Thursday, 27 December 2018

Lake St Clair Short Walks (Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park)

A combination of three shorter trails, the Lake St Clair Short Walks combine the last stretch of the Overland to Riversmeet, the Platypus Bay Loop and the Larmairremener tabelti in a figure 8 loop. Featuring pleasant forest walking, highlights include the view at Riversmeet, the platypus hide along Lake St Clair and the beautiful section along the Hugel River. Recommended as an easy option for walking in the Lake St Clair area

Wednesday, 26 December 2018

Cradle Mountain Summit (Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park)

Arguably Australia's most famous mountain, the track to Cradle Mountain is considered one of Tasmania's Great Day Walks. Starting at Dove Lake, the most pleasant route passes Lake Lilla and the beautiful Wombat Pool before rising up to Marions Lookout and Kitchen Hut via the Overland. Following a fun rock hopping scramble, the view from the summit of Cradle Mountain is spectacular on a clear day. A must do iconic Australian walk

Dove Lake Circuit (Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park)

One of the most iconic daywalks in Tasmania, the Dove Lake Circuit loops around the eponymous Dove Lake. Heading in a clockwise direction, the trail is anchored by a continuous parade of viewpoints to take in Cradle Mountain on a clear day as well as the beautiful flora of the area. Ending with the famous boat shed located along the lake, this is a must do walk that is accessible for most levels of fitness

Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Huon Pine & Whyte River Track (Pieman River State Reserve)

Two short but pleasant walks in the Pieman River State Reserve, the Huon Pine Walk and Whyte River Track explores a section of the Tarkine rainforest along Pieman and Whyte Rivers. With the Huon Pine Walk being a very short but wheelchair-accessible trail that caters for all, the longer Whyte River Track provides a more immersive experience over its 3.3 kilometres. Good, easy going options for those visiting Corinna

Monday, 24 December 2018

Frenchmans Cap (TAS) - Lake Tahune to Lyell Hwy

The third and fourth day of the Frenchmans Cap Track, these days are usually reserved for the return journey to Lyell Hwy. Exploring the same terrain seen on days 1 and 2, the changeable weather provides for an opportunity to experience a different side to Barron Pass, the rainforests and Loddon Plains. With an overnight at Lake Vera, this is a great way to end one of Tasmania's best walks

Saturday, 22 December 2018

Frenchmans Cap (TAS) - Frenchmans Cap Summit

Generally done on Day 2 or Day 3 of the Frenchmans Cap Track, this outstanding hike takes walkers to the summit of Frenchmans Cap. A steep, continuous climb, the track passes jagged peaks and the spectacular cirque of Lake Tahune. Heading up along some occasionally steep scrambles and zig-zagging switchbacks to the summit. With incredible 360° views, this is one of the best mountain walks in Australia

Frenchmans Cap (TAS) - Lake Vera to Lake Tahune

Day 2 of the Frenchmans Cap Track, this exceptional section of the track takes walkers from Lake Vera to Lake Tahune Hut. A steep, continuous climb, the track passes through some of the most beautiful rainforest along Lake Vera Creek before reaching the outstanding mountain views from Barron Pass. Heading across the ridge, the track ends at Lake Tahune Hut - the hut with the most spectacular view in the country

Friday, 21 December 2018

Frenchmans Cap (TAS) - Lyell Hwy to Lake Vera

The first day of the Frenchmans Cap Track, this first section of the track leads walkers from the car park on Lyell Hwy to the first hut at Lake Vera. Crossing the Franklin and Loddon Rivers via suspension bridges, the track avoids the worst of the Sodden Loddons by following the dryer Laughtons Lead. Featuring lovely Buttongrass plains and lush rainforest, this is an excellent first day on one of Tasmania's best bushwalks

Saturday, 15 December 2018

Deep River Walk Trail (Walpole-Nornalup National Park)

A short but enjoyable loop walk in Walpole-Nornalup National Park, the Deep River Walk Trail explores the Tingle and Karri forests of Mt Clare. Taking a gradual climb up to the summit, the trail follows the Bibbulmun Track to the Mt Clare campsite before descending steeply to the suspension bridge at Deep River. Following the road, the trail returns back to the start through more lovely forests

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

My Greatest Year of Adventure: 2018 in Review

An overview of 2018 - My Greatest Year of Adventure that included hiking in five Australian states an in everything from subtropical rainforests, alpine landscapes, mountain peaks, rugged Outback canyons, off-track adventures, massive caves in Vietnam and snorkelling the Ningaloo Reef