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Walking for pleasure for 60 years

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Category Image Walford Peak and Sticht Range This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 02 March 2024 07:30 4

We will be walking into the Lake Spicer Track with overnight packs, stopping on the way to climb Newton Peak. Then continue on to the Rosebery Fishing Club Huts. Here we will drop our packs and replace them with day packs. We will follow an old 4WD track nearly all the way to Walford Peak then the last 800m we will wade through scrub to the top for some magnificent views. We will then return to the Huts and set up camp. Next day we will head up onto the Sticht Range from the Huts. There is a lot of climbing and from what I have read button grass, low scrub and a few short thicker patches of scrub. But once on the range it is easy going to the top. After soaking in the views we will retrace our steps and then pack up and walk back to the cars. On this trip expect some creek crossing, scrub and steep walking, but some magnificent views to make it all worth while. If you would like to join me please give me a call.

Category Image Lees Paddocks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 07 March 2024 07:30 3

Meeting at 7:30 Sheffield and drive to the start of the track. The walk will be leisurely and we will take our time as it is still a warm time of the year. Hopefully a visit to the Lees Paddocks hut and then a return walk back the same way as we came.

Category Image Bike Path Cruise This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 08 March 2024 09:45

This will be an easy paced ride from Ulverstone to Devonport and back along the relatively new bike path followed by lunch at The Beach Hut.  So if you've got a bike, dust off the cobwebs, pump up those tyres and come along.  Basically any bike will do!

Category Image Cathedral/Twin Spires This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 09 March 2024 07:30 5

We will head up the Moses Creek track. The walk begins with a steady climb up to Chapter Lake, then across the creek ad up to the top of Grail Falls. Depending on how the party is travelling and how the time is going, we may camp at Chalice Lake or continue on and camp at Tent Tarn. 

Category Image Mount Nelson from Lambert Park (Sandy Bay) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 09 March 2024 09:45 3

Walk #1 (Day 1) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project.“Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days”. The first of 2 walks today in the Hobart area.

For a "preview" see https://tastrails.com/mount-nelson-signal-station/

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Organ Pipes (Mt Wellington) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 09 March 2024 13:45 3

Walk #2 (Day 1) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days”. The 2nd walk today in the Hobart area.

For a preview see https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/organ-pipes .

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Hartz Peak & Lake Esperance (Hartz Mts NP) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 10 March 2024 10:30 4

Walk #3 & 4 (Day 2) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/hartz-mountains-national-park/hartz-peak  and https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/hartz-mountains-national-park/lake-esperance .Hartz Peak will be weather dependent, but we will go as far as we safely can - eg Hartz Pass.

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest

Category Image Duck Hole Lake (West of Dover) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 11 March 2024 10:30 2

Walk #5 (Day 3) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/southwest-national-park/duckhole-lake

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Social Meeting with Reviews of Summer Events. Counter Meal. Walker Out. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 11 March 2024 19:30

Social Meeting with Reviews of Summer Events. Counter Meal. Walker Out.

Category Image Cockle Ck to South Cape Bay This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday 12 March 2024 09:00 3

Walk #6 (Day 4) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/southwest-national-park/south-cape-bay .We might extend this walk to Lion Rock.

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Test event 24 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 13 March 2024 07:30 Noit Applicable

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Category Image Sisters Beach to Anniversary Bay This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 14 March 2024 09:00 3

We will meet at Sisters Beach Boat Ramp at 9.00am. We will wander up the hill, taking in the magnificent views. Lunch will be on the beach at Anniversary Bay. The track back will take us down to the boat ramp and back to our cars. 

Lambert has generously offered to host a BBQ before we head home. BYO food, drinks, utensils etc, Lambert will provide the BBQ hot plate and his backyard venue.

Category Image 6 Tasman Peninsula walks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 15 March 2024 10:30 None or not selected

Walks #7 - 12 (Days 7-10) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days”. You can do all or any of these, but the last walk (Coal Mines) is only available to those doing the preceding walk that day. All walks grade 3, except Cape Raoul (4) and Coal Mines (1).  For those not doing all the walks, I will advise meeting points and times.

