Region: South East
Location: Mount Direction, Risdon Vale
Where: 15 minutes drive from Hobart
Walk time: 2 hours return
Walk distance: 7km
Difficulty level: Easy
26 September 2015
HOW TO GET THERE:
-Drive time from Hobart is 10-15 minutes.
-Head to Risdon Brooke Dam and park car.
-Walk across the bridge and go around the bend for another 500m and you will come to a green bench. Head up behind here to a gate,
this is the starting point. Go through the gate and turn right onto the track.
-The majority of the track is flat with only two steep climbs, one at the beginning and one at the end. You will hit the end when you walk up
a steep hill and there are two power towers and a great view over the Derwent River.
- If you want to get an even better view there is a small mountain on the left hand side - climb it.
- There is no track here and it is very rocky terrain so make sure you have good walking boots on and take is slowly as it can be
- The view from the top is breathtaking.
- If you plan to do this part of the walk/climb allow an extra 30 minutes on top of the 2 hour standard return. Walking level for this leg is