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Category Title Coordinator Start Date Start Time Grade Description
Category Image Mt Gell This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 23 November 2022 07:00 5

Hopefully third time lucky with this one. Early start on Wednesday for a drive down pass Lake St Clair to Rufus Canal Road where the walk starts at the end of the road. Over the next few days we will climb 3 Abels, The Chimera, The Hippogriff and Mt Gell. We have plenty of options for camping along the way. If the Franklin River is to high we will do Pelion West etc instead.

Grade 5

Map   Rufus Colingwood

Category Image Winterbrook Falls This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 27 November 2022 08:30 3

An east grade 3 walk ( almost grade2! ) to some very nice waterfalls which should still have a reasonable flow. Come along and get some weight off in preparation for festive season overindulgence.

Category Image Howells Bluff This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 03 December 2022 07:30 4

Howells Bluff is accessed off the Walls of Jerusalem track. A little bit past Trappers Hut we'll head off track and make our way to the bluff high point. The part of the walk from the Walls track to Howells Bluff will be about 4km or so return and hopefully not too scrubby. Or rough. Or steep. Or hot. Or cold. Or muddy. Or dry. But we'll see - hence the Grade 4 rating. 

Category Image Club Meeting Theme Night Photo Competition. WALKER OUT This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 05 December 2022 19:30

Club Meeting Theme Night Photo Competition.

Category Image Mt Seal This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 07 December 2022 07:30 6

Mt Seal ia accessed from the Frenchmans Cap track. The track is left near Philp Lead; off track through the scrub of cross lightning plains. As well as Mt Seal, I'd like to visit O'Boyles SL, Mt Counsel, Christmas Rock and Milligans Falls. Text me on 0428 451 528.

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 10 December 2022 07:30 3

The North West Region suffered an extreme wind event in July and we know there are trees down. Also with spring vegetation growth starting to bloom there will be some pruning required. We are hopeful of starting some trial poisoning of the foxgloves at Loongana and along the Leven River. Come along for a day out and help keep the Club’s track open for the summer season.

Category Image Training Day This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 11 December 2022 09:00 1

Training day for Prospective members

Category Image Rocky Cape - Cathedral Rocks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 17 December 2022 09:00 2

One for prospective members or anyone else who wants an easier walk. It is an 11km circuit, all on track but expect some hills.

Category Image Wilmot River This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 04 January 2023 09:00 3

Meet Forth Pub at 9am and drive up the Wilmot Road to the Alma Bridge and park.  Commence walk along the Jamieson Road and into the bush beside the lovely Wilmot River on the Dooley Track.  Morning tea break before continuing to the East Ellis river crossing to the paddocks for a much earned lunch break under the trees! We then continue on the east bank of the Wilmot along the Lucys track and back to the cars down the road.  A swim or 2 too!  The circuit is about 13kms and a few steep pinches here and there with a steep zig zag track at the end.  Come for a good days outing to one of my favourite places!

Category Image Gravelly Beach to Supply River This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 11 January 2023 09:00 3

Meet at 9am at the Exeter Bakery for a coffee outside before continuing around the corner to Gravelly Beach.  We will drop a car or 2 at Paper Beach before commencing the walk along the foreshore at Gravelly Beach, seeing an abundance of birdlife as we meander along.  We are following the Tamar River towards Paper Beach.  The track from Paper Beach to Supply River is only short but well worth a look to learn about the history in this area.  Lunch here before retracing back to cars at Paper Beach where drivers will be returned the short distance back to their cars, once the rest of the Walkers are collected we will head for home, enjoying afternoon tea at the cafe at Frankford.  Join me for a look at an interesting area!

Category Image Schouten Island This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 12 January 2023 07:30

If paddling through crystal clear aquamarine waters beneath mountains of granite to secluded fine white sandy beaches sounds like your idea of fun then this trip is for you! The basic plan is to have about five relaxing days paddling the waters of the Freycinet Peninsula. Both the dates and itinerary for the trip are very flexible; they totally depend on the weather. I’d hope to have at least two nights on Schouten Island with other possible campsites being Hazards, Cooks, Bryans or Passage Beaches.