Change of plan from that first advised. I will now camp at the Port Arthur Holiday Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.First days walk, the meeting point will still be Fortescue Bay.

First of the 6 walks,is the last of the Capes visited on the 3 Capes Walk - Cape Hauy. We will depart from the Fortescue Bay day use area at 10.30 am Friday 15th March to conquer the many steps leading to this spectacular sea cliff. (https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/tasman-national-park/cape-hauy ).

Saturday morning's walk also departs from Fortescue Bay campground for Canoe Bay, being approx 1/2 of this walk: https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/tasman-national-park/bivouac-bay . Back in time for lunch at the campground. In the afternoon, the more tourist orientated Devils Kitchen to Waterfall Valley (https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/tasman-national-park/waterfall-bay )

Sunday provides the longer walk to Cape Raoul - the Cape you only look at from the 3 Capes Walk but don't walk to! (https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/tasman-national-park/cape-raoul ).

Our last day starts with the Mt Brown & Crescent Bay walk (from the Remarkable Caves car park - we might have time to investigate)  https://tastrails.com/crescent-bay-mount-brown/ . That is followed mid afternoon by a stroll around the Coal Mines historic site (https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/coal-mines-historic-site ) - only available to those doing the Mt Brown etc walk. I will then head back to Hobart.

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest. (I have not changed this to allow online registration as I need to now which of these walks you want to book for.

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 16 March 2024 07:30 3

With summer and longer days it is time to explore more parts of the PCT. We were fortunate to have obtained a Wildcare grant to employ specialized contractors to work on some sections for us. Part of our grant commitment is to also do work on these sections, so come along to visit some of the areas we only get to during summer. Join us for a pleasant day in the bush …. or maybe even a mountain view.

Category Image Information Day This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 17 March 2024 09:00 1

Information Day for Prospective Members

Category Image Parangana base camp and walks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday 19 March 2024 09:00 2

Join us for 1 day or 4. Base camp at Lake Parangana doing day walks to Parsons Falls and Arm River Falls with some kayaking and fishing if you chose. 

Category Image Buswalking Tasmania Bruny Island This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 21 March 2024 07:30 3

The biennial Bushwalking Tasmania social & walking event will be at Bruny Island based at the Captain Cook Adventure Bay caravan park.

A variety of walks is planned in the easy to medium grades,

Text me on 0428 451 528 for more details.

Book your own accommodation at the Captain Cook Adventure Bay caravan park.

Category Image Liffey Falls (bottom to top & return) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 21 March 2024 10:30 3

Walk #13 (Day 13) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

For a "preview" see https://tastrails.com/liffey-falls/. We will walk from the bottom camp ground to the top car park and return, so a bit further.

Plus Walk #14 Pine Lake (Great Lake Highway) For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/pine-lake This walk only open to those who do the Liffey Falls walk that morning.

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Dial Range This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 21 March 2024 13:00 3

This walk will be an afternoon stroll in the Dial Range,  It will commence at the Mt Gnomen Car Park. We will walk up the road, passing the Mt Duncan track, and continue down this road until a side track is taken eventually joining the Hales Spur track which eventually joins the road to our cars.  This walk will take around 3-4 hours depending on the speed of those who join me and the time spent just sitting enjoying the bush.

Category Image Devils Gullet (Lake MacKenzie Rd) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 22 March 2024 10:00 2

Walk #15 (Day 14) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

 A short "tourist" walk in an out of the way place, but selected because it has special meaning for me. For a "preview" see https://www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/tasmania/devils-gullet-lookout 

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Alum Cliffs (Mole Creek valley) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 22 March 2024 13:30 2

Walk #16 (Day 14) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/alum-cliffs 

Plus walk #17 A short circuit stroll around the banks of the Meander River in Deloraine. Only open to those who have done the Alum Cliffs walk that afternoon

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Ironstone Mountain This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 23 March 2024 08:00 4

If memory serves it’s been a few years since we’ve had a club walk to this hill. Could be wrong, I often am. Anyway, I haven’t been there for a while and the views are pretty good. Plan will be to head up the Western Creek track, visit Whitelys Hut along the way before ascending Ironstone. After Whitelys I don’t remember much of a track so that part will be cross country but not too difficult. Hopefully we’ll be atop the summit for lunch. We’ll then loop back down to pick up our inward bound route and return whence we came. Walk is in the order of 14km give or take and about 7 hours or so.

