S K

57 walks ticked

This Year

3
Number of Walks Ticked
22.7km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

57
Number of Walks Ticked
403.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Warrie Circuit (Springbrook National Park)
10 Jan, 2020
Medium
17km return
5.5 hrs
This is beautiful at any time! My 3rd time and I’ll do it again. Saw heaps of wildlife today - heaps of land mullets (the world’s largest skink) sunning themselves everywhere, a Stephens Banded Snake (dangerously venomous apparently), wonderful birdlife (wompoo fruit dove, eastern spinebill. eastern yellow rosella, plenty of wrens, Australian logrunners, catbirds, rufous fantail, crimson rosella, Brown cuckoo-dove, honeyeaters, eastern yellow robins etc). This is such a wonderful hike with water still trickling over each waterfall. Only saw 2 other people on the track!
Best of All Lookout (Springbrook National Park)
9 Jan, 2020
Very Easy
700m
30 mins
A must do when in the area. Amazing views - even when hazy. Terrific birdlife and a bitumen path the whole way.
Purling Brook Falls Circuit and Warringa Pool (Springbrook National Park)
9 Jan, 2020
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
Started at the Settlement Camp Ground and walked across the very green paddock to the parking area and information hut at the Gwongorella picnic area. There is good signage all the way to Purling Brook circuit. We walked clockwise, stopping at the lookouts and onto Warringa Pool. Still plenty of water for a swim but just trickles coming over Purling Brook Falls. A beautiful location to see some wildlife - lace monitors, big black shiny lizards (land mullets), plenty of birdlife as well. A total of 8.1km return to the campground in 3hrs at an extremely leisurely pace spotting wildlife.
Cape Raoul (Tasmania)
25 Dec, 2019
Medium
14km return
5 hrs
Completed this walk today...amazing! An absolute must do when in Tasmania. My GPS had the Cape at 7.5k. So, the return trip ended up at 15km. The hike is relatively easy but does have a few switchbacks & staircases when descending after the initial lookouts. When you get to the Cape, the lookouts are fantastic and we were lucky enough to see seals and two abseilers on the dolerite columns. The plant life is incredible and all of the wildflowers were out really adding to the experience. This is my favourite hike so far on the east coast. On the way back, I also completed the Shipstern Bluff hike which added on another 8km - well worth doing as well.
Shipstern Bluff (Tasmania)
25 Dec, 2019
Medium
8km return
3 hrs
Completed this walk today after the Cape Raoul hike. Shipstern Bluff added 8km to my hike making the total 23km. Shipstern was great going downhill and I got to the Bluff in about 30mins from the Lookout but going back up nearly wrecked me. It was hot and tough going but I didn’t want to leave the area without going. It’s a beautiful part of the coast and I’m so glad I was able to manage both hikes in one day. All up, 6hrs of hiking for the 23kms. I loved the addition of the seats on the way - some really great designs.
Coal Mines Historic Site (Tasmania)
24 Dec, 2019
Easy
5km return
90 mins
This was an easy and interesting walk around the old Coal Mines site. Not much of the buildings remain but the illustrated signs give you an idea of how the buildings once looked. Some areas have been restored quite well. A wonderful area to explore on a quiet day.
Waterfall Bay (Tasmania)
24 Dec, 2019
Easy
4km return
1 hr
A wonderful walk to just stretch the legs! Wonderful wildlife along the way including wrens, parrots, wattle birds, wallabies etc. While it’s an easy walk along a gravel path, there are several sections with slight inclines and/declines. A great short walk to do while in the area.
Cape Hauy (Tasmania)
23 Dec, 2019
Medium
10km
4 hrs
Did someone say stairs??? As impressive as the cape is, to get there we climbed over 150 flights of stairs. It’s a wonderful part of the world with its cliffs that drop straight down into the ocean along with birdlife and the odd wallaby on the track in front of you. We measured 10.5km and did it in 3.5hrs. It’s a difficult walk because of the steps but anyone with a good level of fitness could do it comfortably. Take walking poles if you have them - makes it so much easier on the poor old knees...especially if you have a plastic and metal one!
Wineglass Bay/Hazards Beach Circuit (Tasmania)
21 Dec, 2019
Medium
11.5km return
4 hrs
What a wonderful hike! Starting with a climb up to Wineglass Bay for gorgeous views then a gozillion stairs down to Wineglass beach. Walking through the isthmus was really interesting for the vegetation then reaching Hazard’s Beach was a welcome sight with beautiful views & plenty of ocean breezes. We loved walking along Hazard’s beach but the walk back to the Carpark is long and hot. The loop is a great way to see a variety of flora and fauna but make sure you have snacks, plenty of water and a good hat.
Apsley River Waterhole and Gorge (Tasmania)
20 Dec, 2019
Medium
7km return
3 hrs
A well signed Track with yellow markers. Saw some birdlife but less than expected. The walk along the riverbed was hard on the feet but was lovely walking through the gorge. Beautiful waterholes. There is a toilet and information shed just near the car park.