Category Image Deception Point & Clumner Bluff North This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 14 January 2023 06:30 4

I’ve been eyeing this off for a little while. It’s located at the northern end of the Clumner Bluff plateau. That’s about the sum total of my knowledge. So, it’s going to be a bit of an adventure. Optically challenged Frederika can see that it will be a bit of an uphill. No track that I’m aware of but hopefully a route of sorts. Likely to be a bit scrubby at times and could be a longish day depending on how things go. But plenty of daylight at this time of year. 

Category Image Speeler and Pencil Pine Loops This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 15 January 2023 09:00 3

Maybe third time lucky, surely I can't have three bad weather days. This is a very variable walk with ancient rainforest, alpine scrub and button grass. Conditions range from boardwalk to rough and root-strewn tracks with mud (depending on the weather) and even a little rock scrambling. I plan it as a relaxed walk and there are no big hills, suitable for a return after an indulgent Christmas / New Year.

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 21 January 2023 07:30 3

With summer and longer days it is time to explore more parts of the PCT and see what damage repair is needed and carrying on from where we left off last year. The extreme wind and flood events of 2022 have certainly put our normal maintenance schedule out of whack. Come along for a pleasant day in the bush …. or maybe even a mountain view.

Category Image Lake Meander and More This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 22 January 2023 08:00 4

The beautiful Lake Meander lies 2km to the west of Meander Falls - we'll access it via the Falls Track, ascending the big rock scree above the falls. Secondary objectives once reaching Lake Meander could be one of the lovely Lonely Lake, Bastion Bluff or Meander Crag, depending on what participants would like to do.

Category Image Gordon River – Mt Eliott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thursday 26 January 2023 07:30

For this one we will catch the Stormbreaker sailing boat from Strahan to Sir Johns Falls with our kayaks onboard. Over the trip we will paddle back down the Gordon River and climb the Elliot Range. After that we will paddle back out into Macquarie Harbour and camp on one of the beachs and explore the area from there. At this stage our pick up point hasnt been decided on (more info and cost to come). Feel free to join us just for the paddle if you like. Cost is $290 per person.

Warning – At this stage Im allowing one day for the Elliot range.

Grade  Kayak K2    Elliot Range  5-6

Map  D’Aguilar Limekiln McCall Birchs Sarah

Category Image Johnstones Peak This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 28 January 2023 06:30 4

When doing Ritters Crag I saw this hill in the distance. Note “distance”. Expect a long day & all off track. However, the plateau walking here can be quite reasonably open. Sometimes. I promise nothing. Start is from Pine Lake car park, heading as if for Ritters but then striking out to Johnstones. Hopefully we make it but either way it should be a good stroll up on the plateau.

Category Image Pedder Paddle This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 06 February 2023 07:30

The plan is to launch from the Serpentine Dam boat ramp and spend about five days exploring the northern half of the lake. There is no fixed itinerary; it will evolve on a daily basis depending on the prevailing conditions and what the group wants to do. If the lake level is favourable there are many amazing campsites to enjoy. As with all paddle trips, if the forecast isn’t promising we’ll simply delay until it is!

Category Image Club Meeting with Reviews and Guest Speaker Jenny Pearce. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 06 February 2023 19:30

Guest Speaker Jenny Pearce: Stories of Blandfordia.

Category Image Badger Range This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 19 February 2023 08:30 3

Join me for a pleasant day walking in the Badgers with wonderful views in all directions. Tracks are well maintained, slightly undulating with interesting rock formations. We will decide what tracks we will walk on the day depending on numbers as we can choose to do a car shuffle and through walk or a circuit walk. Please contact me on the Wednesday Evening to confirm attendance and car pooling.

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 25 February 2023 07:30 3

With summer and longer days it is time to explore more parts of the PCT and see what damage repair is needed and carrying on from where we left off last year. The extreme wind and flood events of 2022 have certainly put our normal maintenance schedule out of whack. Come along for a pleasant day in the bush …. or maybe even a mountain view.