Category Image Kitchen Hut via Crater Lake (Cradle Mt) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 27 March 2024 10:15 4

Walk #20 (Day 19 - on days 17 & 18 are 2 walks not open to NWWC members) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days”. The first of 2 days at Cradle.

For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/cradle-mountain/cradle-summit but we are not headed for the summit and the route back may vary.

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Enchanted + King Billy Walks (Cradle Mt) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 28 March 2024 10:30 2

Walks #21 & 22 (Day 20) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days”.

Two separate short walks which we will do one after the other. There is also the walk around Dove Lake in the afternoon.

For a "previews" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/cradle-mountain/enchanted-walk  and https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/cradle-mountain/enchanted-walk .

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Dove Lake Circuit (Cradle Mt) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 28 March 2024 14:00 3

Walk #23 (Day 20) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days” (See the morning's strolls as well)

For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/cradle-mountain/dove-lake

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Leven Canyon Lookout circuit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 29 March 2024 10:00 3

Walk #24 (Day 21) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/leven-canyon-lookout 

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Split Rock This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 30 March 2024 09:00 3

Because of my loathing for boulder fields this will not be the full circuit. Simply a relaxed walk up to Split Rock and back down past the falls. Lunch will be wherever seems appropriate on the day.

Category Image First Basin to Duck Reach (Cataract Gorge) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 03 April 2024 11:00 3

Walk #25 (Day 22) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days”. First of 2 walks in Cataract Gorge today.

For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/duck-reach 

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Zig Zag Path (Cataract Gorge) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 03 April 2024 14:30 3

Walk #26 (Day 22) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days”. The 2nd walk in the day at Cataract Gorge

For a "preview" see Zig Zag and Cataract Circuit, Tasmania, Australia - 370 Reviews, Map | AllTrails

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Saint Valentines Peak This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 04 April 2024 09:00 3

Valentines Peak has been requested by a couple of walkers and I figure a nice settled autumn day is the best time to enjoy this peak. Whilst we dont as yet have a bridge over the river over the Old Park river ,there have been some track upgrades since many have visited. I like to allow 5 hours to enjoy this walk bear in mind the summit is exposed so can get rather windy.

Accordingly all usual bushwalking gear must be carried , will be delighted if you can join me.

Category Image Tamar Island (West Tamar) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 04 April 2024 09:30 2

Walk #27 (Day 23) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/tamar-island-wetlands-centre/tamar-island

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Ralphs & St Columba Falls + Goblin Forest (NE) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 05 April 2024 10:00 3

Walks #28-30 (Day 24) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days”.

Three walks today. with 3 different "grades". Cash's Gorge loop at Ralphs Falls (grade 3) https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/ralphs-falls  (or you could do the shorter version), St Columba Falls (grade 2) https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/st-columba-falls-state-reserve/st-columba-falls with an optional afternoon stroll at Goblin Forrest in the Blue Tiers (grade 1) https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/goblin-forest-walk . The 2nd & 3rd walks only open to those doing the 1st.

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Lake Sandra or Montezuma Falls with CHWC This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 06 April 2024 09:00 3

Combined day  walk with Circular Head Walking Club to Lake Sandra or Montezuma Falls on the West Coast. Lake Sandra will be a grade 3 and Montezuma Falls a grade 2 walk .Meet at Tullah PO/shopping car park at 9.00am. Afternoon tea in Rosebery. 

 

Category Image Apsley Waterhole & Gorge (East Coast) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 06 April 2024 10:00 2

Walk #31 (Day 25) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/douglas-apsley-national-park/apsley-river-waterhole-and-gorge . We will not attempt the more difficult return along the river bed.

