Fluted Cape (October 2016)

For Mel’s birthday we took off to Bruny Island to climb Fluted Cape. It was a great walk, though I wasn’t expecting it to be quite such a steep ascent to the high point – my calves felt like concrete for days! Advertisements

Cape Raoul (August 2016)

Parks and Wildlife celebrated their centenary with a free entry weekend to the national parks, so Kat and I took off to Cape Raoul to take in the dramatic scenery. Top notch stuff

Clark’s Cliffs (August 2016)

Clark’s Cliffs taught me something – in an emergency, not only will I panic, I’ll also cry out “I’m panicking!!” before actually remember that I’ve got first aid training. We were about 5km into this 9km circuit walk when Sam fell forward off a slippery log and broke his wrist. Making the best sling I…

Hartz Peak – Winter Edition (July 2016)

One day I’ll get to the summit of Hartz Peak. My first attempt was beaten back by the weather, this second attempt was defeated by…myself getting cranky at falling over in the snow. Sam and I climbed this one along with another friend Dan, and while the weather was calm and tranquil, we had to…

Lady Barron and Marriott Falls – Birthday Camping (May 2016)

The week before my birthday, I decided to show some friends around the walk that started my hiking love, as well as my favourite of the walks I’d completed. I camped at Mt. Field with my friends Mel and Tara, then had Josh join as a daytripper and showed them the Lady Barron Falls circuit, and…

Pelverata Falls – Take 2 (May 2016)

Following the disappointing dearth of water when I first visited Pelverata Falls, I took Sam back to see them, and this time climbed down to the base of the falls – no easy feat, given how slippery the rocks are. I liked the Pelverata Falls walk the first time I came, but it certainly makes…

Apsley River Gorge (April 2016)

There are two ways to do this walk – one is to follow the official walk path to the gorge, then return the way you came. The second is to follow the official path to the gorge and then continue on through the gorge itself to the starting point. I completed the latter option along…

Collins Cap (April 2016)

The Collins Cap walk is primarily worth it for the views from the summit, a place where you can see for miles all around you, and really breathe in the open air. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, but I’ll add that on this particular day, descending from the summit and out of the heat…

Marriott Falls (April 2016)

Marriott Falls is a hidden treasure, and one of my favourite places in the entire state. The walk itself is very easy, but also varied enough to not be dull, taking you alongside the Tyenna River and then up through some varied terrain before delivering you at the falls themselves. Marriott Falls is perhaps a…

The Needles (April 2016)

Jutting up from the highest point of the Strathgordon Road, The Needles are fascinating. It’s a steep-but-short walk up to the summit, offering some amazing views of the surrounding area and taking you close by the rocky outcrops that give the walk its name.

Mystery Creek Cave (April 2016)

Mystery Creek Cave is a nifty little walk that follows an old mining trail. The cave itself is fun to explore, with a large opening cavern that allows plenty of room to spelunk (and for you to mentally reacquaint yourself with The Descent). My companion Sam and I didn’t go further than that cavern on…

Liffey Falls and Pine Lake (April 2016)

It’s apparently a point of contention as to whether or not Liffey or Russel Falls are the more photogenic/pretty waterfalls in the state. It’s probably a moot point, though, as they’re both great in their own ways. There are two ways to see Liffey Falls – a track from the picnic area above the falls that…