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…

3 days in Mt. Field (April 2016)

After a challenging time at work, I took some time off and spent two nights camping in Mt. Field. In this time, I revisited parts of the Lady Barron Falls Circuit (as much as was open at the time), completed the Tarn Shelf circuit (including Lake Dobson), and summited Mt. Field East (including Lake Nicholls),…

Shipstern Bluff & Tunnel Bay (March 2016)

Set out on this one with Kat and Josh. It was an absolute scorcher of a day, and it was a much more demanding walk than we’d anticipated. It was a bit of an endurance test, but getting to the base of Shipstern Bluff and seeing titanic waves roar up against the rocks was more…

Cathedral Rock (March 2016)

It was about an hour into this walk that my friend Josh pointed out that we were climbing Cathedral Rock on Good Friday, a coincidence that had slipped my mind completely. It’s somewhat fitting though, cos this walk was about as close to a religious experience as a cynical agnostic like myself is going to have. The…

Cape Hauy (March 2016)

If stairs are my natural enemy (and they are), then Cape Hauy is my arch nemesis. Fortunately, it’s absolutely stunning to boot, so it’s a fair trade-off. Bec and I set off from Hobart around about 5am, completed the walk with the sun rising along the way, and were back in town by 11am. I’m also…

Hartz Peak (February 2016)

The day was cold, cloudy, and wet. It was grey and dismal, and absolutely perfect. I honestly don’t think I’d have fallen in love with Hartz Peak if my first time there hadn’t been on such a moody day. It’s a testament to the walk that companions Mel and Kat, as well as my sister Bec,…