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Friendly Beaches + Cape Tourville (Freycinet NP) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 06 April 2024 15:00 1

Walks #22 & 23 (Day 24) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days”. Two easy strolls in the Freycinet National Park this afternoon (with a longer walk in the NP tomorrow)

For  "previews" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/freycinet-national-park/friendly-beaches and https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/freycinet-national-park/cape-tourville 

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Mole Creek Circuit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 07 April 2024 09:00

This will be an easy paced ride through the stunning countryside beneath the Great Western Tiers.  It is a circuit of about 45km, most of which is on quiet back roads.  Starting at Mole Creek we ride through Caveside, Western Creek, Dairy Plains, Needles and Chudleigh.  So if you've got a road, mountain, gravel, touring, hybrid or electric bike, come along.  We celebrate completing the circuit with lunch at the Mole Creek Hotel.

Category Image Wineglass Bay & Hazards Beach circuit (Freycinet NP) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 07 April 2024 09:30 4

Walks #34 & 35 (Day 26) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days”. Day 2 at Freycinet (do the 2 short walks with me the afternoon before).  (Counted as 2 walks because we knock off one of the 60 Great Short Walks (Wineglass Bay lookout) on the way to completing the longer GSW).There is a short walk this afternoon at Swansea.

For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/freycinet-national-park/wineglass-bay-and-hazards-beach 

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Loontitermairrelehonier (Swansea) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 07 April 2024 16:30 3

Walk #36 (Day 26) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

A short walk after the Hazards Circuit that day. Head south with me to Swansea and walk out the day's effort with this easy coastal walk. For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/loontitetermairrelehoiner

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Social Meeting with Reviews. Theme Night: Navigation & Mapping. Counter Meal. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 08 April 2024 19:30

Social Meeting with Reviews. Theme Night: Navigation & Mapping. Club members Greig Clarke, Craig Vellacott and Kathy Cotton will demonstrate to us different navigation and mapping techniques they use to plan and lead walks. Counter Meal.

Category Image A day at the Don River This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday 09 April 2024 10:30 1

Come and join me for an easy day exploring the Don River. Depending on the tide we will walk through the Don Reserve one way in the morning. We will have a picnic lunch back at Dell Luck Reserve and then in the afternoon walk in the other direction exploring the new track along the Don River. 

Category Image Port Sorell to Hawley This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 10 April 2024 10:30 2

Meet at Panatana Park and walk to Hawley Beach. Wander along the track and have lunch and return via the beach.

 

Category Image Three Falls + Pandani Grove (Mt Field NP) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 11 April 2024 10:30 3

Walks #37-40 (Day 30) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

Three Falls Walk (walks 37, 38 & 39 as it includes Russells Falls and Tall Trees Walks- 2 other Great Short Walks) in the morning. For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/mount-field-national-park/three-falls-circuit . In the afternoon, the short Pandani Grove walk (walk 40) https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/mount-field-national-park/pandani-grove (only available to those who do the morning walk).

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Platypus Bay (Lake St Clair) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 12 April 2024 17:00 3

Walk #41 (Day 31) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

Join in a late stroll to see a platypus or two at the start of a 2 and a bit days' of walking from Cynthia Bay, Lake St Clair. For a "preview" of this walk see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/lake-st-clair/lake-st-clair-walks 

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Tarn of Islands This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 13 April 2024 07:00 4

We will walk up the Arm River Track , just after crossing Wurragarra Creek we turn off the  track and head up a short steep scrub bash ( apron 250 m) & come out on to a small alpine plain which is off track easy walking ,with lunch beside a small tarn . After lunch we will head to Tarn of Islands & set up camp . For those who would like to , we will head North West to Lake Rosa , or you can relax at the campsite . Next morning if the Wurragarra is low we will head up another valley & head to Basil Steers hut 3 for  a look & then back to the main track & lunch at Lake Price 

Category Image Shadow Lake Circuit (Lake St Clair) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 13 April 2024 10:00 4

Walk #42 (Day 32) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

The 2nd of 3 walks based at Cynthia Bay. For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/lake-st-clair/shadow-lake 

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Echo Point Hut to Cynthia Bay (Lake St Clair) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 14 April 2024 09:00 3

