Get Outside and have school holiday fun
This January, in partnership with CatholicCare, the Get Outside Program took 15 young people on a walk along the Alum Cliffs. The Alum Cliff Track has long been a coastal path used by local people. In 1988 it was formally developed as part of Australia’s Bicentennial celebrations. The track, which climbs from Tyndall Beach (adjacent Kingston Beach) through coastal blue gum forest with tall silver banksias is a lovely walk. The track then winds up through silver peppermint bushland, dips into a glorious fern-filled gully, before rising again onto headlands for commanding views over Storm Bay and the Derwent Estuary. The track provides a 6km return trip coastal walk. The day was very hot and the group enjoyed the shaded parts of the track the most. The views were spectacular – such a great walk so close to Hobart. Thanks to the staff at CatholicCare for help with organising this trip.