Bush walks - South East Tasmania

15 Apr 2016

As the ferry draws closer to Maria Island your eyes are drawn towards the left of the island and the silhoutte of the two towerig peaks otherwise know as Bishop and Clerk.The views from the top of these dolarite columns are mesmerising that is if you are game to climb to the 620 metre (2,030 feet) summit.The walk takes you past convict ruins, tall cliff edges and fields of boulders. The closer to the top the harder the climb gets and the bigger the boulders.

TAGS: Cliffs, Mountains, Parks pass required, Rock scree

15 Apr 2017

Come on the hunt for Little Peter Rabbit, whilst experiencing magnificent waterfalls and the beautiful scenery of
Mount Field National Park

TAGS: Waterfalls, Parks pass required, Fungi, Snow

23 Jul 2016

A fantastic Winter wonderland walk through a snow caped rainforest!!  I think the pictures will speak for themselves on this one. I highly recommend doing this walk in the winter when it's snowing because it's all the more beautiful.

TAGS: Mountains, Snow, Waterfalls

15 Aug 2016

What a brilliant four days spent in southern Tasmania surrounded by beautiful capes, mountains, oceans, great people and fabulous accommodation. So far to date it would have to be one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I would recommend it to anyone who is thinking about doing it. You're never too young or too old, too unfit or too busy.

TAGS: Cliffs, Lookout, Mountains, Parks pass required, Waterfalls

08 Apr 2016

Today I jumped in the car and headed far south of Tassie for a short walk to Waterfall Bay - a very picturesque walk with a handful of lookouts along the way. It's a very structured walk, good walking path and barriers. There is only one small incline on the way in so if you have a pram it is still manageable.

TAGS: Cliffs, Lookout, Prams, Waterfalls, Wheelchair friendly

01 Jul 2016

Recently I've been fascinated about this 'disappearing tarn' that everyone has been talking about! So today was the day I set out on a quest to find it, mission successful. Who would have thought that in the middle of nowhere there is a little pool of blue, not made man but as pure and natural as it gets.

TAGS: Cliffs, Mountains, Rock Scree, Snow

24 Sep 2016

Russell Falls is one of Tasmania's most renowned waterfalls.  It is a popular tourist attraction and is situated within the Mount Field National Park. It's an easy and enjoyable walk to the falls.  The track is flat and well made and leads you to a viewing point where you can watch the tiered falls plummet down to the waters below.

TAGS: Fungi, Lookout, Parks pass required, Prams, Snow, Waterfalls, Wheelchair friendly

15 Dec 2015

A pleasant track that doesn't take long to get one's heart rate up with a steep climb at the beginning then leveling out.  If you want a walk with amazing views overlooking the Derwent then this is the one for you!!

TAGS: Cliffs, Dogs, Lookout

19 Feb 2016

Today I decided to go exploring and find more hidden treasures Tasmania has to hide so I headed up Mount Wellington and did the Organ Pipes Track. This track is a round circuit, half way you will stumble upon the treasure trove of dolerite columns that majestically soar up into the heavens!!

TAGS: Cliffs, Mountains, Rock scee, Snow

24 Sep 2016

Third time lucky…Today I managed to find Sama Hut which is also known as Tyson's Hut, Lost World Hut and the A Frame Hut.This triangular looking hut was built in 1968-1969 by Jeff Tyson with the help of his brother and a mate. Today it is used by climbers and all sorts of adventurers.

TAGS: Emergency shelter, Mountains, Rock scree, Secret huts, Snow

20 Jul 2016

The never ending climb with no end in sight, literally...the whole walk you cannot see the summit so you have no idea as to where you are at in the walk until you hit the top. Was the climb worth it? DEFINITELY!!  When I reached the summit I was greeted by amazing views overlooking the Tasmanian wilderness.

TAGS: Cliffs, Mountains, Rivers, Rock Scree

25 Mar 2016

Shipsterns is very popular with avid surfers and is known worldwide as a place to surf because it has some of the most dangerous breaks, not for the faint hearted. Parts of this walk (the end) is very challenging (mostly on the way back up) you will find yourself climbing very steep rocky paths. It was all worth it though in the end, because you got to take away the memory of arriving to the bottom of Shipsterns where you can sit down and take in the serenity of the massive waves thunderously crashing against the rocks. It's peaceful, untouched and special.

TAGS: Cliffs, Rock Scree

27 Nov 2015

Today we decided to go exploring in the Hartz Mountains. I don't know if you would really call it a bush walk or more of a wander. What a little piece of heaven this place is, cascading waterfalls and valleys that run for miles. It was simply breathtaking. We were lucky enough to have had a bit of rainfall the last couple of days that made it that much more spectacular.

TAGS: Cliffs, Lookout, Mountains, Prams, Rivers, Waterfalls, Wheelchair friendly

15 May 2015

Today I did a solo walk within the Mount Wellington area. It was a slightly longer walk today but VERY BEAUTIFUL.  I defiantly have a new favourite walk now!  The view at the lookout was gob smacking and magical. The photos don't do it justice at all. The whole walk was filled with smaller falls, spectacular views of the valleys below and in the distance Cathedral Rock.

TAGS: Cliffs, Mountains, Snow

02 May 2016

Today we ventured south of Hobart past Kingston and Margate to the beautiful Snug Falls. Due to the downfall of rain last night it made the falls that much more spectacular! These falls are the prettiest I've seen yet. I would have been happy to sit on a rock there the whole day and read a book.

TAGS: Dogs, Waterfalls

13 May 2016

A great walk after all this rain we have had especially because there are so many nice little waterfalls on the way. It's a big uphill climb but the views at the top are well worth it.