Walk #43 (Day 33) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

Our 3rd walk from our Cynthia Bay base. This requires catching the ferry up the Lake to Echo Point  Hut (current cost $45.00, departing 11.00am), we then walk back down the Overland Track to Cynthia Bay. Please book the ferry ASAP and meet there 15 minutes before its departure. (NB - originally this was Narcissus to Cynthia Bay) For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/lake-st-clair/echo-point

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image A day at the Arboretum This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 14 April 2024 10:00 1

A walk with a difference. As I have recently completed my 70th year on the planet I thought why not spend a day at the Tasmanian Arboretum, situated at Eugenana, to celebrate. The catch is that to share in the cake a little stroll in this wonderful location is in order. The morning you can either have a walk on your own or partake in groups with a simple cryptic navigation event (compass may be handy but not necessary) to give those brain cells some exercise as well. This is a superb location to explore and did you know the NWWC has a section here too. More details closer to the event but I have booked sole use of the under cover BBQ area and taken care of your entry fees to the Arboretum. I plan to have the morning walk and then lunch at the BBQ area (where gas BBQ’s are available for those that wish and are one dollar coin operated) and cake provided. All are welcome to attend and to also celebrate anyone else who’s having a birthday this year.

Category Image Three Lyell Highway walkss This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 15 April 2024 10:30 2

Walks #44-46 (Day 34) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

Driving from Derwent Bridge towards Queenstown there are 3 of the 60 Great Short Walks, and we will do all 3. In order from leaving Derwent Bridge: Franklin Nature Trail (walk 44, grade 1) https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/franklin-gordon-wild-rivers-national-park/franklin-nature-trail ; Donaghys Hill (walk 45, grade 2) https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/franklin-gordon-wild-rivers-national-park/donaghys-hill and finally Nelson Falls (walk 46, grade 1) Nelson Falls | Parks & Wildlife Service Tasmania .In each case we will meet at the relevant car park aftet initally meeting at the Derwent Bridge car park by 10.30am.

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Kelly Basin (Bird River, near Queenstown) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday 16 April 2024 09:00 3

Walk #47 (Day 35) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

This walk is into the site of the ghost town of East Pillinger. The Parks website says the last 5k of the access road (a former rail line) requires 4WD, but it looks accessible to 2WD with reasonable clearance driven with experience and care on rutted and rough tracks. Overhead branches will probably rule out my 4WD campervan which exceeds 3m in height. All intending walkers should check whether they and their vehicle are appropriate at the time. Meet me at the Queenstown caravan park by 9.00am to car pool to the track. For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/kelly-basin . Follow up tomorrow morning with a stroll into Hogarth Falls at Strahan.

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Wilmot River This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 17 April 2024 09:00 3

Meet Forth Pub 9am and drive up the Wilmot Road for 12kms and park at the Alma Reserve. Walk up Jamieson Road and onto the Dooley Track and follow through to the East Ellis FLATS.  Please note from East Ellis area onto the E E Flats the track may be a bit rougher, but we will see how we go.  We will not be crossing the River but will return along the Dooley Track.  Approx distance could be 16kms if we get to the Flats? One of the best swimming holes on the River!!! Bring morning tea, Lunch and afternoon tea!  Join me for a great days outing to one of my favourite areas!

Category Image Hogarth Falls (Strahan) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 17 April 2024 10:30 None or not selected

Walk #48 (Day 36) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

Follow up yesterday's exploration of the historic mining town site of East Pillinger with this tourists' stroll. For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/hogarth-falls

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Dial Range This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 18 April 2024 12:00 3

Mt Duncan and returning to cars via Hales Spur.  I haven't investigated this walk (Hales Spur section) for a while and expect it will be a little overgrown and there possibly will be some tree falls.  If you don't mind this aspect of bushwalking come along.  Basicially it is a walk up the road to the start of the Mt Duncan track, ascend Mt Duncan then from the top connect to the Hales Spur Track and desend a different way off Mt Duncan.  I have allowed 5 hours return however it has never taken me this long.  As always bring a good quality rain jacket, good hiking boots, a warm top or thermals, water and snacks. Probably a good idea to have lunch before walking. 

