Last meeting of the year
Day 1 Starting from the Raspberry Farm we’ll do the familiar Red Hills-Needles-Dairy Plains-Western Creek- Montana circuit. This is basically a flat 50km and the pace will be easy. Our reward will be a nice lunch at the Raspberry Farm. We’ll then head to Quamby Corner Caravan Park for two nights.
Day 2 We’ll do a circuit from Quamby Corner, probably in the Osmaston-Cluan-Westbury-Exton area. That evening we’ll enjoy a meal at a pub.
Day 3 After a leisurely breakfast we’ll head home! We could do another easy ride on the way if people wished.
You can ride these roads and enjoy the delightful rural countryside on any healthy road, mountain, touring or e bike. Also feel free to come for just one or two days. Given there are three reservations to be made, an indication of intention to attend about a month before would be good.
Summer is the time to enjoy what Tassie has to offer so why not spend some time up close and personal with sections of the PCT on a working bee.
Waterfall Valley Hut is where we will find Lambert who shall be there as a volunteer hut warden.
My plan is walk up past the scout hut have a short break there before a second morning tea at Kitchen hut from there we will stroll to Waterfall valley.
Am sure we can con some hot water out of Lambert, so we can all enjoy coffee ,cake and lunch whilst admiring the hut and its surrounds.
After a leisurely lunch ,we will leave as the overland track walkers begin to arrive , maybe returning via the track down from Marions Peak.
my aim is to drive into Ronney Creek before 8am , whilst I have graded this walk as a 4, it is entirely on track accordingly some may think of it as a slightly long grade 3 walk.
looking forward to your company as is Lambert.
My plan is to walk into The Walls of Jerusalem the back way and camp at Lake Thor. Then we can go for a walk to the top of Lake Thor Prospect and surroundings. Next day we will go via Mt Ophel and out by the Walls Main Track. There is plenty to see in the area and hopefully with good weather we can enjoy exploring. Most of the walking is on Track or pad, but there will be short sections off track.
Time to burn off some of that Xmas cheer. This is a lovely stroll up on the plateau near Lake Mackenzie. It's a walk of around 13km and should take about 6 to 7 hours. The car park is already over 1000m high so there is not much climbing involved. We'll follow the Blue Peaks track most of the way before ducking up to climb both of the Blue Peaks for some pretty good views. Then drop back down to the track for the return to the cars.
Starting at Lake Ada we walk to lake Fanny where we camp the ist night then climb Mt Jerusalum and down the other side to Dixons Kingdon . Its then down to lake Ball for more fishing .We then walk down Berns Valley to camp at Lake Sonja for the second and third night and more fishing .On our last day its down to Antimony then up to Theresa and from there its back to the cars at Ada .
Late afternoon, early evening stroll when most of the tourists will have left for the day.
Aim is to enter the park on the bus around 3pm leaving our cars at the Ranger Station, do the loop around the lake then either catch a late bus to Ronney Creek or walk the track.
Then take the board walk back to the Rangers Station intending to finish by 7pm.
If walkers wish pleased to organise a BBQ before we make our way homeward.
Starting from Gutteridge Gardens car park we will stroll up the Inglis River to the bridge crossing at the highway before following the river back downstream. A short climb will get us to the top of Fossil Bluff for views before we descend to the shore for a brief geological talk before settling down for lunch. After lunch we can follow the shore platform towards Table Cape for a while before turning round and returning to the cars. This is planned as a relaxed walk in undemanding conditions.
According to a search of my digital Walkers the NWWC hasn’t visited Mt Arthur, an Abel at 1188m height and my local mountain, since 2013, so here’s an opportunity. We’ll take the more interesting route that commences from Mountain Road, just south of Lilydale in the North East. The track climbs through some very nice rainforest and is followed by a little rock scramble. The plateau then offers a pleasant passage to both the fire tower and the large summit cairn – both provide excellent views on a clear day.
Meet Forth Pub at 9am. Drive up to Alma Bridge and park and walk the circuit beside the lovely Wilmot River, approx. 13kms, few steep pinches!
Mt Dundas Take 3. Let’s try in January shall we in the hope of decent weather. If the weather is indeed kind (for once) the views from the top of this hill are pretty good. Expect a walk in the order of 7 hours. The ascent is about 900m and distance around 13km. It's mostly an old dozer track giving way to a taped route/pad for the last bit.
The walk starts at Lake Pedder at the Scotts Peak dam. Mt Robionson is offset from the Western Arthurs. The peak is accessesed via the Port Davey track.
Text me on 0428 451 528 for more details.
