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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
This post shares some excellent research by Larry Hamilton on how he selected, planned and put together his gear to hike in Southern Tasmania. Larry, a self confessed gear junkie, shares some terrific information on what is the best hiking gear and why he uses it..
Tweet In this post, Larry Hamilton continues his extensive trip report on the South Coast Track in Southern Tasmania. This post commences on Day Eight where Larry had overnighted at Surprise Bay, (one of our favourite places on the SCT) and continues to the end of the Track at Cockle Creek. Day Eight 26 June […]
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 […]
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 […]