Category Image Montezuma Falls This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 18 April 2024 13:00 None or not selected

Walk #49 (Day 37) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

The first of 2 West Coast waterfall walks. For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/montezuma-falls . Why not camp with me in the historic mining town of Waratah tonight and join me in tomorrow's walk into Philosopher Falls?

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Phillosoper Falls (near Waratah) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 19 April 2024 10:00 3

Walk #50 (Day 39) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

The 2nd of 2 West Coast waterfall walks. Yesterday's went in via a relatively flat track to the bottom of the falls, today's drops down to the top of the falls. For a "preview" see https://waterfallsoftasmania.com.au/waterfalls/philosopher_falls . Will car pool from Waratah.

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Panorama Hill This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 20 April 2024 08:00 4

I've walked past this hill a number of times without ever making the effort to climb it, usually because we're on the way to somewhere else or been on the way out and just couldn't be bothered. Plan is to go up the Higgs Track and stop at Lady Lake hut for morning tea. Thence we'll carry on south along the track for two or three clicks before hanging a right to make the ascent. This last bit up the hill & back will require about 1.5km or so of off track. No idea about scrub etc, but how bad can it be? Come and find out.  

Category Image Social Event. Hollybank in Autumn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 20 April 2024 11:30 2

Our next social function will be a celebration of autumn. The plan is to meet at Hollybank Reserve for lunch and walks and to enjoy all the colours of autumn. For those who wish to we will then go onto Lillydale Falls (more autumn colour) walk to the falls and to camp the night (free camping) Then on Sunday  for those who want we will drive to Mt Direction and do the walk to the summit and remains of the   semaphore station. Come along and join us for part or all of another great weekend together.

Category Image Frazer Creek hut This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 21 April 2024 07:30 3

A wander to an old historic hut (maintained by scouts) in beautiful west coast rainforest. A couple of hours up on old road and tramway, with some steep and slippery sections. Lunch at the hut - feed the resident swamp rats and look for glow worms in the abandoned mine. Back the same route. If we are really lucky we will not get wet from above.

Category Image Up The Nut (Stanley) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 22 April 2024 11:00 3

Walk 51 (Day 41) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

We will climb The Nut from the car park before doing the tourists' loop of the top (and then descend down the path again). For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/the-nut-state-reserve/the-nut-walk . There is another short walk this afternoon on the return home.

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Fern Glade (Burnie) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 22 April 2024 15:00 1

Walk #52 (Day 41) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

A stroll to look for platypus, but we will extend this Great Short Walk a bit to get over 30 mins walking. For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/things-to-do/60-great-short-walks/fern-glade 

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Lady Lake Hut (Western Tiers) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Tuesday 23 April 2024 10:00 4

Walk #53 (Day 42) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

After an unremitting (but sheltered) climb up Higgs Track, Lady Lake Hut is a welcome spot for lunch, whatever the weather. For a "preview" see https://tastrails.com/higgs-track/ 

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Archers Knob (Narawantapu NP) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 24 April 2024 10:30 3

Walk #54 (Day 43) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days

The last of those chosen from the 60 Great Short Walks and the last walk exceeding an hour. For a "preview" see https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/narawntapu-national-park/archers-knob 

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image Meander Crag This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 25 April 2024 08:00 4

Club members may have noticed Meander Crag looming over them as they walk up the Meander Falls Track but many of them may not actually have climbed it. We will reach it by crossing the river and following the Split Rock Track steeply up to the plateau. Then we will go off-track and rock-hop our way to the Meander Crag summit. For the return we have a choice of either the alternative Split Rock Track on the way down and visiting Shower Cave Falls and Split Rock Falls or returning via the Meander Falls Track and making a proper circuit of it.

Anyone planning to come on this trip will need to be comfortable with crossing boulder fields as there is quite a bit of rock-hopping at the top. It will be worth it though, to get an alternative view of the valley.

