South Coast Track – mud, leeches and lots more!

A screen shot from the video, a section of mud on the South Coast Track

Tweet We tackled the South Coast Track a few years back and found it extremely challenging. Returning a few years later, Sue got some bad blisters after a couple of days. Deciding they were only going to get worse we left our party to continue on, camped at Louisa Bay for a few days,  and […]

South Coast Track Tasmania – Trip report and great photographs

Tweet Sometimes we come across fantastic trip reports and this one about the South Coast Track in Tasmania is a winner. Maintained by “The Sons of the Desert”, this site is interesting, quirky, well written and contains some really great information. We suspect very clever people , who can actually write and photograph, are behind […]

South West Tasmania – A change of plan, but two plane rides!

Between Hidden Bay and Ketchem Bay - South West Tasmania

Hiking in South West Tasmania from Melaleuca to Wilson’s Bight and then north across untracked territory, crossing the South West Cape range, and from Noyhener Beach to the Port Davey Track was the plan. Unfortunately injury and bad weather created a few problems causing a re-evaluation and much different bushwalking trip.

Camp Hosting? Cockle Creek – Tasmania – Volunteer Opportunities for summer 2009/10

Tweet Looking for two weeks camp hosting in Southern Tasmania? Happy to volunteer as a campsite host at Cockle Creek? Like the idea of free accommodation in return for working with the Parks and Wildlife Service? The Parks and Wildlife Service in Tasmania are seeking Campground Hosts for two week stints at Cockle Creek in […]

South Coast Track – Ironbound Ranges and Leeches

Tweet In this post we continue with Larry Hamilton’s guest post on hiking the South Coast Track in Southern Tasmania. The South Coast Track runs between Melaluka and Cockle Creek in the South West Heritage area in Tasmania. It combines spectacular coastal hiking with some (a lot) of slog through inland sections with mud and […]

South Coast Track – Tasmania – Solo winter trip report

Tweet Solo hiking in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area?A fantastic mix of coastal and inland hiking over 85km (53 miles)Wild oceans with the next land mass south the Antarctica?Challenging bushwalking with harsh weather conditions, no huts, minimal infrastructure that requires experience and thorough planning? If all (or some) of the above get you itching […]