Category Image Dome Hill again This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 25 February 2023 07:30 4

Earlier in 2022 I tried to do this as a day walk. With longer daylight hours we could have done it in a long day, but this time we are doing it at a more leisurely pace and camping over night up on the Plateau. It is a pretty area and we will have time to explore around the lakes. We will start at Meander falls track and go up the Dixon's track then it is cross country to our camp and climb the Hill. We will walk out via an old fisherman's camp complete with kettle and frypan. If you would like to join me give me a call and hope the weather is superb.

Category Image South West Peaks This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 27 February 2023 07:30 4

This is a car camping style trip using Edgar Pond campsite as a base. The principal objective is to climb the South West’s highest peak, Mt Anne. Last year we got to within less than a kilometre from the summit but were beaten by the weather. Consequently I won’t head down until we have a good weather window so the trip dates might change. Once Anne is conquered we could have look at The Sentinels, Clear Hill, Tim Shea or The Needles.

Category Image Olegas Bluff This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Wednesday 01 March 2023 07:30 None or not selected

Olegas Bluff is on the Southern end of the Prince of Wales Range. I previously visited Olegas Bluff in 2003. It was scrubby; I expect it to be now very scrubby. The Denison River must be forded near the entrance to Marriotts Gorge; please be aware of this risk. The walk used to be three or four days, but due to the anticipated extra scrub, I have allowed six days. Please text me on 0428 451 528.

Category Image Club Meeting with Reviews and Guest Speaker, Gary Hayes. Walker out. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Monday 06 March 2023 19:30

Gary Hayes from Aspire Adventure Equipment will talk about his trip when he cycled across Tibet. He will also bring a range of sleeping bags and talk about them.

Category Image Lake Gordon - The Pleiades Kayak This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 10 March 2023 07:30

Paddle will start from the end of Clear hill road. Over the next four days we will climb The Pleiades, do some paddling and a bit of relaxing. Camping will be somewhere on the lake shore line. Feel free to join us just for the paddle if you like.

Grade  Kayak  K2      Walk  4

Map  Pokana Wings

Category Image Shale works & Latrobe wandering This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 18 March 2023 09:00 None or not selected

Ir's been some years since club members spent time in the historical area of the Shale Works near Latrobe. John Charlesworth is our local historian and will give interpretation with other area(s) of Latrobe walks if time allows. An easy, interesting day. I'll be leaving Ulverstone wharf 8:30am, to meet at the car park near the Axemans Hall of Fame at 9:00 a.m.

Category Image Abbotts and Marriott Lookouts This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 01 April 2023 07:30 4

I have organized with the Maydena Bike Park a shuttle to take us to the start of the walk. Costs will be $12.50 per person for the bus. We will walk to both Abbotts and Marriott lookouts. First along a road and the second through scrub to get there. We will drive down the Saturday and do the walk on the Sunday and either people can head home then or stay the Sunday night and head home the Monday. We will do a couple of shorter walks on the Saturday and Monday in the area. I have limited the walk to 10 people as the busses are small, so if you would like to come let me know. We can camp at a few options or there is accommodation choices at Maydena. 

Category Image PCT Working Bee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Sunday 02 April 2023 07:30 3

With summer and longer days it is time to explore more parts of the PCT and see what damage repair is needed and carrying on from where we left off last year. The extreme wind and flood events of 2022 have certainly put our normal maintenance schedule out of whack. Come along for a pleasant day in the bush …. or maybe even a mountain view.

Category Image South Pedder Peaks Kayak This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Friday 07 April 2023 07:30

We will be leaving from Scotts Peak Dam and will have a crack at the following peaks on Lake Pedder:  Mt Giblin, Folded range, Secheron, Mt Llord Jones and Terminal Peak. We will be base camping on one of the beaches on the lake and walking or paddling from there. Feel free to join us if you only want to do part of the trip or just want a paddle. Day 1 will be an approx. 9km paddle to our base camp.

Grade  Kayak  K2      Walk  4-5

Map   Scotts Solitary Mcpartlan

Category Image Marble Bluff This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Saturday 29 April 2023 07:30

We will be base camping at Lake Burbury for this one. Head down Saturday morning and set up camp, if we have time will go for short paddle. Sunday we will paddle @ 8km over to the start of the walk and climb Marble Bluff. Monday we will head home. Feel free to join us just for the paddle if you like.

Grade  Kayak  K2      Walk  5

Map  Gormanstom Owen