Category Image Black Bluff West This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 27 April 2024 07:00 4

The Black Bluff Range is a lovely stretch of ridge walking and I thought that I would do something a little different and follow the PCT from Belvior Lookout on the Cradle Link Road and follow the track North to a side peak on the range known as Black Bluff West. This will be a long walk of about 20kms return. We will be walking at a brisk pace so that we can achieve this goal. If you would like to join me give me a call in the evening of the week before the trip.

Category Image Four Short local walks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 27 April 2024 09:30 2

Walks #55 - 58 (Day 46) of Brian’s Cancer Council fund raising project Walking for Health & Helen: Over 50 Tassie walks in under 50 days”. These 4 walks were all Helen's favourites, frequently done when time &/or energy did not allow longer ones. You can do all 4, or join for any. All grade 2.

The first is Don Railway & Sawdust Bridge circuit. For a "preview" see https://www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/tasmania/don-river-loop-track-via-sawdust-bridge . Meet at the Don Railway carpark 9.30 am.

2nd walk, Pig Island, Bells Parade (Latrobe), meet at the Axemans Hall of Fame car park at 10.30. Then the Dooleys Hill & Sheehan Walk, (starting from the same car park, approx 11.15) both described in https://www.latrobetasmania.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Latrobe-Walking-Tracks-Guide-February-2017.pdf . The final walk will be Helen's circuit at the Arboretum (Melrose) starting at 2.30. http://www.tasmanianarboretum.org.au/images/maps/map_arboretum_large.jpg

Email brian.stace@bigpond.com to express your interest. Numbers will be limited. Further detail will be supplied to those who express interest.

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 28 April 2024 08:00 3

Autumn is upon us and the days are cooling a little, but still plenty of daylight, so why not join us for a pleasant outing in the bush somewhere. Where we go will as always depend on any critical areas of concern and the weather at the time. A good chance to explore parts of the PCT at a slower pace and be close to nature … very close in fact as you will be picking it up after clearing works.

Category Image Annual General Meeting with Reviews & Guest Speaker, David Wools-Cobb: Under The Nullarbor. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 06 May 2024 19:30

Annual General Meeting with Reviews & Guest Speaker, David Wools-Cobb: Under The Nullarbor. David will show photos and talk to us about caving under the Nullarbor. 

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

This will be an easy, slow walk to admire and photograph the waterfalls and the fungi.

Category Image Lady Lake This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 11 May 2024 08:00 3

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Lady Lake and hut

The Lady Lake walk is an out and back route, uphill on the way out. The track goes through a variety of forest types starting from impressively large trees up to sub-alpine twisted snowgums and grasslands, past bubbling creeks and onto a high plateau with several tarns. While moderately strenuous it is quite short.

From Latrobe we will drive to the Higgs Track carpark at the back of Mole Creek, and commence about a 2-3 hour moderately steep to steep walk on a track. No actual rock scrambling is required and the track is relatively clear. The ascent to the hut at Lady Lake is about 500 vertical metres. If the weather is inclement we can have lunch in the hut about a hundred metres from the lake. (You need to bring your own lunch). As Lady Lake is at 1330 metres, and winter is approaching, make sure sure you take robust shoes/boots and that your pack includes warm clothes and a waterproof jacket.

 Map: Tasmap Jerusalem TL06 1:50,000. Meet to car pool in Latrobe at the corner of York St and the Bass Highway, opposite a service station. 

I have set the registration start date in April as I will be difficult to contact in the wilds for most of March.

Try Caving This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 15 May 2024 08:30

Suffering from too much heat & sunlight? It's time to try something different. We'll hopefully be visiting a Gunns Plains area cave, depending on weather conditions in the weeks before-hand, otherwise a suitable Mole Creek cave will be chosen. This will be a beginners type trip with some gear provided, however you will need knee pads, more information will be provided to those registering. I will involve another caving club member to assist- numbers limited.

Category Image Dial Range This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 16 May 2024 12:00 3

Leven River via Keddies Creek and return. We will commence this walk at the Montgomery Carpark and walk the PCT (Penguin Cradle Trial) to the Leven River.  Depending on the group and available time, we may continue our walk along the old tramway track along the Leven River for awhile,  Please note it is a return trip. Remember to bring water and food with you.