TAGS: Cliffs, Mountains, Rivers, Rock Scree, Snow, Waterfalls

16 Apr 2015

Cockle Creek to South Cape Rivulet walk is a more challenging walk so you might want to bring your overnight pack. This walk is a four hour round trip but if you're planning to stay overnight allow yourself three hours in and three hours back due to the extra weight of your pack you will be carrying. The track begins to the right after you cross over Cockle Creek Bridge.  It's a flat walk to start with but turns into some steep climbs over hills and cliff tops.

TAGS: Cliffs, Free camp spots, Mountains, Parks pass required, Rivers, Rock scree, Waterfalls

02 Sep 2016

Today I went exploring on Mount Wellington for Luckman's Hut. After reading quite a bit about the hut I think it should be called 'Lovers Hut'. Luckman's Hut was built in 1938 by the Hobart Walking Club and was named after a gentleman by the name of Leo Luckman a renowned local stone mason who supervised the building of the hut, he was also a member of the club with his dear wife Jessie who was Tasmania's first conservationist and a woman of many talents; musical and otherwise.

TAGS: Emergency shelter, Mountains, Secret Huts, Snow

25 Sep 2015

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.

TAGS: Lake, Mountains

15 Oct 2016

Today I decided to brave the rain and fog and go for a wander up Mount Wellington. I've been wanting to do the Zig Zag Track for a long time, starting at the Springs and ending at the Summit, then returning down the Icehouse Loop. It’s a challenging uphill walk but very rewarding.

TAGS: Mountains, Rock Scree, Snow

10 Apr 2015

One of my favourite short walks is the Lenah Valley Track. It takes approx 1 hour and 20 minutes return. It's an easy to medium walk. It begins at the top of Lenah Valley Road at the car park. A very pretty walk which leads you to a beautiful waterfall. From the moment you step foot out of the car you are surrounded by running streams and refreshing smells of gum trees.

TAGS: Cliffs, Dogs, Mountains, Waterfalls

02 Jul 2016

It could be quite easy to get lost in the 'Lost World' with its unruly track of overgrown shrubs and boulders, but if you like climbing over rocks and large boulders like I do this short walk is for you!!The scenery at the end of the track was magnificent and makes this upper and lower body work out worthwhile.

TAGS: Cliffs, Mountains, Rock scree, Snow

09 Jul 2016

Today was spent at Mount Field East National Park on a 5hr slog walking up icy boulders, trudging through thick mud, having fun in icy puddles and experiencing spectacular views of Lake Fenton, Lake Nicholls and the far away mountains caps covered in snow. I’ve got to say a hot shower never felt so good!!! It was defiantly an enjoyable walk though.

TAGS: Cliffs, Emergency shelter, Fungi, Lake, Mountains, Parks pass required, Rivers, Rock Scree, Snow

09 Sep 2016

The sun was out in Tasmania today so a friend and I went on the search for Scout Hut on Mt Wellington that lay secluded amongst the safety of colourful boulders and an amazing scenery.  What an interesting little hut it was with it's wrought iron cladding, outdoor shower, hammocks and a loo with a view.

TAGS: Emergency shelter, Mountains, Rock scree, Secret huts, Snow

18 Apr 2015

This walk is a nice short walk of only 1 hour 20 minutes return. The first 20 minutes of the track if VERY steep and is of medium difficulty but the remainder of the track is relatively easy. You will come to a cross roads where as it will have to the left a sign saying 'Radford Track' don't take this turn, continue down to the right. You will pass a monument and soon after hit back down to the road, continue down the road and you will arrive back to the Tavern.

TAGS: Dogs, Mountains, Snow

25 Apr 2015

The Cascade track which is a very easy, flat walk only takes 40 minutes to reach the end. From here if you're feeling brave you can continue onto the Myrtle Gully walk. The Myrtle Gully route is a medium to difficult walk with a lot of steep hills to climb. If you didn't think you had glute muscles you will soon realise they're there!! The pain will be worth it when you see the amazing waterfalls along the way.

TAGS: Mountains, Waterfalls

19 Jul 2016

Today I had my three year old nephew come with me on a small hike to the 'Secret Falls' in the search for dragons and fairies. This is a great little short walk for children and is close to Hobart.

TAGS: Fungi, Prams, Snow, Wheelchair friendly

26 Nov 2016

It felt great to get back into the bush yesterday - a new day and a new mountain to climb, Mount Misery. It was a good solid 3 hour walk and we made sure to include a side detour down to Hidden Falls which isn't far from the start of the Mount Misery trail.

TAGS: Cliffs, Fungi, Lookout, Mountains, Waterfalls

11 Jul 2015

Winter is truly here...the snow's blanketing the mountain and the morning frosts have hit us hard this year. Make a plan to do a short walk...get it out of the way nice and early in the morning...you will end up feeling great and still have the whole day to yourself. Here's one I did today. I've got to say not the most spectacular falls but still worth the walk.

TAGS: Dogs, Snow, Waterfalls

27 Feb 2016

Today we jumped in the car and headed down the southern outlet for a walk at Pelverata Falls. The walk was nice, but probably not one of my favourites. Due to the time of year, and lack of rain, the falls were dry but it would be quite spectacular in the wetter months.

TAGS: Cliffs, Dogs, Lookout, Mountains, Rock scree, Waterfalls

26 Aug 2016

With the dark clouds lingering above our heads and a crisp Tasmanian chill in the air we threw on our fleeces and went for a short walk up the Truganini Track which starts in Taroona at the Cartwright Reserve on Sandy Bay Road and ends at the Mount Nelson Signal Station.

TAGS: Fungi, Mountains

19 Sep 2016

This one's dedicated to all you lovely mums out there and although it's not a 'bush walk' as such it's a walk you can take your little one on in a pram.

TAGS: Dogs, Prams, Rivers, Wheelchair friendly

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