisher River.  The walk is about 20 km return, mostly on old forestry roads.  I have made it a grade 4 because of the distance.  Being August we should have a good flow of water.

Category Image Moina Mines This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 24 August 2024 07:30 4

Around the Moina area are some interesting mine sites to explore. A lot are in the scrub and there may be a bit of bashing involved to get to them. Some I have been to and a couple I haven't. All I have been to was quite some time ago. We will visit the Washington Wilmot Mine near Bell Mountain, Narrawa Reward and a few others in the area, All Nations on Dolcoth Hill and the Shepherd and Merphy Mine at Moina. Expect scrub and steep terrain. Bring good head torches as there are a few adits we can stick our heads in for a look. These will be a series of short walks and short drives between mines. If you would like to join me please give me a call.

Category Image Brewery Knob This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 25 August 2024 08:30 3

While Brewery Knob is an abel, the most enjoyable part of this walk for me is Hounslow Heath, which if the weather is clear gives fabulous views across to Cradle. This will be a circuit walk, we will return to the Ronny Creek bus stop via Maryland Track. There may be a bit of scoparia to get through on the way up to Brewery Knob, otherwise either on track or through low alpine vegetation.

Category Image Executive Meeting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 26 August 2024 19:30

NWWC Executive Meeting commencing 7.30pm at Apex House.

Category Image Ridgley Waterfalls This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 28 August 2024 09:30 2

Meet Highclere Shop at 9.30am for morning tea before we start our adventure!  Order coffee and pull up a chair!  Its quite a few years since we had a look at these great waterfalls, upper cam, the next ones are what I refer to as stinging nettle ones so beware at tewkesbury, a lovely lot of basalt rock nearby, st josephs, then off to guide falls for a bbq lunch, under shelter if wet but in the open if sunny!  There was a hole in the road at Tewkesbury recently so lets hope its fixed otherwise a bit of extra driving.  Please note not much walking to any of the falls virtually close to roadside, but fantastic falls all of them different!  After lunch we will have a look at Sanderson and St Georges (close your eyes to the rubbish nearby) and possibly one or 2 more at West Ridgley, depends if my cousins are about!  Come for a fun days outing with camera's ready for action shots that may win a spot in our photo comp!

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 31 August 2024 08:00 3

Winter is with us so the working bees will be closer to the coast, especially with shorter daylight hours. Preparation work for upcoming foxglove treatment along the Leven River is one area that needs attention. Come join us for an outing, with some gentle exercise along the way.

Category Image Social Meeting with Reviews and Guest Speaker, Julian Varney: A Podiatrist’s view on boots vs shoes for the best ankle support. Walker Out. Counter Meal. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 09 September 2024 19:30

Julian Is a Senior Podiatrist at Footprints Podiatry and will discuss with us whether boots or shoes give more ankle support and what exercises/taping can be useful. Bring your boots along and Julian will be able to give you advice. Walker Out. Counter Meal.

Category Image Kelcey Tier Green Belt This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday 17 September 2024 10:30 2

A lovely little circuit walk visiting the Peace Pole and the Giant Lizard with lunch in the sun somewhere along the track.

Category Image Social Meeting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 07 October 2024 19:30

NWWC Social Meeting

Category Image Social Meeting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 04 November 2024 19:30

       

Category Image Orchid Hunting Montana Falls This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday 12 November 2024 10:00 2

An easy little walk to Montana Falls with object of the walk to find and photograph orchids. The waterfalls are a bonus.

Category Image Executive Meeting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 18 November 2024 19:30

NWWC Executive Meeting, 7.30pm at Apex House. 

Category Image Rural Rides This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday 19 November 2024 09:00

This will be the fourth consecutive year I’ve run this trip and hopefully it will be as successful as the others.  Some of the highlights are -- three rides on quiet back roads through our spectacular rural countryside (52km, 75km & 45km), lunch at the Raspberry Farm, two relaxing nights at Quamby Corner, one evening meal at a pub and a guaranteed fun time. Accommodation options range from tenting to cabin hire and if you intend going you need to book your own.  You are welcome to come for any combination of days that suits you.  Just about any bike will do; touring bike, road bike, mountain bike, ebike or gravel bike.

Category Image Social Meeting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 02 December 2024 19:30

NWWC Social meeting - Christmas Break-up.

Category Image Craggy Peaks Basecamp This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday 10 December 2024 12:00 3

We will be based at Craggy Peaks where accommodation options range from tenting to fully self-contained upmarket units.  You need to book your own accommodation but note that there are only two powered sites so if you need power, get in early!  Even though I put Grade 3 for this trip, walks of grades 1 to 4 will be on offer.  The easy walks are around the 'resort' with the more challenging walks being to destinations such as Castle Cary Ridge, Sphinx Bluff and Stacks Bluff.  I might not do the grade 4 walk(s) but if there is a suitable group who want to tackle them then that should be okay.  A day's sightseeing in the Storys Creek area is also an option.