Category Image Solitary Hut This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 19 May 2024 07:00 4

We will walk up the steep hill to Trappers Hut , then turn off the main track & head to George Howes Lake & then head into Tiger Lake . After lunch if the group is so inclined we can head to Wild Dog Creek & walk up the valley back on to the main track & back to Trappers Hut to make it a part circuit walk

Category Image Executive meeting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 20 May 2024 19:30

Executive meeting to hand over to the new Executive members for 2024-2025.

Category Image Liffey River Walk This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 23 May 2024 09:00 2

We will meet at Deoraine Train Park at 9.00am and travel to the Lower Liffey camp ground. A peaceful stroll along the Liffey River track, stop for lunch when we are hungry then retrace our steps. Depending on the time we may stop in Deloraine for a coffee before heading home.

Category Image Walls of Jerusalem This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 24 May 2024 07:30 3

To quote the National Parks and Wildlife Service "The Walls of Jerusalem is a wild and inspiring alpine park with a labyrinth of highland lakes, craggy mountains and elegant stands of pure pencil pine forests."

The broad plan for this trip is to visit several main attractions of the Walls of Jerusalem National Park from a base camp at Dixons Kingdom. Day one we would walk via Trappers Hut (a reasonably steep 600m ascent), past Wild Dog campsite to Dixons Kingdom campsite and do a side trip to the Pool of Bethesda. 

The next day we would leave our tents pitched and do a day trip to nearby peaks such as King Davids Peak or Mount Jerusalem. On the last day we would walk out via Lake Adelaide, Junction Lake Track to Trappers Hut and regain the track we started on down back to the cars.

Note that given the altitude and time of year, the nights could be chilly. Average temperature range for May is about 10 to 0C. You should take good waterproofs and an insulative layer, including head, hands, and foot cover. Unless it has rained relatively close to the trip dates, we will need to carry for the first half day. (I'm writing this in February).

 For more information about the area see the Parks walk description, but note that it describes a walk with an additional day. https://parks.tas.gov.au/explore-our-parks/walls-of-jerusalem-national-park/walls-of-jerusalem-multi-day-walk

Category Image Lake Balmoral This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 25 May 2024 07:30 4

We will approach Lake Balmoral from Lady Lake so the walk will begin with the climb up Higgs track. This is a pretty walk but is mostly off track.

Category Image Minnow Falls This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 01 June 2024 08:00 4

Minnow Falls is one of the highest and most spectacular waterfalls in Tasmania. It is quite steep and the section between the lower falls and the middle falls involves some scrambling up rocks, a rope ladder and a scramble through a cave where a torch may be handy. After taking in the view at the middle falls lookout, we’ll probably continue up, climbing several more rope ladders to reach the Minnow Rivulet above the falls – a good place for lunch. We’ll return by the same route.

Category Image Information day for prospective members This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 02 June 2024 09:00 1

Information Day for Prospective members

Category Image Social Meeting with Reviews and Guest Speaker, Leanne Hays: Twelve Days At Lake Pedder. Walker Out. Counter Meal. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 03 June 2024 19:30

Social Meeting with Reviews and Guest Speaker, Leanne Hays: Leanne will show photos and talk to us about her Twelve Days At Lake Pedder. Walker Out. Counter Meal.

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

Autumn is upon us and the days are cooling a little, but still plenty of daylight, so why not join us for a pleasant outing in the bush somewhere. Where we go will as always depend on any critical areas of concern and the weather at the time. A good chance to explore parts of the PCT at a slower pace and be close to nature … very close in fact as you will be picking it up after clearing works.

Category Image Burnie Circuit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 12 June 2024 09:30 2

Meet at Burnie Yacht Club at 9.30am.  Walk from our cars through the Bass Highway lights to Infuse Coffee House closeby.  Continue up through South Burnie and behind Menai Hotel, following grassy path to Mount Road.  Up the wooden steps and around to the Lookout!  Continue back onto Mount Road and Upper Burnie up past Parklands High School to top end of Romaine Park.  Walk through the Park and have lunch undercover before walking down through Brooklyn to our Cars.  Afternoon tea nearby to finish our day.  Come for a look around Burnie.