Lake Pedder offers some of the best paddling in Tasmania; a vast waterway surrounded by majestic mountains including the Frankland Range, The Coronets, Mt Wedge and the Anne Massif, and it also spoils us with many spectacular and roomy campsites. As with the amazing December 2020 trip, the plan will be to launch from the Edgar Dam and spend up to six days exploring the southern half of the lake. I don’t intend going much further north than Crumbledown and we’ll hopefully enjoy some of the great alternative campsites we saw last time but didn’t sample. As with all paddle trips, what we actually do will be entirely dependent on the weather, particularly the wind. If the forecast isn’t favourable for the southwest, we could end up at Schouten Island!! Alternatively, as previously, we could postpone until a good weather window appears.
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Meet York St Latrobe at 7am and drive to start of St Patricks Head in St Marys. This is a nice gentle climb up for spectacular views in all directions on a clear day! We can also have a look from South Sister and do the short Mare's Tails falls track nearby before heading to the Showgrounds to set up camp. A counter meal at the nearby Hotel should finish off our day. If weather good a climb up to Bent Bluff could be on the agenda? and we might do this on the way down if weather suitable! Another night at St Marys before seeing Hardings Falls on our way home! If anyone wants to stay at pub that is ok too!
Moxon Peak is a Part of the Mount Murchison area and looks very inviting to me on a sunny Summers day. It will be a partial off track walk and as I haven't done this walk before a bit of an unknown of the terrain. Most likely boulders, scrub, Scree and drops to look forward to. We will walk up the Lake Sandra Track and once we get to Lake Sandra will head off track from there up onto the Peak West of the Lake. If you are after an adventure into the unknown give me a ring.
This will be a planning meeting and members invited to contribute bright ideas!
Leeanne Mason has had this trip on the program at least three times recently, but has been thwarted by pandemics and poor weather and appears, quite understandably, to have given up on it for a while, so I thought that I’d give it a go. We’ll access the area via the southern end of the Twisted Lakes Track and then head off-track through some scrub for a few hundred metres before climbing gently to Artillery Knob. Following this we’ll descend further south into a lovely and little-visited area of open grassland, pencil pines and tarns. Return will either be via the Lake Rodway Track or the Face Track, Lake Wilks and the Ballroom Forest, depending on the time, conditions and enthusiasm of the party. As the off-track region to the east of Cradle Mt is quite sensitive there will be a limit of 12 walkers.
A casual walk into Lees Paddocks visiting waterfalls on the way. The intention is not to rush as this is usually a hot period of the year. What we do when we get there will depend on the group. If you would like a walk on a track to a stunning place like Lees paddocks then please come along and join me.
Leaving the Boom Gate car park we have a short road walk to reach the start of the track into the ancient rainforest. The plan is to follow the Speeler Track loop before joining the Pencil Pine Track and following its’ loop back to near our start point. The walk has a wide variety of track conditions from easy to mildly demanding, from dry to boggy, smooth to rocky or root tangled and is a good introduction to the Tasmanian track types in environments ranging from ancient forest to scrub and button grass. This is planned as an easy paced walk although strong walkers can join us from our stroll.
Come along and hear about a trip Robin did in 2010 in this remote area of the world.
Mt Thetis Take 2. Or is it 3? Anyway the plan is to head in on the Arm River Track. Past New Pelion hut for a bit then hang a left and head up to the saddle below Paddys Nut where we'll camp for a couple of nights. Day walk then up to Paddy's Nut and Thetis. Back out on the 3rd day. The walks in and out (Day 1 & 3) will be in the order of 20km give or take. I won't be tarrying much on those days.
Nice easy paddle (suit beginners) up the the Blythe River, lunch and return. Early finish. Borrow a kayak if you can.
This will be a ‘base camp’ style trip from the 20th to the 25th of February 2022 (this allows two days for travelling). The plan is to stay at the White Beach caravan park and do four day-walks amongst the coastal grandeur of the TNP. Possible walks include the Tunnel Bay / Shipstern Bluff circuit, Cape Raoul, the Crescent Bay / Mt Brown circuit, Cape Hauy, Devils Kitchen to Waterfall Bay / Clemes Peak and I welcome other suggestions. All walks are Grade 3 and will be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. How many days you go for and how many walks you choose to do is entirely up to you. There is scope to have a ‘rest day’ where you can do your own thing. Everyone is responsible for booking their accommodation. So hire a cabin or bring your caravan, motor home, campervan, slide-on, pod, rooftop camper, swag or tent and enjoy some great walks in the southeast.
Take 3 on this walk . We will walk up the Arm River Track & just after crossing Wurragarra Creek turn off & head off track . After an uphill scrub bash we come out on grassy alpine meadows & head to the Tarn . The next day walk out on a different route joining back on the ART & back to the cars
Nice low Grade 3 walk for those wanting an easy stretch of their legs in Rocky Cape National Park. We'll climb to Tinkers Lookout, then do a loop track taking in some of the coast before returning to our cars. Should be an early finish.
discuss business of the club
Training Day for Prospective Members
Annual General Meeting