A short, guided tour through the stunning Newdegate Cave system; one of the largest dolomoite caves currently accessible to the paying public. Tickets are $24 per adult for a 45 minute tour through stalagmite riddled chambers that weave their way below the surface of the Southern Forests.
Collins Cap: Wellington National Park
Sapphire, almost at the top Where we went: Collins Cap (Wellington National Park)When we went: Winter 2020Estimated time for hike: 3.5 hoursTime spent on hike: 4.5 hours (took an unplanned detour and a very long break, also sustained a minor injury)Grade of hike: 3 Collins Cap, located within the Wellington National Park is best accessed… Continue reading Collins Cap: Wellington National Park
Mt Field: 3 Falls Walk
Where we went: 3 Falls Walk (Mt Field National Park) Details of walk: grade 2, with sections that are wheelchair accessible. When we went: winter, 2020 Estimated time to complete walk: 2.5 hours Time spent on walk: a very casual 2.5 hours Sommelier and I awoke on Sunday morning with vague hiking ambitions but no… Continue reading Mt Field: 3 Falls Walk
Ile Des Phoques
Where we went: Ile des Phoques Who we went with: East Coast Cruises When we went: Winter 2020 Words cannot accurately communicate how highly I recommend this tour, we had an amazing time. The crew, Barb and Michael made our relaxed, family friendly, half-day tour feel like a lux private charter with homemade snacks, tea,… Continue reading Ile Des Phoques
Cape Hauy Track
Where we went: Cape Hauy (Tasman Peninsula) When we went: Summer 2020 (Before Covid-19 restrictions) Estimated time to complete walk: 4 hrs Time spent on walk: 3.5 hrs Cape Hauy (I have no idea how to pronounce it, even just trying to read it makes my brain uncomfortable, but I have settled on saying “ha-yoy”… Continue reading Cape Hauy Track
Maria Island: Bishop and Clerk
Where we went: Bishop and Clerk (Maria Island) When we went: Late summer 2020 Estimated time for walk: 4 – 5 hrs Time spent on walk: 4 hrs We were going to catch the first ferry out to Darlington, but we thought better of it (on account of our mutual love for sleep) and caught… Continue reading Maria Island: Bishop and Clerk
Rocky Cape National Park
Where we went: Tangdimmaa (Rocky Cape National Park) When we went: summer 2020 Estimated time for walk: 8-9hrs Time spent on walk: 8.5 hrs Rocky Cape National Park in the far North-West is a lot like a theme park, and that theme is nature walks. There is a maze of intersecting tracks spread out along… Continue reading Rocky Cape National Park
Hartz Mountain: Snow in Summer
Where we went: Hartz Mountain National Park (Hartz Peak) When we went: early December, 2019 Estimated time for walk: 4hrs Time spent on walk: just under 4hrs The Hartz Peak hike is described as “moderate”, and this is accurate on a level never previously conceived of. It is challenging in parts, but the paths are… Continue reading Hartz Mountain: Snow in Summer
Bruny Island Adventures: East Cloudy Head
Park entry fees apply so make sure you have a parks pass The 4wd track leads to a campsite and marks the official start to the East Cloudy Head walking track (yup, the 3 km of beach are just a warm-up). We went to log our walk in the logbook only to discover that it was just a bunch of scraps of paper chucked into the little logbook holder, this was the first clue that not many people do this walk.
Ship Stern Bluff is visible from the first Cape Raoul lookout, it can also (given the right weather) be heard from the Raoul track. Adventure sport enthusiasts may have heard of it because Red Bull hosts an extreme surfing competition, Cape Fear, in the very big waves at the Bluff. If surfing isn’t really your thing but emerging from a rainforest out into the beach to see roaring waves and feel the salty sea air against your face is, then you’d love this walk.