Snug Falls – 1:30 PM SUNDAY 11 July
Not far south of Kingston in the hills behind Snug, Snug Falls is a beautiful waterfall above a picturesque narrow river gorge. This short winter walk of 1.5 km each way is along a track that descends to the base of the waterfall, which will hopefully have a strong flow to add to the spectacle. The track descends 100 metres altitude over a little more than 1 km, and can be slippery and muddy at times, with a few rough sections – a typical Tasmanian bushwalk! The short distance makes it suitable for less experienced walkers and younger children, but much too rough for strollers and bikes. Join us for lunch in Snug (TBC) at 12:30 before the walk.
Meeting Times and Places:
If you are interested in going on this walk, please phone your walk leader, Dan Hutchison, ph. 0457765907 or reply to this email by early Friday evening, 9th July, to book in. The departure time is 12 noon from the Citywide Baptist church car park, Mornington, Please let Dan know if you are meeting the group at start of walk. For this walk, you don’t need to let the leader know in advance if bringing other people, unless you need to arrange transport.
To access this area from Southern Tasmania: From Hobart head south along the Southern Outlet (A6) for 10km. Take the right hand lane at the Kingston bypass for a further 2 km before taking the 4th exit to Channel Highway (B68) at the roundabout. Continue for 10km to Snug, turning right onto Snug Tier Road, just before the primary school. After 4km take the road to the left onto Snug Falls Road. The carpark area is signposted shortly before the trail head. Allow 25 minutes from Hobart to the start of the walk.
Please take note of the weather forecast on the day. It’s always a good idea to carry a drink, as well as snacks. Strong shoes or boots are recommended. You should always carry wet weather gear as well as warm clothing including gloves and beanies in case of sudden weather changes. This is a winter walk, and the weather can change rapidly.
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Map details and references:
No peakbagger points will be visited on this walk. For listing of peakbagger points, see the Hobart Walking Club Peakbagger’s Guide (2000 revision) which can be downloaded (Excel) from http://tastracks.webs.com/peakbaggers.htm The same web page contains several other listings of Tasmanian peaks.For GPX (.gpx) and Google Earth (.kml) versions of the track: Click here to browse our collection.
Direct links: GPX for this walk … KML for this walk The track file for this walk, courtesy of Hiking Southeast Tasmania website, may not be exactly followed.
Right-click on the file and save target as to a location of your choice. (Suggest you click the Last modified at top to sort by date to get the most recent at top to find the file for the next walk).